How to Teach Your Kids the Importance of Recycling This Summer

August 8th, 2019 by rosario

 

teaching kids how to recycle over the summer vacation

We have all heard the saying, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, but actions speak louder than words. Recycling is in a serious crisis, whether we realize it or not. Although it is a fairly common procedure, nine-tenths of all solid waste in the United States does not get recycled. If we want our kids to live happy and healthy lives, it is important to teach them to be responsible citizens and understand the benefits of being environmentally friendly. The skills your children will learn from recycling will help create a sustainable lively earth moving forward. This summer, schedule some time to teach your kids how to recycle. Use these tips below to make recycling seem fun while still being effective.

Make Recycling Bins Around the House

Think of the basic categories that make it easy to identify certain materials that we recycle. For example, “Paper”, “Plastic”, “Cardboard”, “Glass”, etc. You can go through pieces of waste together and have your child choose which material they think it is and which bin it belongs to. Explain how important it is to separate the items for easier processing at the recycling facility. Keep it simple and light-hearted, especially if they are just learning about the concept of recycling.

Donate Toys and Clothes

Instead of throwing out old toys and clothes that go unused in your home, donating is a great way to teach your kids the benefits and importance of reusing different items. Go through your child’s room with them and have them choose which items they don’t want anymore. Bring them to a donation center and let them participate in the act of giving back to the community. While practicing recycling, this activity also fosters charity work. 

Pick Up Litter

It is equally as important to be conscious of our choices outside of our home. A service project is another great way to teach your children to be environmentally aware. Take them to a public park or side street in your neighborhood. Leave the house prepared with trash bags and gloves, and be sure to throw recyclable litter in a proper bin! Also, be sure that your children don’t pick up dangerous items – such as sharp glass or cigarette butts. 

Practice Upcycling

Make recycling fun for your children! A popular practice in classroom settings for teaching important lessons is to introduce them using games or crafts. Show your kids how easy it is to repurpose common items in your house by making it enjoyable, yet educational. Some ideas may include: 

  • Making bird feeders out of old cartons
  • Building puzzles out of cereal boxes
  • Using plastic bottles as cups for writing utensils or paint brushes 

Let your child be creative by having them come up with their own upcycling ideas as well!

Lead by Example

One of the most effectual ways that children learn is by example. When parents, teachers, coaches, etc. exhibit responsible behavior, kids tend to observe and imitate those actions. The earlier good habits are ingrained, the more likely they will be implemented in their daily lives. Showing young people how important it is to take care of the environment by practicing recycling is the key to ensuring a sustainable world for future generations!

Learn More About Recycling Services by Cali Carting

Cali Carting is a family-owned full-service solid waste and recycling company located in Kearny, New Jersey. We are proud to serve your community by offering a variety of waste management services. At Cali Carting, we believe in the power of recycling and do everything we can to make recycling easy for you and your children. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with all your recycling needs!

Top 5 Benefits of Having a Trash Compactor

July 24th, 2019 by rosario

blue and green trash compactors sitting side by side in a parking lot

We know that, whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, waste management is one of your major responsibilities. This can involve anything from the simple tasking of taking out the garbage to having to repeatedly change all of the waste bins in your office before you leave for the day. Waste management is costly and time-consuming, and it can be hard to schedule it into your everyday routine. 

If you’re tired of carrying trash bags to the curb, then you should consider utilizing a trash compactor! Contrary to popular belief, trash compactors actually make your waste management process easier, not harder. Gone are the days where trash compactors were cumbersome, could only process certain kinds of trash, and smelled. Modern day trash compactors are user-friendly and can compact almost all kinds of trash. Want to learn more about how they can help you and your home or business? Read on to learn about the top 5 benefits of having a trash compactor for all of your disposal needs.

1. Trash Compactors Greatly Reduce Your Amount of Waste

The biggest benefit of having a trash compactor is their ability to reduce the amount of waste you contribute to landfills. Landfills are a big problem in the fight to protect our planet, and we should try to prevent adding more trash to these overcrowded spaces. Aside from saving the planet, trash compactors greatly reduce the amount of trash bags you have to use. If you’re someone who hated taking out the trash growing up, trash compactors are the right move for you!

