Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dumpster - Recycle

Since this blog is receiving several hundred hits, I thought I'd pose a question to the readers, hoping someone might have some thoughts on this, which you could offer via a comment.

We were trying to avoid getting a dumpster, since we don't want to add to local landfills. However, it seems that this may be inevitable, particularly since we promised the owner of the house next door that we'd clean up her back yard since she allowed us to use it to store the dirt from the basement excavation while we made the TerraBricks. (Thank you again!) The two weeks we anticipated using her back yard is now over two months, so we want to ensure we do a fantastic job cleaning up the lot which includes a whole host of items (junk furniture, a plug-in heater, old paneling) that are sitting behind her house, as well as the dead tree limbs, brush, etc. that's located at the back of the yard.

Here's my question for you: do you know of any company that will drop a dumpster for a few weeks, then haul it away and go through the materials to recycle as much as they can? Or, do you have other thoughts on how we can handle this in an environmentally-friendly manner? Any and all leads are welcome. Obviously we are very price sensitive as this is an item we have not budgeted for.

Please comment below. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. try these:

    Environmental Alternatives, Inc.
    24012 Frederick Road
    Clarksburg, Maryland 20871
    Phone: 301-428-0822
    Fax: 301-428-1736

    Potomac Recycling (Nova Waste)

    Recycle One
    4700-B Lawrence Street
    Hyattsville, MD 20781
    Phone: 301-779-3170
    Fax: 301-779-3172

    I think they are maybe $100 more than a regular dumpster (and sometimes almost cost competitive), and offer various levels of "reporting" which is probably a good thing to ensure you're getting what you pay for (though the report sometimes costs a little).

    more on selecting this type of service at a neighbor's blog: