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7 Ways To Use A Dumpster This Summer

During the many months of pandemic restrictions and remote work orders, millions of people have had more time to delve into homebound activities, whether it be baking bread, planting a garden, or undergoing extensive remodeling. In fact, according to Bank of America’s 2021 Homebuyers report, over 65% of millennials intend to begin a renovation project sometime this year!

Whether you’re remodeling your entire house, finally cleaning out your garage, or just trying to repair a leaking roof, renting a mini dumpster may be the best choice you ever make! Keep reading to find out 7 common activities that call for a dumpster.

7 Ways To Use A Dumpster This Summer

1. Remodeling

Remodeling creates a lot of waste, from unwanted furniture to broken pieces of plaster, brick, wood, and other disassembled building materials. Instead of letting dust-ridden, useless trash fill up your space until you lug it to the curb, why not work as you go with a rental dumpster? Throw whatever has to go into the dumpster, and we’ll handle the rest.

2. Moving

Whether you’re moving into a new house, out of an old one, or doing both at once, you’ll likely need a dumpster rental! You’ve got junk. Whether it’s yours or the previous owner of your new house, you likely want it gone, fast, and a dumpster is the quickest, easiest way of providing space for congregating everything you don’t need.

3. Garage Cleanout

Many of us use our garages as secondary storage, allowing them to fill up with old furniture, toys, tools, and other unneeded items. If you’re thinking about taking a deep-dive into your garage this summer, or maybe hosting a garage sale, consider renting a Moon dumpster first! With a dumpster, you can quickly sort through what really matters, bringing the peace of mind of a renewed and organized space.

4. Landscaping

You may not think it, but landscaping your yard produces a lot of waste! More particularly: topsoil, loose concrete, plant scraps, old bricks, dead tree limbs and brush, a rotting deck, etc. A mini dumpster is not only convenient, but under-the-radar, allowing a months-long or days-long project to be kept tidy. Nobody wants their trash to hinder their progress, right?

5. Community Projects

If you’re involved in your local neighborhood organization, you may take part in endeavors such as a community garden, a neighborhood block party, a park clean-up, or a multi-home yard sale. Split the costs of a dumpster with your community to make the process as smooth sailing as possible!

6. Home Repairs

From natural disasters to regular wear-and-tear, all houses need repairs in time. If you’re planning any repairs this month, consider renting a dumpster. Whether you’re dealing with a flooded basement, replacing the roof, or tearing down a broken fence, a dumpster is integral to streamlining the process.

7. Hosting An Event

Are you managing a big event, like a wedding? Maybe you own your own event venue? You may be surprised with the amount of trash produced by a large-scale celebration. Investing in a dumpster can be a surefire way to get a handle on all that waste, from plates, food, cups, garbage bags and other disposable materials.

Consider renting a Moon Mini Dumpster, no matter what size project you choose to undertake. Our driveway dumpsters come in 6, 9, 12, 16, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yard capacities. Affordable and lightweight, a dumpster will be delivered directly to you and placed on boards for surface protection. We are environmentally-friendly, locally-owned, and willing to work with any time frame. Give us a call at 502-443-1638 to learn more!

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The Origin of the Dumpster

The dumpster is a common utility container all around the world. Dumpsters are so commonplace in everyday life that you may have never stopped to think about where they came from. Prior to their invention, waste disposal was a significant hindrance to public health in areas of high population. The dumpster helped solve sanitation issues that many cities faced in the early 20th century by making waste disposal more efficient and less labor-intensive. 

Here’s a look at the origin of the dumpster. 

George Dempster

The story of the dumpster starts with George Dempster in the 1930’s. Dempster owned a construction business with his brothers in Knoxville, Tennessee. His experience with the logistics of transporting waste in the construction business sparked the idea for the dumpster, which he eventually created and patented in 1935.  

Dempster’s design initially involved a pulley system that was mounted to a motorized truck. Containers were raised by pins welded to their sides, and then transported and emptied through a hinged door. Dempster first used this system for his construction business to handle waste. However, as sanitation issues became more and more significant in cities, the Dempster dumpster became a widespread solution. 

The Dumpster as a Sanitation Solution

Prior to the dumpster, waste collection and removal was extremely inefficient. Garbage and debris (particularly in cities) regularly piled up along streets and on sidewalks. Cities required a lot of labor to mitigate this public health hazard. While waste could be hauled away by carriage, and later by the Model T Ford, this still involved a lot of manual labor. Workers had to load and unload garbage by hand. 

The Dempster dumpster allowed sanitary, enclosed storage for waste near places of business and residence, and made it easy to remove waste and return the container quickly. Crucially, the technology reduced the amount of hands-on labor required for sanitation. A single person could now pick up and handle waste collection with a dumpster. In 1937, Nashville, Tennessee became the first city to purchase the dumpster, becoming an early adopter of a technology that is now everywhere. 

Later models of the dumpster evolved for greater efficiency. Dempster improved the initial model by adding hydraulic lifting with chains and pivot arms, outstripping the lifting power of the old model’s cables and pulleys. Post-World War II, Dempster went on to design a single-axle end-dumping container with ten cubic yards of volume. This design, called the Dempster Kolector, allowed trucks to haul the containers behind them for quick collection, emptying, and delivery.  

Dempster created technology related to dumpsters as well. In the 1950’s, Dempster’s company created the Dempster-Dumpmaster, an early model for what we now know as the garbage truck. The front-loading design allowed truck drivers to empty multiple dumpsters in one trip without ever leaving their seats. 

Modern Dumpster Technology

It’s safe to say that Dempster’s inventions have played a huge role in shaping waste collection and sanitation as we know them today. Dumpster designs have changed over the years and there are numerous options on the market. 

Companies like Moon Dumpsters now offer dumpsters ranging from 6 to 40 cubic yards, and roll-off dumpsters and other designs are now common. Moon also makes sure that waste disposal is as environmentally-friendly as possible, with efficient trucks and green disposal practices. To learn more about Moon’s full-service dumpster rentals and get the dumpsters you need, visit our website or call us at 502-414-8028 today!

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Anchorage, KY Residents Use 16 yd Containers for Home Remodel

anchorage kyAre you remodeling your Anchorage, KY home? Getting new appliances or furniture? Call Moon Mini Dumpsters today for a 16 yd residential dumpster.

Why use Moon Mini Dumpsters?

Moon offers dependable service at competitive prices. One flat rate provides container drop off, pickup and a 7 day service period. Our dumpsters are well maintained and compact. The “mini” design allows even our 16 yd container to be placed in a convenient location for your home remodel project. Our trucks can maneuver into spaces close to your home or garage to reduce the amount of lifting and carrying you have to do. Load all of your appliances, furniture and used materials in one trip!

Ideal uses for 16 yd dumpster:

  • Large kitchen and bathroom demolition
  • Re-modeling projects
  • Home additions

Moon Mini Dumpsters is a local mini dumpster company. We proudly serve Anchorage, KY and the greater Louisville area. Call Bob Jones today to discuss the details of your home remodeling project. (502) 772-2821

Written by Bob Jones