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Safety Tips for Your Next Home Renovation

homeowners, we are always looking for ways to improve our home’s curb
appeal. One of the quickest ways to enhance the appearance of your
house is with a renovation. Whether it is replacing the windows,
upgrading the siding, or adding a deck, a remodeling project not only
adds to the looks of your home, it can increase its resale value as
renovation projects are essentially a small construction site, which
means there are a lot of ways to get hurt. Use these tips during your
next remodeling project to make sure it is as safe as possible.
  • Check your
    contractor’s licensing and insurance.
    most important step in a safe remodeling project is an experienced
    contractor that knows what they are doing. Choose a contractor which
    is licensed in your respective state and can provide proof of
    insurance – you don’t want to be held personally liable if someone
    gets hurt on your property.
  • Wear protective
    Proper safety gear
    depends on the project, but generally speaking, you should always be
    wearing at least safety glasses, gloves, and a hard hat. If you are
    painting, you will want to wear a mask to avoid inhaling the
    dangerous fumes.
  • Dispose of flammable
    With all of the
    lumber, sawdust, cardboard, and paint present at most renovation
    sites, fire safety should always be a priority. Properly dispose of
    all flammable debris, make the work site a no-smoking zone, and have
    an ABC portable fire extinguisher readily available in the event of
    an emergency.
  • Dumpster safety.
    Believe it or not, dumpsters
    are a common site for injuries in these situations. Keep the path
    from the work site to the dumpster as short as possible and clear of
    tripping hazards, and always load the dumpster evenly to prevent
    tipping. Try to compact the garbage as much as possible, but never
    enter the dumpster to stomp or jump on the debris – you are asking
    to step on a loose nail.
you are planning a renovation project, renting a dumpster could save
you a significant amount of time and energy. For projects in New York
City and Long Island, look no further than 1-866-We-Junk-It. We have
provided rental dumpsters, clean outs, and demolition services to
Nassau and Suffolk counties for over 15 years. Visit our website for
more information or call us for a free estimate at 1-866-935-8654.
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3 Reasons to Rent Your Next Dumpster from 1-866-We-Junk-It

If you
are planning an upcoming clean out or remodeling project, you will
have to consider waste removal. You could load up the bed of your
pickup truck over and over again and spend all day driving back and
forth to the dump, or you could make your life easy and rent a
If you
are searching for a dumpster rental provider in Long Island or New
York City, look no further than 1-866-We-Junk-It. Family owned and
operated for more than 15 years, we are a recipient of the Angie’s
List Super Service Award. Here are a few reasons you should rent your
next dumpster from us.
It’s simple and
a dumpster from us is super easy, just give us a call at
1-866-935-8654 and tell us what size dumpster you need and the
desired dates of your rental. We will provide you with an up-front
estimate and drop off your container at a time that is convenient for
you. When you are done with it, just give us a call back and we will
come pick it up and haul it away from you – it’s that simple!
We have the right size
for your project.
you are cleaning out your basement, remodeling your bathroom, or
replacing the shingles on your roof, we have a container that meets
your needs! With dumpsters available in 5, 10, 15, 20, and 30 cubic
yards, there is something for every project. If you are unsure about
which size is right for you, check out our dumpster sizing guide or
speak with one of our friendly representatives by calling
Your garbage will be
put to good use.
you rent from 1-866-We-Junk-It, you can feel good about yourself
knowing that some of your junk will have a second life. After we pick
up our dumpster from your property, our workers sort through your
trash and salvage any goods that can be recycled or donated to a
local charity. We only throw away that which has no other use!
it serves all of Nassau County, western Suffolk County, Queens,
Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. In addition to rental dumpsters,
we also provide junk removal, clean outs, and demolition services.
Visit our website for more information or give us a call at
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When Does it Make Sense to Rent a Dumpster?

