Archives for March 2016

Dumpsters are used for a variety of projects

We responsibly recycles all qualified debris helping our communities stay green!

Dumpsters are used for a variety of projects, some large and small. Typically the smaller 15 cubic yard dumpsters are used for:

  • Garage Clean outs
  • Kitchen renovations
  • Bathroom renovations
  • Basement renovations
  • Yard debris i.e. small trees, shrubs & grass
  • Small to medium sized projects that would use 3-5 Pickup Trucks to haul the debris
  • Small construction projects
  • Small Office/Warehouse clean outs

Dumpsters are used for a variety of projects. Typically the larger 20 & 30 cubic yard dumpsters are used for medium to large:

  • Construction
  • Demolition
  • Office Clean outs
  • Warehouse Clean outs
  • Concrete removal
  • Brush and Tree Clearing
  • Landscaping
  • Remodeling

Roll-Off Container – Dumpster Rental

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  • commercialCommercial Trash Service6 days per week and as often as needed.
  • rolloffRoll-Off Container – Dumpster Rental10 yd, 20 yd, 30 yd & more.
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We provides 4 standard open top container sizes:

  • 20 Cubic Yard
  • 30 Cubic Yard
  • 40 Cubic Yard

Temporary Roll-Off or construction containers for large and small contractors. Competitive prices based on your location.

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We offers a variety of compactors to meet the needs of retail, manufacturers, distribution facilities, and apartment complexes. Signature Waste has special compactor plans for the food industry, and any special needs clients.

We offers a lease option where we install and perform all maintenance on the compactor for the duration of your lease. We also provide a purchase option for customers along with an optional maintenance agreement.

This is our main focus for the growing our business. We are here to provide you with the best process for handling your compaction needs and become a long-term partner with your company.


Commercial Waste Service

Signature Waste has 8 yard cubic cardboard recycling container collected weekly or daily depending on your needs. We can customize a recycling program within your company. Call today for a white paper recycling strategy.

The management team  provides management consulting services for customers and potential clients. Our team provides walk thru audits, cost analysis, project management and long term planning to maximize your expenditures.

With over 18 years of experience in the industry, our clients do not need third party brokers to lower solid waste costs. Our management team can deliver all the cost savings and you keep effective control. Cut out the middle man get control of the process and maximize your return.

We are here to help you be successful, because if you are successful we are successful.


He Is Risen | Let Us Celebrate! | Easter 2016

During this Easter season, let us remember the sacrifice of the cross and the hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is our joy to invite you, our friends, clients and co-workers, to celebrate Christ’s triumphant resurrection with us.

Easter - Arwood Waste

We encourage you to attend an Easter worship service near you and we wish you a joyous holiday!

Not sure where to attend an Easter service? Click here to locate a worship service near you.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
-John 3:16 (NIV)

Original Photo: Nigel Howe via flickr

Dumpster Rental Recycling

When waste is collected from a client, it is taken to one of our Material Recycling Facilities. (A materials recycling facility is a specialized plant that receives, separates and prepares materials for recycling.)


We have invested hundreds of thousands of pounds in being able to take your waste, separate it all out and recycle/re-use the maximum amount possible. The contents are weighed, tipped and sorted through using a combination of automatic equipment and hand sorting. After the items are sorted, they are separated – for example: Large items such as furniture, mattresses and carpets and oversized bits of wood, and metal are removed and sent to separate bins for recycling. Cardboard, metal, newspaper, wood etc. are then sent to their next destination for further processing. Construction waste like bricks and rubble (also called ‘ recycled aggregates’) are crushed using state of the art equipment and graded as per the WRAP quality protocol before going on to be reused in construction projects. All of our recycled materials are graded and come with quality certification.

While landfill has a role to play in waste management, it is the last resort when it comes to the disposing of waste – as it is the least efficient at recovering materials and energy from the waste stream. It also has the greatest environmental impact. By demonstrating excellence in environmental practice across the sector – We recycle an average of 97% of all waste collected from its clients each month.

Arwood Waste Proudly Recommends Armal Portable Sanitation Products

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Armal manufactures a full line of products for the portable sanitation industry. Their products allow customers to minimize their investment and lower their operating costs. Through years of research and development in manufacturing portable sanitation products and the logistics of delivering those items, Armal has fine tuned a wide range of innovative products for the sanitation market.

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Armal continues its focus on high quality products and customer satisfaction. Their pride in design and quality is taken from their roots in Italy, then paired with their innovative U.S. and international manufacturing facilities to deliver quality portable sanitation products at affordable prices. Their commitment to design is well expressed in their ScentWave line: the first scented solution ever developed in this industry.

Innovative New Products To Increase Your Revenue

Armal is the exclusive distributor worldwide for SST (Screened Solutions Technology). This modular system is perfect to screen portable toilets at special events like weddings, golf tournaments and more. SST can be used as a temporary screen or installed as a permanent enclosure. Be the first in your market to offer this aesthetically pleasing system. SST enclosures are easily assembled and removed. Made from strong polyethylene, they will continue to provide rental revenue for many years. Order one today from Armal and beginning tapping in to this new revenue stream.

