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Meet Jane Evans

During college, I lived in a small, old house. My roommates and I loved it's cozy charm and, for the most part, didn't have any problems. However, one day, we noticed that the carpet in one of the bedrooms was wet--and it couldn't be dried. When we called our landlady and the repairman, they discovered that the shower not only needed to be re-caulked, but there was mold everywhere under the carpet. We had to move out for two weeks while they fixed the problem. Soon, thanks to the contractor (the likes of whom you can read about), we were back at home.


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Most often, when you order new waste services, you will receive a brand new waste container from the company. If you are doing extra construction or need a second waste container, you may be required to purchase it.

Purchasing your own second waste container gives you the leeway to make the best choice for the shape and characteristics that you need. If you are purchasing a new waste container, here are three tips for getting the right one. 

Get a top that clicks

A garbage can with a click top will keep your property cleaner. Sometimes animals and children will come along and knock off the tops of the garbage cans, leaving them prone to have trash strewn about.

To combat this problem, get a garbage can with a lid that clicks and seals. Once you leave the trash on the curb at the end of the day, you will be assured that the trash top is not opened until the trash service is ready to dump the trash. 

Get one with large wheels

Depending on what you are throwing away, it may be too heavy to tote the trash can to the edge of your property. In this event, wheels will make your trash can easy to move.

Invest in a trash can with large wheels that can support its weight while it is being rolled away. Be sure that the trash can's wheels are sturdy and will not begin to degrade after just a few turns of being wheeled around. Wheels that do not degrade will mean that the trash can will be mobile for the duration of its life.

Handles on all sides

Struggling to lift up a trash can is a chore for anyone. Even dragging a trash can with wheels can get heavy after a while. To make the trash can easy to move and place, select a trash can with handles on all sides.

Whether barred handles or groove handles, the handles make lifting the can easier for the waste disposal staff. Handles also make trash cans properly accessible for those who may have disabilities.

Be sure that the handles do not stick out so far that they will hinder the mechanical arms of the dump truck from grabbing around the can. Test out the handles for ease of use before settling on the perfect extra waste container for your property. 

For more information, contact a waste container service such as Ground Effects Hauling Inc.