When a storm plagues your area, it can wreak havoc on your property. From tornadoes and hurricanes to windstorms and rainstorms, the howling winds and massive downpour can cause serious destruction to your home and everything around it. And once it is over, it’s time to clean up the mess, rebuild the structures, and get things back in order.
Following a severe storm, you will likely have to handle most of the clean up yourself, including collecting the debris, restoring your landscaping, and repairing your screens. If you’ve signed up for your local garbage service, chances are they won’t be operating for a few days, so you need an alternative place to collect your storm debris.
Bin rentals can give you a convenient and cost-effective, designated area to move all the debris and quickly get things back to normal.
Here are a few reasons to get a bin rental after a storm:
1. Stay open for business
While many businesses, including your local garbage collection service, may be closed for a while, perhaps due to blocked roads after the storm, your bin rental company will find a route to get through to your home or property and deliver the bin for you to collect the debris. When finished, they will come and pick it up for proper disposal.
While regular garbage collection services can’t offer personalized services, your bin rental service will be your partner when cleaning up after a storm.
2. Provide a designated place to collect the debris
After a storm, you may have to deal with fallen trees, roof damage, destroyed outdoor furniture, broken fences, and a lot more. You can rent a bin to toss all the waste into a single place to clear the mess as soon as possible.
Through your bin rental service provider, you can also come up with an appropriate waste management plan using different bins of various sizes to segregate the waste and have it properly disposed of.
For instance, damaged furniture can be collected with other bulky items for recycling; garden waste, including fallen trees and other plants, can be gathered for your yard-waste pick up; while damaged roofing, fencing materials, and other construction waste can be disposed of as clean-fill. You can also generate some revenue from your waste to help you offset some of the cleanup costs.
3. To increase productivity
With a bin rental on-site, you can focus on cleaning up your property so you can start repairing and rebuilding your structures. Rather than gathering the waste in one area of your property as you wait for the regular local garbage pick-up, or hauling it to the drop-off locations yourself, you can simply put all the trash in your bin rental and then call the service provider to pick it up when you’re finished. This will also help you get through the disaster faster.
4. Combine with other projects
Since you can keep a rental bin for a few days or longer, you can take the opportunity to not only clear the mess caused by the storm but also declutter your home or even renovate some of the rooms. Paying more to keep the bin for longer is also more cost-effective than renting the bin again later on.
What type of storm waste can be put in a rental bin?
Rental bins can be used to get rid of most kinds of waste, though you may need to ask your service provider for specialty bins to collect clean-fill, such as roofing waste, or for special arrangements to get rid of hazardous materials or electronic waste.
Depending on the severity of the storm, you can use a rental bin for:
Your roof will likely be hit the hardest in any type of storm. Hail damage can cause bruised and pitted shingles, while wind damage can lead to lifted or missing shingles towards the roof edges. The gutters are also likely to be dented, loosened, or filled with leaves and granules from your asphalt shingles. Any part of your roofing that is irreparable can be sent to your bin rental.
Without solid protection of your doors and windows using stormproof construction, a storm can break and shatter your window panes and window frames due to hail and debris striking against them. You may also choose to replace any window panes with cracks and holes after the storm.
Your home or outbuilding siding will be just as vulnerable to hailstorm or flying debris as your roof. While dings, dents, and chipped paint can be easily repaired, you may also choose to replace the siding.
Driveway, Walkways, and Sidewalks
Hard surfaces such as driveways, walkways, and sidewalks can be damaged from the impact of hail and flying debris. Any cracked or split ceramic tiles and damaged slate or concrete surfaces may also need to be removed in preparation for repair work.
With downed power lines, fallen trees, and broken glass, you need to be safe and smart when cleaning up after a storm. Here are some useful tips:
Be careful of floodwaters as they may contain leaked toxic chemicals or sharp objects underneath
Make sure to separate any chemical containers when putting them in bags so they can be delivered to a recycling centre
Any hazardous materials like asbestos and building materials like tiles, insulation, and ceiling panels should not be put in a bin with other waste. Instead, ask for a specialty bin from your bin rental company for responsible disposal.
Other items that should not be put in your bin rental include liquids like wet paint and auto fluids, electronics, furniture, tires, sealed drums or tanks, batteries, household cleaners, propane tanks, pesticides, medical waste, contaminated soil, inks and resins, and any other contaminated items. If you need to dispose of these items, ask your local bin rental service provider for the right channels.
10-yard bins are sufficient for debris cleanup in a small yard, including small tree and branch removal, detached shingle and siding or other minor wind damage repairs, and flood cleanup for a small home.
20-yard bins may be ideal for roof replacements, major flood cleanup, and collapsed sheds, porches, or decking cleanup.
30-yard bins may be necessary for large yard cleanup or your entire home’s cleanout, while 40-yard bins can be used to clean-up after an entire building collapse or for community yard debris cleanup projects.
To learn more about why you should consider renting a bin after a storm, call Platinum Mini Bins at +1 888-909-2467 or contact us here.