From Dumpster Rentals to Treasures

One man's trash

In the middle of the Barnsley Convenience Center, there lies a little white shack. It’s just behind the garbage compactor, and to the left of the recyclables. You can’t miss it.

If you step inside, you’ve walked into the office of the attendants, and perhaps you’ll run into Danny Hartline, a customer favorite.

To Cindy Patterson, who lives on the outskirts of Earlington, he’s the nice fellow who always helps her remove the garbage bags out of her car.

Five miles away in Mortons Gap, resident Chris Phelps thinks of him as one of the friendliest Hopkins Countians he’s ever met.

“Any time you go to the Barnsley Convenience Center, Danny is always there to greet you with a smile,” Phelps said. “It doesn’t matter if it is raining, cold or hot outside, Danny is always smiling, and it makes the world a better place.”

To others, he is just a caring friend — and Hartline has hundreds of them from Suthards to Mortons Gap.

Hartline, 75, serves as attendant from his little white shack, watching the customers as they roll in and helping them with any heavy lifting or major removal. For hundreds of central Hopkins County residents who are not covered by city sanitation, the Barnsley Convenience Center is their only place for waste disposal.

But that’s a good thing for Hartline, who is now in his seventh year at the facility. It is an opportunity to keep up with what’s going on with his neighbors.

“I don’t mind coming to work,” he said. “This is not one of those jobs where you just hate coming in. I get to meet so many people. I have my regulars, and I can tell who they are when they drive up.

“I really like the older ladies,” he continued. “When I see them coming, they never even have to get out of their cars. They’ll just pop the trunk and I’ll get the garbage out for them. They appreciate it so much. Sometimes they’ll even bring you a cold drink or a bottle of water to show it.”

The attendants’ office within the little white shack is literally adorned with artifacts of yesteryear. As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Nothing could exemplify that more than what lies behind the shack’s front doors. Virtually everything from the furniture to the coffee machine — even the office equipment — was salvaged by attendants when residents were otherwise going to throw it all away.

“You could not imagine what people want to throw away,” Hartline said. “They don’t want it anymore, they don’t want to take the time to have a yard sale. All they know is that they want to get rid of it.”

According to Hartline, the two most discarded items at the Barnsley Convenience Center are vacuum cleaners and flat screen televisions. Both items are reusable, as with other major electronics, so they lie in collection until a recycler comes to retrieve them. That is, unless Hartline or one of his colleagues picks them up to give them a little TLC.

Many items that find themselves in the recycle bin or garbage compactor are actually still in relatively good working order. A “broken” vacuum cleaner might simply be clogged, a lamp may just need a new light bulb or all a really good book needs is an avid reader who will appreciate it. If not, many truly useless items can be recycled into something new, and that is why the Barnsley Convenience Center has several bins to accommodate a variety of reusables.

9/11 Tribute – 16 Years Later and We Will Not Forget

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A Day Filled with Prayers and Remembrance

Remembering the Bravery, Courage, and Honor

of all who were lost. We will not forget.

9-11-2001


Local Police, Firefighters & Emergency Medical Personnel

Arwood Waste and our partners honor you and thank you for your service.

Arwood Waste Asks For Your Support of Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief | Donate to OneBlood, Blood Assurance, Florida Disaster Fund, American Red Cross

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Irma in Florida, the Caribbean and the Southeast United States. The devastating storm surge and wind damage in Naples, Miami, Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Tampa and all throughout the large path of this devastating storm has left thousands of people without homes, evacuated or in emergency shelters and even more with severe damage.

Many organizations are already in the area working hard to save lives and help residents recover from this devastating storm. At Arwood Waste, we would like to encourage everyone to do what they can to support these efforts.

Because needs can change over time and there will be a long road to recovery for those affected, cash donations are almost always preferred over material goods. This allows local organizations to assess needs and respond appropriately in real time. Blood supplies also run low with increased medical needs in disaster affected areas. Here are some of the organizations involved in this recovery and how you can donate directly to support their efforts.

