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How To Prepare Your Site for Your Dumpster Rental

By knoxweb | January 22, 2020

You’ve picked your company, scheduled delivery, and now you need to prepare the site where your dumpster will be placed. Please keep in mind – it is important that the delivery driver have easy access to the location. Another thing to keep in mind is that if you plan on having the container placed on the street it may be necessary to get a permit from the city offices. Now, if you plan on having the container located on your property it is definitely a good idea to not have it placed on any soft ground or grassy areas –…

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5 Star Waste is the Way to Go for Dumpster Rentals!

By knoxweb | January 13, 2020

Between home renovations and new building projects, removing debris and trash can be quite a daunting task. The good news is that you don’t have to worry about tackling this project by yourself. You can now easily rent an affordable dumpster with 5 Star Waste and we will send it to your location in a fast and professional manner. We offer our dumpster rental services anywhere in the East Tennessee area and the surroundings. We are also the perfect choice for residential owners that are relocating or simply doing some spring cleanup that could translate into a huge waste of…

5 Star Waste is the Waste Service for All Your Needs

By knoxweb | January 6, 2020

Trash Dumpster Service Whether you are a large industrial corporation or small business, our dumpster rental pick-up service allows businesses to focus on their business and not the trash. Our dumpster rental service allows you to rent a dumpster and schedule pick up, for all of your commercial waste needs. 5 Star Waste offers trash and recycling services, compactor rental and hauling and dedicated construction dumpsters. Each amount is given an Account Manager that will work with you to make sure that you understand the dumpster pick-up process and that you get the pick-up service that you need. Whether you…

3 Dangerous Items You Should Never Toss in Dumpsters

By knoxweb | January 1, 2020

Is your home or office building in need of a serious clean-out? If you have a major cleaning job on your hands and have chosen to work with 5 Star Waste to get everything cleared out, it can be tempting just to throw everything you don’t want into the dumpster and forget about it. However, there are certain things that require professional disposal, especially in large numbers. Before you finish up with your dumpster rental with 5 Star Waste, double-check that you haven’t tossed out any of these three items. Batteries If left in a standard landfill, batteries can often…

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What is a Compactor and do You Need One?

By knoxweb | December 26, 2019

When people think of waste compactors, most minds go to the under-the-counter versions, the ones you’ll typically see in many late 20th century homes. Restaurants, retail stores, residential buildings, and other businesses require a more robust solution that fits well in their operational area, as well as being able to handle large volumes and various types of waste. An industrial or commercial compactor is a machine that operates by collecting waste into a container. Operators insert the waste at ground level, from a loading dock, into a sunken pit, or through a chute that connects to the machine. The waste…

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Stay Warm When Working in Winter Conditions

By knoxweb | December 17, 2019

It’s December, in East Tennessee and temperatures have dropped – increasing health hazards. Typically, the months of January and February feature the coldest temperatures of the year, all across the United States. One health hazard of cold weather is the strain it puts on your heart, even without exercise. When the temperature drops, and your body is unable to produce enough energy to keep your internal temperature warm enough, you can suffer from hypothermia. Per the American Heart Association, aside from cold temperatures, high winds, snow and rain can steal body heat. Wind is especially dangerous because it removes the…

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Can you get Away With a 20-yard Roll-off?

By knoxweb | December 11, 2019

If you have a big project coming up, renting a 20 yard dumpster might not be your main priority. There are a number of things you’ll need to iron out as you move forward with your project, such as materials, labor and scheduling, which probably ranks near the top of your to-do list. However, no matter the type of construction, one thing will always stand true: all the waste produced by the job is not just going to vanish into thin air. You will definitely need some sort of dumpster to manage the debris, which can often end up amounting…

Before You Start a Job, Know What You Need

By knoxweb | December 3, 2019

First and foremost, when you’re establishing a construction site, one of the first things you want to do is schedule some sort of dumpster service. Roll-off dumpsters come in various sizes, so choosing the correct size dumpster will depend, of course, on your budget, project size, and what you’re dumping. Roll-off or Front-Load? What’s the difference, you ask? Well, roll-off dumpsters have an open top and are loaded onto a truck. Front-load dumpsters are practically covered trash bins – loaded from the front. You’ll typically see front-loads behind restaurants, strip malls, as well as apartment complexes. Now, when it comes…

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What in the World is a Roll-Off Dumpster?

By knoxweb | November 26, 2019

A rather common question heard in the dumpster rental business is, “what is a roll-off dumpster?”. When most people think of a dumpster, they envision an old, smelly steel trash container sitting behind a business or an apartment building. However, there are garbage dumpsters and then there are roll-off dumpsters. They each, of course, deliver very specific services. As the industry’s leader in residential and construction roll-off dumpster rentals, 5 Star Waste is here to educate our customers on how a roll-off dumpster can provide the most efficient trash and debris removal for your home or business. Standard Garbage Dumpsters…

Got Critters Playing in your Dumpster?

By knoxweb | November 19, 2019

Renting a dumpster is hands-down the best way to haul away residential and commercial waste without a doubt. However, pesky critters can be a real challenge to keep out of your roll-off dumpster if you fail to take the proper precautions. Tiny razor-sharp teeth and finger-like paws have been known to gnaw through construction materials, carpeting, garbage bags and more in search of food and bedding – turning your hard work into wasted time after cleaning up what they strew around the job site Put a Lid on It! No matter what dumpster sizes you rent, you are an open…