Moving, Downsizing – Just Organizing

Moving, downsizing or just organizing all that extra stuff in your house, a disposal bin is often a great idea.

I was at the hospital recently having one of those awkward tests and the technician lightened the mood by making small talk. She asked about my business as she noticed the logo on my shirt. I answered I offer moving, downsizing and professional organizing services. She asked if I use those big bins to get rid of the garbage.  I replied absolutely AND you can put almost anything in it that needs to be recycled. She asked can I put my husband in there. We laughed. A temptation I’m sure – but no husbands, wives or even children.

The items that can be placed in a bin are almost limitless and include:

• Wood
• Building materials
• Glass – jars, windows, mirrors, etc.
• Appliances
• Scrap metal
• Electronics
• Old furniture
• Paper – only those that are not personal. Those need to be shredded
• Cardboard
• Plastics

And more…

Yes, you can donate some of these items to places like the Restore.
And, you can find a local scrap metal company to take the items away for free or take old computers to GEEP and get paid for them.

These are all great methods of recycling and if you have the time to coordinate the various tasks, do so. BUT if you need or want this done quickly, a DumpNMove Disposal bin is:

• Economical
• Efficient and
• Environmentally friendly

There are a few items that you cannot be placed in the bins. They are:

Paints – Rona and Lowes accept cans with paint left in them. Empty cans may be placed in the disposal bin or in your blue bin at the curb on recycling day.
Chemical products
• Propane
• Hazardous materials

These items can all be taken to your local hazardous waste depot. Check your area. Click here for The City of Barrie. For The County of Simcoe click here.

Take a thorough inventory of what you have in your home – you might be surprised how much extra stuff you really have and that you can fill a bin.

The contents of disposal bins get sorted at a transfer depot. This means that only those things that are truly garbage go into the landfill.

Everything else gets recycled to its appropriate place. I recommend DumpNMove who I use for all my moving and downsizing projects. Proprietor, Dan Anderson provides excellent customer service and great pricing. (And if you are in need of commercial waste disposal, Dan is your guy).

Again, evaluate all the things you have in your home, garage, basement, and workshop. If it’s not economical for you to rent a bin on your own ask a few neighbours or family members if they would like to join you in downsizing their home and property.


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