spring cleaning with automated waste services

Find out how Automated Waste Services can help you with your spring cleaning.

Spring cleaning season is in full swing across the nation, and you can almost smell the Lysol in the air! ‘Tis the season for dusting, de-cluttering, trash removal, and open windows. In and around Springfield, Missouri, Automated Waste Services has the waste management service and supplies you need to get your home in tip-top shape after a long, cold, winter. We’re more than just a residential trash service, we’re your partner in cleanliness. Here are some ways to give your Spring cleaning a boost:

Rent a Roll Off Dumpster

Perhaps it’s a bit obvious for a waste management company like Automated Waste Services to suggest renting a roll off dumpster for your spring cleaning needs, but we recommend it for a good reason. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average person accumulates over 1, 600 pounds of trash per year! Garbage collection and waste management is a $75 billion industry, with approximately 400, 000 workers collecting more than 400 billion pounds of trash each year. And that’s just the trash that we throw away every day. Imagine how much builds up over time in the form of too-tight clothes, old college textbooks, falling-apart furniture, and other clutter clogging up your hallways.

Needless to say, even if you think you don’t need a dumpster, there’s a good chance you do, especially if your seasonal cleaning includes home improvement projects that are likely to result in significant amounts of waste. If dumpster delivery and disposal is out of your budget, consider renting a roll off dumpster. Roll off dumpsters help keep costs low because you can haul your discarded waste to the local landfill or recycling center yourself.

Additionally, dumpsters are actually perfect for short-term storage of furniture and other household items (handy tip: if you’re using one for both storage and disposal, we recommend you use it for storage first). Instead of clogging up yet another room with furniture while you’re sprucing up the paint in the dining room, stash it in a roll off dumpster or conex box. Your home will stay clutter and chaos-free, your items will be safely stored, and you’ll rest a bit easier knowing you got your money’s worth from your versatile rental.

Eliminate the Eyesores

We all have them: piles of leftover lumber propped up beside the storage shed, dry-rotting bald tires from a car we don’t own anymore, even rusty, crumbling playsets that the kids outgrew long ago. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to finally roll up your sleeves and tackle them head on.

This is where the aforementioned roll off dumpster solution comes in handy, but if you’re not ready to take that step, many garbage collection services, including Automated Waste Services, will allow you to schedule bulk trash removal several days in advance. Simply call your garbage collector and let them know you’ll have a large load of material to be hauled away, and they’ll work with you to get it done.

Form a (Good) New Habit

Spring cleaning is also the perfect time to start a new Earth-friendly habit, such as recycling or composting. If you currently don’t recycle or would like to become more diligent, take some time during your Spring cleaning and set aside discarded items that can be recycled or donated. Establish a collection and storage method for recyclable materials around the house. This is a great way to get young children involved in household chores too. Children as young as three can help look for bottles, plastic jugs, paper products, and many other items that can be recycled. When your new recycling bins are full, call us at Automated Waste Services to find out how to participate in our curbside recycling program.

Spring is a season of rebirth and renewal, which is why it’s a perfect time to “start over”. Automated Waste Services can help you breathe new life into your home and find ways to make your life easier. Contact us today to learn more about our services and equipment, and happy cleaning!