You may
think that dumpsters are only used at construction sites and retail
stores, but the truth is that renting a dumpster can be a viable
option for homeowners too. Available in a variety of sizes, rental
dumpsters are a great waste management option for projects around the
house that produce a lot of garbage.
are four situations where you might find a rental dumpster to be
particularly useful:
Clean Outs
year, homeowners around the country partake in spring cleaning in
order to get rid of any excess junk laying around the house. Whether
your stockpile is in the basement, garage, attic, or shed, renting a
dumpster for the weekend is a quick and simple way to dispose of your
unnecessary clutter.
Roofing Projects
If you
are installing a new roof on your home, things can get messy quick –
especially if the old roof has to come off first. If your roofing
contractor doesn’t provide a dumpster, it is a good idea to get one
on your own. By giving workers a designated area to dispose of their
materials, a rental dumpster helps keep your yard clean and safe (no
worries about stepping on stray nails).
If you
are planning an upcoming demolition project, waste removal is
something that you will have to consider. Whether you are tearing
down a pool, garage, shed, or something else, you don’t want the old
materials just sitting on your lawn. After you load up your rental
dumpster with rubble and debris from your project, just call your
provider and have the container hauled away for good – it’s as easy
as that.
Renovations &
home remodeling projects should by accompanied by a rental dumpster.
By hauling old materials out to the dumpster as new materials arrive,
it makes it easy to keep your home organized during the renovation.
Bathroom and kitchen remodels, siding replacements, and even
full-home renovations are all made easier with a rental dumpster.
and businesses in New York can call on the services of
1-866-We-Junk-It for their dumpster rental needs. Serving Nassau
County, Suffolk County, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, our
rental dumpsters and junk removal services are the best around. Click here to visit our website or call 1-886-935-8654 today for a free
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Dumpster Rentals vs. DIY Garbage Disposal

If you
are planning a home clean out, renovation, or demolition project, one
often-overlooked thing you will have to plan for is waste disposal.
The two most popular choices are renting a dumpster or taking care of
it yourself. Here is what you can expect from each.
If You Do It Yourself…
  • You will need to
    have a permit at your local dump.
    can’t just show up at your local dump with a pickup truck full of
    garbage, you need to obtain a permit first. The process varies from
    town to town, but typically you will need to present valid vehicle
    registration, proof that you live in the area, and pay a fee.
  • You will have to
    make several trips which most likely include heavy lifting.
    you are doing a small project, plan on spending a good portion of
    your day loading up your truck, driving to the dump, unloading,
    driving home, and repeating the process. This not only takes up a
    lot of time, it can put you at risk of injury – especially to the
    lower back if heavy lifting is required.
  • You need to be aware
    of local dumping laws.
    are not a “one size fits all” solution for all of your garbage.
    Every landfill has certain rules and regulations which include
    prohibited items, designated dumping areas for different types of
    garbage, and weight limits for how much trash you can drop off in a
    day. It is up to you to know these rules to avoid getting in
If You Rent A Dumpster…
  • Just fill it up and
    Your rental dumpster
    will be dropped off in your driveway at a time which is convenient
    for you. As you accumulate waste, just throw it in the dumpster and
    someone will pick it up when it is full – it’s that easy!
  • Save time, energy,
    and gas.
    A rental dumpster
    gives you the best gift of all; time. You don’t have to spend an
    entire day or even weekend making trips back and forth to the dump
    and putting yourself at risk for an injury, we will take care of it
    for you.
  • Everything will be
    properly disposed of.
    After we
    pick up your dumpster, we sort out all of your garbage. Salvageable
    goods are donated to shelters and charities, and we take anything
    which can be reused to a local recycling center. Plus, we are aware
    of all local dumping laws and regulations, so you don’t have to be.
Island homeowners and businesses have relied on 1-866-We-Junk-It for
their waste disposal needs for over 15 years. Serving Nassau County,
Suffolk County, and the boroughs of New York City, our professional
junk removers get the job done right. From dumpster rentals to junk
removal to demolitions, we do it all. Click here to learn about our
services or call us for a free quote at 1-866-935-8654.