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How Do Dumpster Rental Companies Help the Environment?
May 5, 2021 - January 1, 2022
Dumpster rental might not seem like a very eco-friendly service, but it can actually be one of the better options for protecting the environment while you dispose of waste and trash. But how, and what makes them more eco-friendly than other options?
They use less fuel
A single trip with a large dumpster can use more fuel than a single trip with a car, but the added storage space means that you might only need one trip at all. Compared to going back and forth six times in a normal car, a rented dumpster can dramatically reduce the amount of fuel used.
Remember that a dumpster can hold a surprisingly high amount of waste, especially the larger sizes. With a bigger dumpster size option, a full construction project could still only take one or two trips, instead of dozens by car.
They act as safe storage
If you’re dealing with any chemicals that could damage the nearby environment, whether that’s plant-killing toxins or construction debris that might stifle grass growth, a dumpster can help. Once you rent a dumpster, you can use it as a place to store waste before removing it.
This might not seem like much, but it helps a lot. You don’t have to store waste materials by the side of the road or in your front garden/yard, and that also prevents leaking chemicals or other dangerous elements from harming the area outside the work site.
Green dumpsters help with recycling
Green dumpster rentals are any dumpster rental where the waste is sorted afterward, meaning that recyclable materials can be picked up and disposed of separately. This makes it a lot easier to avoid throwing everything away when only some of the waste is recyclable, meaning that more of it gets re-used.
Green dumpsters can cost slightly more to the average person, but it’s still a cost worth paying if you’re concerned about the environment. It also means that you can avoid the hassle of having to get two dumpsters just to separate recyclable materials from regular waste.