2. Trash Compactors Help the Environment

The compacted waste that trash compactors create reduces the number of landfills that get filled up. Fewer landfills = a healthier planet! Along with reducing waste, trash compactors promote the biodegradation of the trash – similar to composting – and can help produce methane gas. Modern trash compactors are now able to compact your recyclables in addition to regular waste, which is a huge plus for the green movement!

3. Trash Compactors Promote Cleaner Conditions

Letting your filled trash bags sit around your home or office isn’t good for your health. Waste has odors and other hazardous properties that can attract disease-carrying bugs and vermin – not to mention they just smell bad! Trash compactors, by reducing your waste, also reduce the amount of smell and the risk of spills and open waste in your environment. 

4. They Make Your Home or Office More Efficient and Aesthetically-Pleasing

If you have a trash compactor, you no longer have to schedule time or delegate someone for trash duty. This means more time for you to do what you want to do! By reducing your number of open trash bags, you also make your home or office look not only cleaner, but prettier as well! With trash compactors, you no longer have to look at unsightly, overfilled garbage cans when you walk into every room. 

5. Trash Compactors Save You Money

Garbage collection isn’t cheap. You can save a lot of money by using a trash compactor to reduce your waste volume. With a trash compactor, you no longer have to spend money on trash bags or special waste collection! If you’re in charge of waste management for an entire business, trash compactors can save the amount of waste hauls you have to schedule, thus cutting down your overall operational costs. 

Purchase, Lease, or Rent a Trash Compactor in New Jersey

If you’re looking to scale back your waste volume, look into purchasing, leasing, or renting a trash compactor from Cali Carting! Our experienced team can consult with you and offer customizable trash compactors based on your waste management needs. In addition to trash compactors, we also offer other waste management services, while staying safe and eco-friendly at the same time. Contact Cali Carting to see how you can create a more efficient waste management routine today!

Tips on Waste Management for Campus Move Out Day

June 6th, 2019 by rosario

 

two female college students laughing and holding boxes

Congratulations, you survived a year of college! Now it’s time to face the music, say farewell to your best buds, and put college life on hold until next semester. Moving out can be daunting considering all the waste accumulated throughout your time in school. I can guarantee that you and many other students have ended up with more than what you started with. It’s important to be mindful and not toss everything in the trash! Most of the time, people are familiar with how to recycle bottles or cans but are unsure or unaware of particular college fundamentals that can be recycled – like ink cartridges, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, toothbrushes, and even razor blades! Recycling is such an important practice for protecting the environment and your future. Start by creating three piles: keep, discard, and donate. Keep reading to find out how to effectively manage your waste for campus move out day!

Keep

When getting ready to head back home, try and recycle as much as you can!  Don’t be wasteful with the items you have accumulated throughout your college semester. There are plenty of small things you can do to help reduce waste. Not only can this save the environment, but also save your bank account! For instance, if you barely took notes in a particular course, you can easily reuse that notebook for a future class. If you are going to dispose of assignments, essays, exams, or anything put on paper – please dispose of those items properly by tossing them in a recycling bin. Recycling bins are available on all college campuses and throughout your local community, so there is no excuse to not recycle! Keep all the cardboard boxes and reuse them for a future move in or out dates, and turn to reusable bags for grocery shopping. Keep as much as you can, because that in itself is a form of recycling- every little bit counts!

Discard

Items that are completely non-reusable should not be automatically dumped in the trash! Certain items require special disposal procedures. This list of items can include binders, mini fridges, toner cartridges, batteries, electronics, and much more. Practically all colleges have a recycling program to discard special items to help you with this process. Please take the time to do research on what and how certain items should be disposed of the proper way. Mother nature will really appreciate it!

Donate

The end of each semester is a chaotic and stressful time for students. Try to make your plans about what to donate before things get too crazy. Waiting until the last minute will do no good for you or the environment because you will most likely try to overload everything into your suitcase or neglectfully toss everything into the trash. Do not throw away perfectly good items just because you don’t want to pack them up! Consider what you would like to take home or donate to organizations – throwing things away should be your last resort. Most colleges and universities have donation programs already established and ready to help you during campus move out day – so take full advantage! Some items that you can donate include clothing, books, furniture, mirrors, electronics, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food, and much more! Planning ahead can tremendously benefit the local community, your college campus, and most importantly, the environment!

