Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill

At Platinum Mini Bins, we are proud to provide residents and businesses in Richmond Hill with convenient, affordable, and environmentally friendly waste removal services. Situated in the southern area of York Region, Ontario, Richmond Hill is one of the fastest-growing municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area.

Incorporated in 1872, Richmond Hill is also one of the most multicultural communities in the GTA. This is partly due to its proximity to Toronto and its thriving business environment, with a few of the top corporations basing their headquarters here.

Highlights of Richmond Hill

The community of Richmond Hill has a rich tradition. It started as a small settlement located along Yonge Street and has grown significantly to reach an estimated population of 200,000 people. Richmond Hill is expanding faster than most towns in Canada and has a rapidly growing multicultural population that takes pride in the region’s picturesque landscape and small-town appeal.

At Platinum Mini Bins, we provide a wide range of bin rental options to suit different business and commercial applications.

Getting the right bin rental for the job: Know your type of waste

Before seeking bin rental services in Richmond Hill, you should keep in mind that the kind of waste you want to dispose of, as it determines the type and size of dumpster required for the job. There are different factors that you need to consider before approaching a bin rental company, which in turn affects the cost of handling waste for your project. For instance, if you’re planning to get rid of various kinds of waste, you may need to sort it and deposit it in different bins, especially if it will be hauled to different destinations.

In this regard, there are two types of landscaping and construction waste:

Clean Fill

This refers to non-hazardous construction or landscaping waste that can be safely used as-is. It is considered to be clean because it does not pollute the environment in any way, but it still needs to be disposed of responsibly.

Other characteristics of clean fill include:

  • Uncontaminated materials that comprise only one kind of waste - not mixed with others

  • Materials that are free from chemical contaminants including petroleum products spills and corrosive, radioactive, combustible, and reactive materials

  • Natural substances that don’t require any treatment to get rid of any contamination

Clean fill must be void of other kinds of waste. Most construction and landscaping waste can be permitted for clean fill disposal, including dirt, sand, topsoil, rubble, gravel, brick, cement, concrete, and uncontaminated asphalt. These materials can safely be used to fill in holes in the ground, level uneven ground, alter the elevation of specific areas, and adjust drainage patterns.

Non-Clean Fill

Construction, landscaping, and demolition waste is considered non-clean fill if it is toxic or insoluble in water, such that it is unsafe to reuse or recycle in its current state. Non-clean fill waste includes contaminated soil, cardboard, glass, plastics, metals, fibreglass, and household appliances.

Responsible Waste Removal from Site

The waste collected from different renovation or construction sites can be disposed of in several ways, including trading it to nearby landscaping or construction projects looking for clean fill.

Cleanfill waste is disposed of differently from non-clean fill waste. Since clean fill waste does not go through any chemical, physical, or biological transformations, it may cause adverse health or environmental effects. It can be reused (clean filling) as it is or disposed of in a landfill that is specifically intended for clean fill material.

That said, there is a difference between clean filling and landfilling:

  • Landfills are waste disposal sites designed for the controlled disposal of non-hazardous, solid, and biodegradable waste from residential, commercial, or industrial sources. Garden waste can also be disposed of through landfill, but the landfill site used should be protected to manage leachate and gases produced from the waste.

  • Cleanfills are a more cost-efficient option meant for the deposit of ‘non-reactive’ waste that won’t negatively affect the environment. Cleanfill sites don’t require the construction of leachate collection systems, gas control systems, or even liners.

So the waste collected from construction, demolition, and landscaping activities is typically disposed of through clean filling. However, the waste must fulfill certain conditions for it to be accepted:

  • Cleanfill generally is not taken immediately after rainfall due to the muddy conditions. Usually, you will have to wait for about 1-2 days without rain for the clean fill to dry-out completely, after which it can be disposed of.

  • Residential clean fill may be deposited in a city landfill without a permit, as long as you don’t use a commercial vehicle, and the source of the material be at least 30 meters from a fuel station or dry cleaning business. Otherwise, a soil analysis will be required.

  • Commercial vehicles looking to dispose of clean fill must obtain an approval number before arriving at the disposal site.

Depending on the type of waste, you may need to consider sorting it through source separation, whereby recyclables such as cardboard, metal, wood, and gypsum are separated on-site and put into separate bins or stored in piles on-site. Alternatively, you can opt for mixed or commingled collection, whereby the recyclable materials will be collected on a single bin for sorting at a different site.

For different kinds of projects, our professional team can help you identify the best waste collection and hauling options for your project. To prevent any inconveniences during the disposal of clean fill waste from your site, we recommend that you get in touch with our professionals at Platinum Mini Bins in Richmond Hill to schedule the waste pickup and hauling.

If you don’t have a professional contractor such as a designer, architect, engineer, salvage expert —- or another experienced party who can estimate the amount of waste expected from your project —- our team can carry out an audit on your behalf. We can help you identify the best size of bin rental required for the project, as well as the number of waste removal trips necessary for proper planning.

Contact us today to plan your waste removal needs.