Call us Toll Free at 1-866-873-7796 to get started!

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Not Offering Portable Sanitation Services? Grow Your Business!

If you don’t currently offer portable sanitation services or rentals, then you may think this doesn’t apply to you…But you’re wrong! By not offering portable sanitation you are leaving money on the table from current and potential customers. Porta potties, hand wash stations, portable showers, etc. give your business more in-demand products to compliment your existing waste services. This can mean increased sales from those current and returning customers who would have gone somewhere else for their portable sanitation needs.

Armal is the perfect partner for your portable sanitation needs and you can get started with them by ordering a starter kit which consists of a pallet of 8 Armal toilets ready to assemble.

Contact Armal Today To Learn More

To learn more about Armal, visit them online at or call them Toll Free at 1-866-873-7796. You can also email [email protected] with any questions or for more information.

Don’t Get Green, Go Green in 2016 (3 Tips on how to do it)

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Don’t get green this St. Patrick’s Day from too much trash laying around

Allow Arwood Waste and our partners the pleasure of helping you go green by providing you with quality waste management services.

Here are three tips for Going Green this Spring:

1. Recycle

Not only does recycling paper and plastic help the environment, it saves room in your trash can – saving you money at your weekly trash pick up.

2. Compost

Throw scraps in your compost rather than your kitchen can. Your trash won’t stink and your plants and gardens will grow healthy and vibrant. It’s a win-win!

3. Walk or Ride Your Bike

Save some money, keep the air clean, and get some exercise – all at the same time.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Arwood Waste!

Knoxville Roll-Off Dumpster Service

Dump Your Junk is now offering a roll-off dumpster service to the Knoxville area. Contact us today for our weekly specials. We accommodate homeowners, contractors, roofers, and businesses. We are small enough to care, but large enough to accommodate about any project. Call today for more information or to get a custom rate based on your needs! See for pictures and more information
We are located at 816 West Central Avenue Lafollette TN, 37766


12 Cubic Yard Dumpsters:
1 Weekly (7 days) Rental of Dumpster
2 Ton of Debris Included
Delivery & Pickup

Landing Page – Roll Off Dumpsters

16 Cubic Yard Dumpsters:
2 Weeks (14 days) Rental of Dumpster
2 Ton of Debris Included
Delivery & Pickup

Landing Page – Roll Off Dumpsters

20 Cubic Yard Dumpster:
2 Weeks (14 days) Rental of Dumpster
3 Ton of Debris Included
Delivery and Pickup

Landing Page – Roll Off Dumpsters


Dumpster Home For Sale

Tucked behind the women’s residence halls in a back corner of Huston-Tillotson University’s campus in Austin, Texas, sits a green dumpster. Were it not for the sliding pitched roof and weather station perched on top, a reasonable person might dismiss the box as “just another dumpster”—providing this person did not encounter the dean of the University College Jeff Wilson living inside.

Professor Wilson went to the dumpster not just because he wished to live deliberately, and not just to teach his students about the environmental impacts  of day-to-day life, and not just to gradually transform the dumpster into “the most thoughtfully-designed, tiniest home ever constructed.” Wilson’s reasons are a tapestry of these things.

Until this summer, the green dumpster was even less descript than it is now. There was no sliding roof; Wilson kept the rain out with a tarp. He slept on cardboard mats on the floor. It was essentially, as he called it, “dumpster camping.” The goal was to establish a baseline experience of the dumpster without any accoutrements, before adding them incrementally.

Not long ago, Wilson was nesting in a 2,500 square foot house. After going through a divorce (“nothing related to the dumpster,” he told me, unsolicited), he spun into the archetypal downsizing of a newly minted bachelor. He moved into a 500-square-foot apartment. Then he began selling clothes and furniture on Facebook for almost nothing. Now he says almost everything he owns is in his 36-square-foot dumpster, which is sanctioned and supported by the university as part of an ongoing sustainability-focused experiment called The Dumpster Project. “We could end up with a house under $10,000 that could be placed anywhere in the world,” Wilson said at the launch, “[fueled by] sunlight and surface water, and people could have a pretty good life.

The current exterior  ; professor at home; the mailbox; the air conditioning unit; a view from the top (Sarah Natsumi)

Wilson, known around town as Professor Dumpster, recounted in another recent interview that he now owns four pairs of pants, four shirts, three pairs of shoes, three hats, and, in keeping with his hipsteresque aesthetic, “eight or nine” bow ties. (That’s an exceptional bow-tie-to-shirt ownership ratio.) He keeps all of this in cubbies under a recently installed false floor, along with some camping cooking equipment.

Customization of the space really began in July. Wilson asked Twitter what was the first thing he needed, and the response was almost unanimous: air conditioning. In the Austin heat, the dumpster was getting up to 130 degrees during the day. On some nights it did not fall below the high 80s. So on his six-month anniversary of living in a human-sized convection oven, Wilson procured a modest air conditioner.