Waste Management Services Near You in New Jersey

If you are unsure about what objects to recycle or dispose of, don’t hesitate to call Cali Carting for help. Cali Carting is a family-owned full-service solid waste and recycling company located in Kearny, New Jersey. At Cali Carting we believe in the power of recycling and do everything in our power to make recycling easy for you on your campus move out day! We are proud to offer a number of waste management services so that it is never difficult to make the right choice for our planet. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with all your recycling needs!

4 Earth-Friendly Alternatives to Everyday Items

May 22nd, 2019 by rosario


In addition to recycling and properly disposing of waste, did you know you can save the environment by simply changing the items you use every day? By switching out your everyday items with earth-friendly alternatives, you can be sure that you are helping the environment in the long-run. Read on for some earth-friendly alternatives to everyday items – you may be surprised by what you can replace!

1. Reusable Water Bottle

Even though plastic water bottles are recyclable, many do not recycle them and 91% wind up in a landfill. This is a major issue, as water is an important commodity – it is estimated that we use about a million water bottles per minute! You have the power to significantly cut down on the amount of plastic you dispose of by simply switching to a reusable water bottle. For extra safety, choose a reusable water bottle that is BPA free. BPA is an industrial chemical that is often used in plastic and resin containers, and over time it can seep into the liquids and foods you store in them. In addition, many public spaces nowadays have a water fountain with a bottle filler attached to it – this way you will never run out of water no matter where you go with your reusable water bottle.

2. Compostable Trash Bag

Although your trash will ultimately end up at a landfill, you can still make a difference with what you use to dispose of your waste. Compostable trash bags are 100% compostable and are Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) certified – in other words, they meet the highest industry and government standard for what can successfully biodegrade. Compostable trash bags do just what they claim to do – they enable the compostable waste inside to compost naturally over time. What’s even better is that most trash bag brands sell a compostable version of their products, making it easy for you to find and switch out your regular trash bag for ones that make a difference!

3. Reusable Straws

Reusable straws have been gaining traction in recent years as more and more highly profitable companies, such as Starbucks and McDonald’s, announced that they will no longer be providing plastic straws at their locations. Instead of taking the time to fish around for a leftover paper straw elsewhere, bring a reusable straw with you! Most reusable straws are made out of stainless steel, making it easy to disinfect and wash after you use it. They are also dishwasher safe and can come in a variety of colors and sizes for your preference!

4. Reusable Grocery Bags

Reusable grocery bags are quickly becoming a mainstay option for shoppers on their weekly grocery run, but the benefits of using one must be stressed. Each year we use an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags, which takes up a lot of space in landfills. Using reusable grocery bags can cut down on the avoidable waste you create through using plastic bags at stores. Some grocery stores even sell their own reusable grocery bags or have incentives for people who bring their own!

Recycle with Cali Carting

Taking care of your environment will help Earth live on and make the world a better place to live in. At Cali Carting, we fully believe in the power of proper waste management. We offer a wide range of services at Cali Carting, from municipal garbage collection to dumpster rental services, right here in New Jersey. Call us today to discuss your needs and see how we can help you make a difference!

4 Earth-Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips

April 4th, 2019 by rosario

mother teaching her young daughter how to spring clean

Spring is here! This is the time of the year to begin anew and do an annual deep clean of your living space. Here at Cali Carting, we believe in the ever-important clean motto – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The trick to incorporating the three R’s into your cleaning routine is get rid of the ‘throw it away’ mentality and instead ask yourself “How can this item benefit me or my community?” If you want a home that is both sparkling clean and green, read on for some earth-friendly spring cleaning tips.

1. Donate Instead of Dispose

As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. To reduce the size of your contribution to your local landfill, try to instead pass on whatever you don’t want anymore to someone else. Old clothes, shoes, accessories, games, linens, and even furniture can be donated to a local shelter or goodwill box for others that are less fortunate. If you donate, your spring cleaning will actually benefit another person’s life too!

2. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle

For items that are too worn to be donated, hold off on throwing them away and instead recycle them! Many everyday items, which include clothes, furniture, and electronics, can be recycled and repurposed again, oftentimes as another product. Aside from your used and worn items, also always remember to recycle all paper, plastics, and cans that you have used instead of throwing them into the trash. Contact your local municipality’s recycling plant to see what exactly they accept, and what your recycled items can be used for.

