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Renting a Drop Box vs. Driving To The Dump

Friday, December 20th, 2013

roll-off drop box rentalA drop box rental would come in handy for any contractor, homeowner, or landlord who needs to clear out some space or do a major renovation. It’s a simple, convenient solution for a large waste pile sitting on your property (and getting in your way). But, some still wonder if they could just haul the trash to the dump on their own.

There Are Better Options

Without thinking things all the way through, we give ourselves a false sense of what options are available. Hauling garbage to the city dump isn’t always as easy as it sounds. First, there’s the requirement that you have a vehicle capable of holding all that trash. Your average pickup truck won’t easily hold what a 10 yard drop box can.

What’s the harm in a few trips, you ask? Well, with all the wasted time and gas spent going back and forth (on top of that fact that most dumps charge a fee), you’re coming close to paying for your drop box rental anyway. (more…)

What Size Drop Box Do I Need?

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Drop Box Rental PortlandWhen you’re planning to remodel your home, replace your roof or deck, or to just do a deep spring cleaning, there are good odds that you’re going to be creating piles and piles of waste. You can’t put this amount of trash in your trash can, so what can you do with it? You could use a pick-up truck to haul load after load to the landfill, but if you live nowhere near a landfill that could be a serious inconvenience. When you’re cleaning up after any kind of home improvement project, renting a drop box could make your life that much easier – especially since we will drop it off and pick it up at your location.

Drop boxes come in varying sizes and you may not be sure what size your project will require. If you go for the big box and don’t fill it you’ll waste your money, which can be tough to come by at the end of a construction project. On the other hand, if you go for the smallest to save a buck, it might cause more trouble than it was worth. So, here are some general guidelines to help you determine the drop box size that’s appropriate for your project. (more…)

Gresham Sanitary featured on PortCurrents

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Our Natural Gas fleet was featured on PortCurrents, Port of Portland’s blog about environmental and community topics in Portland.

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