Florida Disaster Fund

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. 100% of funds raised will go toward disaster-related response and recovery; there are no overhead costs. Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and are tax deductible.

The Florida Disaster Fund distributes funds to service organizations that will serve individuals within their communities with disaster response and recovery. To donate visit https://www.volunteerflorida.org/emergency-management/#fdf or Text the word DISASTER to 20222 for a one-time donation of $10.

OneBlood and Blood Assurance

Blood collection agencies around the country are working to meet emergency blood supply needs. Eligible donors across America are encouraged to make donation appointments as soon as possible. In the southeast, OneBlood and Blood Assurance are two of the organizations serving communities in the path of Hurricane Irma. You can make an appointment at one of these agencies or contribute to the national blood supply through a donation center in your area.

American Red Cross

American Red Cross provides emergency relief nationwide. You can find the latest Hurricane Irma Response Information from the American Red Cross here http://www.redcross.org/hurricane-irma-response-information or donate to the Red Cross by visiting https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation or calling 1- 800-RED CROSS. You can also find out how to volunteer at this link http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer#step1.

However you choose to give, thank you for your donation.

Arwood Waste is not endorsing any of these organizations but we do encourage you to help in whatever way you can. Whether donating to one of these or any other organization, we recommend doing your own research. A great place to start is Charity Navigator.

 

Photo: The National Guard via Flickr

Arwood Waste Encourages Hurricane Safety and Site Preparations in Anticipation of Irma

Hurricane Irma Preparations and Safety from Arwood Waste

As Houston begins to make plans for recovery from Hurricane Harvey, Irma makes landfall in the Caribbean. Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Barbuda, Puerto Rico and all the small islands in the path of this catastrophic storm. With wind speeds of 185 mph, Irma is expected to cause major damage with some areas preparing to be without power for as long as four months.

While there is nothing we can do to influence the path of these storms, we can do our best to prepare for them. In the coming days, it is essential everyone in Irma’s path prepare for the worst, both at home and on the job site.

Secure Materials and Equipment

Hurricanes can easily damage any materials left outside. Loose materials pose the added risk of becoming airborne as projectiles that can break windows and damage property. Minimize your risks and liability and prevent injuries by securing materials now.

Dumpsters

Make sure your construction and roll off dumpsters are tarped and all construction debris is secured so no debris becomes wind borne. Loose materials can become dangerous projectiles, resulting in significant property damage. We offer tarp services to help you secure your dumpsters in preparation for storms.

Portable Toilets and Sanitation Units

Ensure all portable toilets are properly secured and weighted down. You can weight the toilet by carefully placing sandbags inside the unit or you can secure it to another structure, such as a dumpster. If possible, transport portable toilets and other all other sanitation units to a garage to protect them from the storm. If you need assistance securing your portable toilets, we offer services to help secure them to your dumpster. Remember, if your portable toilet or sanitation unit is damaged as a result of the storm you could be liable for damages unless you purchased a Damage Waiver.

Loose Materials

All tools, equipment, materials and debris should be moved indoors. Arwood Waste will continue to offer cleanup and removal services as long as possible to assist you with storm preparations. Anything that cannot be removed or safely stored indoors should be tied down.

Prepare at Home

In addition to protecting your job site and employees, we want to make sure you are prepared at home. Whether you are planning to leave town to get out of the path of the storm or hunker down in place, here are a few steps you can take to protect your family and your home.

Have a First Aid Kit

If you haven’t already prepared a kit of emergency supplies, now is the time to start. If you do have a kit, verify that supplies are not expired and any electronics are in working order and fully charged. In addition to food and water, make sure you have a radio and batteries so you can track the storm and power flashlights. You’ll also want to make sure you have a first aid kit for minor injuries that might occur. If you don’t have one, you can order a first aid kit at Medical Waste 360. For additional information on hurricane kits and supplies, the American Red Cross offers a Hurricane Safety Checklist.