“We didn’t want to make it too easy,” Wilson said. “I wanted to see how elastic my sleeping habits would be relative to temperature and humidity. I found that I could actually get to sleep pretty well as long as I went to bed at about 11:00 p.m.”

Wilson lectures about his home (Air Media)With the weather station now strapped to the top, Wilson tracks his personal climate in real time. Pulling up data on his computer from inside his centrally cooled office as we spoke, he announced that the dumpster was currently 104 degrees. During the spring, when Austin was a little cooler, he was able to pass some daytime hours in the dumpster. With the arrival of summer, that became unbearable. “But some interesting things happened because of that,” he explained. He spent a lot more time out in the community, just walking around. “I almost feel like East Austin is my home and backyard,“ he said. He is constantly thinking about what sorts of things a person really needs in a house, and what can be more communal.“What if everybody had to go to some sort of laundromat?” Wilson posited. “How would that shift how we have to, or get to, interact with others? I know I have met a much wider circle of people just from going to laundromats and wandering around outside of the dumpster when I would’ve been in there if I had a large flat screen and a La-Z Boy.”

Phase two, currently in progress

Perks like insulation will come, allowing the small air conditioner to keep pace with the Texas sun. The second phase of The Dumpster Project, which Wilson and collaborators call the “average American dumpster studio,“ will incorporate more amenities including a bed, a lamp, and a classic home-evoking pitched roof that will slide back and forth to allow ventilation, weather stripping, and locks (making this possibly the only dumpster in the world with interior locks). Eventually, the dumpster will have a dome to catch rainwater and provide shade, as well as a (tiny) sink and kitchen.

“Actually,” he said as we spoke by phone, “it is starting to rain right now, and my roof’s open on the dumpster.”

“Oh my god.”

“Can I call you right back? It’s a downpour. I’ll be back in about a minute.”

He called me back a minute later, sounding less distressed than one might expect from a person whose home had been drenched. The disposition that might make a person amenable to dumpster life is not one easily troubled by a little rain. His dumpster-home once looked like this:

The interior of the dumpster on Wilson’s first night there; emptying the rain tarp; the view through a newly installed window; storage space in the dumpster floor (Jeff Wilson; Air Media; Sarah Natsumi)

He’s also welcoming of anyone who wants to stop by the dumpster and talk sustainability any time. In addition to teaching courses in environmental change, global health and welfare, and environmental science at the college, Wilson describes The Dumpster Project primarily as an educational initiative that just happened to dovetail with his current life-downsizing. On some nights, Wilson will stay with a friend, and students from the ecology-focused campus group Green Is the New Black will get a night to stay in the dumpster.

“What does home look like in a world of 10 billion people?” the project’s site implores, referring to the projected 40 percent increase in the human population by the end of the century. “How do we equip current and future generations with the tools they need for sustainable living practices?”

Unfortunately the site does not answer those questions in concrete terms. But with only 39 percent of Americans identifying as “believers” in global warming, just raising questions and promoting consciousness of sustainability might be a lofty enough aspiration.

Water access (Air Media)Wilson’s most anticipated upcoming boon is a toilet. “I’m not as concerned about the shower,” he said, “but getting to the toilet sometimes requires kind of a midnight run.” Currently, he uses facilities at the university’s gym. A toilet and shower will soon connect to the dumpster externally. “You don’t really want to have a composting toilet inside of a closed-up 36 square feet,” he explained.

In four months Wilson will enter the third phase of the project, the “uber dumpster home.” That will involve installing solar panels and unplugging from the energy grid, as well as completing aesthetic work that will essentially remove any semblance of dumpsterdom. “We kind of want to do the outside in a modern Dwell look,“ he said, including windows and reused lumber siding. “We want it basically to be such that if you were blindfolded and placed inside it, you’d just think you were in a very tiny house.”

Phase three, beginning this winter (Jeff Wilson)

Wilson already goes around to local elementary and middle schools recounting his experience in the context of talking about using less space, less energy, and less water, and creating less waste. There is a K–12 curriculum built around the dumpster experiment, and eventually the finished dumpster will be transported to these schools for display.

For Professor Dumpster, the undertaking is at once grand and diminutive, selfless and introspective, silly and gravely important, even dark. “We bring everything into the home these days,” Wilson said. “You don’t really need to leave the home for anything, even grocery shopping, anymore. What’s interesting about this is it’s really testing the limits of what you need in a home.”

“The big hypothesis we’re trying to test here is, can you have a pretty darn good life on much, much less?” He paused. “This is obviously an outlier experiment. But so far, I have, I’d say. A better life than I had before.”

By James Hamblin, MD,  The Atlantic.

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Don’t Forget…

…to turn your clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 13th!

Don’t worry about losing that extra hour of sleep, Arwood Waste and partners are here to help so you can make up that time later.



As you prepare for Spring, keep us in mind for whatever cleaning needs come your way: portable toilets, roll off dumpsters, commercial dumpsters, compactors, waste management, temporary fencing and more!