Recycling is so easy that you are left with no good reasons not to recycle. In Denver, recycling is even mandated by law. There are so many options responsible waste management. Recycling is on the forefront of these methods largely because it is so easy. You want to make your life easy to.
There is a balance between helping yourself in the short-run, meaning that you do not want to make your life needlessly burdensome, and between helping yourself in the long-run, meaning that you want to help the environment because you are going to be living in it. By hiring a dumpster service that is committed to responsible waste management, you can combine the two together. You can make your life easy, because renting a dumpster is so simple.
It is relatively cheap. But it is also good to do so because most good companies that offer a roll off dumpster service will recycle for you. It makes your life so much easier than the other options. Recycling is the perfect combination of easy and effective. A lot of these environmental practices only work when they are applied on the large scale.
You have to have a lot of people participating in the same practice in order to see results. And because of this, recycling through a dumpster rental service can be so effective. The reason why it is effective is because it is easy to carry out. I am especially encouraged when I see local governments mandate it because there is no reason not to.
One time, when I worked at the Dumpster Rental Service, I was approached by a man who was curious about “what” he was allowed to dump. I understood his concern, sometimes general contractors and people I deal with who are doing demolition work on old buildings or are working in hazardous areas are dealing with materials that need to be disposed of in a safe and proper way.
I told him that we could most likely help him out and I asked a couple qualifying questions about the kind of material he was dealing with. He looked perplexed. I felt awkward and a little confused myself. I said, “I’m sorry sir, let’s start over…what can I help you with?”.
His response was something I could never have anticipated and I laugh when I think about it even to this day. He said that he had two elephants, two bears, two ostriches, two buffalos, two dogs, two cats etc. I looked at him and laughed out loud, he stared back at me with a deadly serious look, what seemed like an eternity passes and he finally smiles from ear to ear and a colossal belly laugh erupts from his belly.
At that moment, my boss came out of his office and made eye contact with my customer and jovially came over and gave him a big hug. It turns out that this customer is an old friend of the boss’, they hammed it up for a bit and my boss said goodbye to his old friend and left.
The boss’ friend then came back up to the counter and looked at me with that same, serious stare again and told me he needed a roll off dumpster, only this time it was for a big blue whale. We laughed together and then actually had a serious transaction, what a character!
Because recycling is such a great and easy method of waste management, pitching things have become the enemy. Now, I am about to launch into an argument about why that is a misguided attitude, but I should start by saying that, ultimately, throwing things away should be eschewed.
If it were possible to never use a dumpster rental, that would be great. But it is not possible, and this is my point. Because we have to throw away some stuff, dumpster rental services are great ways to ameliorate a necessary evil. But because you throw things away in a dumpster and you are trying not to throw things away with recycling, a lot of people do not associate recycling with a dumpster service. But they have a lot in common.
Think of a dumpster as a giant recycling bin. They other way that a dumpster can be a great way of addressing different environmental concerns is that they save gas. You do not need to drive back and forth to the dumpster. When I was working as a repair man in Indiana, I had a boss that would have me drive a pick up truck loaded full of garbage to and from the dump.
It was ridiculous. I kept thinking about all of the gasoline that we were wasting. It was a terrible use of our resources. It would have been much more efficient if we had rented a dumpster. That would have made our entire process much easier and efficient.