Archives for May 2014

Memorial Day Sale. We HONOR You!


This Memorial Day Weekend we want to HONOR all of those that have made our freedom possible. If not for them, our opportunities to go after our dreams would be limited. We want to THANK all who have served and are serving our Country.

Some fun facts for your Memorial Day Weekend…

(Don’t forget to read below for your Memorial Day Discount)You might find yourself blurting out some of this “trashy” trivia on your Memorial Day Cookout this weekend.

Did you know…
That the average American throws away almost 5 pounds of trash a DAY.
Every day in the U.S., we throw away enough garbage to fill around
63,000 garbage trucks… a DAY! At least 1/3 of that is from the snazzy packaging we discard.

Can you guess…
What is New York’s number one export? Waste paper. Who knew!

Can you guess…
What is made from recycled glass?
Hint… try bottles, fiber glass insulation, and materials used in
building roads and construction.

Did you know…
It takes on average 6 weeks for an aluminum can to be remelted and put back on those store shelves? And it saves 90-95% less energy to produce an aluminum can if it’s being recycled than it would to create new ones.
That is fairly impressive.

“One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. Unless you’re a raccoon. Then it’s basically all one category.”  – Author Unknown

Planning on a renovation project for your home or a simple clean up?
Our Dumpster rental services are here to help you with advice on which size dumpster you will need for you project. Call us today at 1-800-477-0854 and we’ll be happy to give you a free quote.

When calling or emailing, don’t forget to mention the customer discount promo code: “AllAmerican” to receive 10% OFF your next Dumpster or Portable Toilet Rental.

Determining What Size Dumpster You Need In Your Hometown!

Determining What Size Dumpster You Need In Your Hometown!


The 10-Yard Dumpster is perfect for small projects such as yard cleanup, spring cleaning, and a small deck removal. It can also be used for a small garage cleanout, picking up after a storm, or 650 square feet of 4” concrete. While there are many other uses, these are some examples to show sizes.

The 20-Yard Dumpster is a great size for a remodeling job, large storm debris and a larger garage cleanout. It is also used often for large flooring replacements and 1,000 square feet of 4” thick concrete.

The 30-Yard Container is a dumpster used for home construction or a major addition. It can also be used for commercial projects because of its larger size. It can hold the remnants of a demolished shed, garage, and windows.

The 40-Yard Dumpster is the largest size dumpster and is used at massive construction sites, such as mall renovations or strip mall demolitions. It can be used for metal recycling, large bulk furniture and large-scale roofing projects.


The Most Common Way To Recycle Concrete Waste, Call 855-713-6280

The Most Common Way To Recycle Concrete Waste, Call 855-713-6280

How Concrete is Recycled

Products (aside from base course) are high quality aggregate, processed in steps with time and effort involved in crushing, pre-sizing, sorting, screening and contaminant elimination. The denominator is to start with clean, quality rubble in order to meet design criteria easily and ultimately yield a quality product that will go into end use.

Crushing and screening systems start with primary jaws, cones and/or large impactors taking rubble from 30 inches to 4 feet. A secondary cone or impactor may or may not need to be run, and then primary and secondary screens may or may not be used, depending upon the project, the equipment used and the final product desired. A scalping screen will remove dirt and foreign particles. A fine harp deck screen will remove fine material from coarse aggregate.

Further cleaning is necessary to ensure the recycled concrete product is free of dirt, clay, wood, plastic and organic materials. This is done by water floatation, hand picking, air separators, and electromagnetic separators.

Occasionally asphalt overlay or patch is found. A mixture of asphalt and concrete is not recommended but small patches are not detrimental.

The more care that is put into the quality, the better product you will receive. With sound quality control and screening you can produce material without having to wash it as with virgin aggregate which may be ladened with clay and silt.



Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day from Arwood Waste and Partners!


Mother's Day, Arwood Waste, 800-477-0854


Arwood Waste wants to wish all of the mothers out there a peaceful, colorful, joyful Mother’s Day.

We know what’s it’s like to clean up after others week after week. We respect and admire your perseverance, and want you to know that we’re always here when you need some extra help!

This weekend, do something special for your mother, or mother-like figure in your life. Take the initiative to clean up so mom doesn’t have to, or present her with some fresh flowers to brighten her day. Whatever you do, make sure mom feels appreciated for all of the hard work she does.

Photo: The Glass Behive* via flickr