Make a Plan

Don’t wait until the storm is on your doorstep to decide where you’ll go. Roads will become congested and hotels will fill up quickly. If you plan to stay with friends or family, verify that they will be able to accommodate you, your family and any pets. Listen to local officials and evacuate or go to a shelter if evacuation orders are issued for your area. Make sure you know the locations of your local shelters and identify those that can accommodate any special needs, such as pet friendly shelters. You can check online for the location of local shelters and visit the American Red Cross to find open shelters.

Donate Blood

When thinking about hurricane prep, donating blood might not come to mind, but it should. After major weather events and disasters, there is almost always a shortage of blood supply. In Florida, One Blood has already issued a call for immediate donations to meet expected needs from the storm. Getting to a donation center after the storm can be difficult, so before the storm hits, make an appointment and donate today. If you live in a state not directly affected by this storm, please also donate! Your local blood bank will probably be sending blood to help affected areas.

Storm Cleanup

After the storm has passed, recovery work begins. While we hope any damage is minimal, storm recovery and cleanup services may be necessary to get your home and work site back to normal.

Demolition Services

At Arwood Waste, we are prepared to mobilize immediately after the storm has passed. Our demolition and emergency clean up services will be available to help assess and recover in the aftermath of the storm. You can schedule an appointment anytime using our online services or by calling 1-800-477-0854.

Air Scrubbers

After storm water recedes, there is still much work to be done. Even with repairs, moisture and unpleasant odors can linger. Plan ahead and reserve your air scrubber and dry out fans for all livable structures by calling 1-800-477-0854.

Stay Safe

Be sure to stay informed on the latest updates on Hurricane Irma and plan accordingly. You can get the latest updates and public advisories at any time from the National Hurricane Center.

Arwood Waste hopes everyone stays safe as Hurricane Irma passes through the Caribbean Islands, Florida, and the Southeast United States.

Happy Labor Day from Your Friends at Arwood Waste!

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Enjoy Summer, Family, and Friends!

Arwood Waste and our partners salute you on this special day for all the hard work you do all year long. We wish you and your family a fun, relaxing day.

As always, it’s our pleasure to serve you for all your Roll Off Dumpster Rental, Portable Toilet Rental, Commercial Dumpster RentalStorage RentalTemporary Fencing and Barricade Rental needs throughout the year.

Call us toll free at (888) 413-5105 for a free quote

 

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Arwood Waste Joins the American Red Cross, Greater Houston Community Fund, Blood Assurance and OneBlood to Support Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Efforts

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The devastating flooding and storm damage in Houston, Corpus Christi, Copano Bay, Beaumont and surrounding areas along the Gulf Coast has forced thousands of people out of their homes. An estimated 30,000 individuals are in need of emergency shelter and 450,000 are believed to qualify for federal flood victim assistance.

Many organizations are already in the area working hard to save lives and help residents recover from this catastrophic storm. At Arwood Waste,  we would like to encourage everyone to do what they can to support these efforts.

Because needs can change over time and there will be a long road to recover for Texans, cash donations are almost always preferred over material goods. This allows local organizations to assess needs and respond appropriately in real time. Blood supplies also run low with increased medical needs in disaster affected areas. Here are some of the organizations involved in this recovery and how you can donate directly to support their efforts.

American Red Cross

American Red Cross provides emergency relief nationwide. They have set up a fund with the express purpose of supporting people affected by Harvey.  You can donate by visiting www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey or calling 1- 800-RED CROSS. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Greater Houston Community Fund

Houston’s Mayor, Sylvester Turner, established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund though the Greater Houston Community Foundation. The fund will accept tax-deductible flood relief donations for victims affected by the recent floods. To donate, visit ghcf.org/hurricane-relief.