3. Start a Compost Bin

Instead of disposing of your waste, reuse it by composting it! A compost bin transforms biodegradable waste into a rich soil conditioner that can help your garden and front lawn grow. Any organic waste – such as food, paper, grass, and leaves – can be compostable. What’s even better is that a compost bin is easy to begin – all you need is a large container, a recyclable material to provide a surface at the bottom, and then you are ready to begin throwing your compostable waste into it to create a beautiful addition to your gardening routine!

4. Reduce for the Future

Spring cleaning is the best time to change your lifestyle habits in order to keep your home – and life! – clean. To cut down on the amount of time you spend spring cleaning next year, start a new habit of reducing the amount of waste you produce on a daily basis. Always try to buy items with reusable or less packaging, and make an effort to cut down on the amount of single-use items (such as plastic utensils) altogether. For more tips on how to reduce, check out our article on 4 Ways to Reduce Household Waste!

Spring Clean with Cali Carting

We know that while spring cleaning, there’s a big chance that even after you reduce, reuse, and recycle, there is still going to be a lot of items you have to throw away. That’s where Cali Carting comes to help. We are proud to offer various recycling and waste management services such as dumpster rentals and easy, streamlined garbage collection. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your spring cleaning needs!

 

4 Ways to Reduce Household Waste

March 19th, 2019 by rosario

a mother teaching her daughter about how to recycle and showing her what to recycle

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American produces 5.91 pounds of trash each day- and only 1.5 pounds of that is recycled! There are many types of waste that can gradually accumulate in your house. You can recycle more than your average glass bottle. If you are trying to create a greener household and lessen the footprint you leave on the environment, the reduction of waste is a great place to start. Below, we discuss 4 ways to reduce your waste collection from your household processes. These are easy steps everyone can take to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

1. Combat Food Waste

A huge amount of household waste is food, so combating food scraps is a great place to start on your waste reduction journey. To start combating food waste, reduce the amount of food you buy. If you seem to always throw out food at the end of the week, buy less food and shop more often. Make appropriate quantities of food, or deliver leftovers to friends and family if you know you won’t be able to finish. Also, consider freezing items when possible so that they can be consumed later.

Recovery of food waste is also important. Composting is a great way to ensure your food waste is fully recycled back into the earth. If you don’t have a garden, see if your city offers composting pick up or if there is a local farm interested in your compost. This is a simple way to reduce the amount of food waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

2. Unsubscribe from Junk Mail

Did you know that you can unsubscribe from paper junk mail just the same way you unsubscribe from pesky email junk mail? That’s correct. With over 100 million pieces of junk mail sent to U.S. homes each year, and most of it ending up straight in the trash can, this is a great way to reduce your impact. Every piece of junk mail should have a contact number or email to remove yourself from the list. It will take a couple of months to get through all the big offenders, but it will feel great to finally stop getting all that junk clogging up your mailbox (and trash can).

3. Say Goodbye to Single Use Items in the Home

Single-use items are exactly as their name implies: items you use once and then throw away. Single-use items are a huge part of the household waste, so cutting them out of your routine can significantly lessen your waste. Plastic/paper plates, plastic cutlery, plastic grocery bags, paper towels, and straws are commonly found in household waste. These items all have alternatives that can be utilized more than once to help you live more sustainably. For example, you can purchase reusable grocery bags and never have to deal with a plastic bag again! You can also invest in cloth towels for wiping up spills rather than filling your garbage can with paper towels.

4. Buy Items with Less or No Packaging

Do you ever look at the packaging of the items you buy for your home? Is your food packed in a ton of unnecessary plastic? Is there waste surrounding common household items? The next time you are at the store, look around to see if there are alternatives to the items you regularly buy that are wrapped in plastic. Is there another brand that uses less packaging? Is there an alternative product with no waste at all? Changing these buying habits is an awesome way to reduce waste in your home.

Make Recycling a Habit With the Help of Cali Carting

Waste management and recycling can be powerful if you make them a habit, and adopting more eco-friendly habits can have a huge impact on your environmental footprint. Cali Carting is proud to help communities in New Jersey manage their solid waste and recycling through education and a variety of waste management services. We believe in the power of recycling and do everything in our power to make recycling easy for you and your household or business. Learn more about our municipal contracts and check out our blog for more tips for reducing and managing waste in New Jersey, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have! We look forward to working with you.

