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Getting the most out of your dump runs
« on: February 07, 2014, 09:37:41 PM »
Anyone have any tips on getting the most out of your dump runs? No pun intended.

Re: Getting the most out of your dump runs
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 11:36:02 PM »
Look in to what your local garbage collector will take in the recycle. I ended up getting a recycle dumpster. Not only can you put the common things in there but my garbage company allows fabric, shoes, video taps, dvds, plastic toys and a few other things I can't remember right now.
I keep a metal bin that I take to the recycler every few months.
Anything made out of wood (even pressed) that is not sellable goes on Craigslist for free. Usually get picked up in a day or two.
I donate things that are good but I don't want to sell to several local non-profits.
When you sort you end up with very few dump runs.

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Re: Getting the most out of your dump runs
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 10:47:39 AM »
Anyone have any tips on getting the most out of your dump runs?

You have no idea of the self-control I am exercising at this very moment.

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Re: Getting the most out of your dump runs
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 11:33:18 AM »
Look in to what your local garbage collector will take in the recycle. I ended up getting a recycle dumpster. Not only can you put the common things in there but my garbage company allows fabric, shoes, video taps, dvds, plastic toys and a few other things I can't remember right now.
I keep a metal bin that I take to the recycler every few months.
Anything made out of wood (even pressed) that is not sellable goes on Craigslist for free. Usually get picked up in a day or two.
I donate things that are good but I don't want to sell to several local non-profits.
When you sort you end up with very few dump runs.

You beat me to it: Craigslist Free

Amazing what people will take.

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Re: Getting the most out of your dump runs
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 01:30:52 PM »
You have no idea of the self-control I am exercising at this very moment.

I didn't think you would be able to resist.

Re: Getting the most out of your dump runs
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014, 05:39:51 PM »
i used to do a lot of craigslist free adds

the dump runs i made id try and balance large stuff couches and mattresses and stuff with small heavy things like books and records to make their half ton minimum , but then ive was doing this out of a short boxed van a bigger vehicle and i wouldnt need to worry about such things

Re: Getting the most out of your dump runs
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2014, 10:13:03 PM »
I donate what I can.  Where I'm at I can dump for free.

Re: Getting the most out of your dump runs
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2014, 10:17:13 AM »
I also can dump for free(mattresses, couches, pretty much anything that is not considered hazardous) and live I 5 mins from the dump. Most time it is easier for me to just dump it then to try to get someone to take it for free.

Re: Getting the most out of your dump runs
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2014, 12:55:59 PM »
I've got a dumpster in our plaza where I regularly take dumps..

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Re: Getting the most out of your dump runs
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014, 11:00:01 PM »
I've got a dumpster in our plaza where I regularly take dumps..

I'm not even going to go there.   :D   I mean, literally, I'm not going anywhere near that dumpster.  Kidding of course.

Re: Getting the most out of your dump runs
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2014, 10:59:37 AM »
I'm not even going to go there.   :D   I mean, literally, I'm not going anywhere near that dumpster.  Kidding of course.

Of course, my last statement was said tongue in cheek. But I really do throw most of my trash in there. If it fits, they take it. Mattresses fit, that's all I'm really concerned about. But even still, if you're a county resident, you dump free at the county dump site.


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