OneBlood and Blood Assurance

Blood collection agencies around the country are working to meet emergency blood supply needs. Eligible donors across America, especially those with type O-positive blood, are encouraged to make donation appointments as soon as possible. In the southeast, OneBlood and Blood Assurance are two of the organizations sending shipments of donated blood to the Houston area. You can make an appointment at one of these agencies or find a blood donation center in your local area.

However you choose to give, thank you for your donation.

Arwood Waste is not endorsing any of these organizations but we do encourage you to help in whatever way you can. Whether donating to one of these or any other organization, we recommend doing your own research. A great place to start is Charity Navigator.

The Guide to Getting Rid of Construction Waste and Other Undesired Materials

 

 

 

If you’re looking to get rid of construction waste or other undesired materials, there are other ways to dispose of it rather than your trash can. In fact, some debris is not legally allowed to be disposed of by your local trash men and require other disposal methods instead. In this article, we will go through some of the most common ways to get rid of these materials in a safe and legal manner.

 

 

Construction & Demolition (C&D) Debris

 

Most demolition, residential, or commercial projects require you to use a local junk removal company or dumpster that can deposit the waste to a landfill. For instance, if you are located in Kansas, the best solution would be the guys at Gerken, as they have one of the best construction equipment rental services in the area, and they are one of the few that also provide dumpsters and portable toilets.

Often cities require construction and demolition, or C&D, debris to be deposited at a construction and demolition landfill facility where it can be properly broken down.

 

 

Here are the most common C&D debris types:

 

Concrete: Similar to asphalt, this heavy debris required a roll-off bin to remove C&D debris. However, most rental companies will require you to separate the concrete from other debris and placed in a smaller bin. This way, it’s not too heavy for the roll-off truck to carry.

 

Roofing shingles: Roofing shingles should never be placed in its own dumpster and not mixed in with other debris. Shingles can generally be recycled in most waste facilities.

 

Wood or Lumber: Wood or lumber can be reused if disposed of properly. Plus, selling or reclaiming wood is an easy way to cut down on disposal costs.

 

Carpeting: If you need to dispose of carpeting, one of the cheapest and easiest ways to do this is to hire a junk removal company. However, renting a bin or hiring a waste hauler are great options as well.

 

Wood or Laminate Wood Flooring: In most cases, wood or laminate wood flooring is salvaged, which can help reduce your disposal costs. However, if you’re not looking to reclaim the wood, you can always hire a junk removal company or rent a roll-off too.

 

Siding: Although your siding can be removed by use of a garbage bin or a junk removal company, some forms of siding can be salvageable. You can sell it your old siding on Craigslist or have people pick it up directly from your project site.

 

Kitchen or Bathroom Renovation: These types of debris include tubs, sinks, flooring, countertops, cabinets, etc. However, a lot of this material can be reclaimed or sold online. Materials you don’t want to salvage or sell can be disposed of using a roll-off dumpster or by a junk removal service.

 

Metals: Bulk metals such as copper, aluminum, steel, and other material can all mostly be recycled. Plus, since metal is such as valuable commodity, they can be easily dropped off at a local scrap yard to help lower your disposal costs.

 

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Appliances

 

One of the easiest ways to dispose of your appliances is to hire a junk removal company. However, usually junk haulers cost around $75, so expect a semi-costly service charge.

If you’re looking for an easier way of disposing of your appliances, you can also rent out a dumpster for large renovation or demolition projects. You can also save disposal costs by donating your waste to local organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity. Or, you can even list your appliances online through Facebook or Craigslist for someone to pick them up, without a single disposal cost.

 

 

E-Waste

 

Electronics are often not allowed to be thrown out in the regular garbage. They must be recycled properly to avoid contamination. You can drop them off at a local e-waste facility, bring it to a household hazardous waste recycling event, or call a junk removal company.

 

 

Household Hazardous Wastes

 

Household hazardous wastes, or HHWs, include batteries, chemical liquids, explosives, paint, and light bulbs. Ordinary household hazardous wastes should never be thrown out with the regular trash. Throwing these wastes in the trash or disposing of them in other unsafe ways can have disastrous effects. It can pollute the air, damage local wildlife, and even taint drinking water.

