Professional Waste Management in the U.S


container-rental-photoHuman beings generate solid, liquid, paste and other forms of waste from their many activities. It is, thus, important for any municipal or county council in the U.S to have proper waste management systems. Management of waste comprises its collection from the point of generation, transportation to the point of disposal and proper disposal. Disposal of waste can be done by burying the waste, burning it, recycling it and or leaving it to decompose. All around the U.S, there are many Waste Removal Companies that lend people dumpsters to empty their trash, and haul the garbage away.

Importance of Proper Management of Waste

Management of household refuse, office waste, construction sites and hospital, among other waste, helps people maintain a clean and aesthetically attractive environment. A pile of garbage outside an office or home is barely the site anyone wants to see when they walk into a property. Again, accumulated garbage on a construction site or medical facility clutters the place and cause potential accidents. Some waste, if left unattended, attracts rodents and other plague-causing organisms, thereby increasing the chances of diseases spreading. Other waste, such as food waste and medical waste, rots and starts to smell, in effect polluting the environment and making the air around people foul. Management of all waste is, hence, important for keeping properties clean, hygienic and accident-free.

Solid Waste Disposal

Solid waste is less manageable than other forms of waste; liquid, pastes and gases. As such, specific disposal techniques must be employed to get rid of the waste totally. There is a number of ways to dispose of waste solid. Degradable solid waste, such as vegetable refuse and other foodstuffs, can be buried to accelerate their decomposition, in which case, they become part of the soil or can be used as manure for plants. Papers, plastic and wood materials can be burnt or recycled. Solid waste from medical facilities, such as contaminated clothing and equipments, must be disinfected before their burial into special designated environments, or they must be burnt and the ashes buried in specially designated places.


garbage-dumpster-photoWaste removal companies own waste containers, hauliers and other equipment that enable them to deliver the containers to clients’ premises, and haul those containers once they have been filled with garbage. These companies employ qualified personnel to operate the equipment needed to deliver the waste containers, load garbage, transport garbage-filled-containers to dump sites, and empty those containers off the waste. There are different-sized waste containers starting from 10 yards to 40 yards, and anything in between. Small containers, say 10 and 20 yards, are suitable for household and office garbage, as well as garage and yard clean-out projects. The waste generated by these premises/ projects is not that much or heavy, and a ten or twenty yard dumpster can accommodate all the garbage in one trip. 30 and 40 yards waste containers are most appropriate for huge projects such as construction sites. The large dumpster can accommodate large amounts of heavy garbage and save the clients several garbage collection trips and extra costs that would result were the client to rent small containers.

Dumpster-Rental Price Determinants

The cost of renting a dumpster depends on, among other factors, the pricing policy of the waste removal company. The size of the waste container determines the rental price because the larger the container, the more complicated the equipment and labour needed to deliver and haul away the dumpster. The content of the garbage also determines the dumpster rental price because some waste contents must be dumped into special dump sites that charge a dumping fee. The distances between the waste removal company and the client’s location, as well as the distance from the client premises to the dump site, determine the dumpster rental price. This is because the longer the distance between any two points, the more fuel the dumpster-dragging trucks consume, and the more hours the waste removal company staffs have to spend managing a client’s waste.


Waste management is a conscious effort, by a several parties, to get rid of garbage in the best way possible. It is geared towards keeping environments and indoors safe, clean and accident-free. The disposal of liquid waste varies from the solid waste disposal in that liquid waste can be treated and purified, but solid waste must be physically handled. Solid waste can be buried, recycled and or burnt. Waste removal companies collect waste from clients’ premises, through the use of waste containers, and dump it at designated dump sites at a fee.