Tips For Protecting Your Temporary Garbage Bin From Dumpster Divers Ll

Although dumpster diving is legal in most parts of the United States, the mess and possibility of injuries associated with doing so often result in the need to consistently limit access to the contents of the unit. For example, many dumpster divers will make a mess when removing non-usable waste from the garbage bin and there is always the possibility of injury to non-approved individuals who go into the area. Therefore, it is a good idea to be aware of the following advice when you are concerned about guarding your roll off dumpster and its contents from people who would like to rummage through its contents for personal gain. [Read More]

Got An Old Desktop Computer? 5 Things You Can Do With It

If you have an old desktop computer sitting around, you cannot throw it into a landfill. This is because it contains heavy metals, such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, and beryllium, which are toxic chemicals. Fortunately, there are many things you can do with it to keep it out of the landfill. Donate It If your computer is in in pretty good shape and works, you can donate it to a place like a local school. [Read More]

What You Should Know Before You Throw Out Your Electronics

Though every municipality differs in processing your waste, you should, as a homeowner, be aware of the special needs of handling any electronics you're about to throw out. Electronic waste has special procedures required for handling due to the toxicity of materials included in the components, like copper, lead, and other heavy metals. But just because you're ready to get rid of your old electronics doesn't mean that the best way to do so is at your waste management facility. [Read More]

2 Interesting Places You Can Collect Scrap Metal

If you are just getting started in the scrap metal collection game, it can be difficult to know where to go to collect scrap metal that has not already been hit up by others with the same idea as you. Here are two interesting places where you can collect scrap metal.  #1 Shooting Ranges Shooting ranges can be a goldmine for scrap metal collectors. All of the brass from discarded shell cases can be collected and sold to a scrap metal recycling company. [Read More]