6 Surprising Things You Can Recycle

March 5th, 2019 by rosario

Reduce, reuse, recycle! We’ve all heard this mantra, yet we still find it difficult to follow it. For recycling, many still cannot get over the habit of just throwing everything into the regular garbage bin. However, recycling is extremely important because of our universal responsibility to take care of our environment. Along with that, this opens up the opportunity to conserve and reuse energy instead of creating more waste. Besides from the well-known items you can recycle – such as water bottles, glass, etc – there is so much more that you can throw into the blue bin! Here is a list of surprising things you can actually recycle.

1. Electronics

Once you get a new phone, don’t just throw your old phone away! Many electronic companies accept their old products back either for credit or to break down and reuse the parts in other devices. The same is true of home appliances, old computers, cameras, video game consoles, and printers. Old CDs and DVDs can be recycled as well. Go to your local electronics store or certified waste facilities and hand them all over!

2. Holiday Lights

Many have a pile of burnt out holiday lights after the holidays are over. Don’t throw them to waste! Holiday lights have copper wire inside them that is a recyclable metal and can be extracted for reuse. Twinkle lights, fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and any other newer LED lights should be recycled and not thrown away.

3. Porcelain

Anything from simple porcelain tiles to heavy-duty appliances such as porcelain stoves, toilets, and bathtubs can also be recycled. The porcelain industry alone often recycles most of the scrap porcelain that is cut from their final product. Be sure that when you are recycling any porcelain items to thoroughly clean them and remove all the non-porcelain parts. Porcelain can be broken down to be used as material for road aggregate, which is put underneath roads and sidewalks to help stabilize them.

4. Cooking Oil

Oil is oil – your leftover cooking oil can be used as fuel for something greater! It is often advised anyways that it’s a bad idea to pour cooking oil down the drain, as it will eventually solidify and block your house’s and town’s pipes. Instead, your cooking oil can be refined into biofuel that can run clean in diesel engines. Call your local recycling program for a special collection and give back your oil, instead of throwing it out and potentially harming your town’s environment and infrastructure.

5. Mattresses

Oversized items such as mattresses aren’t often seen as recyclable, but they are! Mattresses are actually constructed with a variety of recyclable materials such as wood, cotton, and metal. If left alone in a landfill, mattresses take centuries to break down. Instead of letting your old mattress take up more landfill space, ask your local hauling or recycling company to take it away.

6. Aluminum Foil

Aluminum cans aren’t the only thing you can recycle! Aluminum foil, even after it has been used, is just as recyclable as cans. The reason many do not recycle it is often because there is residue coating it after use – but if you completely clean any food and grease off, then it’s ready for recycling! Recycled aluminum in all shapes and forms is one of the most valuable recyclable materials – so don’t waste, recycle!

Go Greener in New Jersey

As you can see, there is a multitude of things you can and should recycle for the better of the environment! If you want to recycle or dispose of something but aren’t sure how, don’t be afraid to call Cali Carting for help. Cali Carting is a family-owned full-service solid waste and recycling company located in Kearny, NJ. We would love to answer any questions and inquiries you have about recycling! Contact us today to learn more about our services, and for any help you may need in going green!

How to Create Your 6 Step Waste Management Plan

February 5th, 2019 by rosario

 

A waste management plan is a written record of what must be done to complete a project in a clean and legal way. The waste management plan for each of your projects will vary depending on the specifications for each job and site. Creating a waste management plan is typically the responsibility of the main contractor unless the subcontractors have sole responsibility for their waste, in which case they should complete their own waste management plan. Specifications can be developed for bid/contractor packages, which outline procedures for salvage, reuse, and recycling. This type of plan can also be used to provide clients with details of actual reuse, recycling, and disposal of waste. To get you started on creating your own waste management plan, here are 6 steps to keep in mind.

Designate Responsibility

Assign one person to be responsible for managing waste on site. This will ensure that the waste management plan is followed correctly and completely. It is important for the person in charge of waste disposal to be enthusiastic about and dedicated to their task. Although one person should be in charge of enacting the waste management plan, reducing construction site waste is a team effort and it is important that individuals know their responsibilities.