Be sure to use proper methods of disposal. Drop them off at your local HHW processing facility. If you have a lot of waste, you can contact a junk removal company or a dumpster rental provider. Some of these companies will accept HHWs if you ask them beforehand. You may be required to pay an additional fee for the removal of these products.

 

 

Toxic Substances

 

Toxic substances like asbestos, lead paint, and mold require special care to be thrown out. These are all common in older homes, so be sure to check for them before starting a construction project.

Contact a professional for help disposing of these products and always let them know ahead of time. Asbestos needs special attention but mold and lead paint can be disposed of in the normal way, so long as they are in small amounts.

 

No matter what kind of waste you have, it is important to dispose of it correctly. You can do it yourself or call a professional to handle it for you. Hopefully, this guide can help you to determine just how to get rid of your waste in a safe way.

 

Author bio: Len McCluskey got hired as a real estate agent at one of the top agencies in the area after graduating the Civil Engineering Program at University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2010 and still works there.

About two years ago he decided it was a great idea to build EquipmentRental.org, where he shares his expertise with the world and offers useful insights on rentals to his readers.

Companies that Make Us a Success – Proudly Recommended by Arwood Waste

Having strong partners is an important key to any successful business. The valuable relationships with our vendor partners provide support and efficiencies that save our company time and money. And that means more savings and better service for our customers. If you can also benefit from their services, please consider these companies’ services for your business. Also, these are affiliate links so we could earn a commission from products.

Trustpilot

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Better Business Bureau

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Follow-Up Pal

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Paramount Financial Services

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Save on Summer Projects with Arwood Waste – Let’s Do This!

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How are those Summer projects going? With long hours of daylight Summer is the prime time to get things done, especially outside projects. Maybe you’re building a storage shed, remodeling a bathroom, or tearing out landscaping to prep for the Fall. Before you know it Summer will be over, the temperatures will be dropping, and the hours of daylight fading.

Let Us Help You Get It Done!

No matter your project, we can help. Order a roll off dumpster, rent a portable toilet, or check out our demolition services by calling (888) 413-5105 TODAY. When you call use special offer code: Summer17 to get special summer savings on your order!

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From all of us at Arwood Waste, enjoy your Summer and let’s get to work!

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Our Secret: The Companies Arwood Waste Uses Behind the Scene

It’s really no secret, having strong partners is an important key to any successful business. The valuable relationships with our vendor partners provide support and efficiencies that save our company time and money. And that means more savings and better service for our customers. If you can also benefit from their services, please consider these companies’ services for your business. Also, these are affiliate links so we could earn a commission from products.

Trustpilot

Trustpilot | Honest Customer Reviews | Arwood Waste Partner

Trustpilot reviews help people choose your business by collecting customer reviews on an independent website consumers can trust. Contact Trustpilot to learn how they can help your business collect honest customer reviews.

Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau | Advancing Marketplace Trust | Arwood Waste Partner

The Better Business Bureau has helped people find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they trust for more than 100 years. Submit your information to be referred for accreditation by the BBB..

Follow-Up Pal

Follow Up Pal | Sales Process Follow Up with Customers

Follow Up Pal is the easiest way to automate your sales process, and close more business in less time! Learn more about Follow-Up Pal.

Merchant Processing Solutions

Merchant Processing Solutions | MPS

Merchant Processing Solutions provides payment processing services for a variety of businesses and industries. Contact Merchant Processing Solutions to find out how they can help you!

Paramount Financial Services

Paramount Financial Services

Fast, simple and reliable financing solutions. Learn more about Paramount Financial Services today.

Dumpster.me Licensed Partnerships

Dumpster.me Licensed Partnerships | Own your own waste company

Learn how to be your own boss and run your own local waste company. Find out more about Dumpster.me Licensed Partnerships!