Establish Project Goals

Goals set for a project can be as broad or as specific as needed. Broader goals such as recycling or making proper waste management a priority can help everyone that is involved stay on the same page. By specifying smaller objectives, such as certain protocols or set deadlines, you and your team will be able to keep your project on track.

Create an Estimate

Being proactive during the planning phase of waste management can prove especially helpful down the line, when the cleanup process begins. By forecasting the types and percentages of waste that will be produced, preparing the necessary means of disposal will be easy to estimate, reducing any last minute additions. Various industry averages are available online to help you best gauge your project’s specifications.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Consider the 3 R’s when creating your waste management plan. Make sure to thoroughly describe the ways in which your project will abide by recycling and reuse methods. Identify the possibilities for reuse and recycling for each type of waste that is created and describe where, when, and how to handle waste materials. Roll off dumpsters are a great resource for repeated discarding of trash in a more environmentally friendly way than traditional black garbage bags. Creating a site plan with key areas marked off will assist with efficiency throughout the project’s duration.

Determine Waste Logistics

Large construction projects typically produce various types of wasted material, therefore various ways of discarding waste must be thought out before material begins to accumulate on site. Identify the waste destinations and transport methods needed, including what materials should be separated on site for reuse or recycling. A current list of recycling operators in the site office can act as an easy reference if problems should occur with disposal.

Track Your Progress

Creating a plan of any kind is useless if you do not follow it. Create and keep records of everything from the amount of waste produced to relative costs and savings of disposal. Receipts from previous projects can be useful in planning future projects for reference. One tip we recommend when creating your waste management plan is to work your way back from the project’s deadline. By doing this, you can properly designate goals with achievable deadlines to complete the project on time.

4 Tips for Waste Management During the Holidays

December 20th, 2018 by rosario

 

a pile of pine branches next to a row of dumpsters in a snowy parking lot

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go. The malls, the streets, the houses, and everything in between is starting to get decorated for the holidays. Mistletoe, holly, tinsel, Christmas trees, wrapping paper, and bows are strewn around the houses as they’re lit up with lights and other decorations, but where does it all go once the holidays are over? December and January are the two months that people accumulate the most waste on average, and it can be difficult managing all of it. Trying to gather all of your garbage or recycling and figuring out what to do with it can be stressful. That’s why we decided to give you some tips on how exactly to manage your waste this holiday season.

Recycle Your Wrapping Paper

Wrapping paper is one of the biggest sources of waste during the holiday season. Everybody loves the feeling of unveiling a present on Christmas morning by ripping the wrapping paper off, but nobody knows quite what to do with it once it’s off. One of the best things to do is to save as much as you can. Save the little pieces of paper you cut while wrapping presents and use them to wrap small presents. Try saving gift bags once they’ve been used and keep the ribbon and bows to use for future presents. If you don’t have the space to save them or the scraps simply aren’t reusable, most townships and cities allow you to recycle your wrapping paper. Just put it in your bin on recycling night or bring it to the local recycling center.

What to Do With Your Christmas Tree

One of the biggest pieces of waste after the holiday season, the Christmas tree conundrum comes up every January. The truth is, there are plenty of ways to deal with your bare Christmas tree once you’re finished with it. Some towns will pick it up with yard waste if you’re able to chop it up in pieces shorter than 4 feet. Some people will let the tree dry out completely and use it as kindling in their fireplace. You can also go the traditional route and utilize the garbage pickups. Most towns will have specific days for Christmas tree pick up. There are even some organizations that accept old Christmas tree donations to use in fish and animal habitats. Whichever route you go, there are plenty of different ways to dispose of your tree.

Have a Wasteless Christmas

The number one way to manage your waste this holiday season is to not create any, or at least to minimize the amount that you do create. One way to do this is by forgoing the more commercial gifts and give handmade or more sentimental gifts. Bulky gifts from the stores typically have a large amount of packaging, cardboard, and styrofoam that can create a lot of waste that you can’t recycle. You can also choose to use different ways of wrapping, like using newspaper or reusable gift bags. Avoid the Christmas tree questions by buying a fake tree that is not only more eco friendly, but cleaner and cheaper in the long run. Don’t let the season of giving become the season of wasting and try to create as little waste as possible.

Renting a Dumpster

Dumpsters come in all different sizes, but most people seem to think that a dumpster would be too large for their needs. In fact, a 10 yard container would be perfect for most people this holiday season. You don’t have to stress about separating different recyclables or keeping the clutter in your house. You can rent a dumpster and have it placed right in your driveway and walk your waste right outside once you’re finished. Simply rent your dumpster ahead of time and keep all of your waste outside, leaving plenty of space for your family and friends to come over and stay over.

Dumpster Rental in New Jersey

The holidays are upon us! Don’t get caught unprepared to deal with the waste of the holidays, go in with a game plan. If your game plan just so happens to be renting a dumpster, then choosing Cali Carting is your next step. With 25 years of experience, Cali Carting has become the most trusted waste management service in New Jersey and with good reason. We are committed to customer satisfaction, timeliness, and excellent service every time. Along with dumpster rentals, we offer a variety of different services, including providing trash compactors, route services, and more. Operating out of Kearny, Cali Carting proudly serves all of New Jersey from the top of Sussex County to the bottom of Cape May County. Don’t wait, contact Cali Carting today and enjoy a hassle free holiday season.

4 Perks of Renting a Dumpster for Your Fall Yard Cleanup

November 7th, 2018 by rosario

 

a black dumpster in a parking lot filled with various garbage and waste

With all the beautiful red, yellow, and orange leaves falling to the ground at this time of year, some serious cleanup is in order. Whether you are finishing off a home improvement project from the summer or need somewhere to put all those extra leaves, renting a roll off dumpster can help you take care of it all. To help get your fall cleaning checklist started, we’ve put together a list of ways you can put one of our Cali Carting roll off dumpsters to use!

Landscaping

If your summer renovation is taking a little bit longer than expected, you may want to think about renting a curbside dumpster. Available in a variety of sizes, our dumpsters are perfect for projects of every scale. With a few exceptions, discard everything from wood debris and old furniture to daily waste and garbage. Renting a roll off dumpster provides you with the means to dispose of and store all of your leftover scraps, with the peace of mind that they will be properly taken care of.

Fallen branches and other natural debris can build up as the season progresses. Making the preemptive decision to remove loose or dead branches may be beneficial in the long run, but takes up space in the meantime. Renting a roll off dumpster will provide you with the space to dispose of debris from large-scale landscaping projects such as this.

Neighborhood Clean Up

Leaves and other debris tend to pile up on street corners and in front of entrances, as well as in the actual street. Take advantage of the opportunity to give your neighborhood some much-needed attention on a larger scale. Round up your neighbors and organize a little fall clean up. Recruiting neighbors will help reduce the cost and workload normally associated with tidying up the block. When your fall cleanup efforts extend beyond your property, your entire neighborhood will experience the benefits. Coming together as a community after a destructive event such as a storm can also result in a more efficient cleanup effort.

Unbeatable Services

Seasonal demands for dumpster rentals fluctuate throughout the year. With the majority of home renovation and landscaping projects occurring in warmer months, dumpster availability tends to go up by the time fall rolls around. Providing quality service all year long, our dumpster rental service is prepared to assist you with your waste disposal in any weather condition or time of year.

Decluttering

Part of moving into a new home or apartment involves decluttering your current space to free up room in your new one. Whether your lease is up at the end of the year or end of the month, renting a dumpster may be the right move for you. For those who are sticking around for another year or few years, renting a dumpster can be a great motivator to clean out your home. Has your garage become a repository for junk you’ve practically forgotten about? Discarding large furniture or upholstered bedding may require specific guidelines for proper disposal. Don’t take the chance of getting a ticket for improper disposal, bring in a dumpster and make your move much easier.

Dumpster Rentals in New Jersey

When planning your next big clean up, think of the pros at Cali Carting. Providing commercial, industrial, and residential waste management and dumpster services throughout New Jersey, we are prepared to help you tackle any size project. Family owned and operated since 1983, we are happy to work directly with you to help with anything from your waste and recycling plan to achieving your sustainability goals. For more information about areas we serve, be sure to contact us today at (201) 991-5400. If your town is searching for ways to improve their waste management, leave it to Cali Carting to get the job done.