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Tearing Down a House to Rebuild Your Dream Home

Como Disposal - Friday, February 22, 2019

You are looking for a new home in an established neighbourhood. You love the area and a certain lot but not the aging house sitting on it. Instead of remodeling, a popular option is a complete demolition of the house and rebuilding your custom dream home.  

Choosing the right demolition company to tear down the existing home is crucial to get the job done safely, efficiently and responsibly. Pick a reputable contractor that has specialized skills, equipment and most importantly the experience. The more experience a contractor has, the more likely it is that they will know how to tackle your project in the most effective way possible. Fully trained and certified professionals will plan and execute your demolition project from start to finish. Make sure that they are able to give you an explicit timeline and action plan including safety concerns of the demolition work. Your contractor should help secure all the proper permits.

There are many risks associated with demolition and you need ensure that the appropriate precautions have been taken and that the site is safe. People and property near your demolition are vulnerable so look for a contractor with a great safety record. 
A well trained crew and updated equipment is essential. They should be able to operate heavy equipment such as excavators, bulldozers and cranes skillfully and safely. Make sure they will haul away debris and deal with the appropriate disposal of it.

The right contractor should have extensive experience in handling all of these aspects. Como Excavation, Demolition and Disposal has more than 40 years experience throughout the GTA. By choosing Como Disposal, you can be sure that your entire demolition project is completed safely and correctly from beginning to end.  They guarantee the lowest pricing, on-time service and quality customer care. Call them at 647-693-9991 or email them at and they'll help you out and answer any questions you might have.

A Plan for Downsizing Your Home

Como Disposal - Tuesday, February 12, 2019
According to a recent survey by Royal LePage, more and more baby boomers are considering downsizing. There are various reasons for this including empty nesters whose children have moved out or those searching for more affordable accommodations. Many people have accumulated an abundance of “stuff” over the years. When moving to a smaller space you will want to purge and rid yourself of many things.

Sorting through a lifetime of possessions can be overwhelming and extremely emotional. Having a plan on how to get rid of your things will make this daunting task a little more manageable.

4 Tips For Downsizing

Here are some helpful hints on how I downsized and got rid of most of my possessions.  

  1. Take inventory of your belongings. Go through your belongings and decide what to keep, throw out, donate or sell. This can be a difficult process; you’ll have to separate your wants and your needs. 
  2. After deciding what to keep (at least initially!) I sold most big items online and then set up a garage sale to make a few extra bucks. I first allowed family and friends to go through my things. I now enjoy seeing them use my favourite things when I go home. 
  3. Donate items that will be of use to others. Charities such as Value Village, Diabetes Association or local shelters will gladly take your unwanted items.
  4. You’ll be surprised (or maybe not) at how much you have is actually trash. Save yourself the many trips to the dump and rent a dumpster. They don’t take up much room in your driveway and allow you to dispose of your junk efficiently. Dumpster drop off and removal makes disposal of your trash quick and easy.  When possible, the dumpster rental company can even recycle some items, minimizing the waste going into landfills which is great for the environment.

Although stressful at the time, after downsizing, I can honestly say I feel lighter, happier, freer and ready to start fresh.

Are you Interested in Renting a Dumpster Bin?

If you live in the greater Mississauga area including Oakville, Burlington and the western GTA and are looking to rent a dumpster, look no further than Como Disposal. We found them to be professional, dependable and great to work with. Call them at 647-693-9991 or email them at and they'll help you out and answer any questions you might have.

What Materials Can I Put In A Dumpster?

Como Disposal - Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Cleaning out your house? 
Renovating a kitchen? 
Getting a new roof? 
No matter what the project, you are able to throw most of your unwanted junk and trash into a dumpster for safe and easy removal. Big or small, even items that are rejected by city garbage collection services are acceptable. The dumpster company will do their best to recycle your waste when able.

Items you can throw in a dumpster

Wood – fencing, decking, firewood, old lumber.
Construction materials – debris, drywall, tiling, wallboard, Sheetrock.
Garden debris – branches, tree and hedge clippings, sod, dirt.
Furniture – couches/sofas, desks, file cabinets, tables, dressers, sofa beds, mattresses.
Appliances – fridges, freezers, stoves, dish washers, washers and dryers.
Basement, garage, shed and attic junk – boxes, books, old tools, tires.
Electronics – computers, monitors, copy machines, printers.
Garbage – cardboard, rubbish, paper.
Concrete – from broken pathways or flooring.
Roofing items – cedar and asphalt shingles.
Renovation junk – walls, doors, windows, plywood, drywall, floor boards, plasterboard and frames, etc.
Old tires – there is an added disposal charge for tires.

There are numerous items that cannot be disposed of because of safety hazards, environmental threats and local restrictions.

Items that can’t go in rental dumpsters (liquid waste or hazardous waste)

• Combustible or flammable liquids
• Propane tanks 
• Paint 
• Paint thinner 
• Solvents 
• Items explicitly listed as hazardous

For safe and eco-friendly disposal of the wastes not allowed in dumpsters, drop them off at your local Waste Management site.
Always discuss the debris or waste you are wanting to dispose of with your dumpster rental company first. They’ll guide you to what’s allowed and what isn't. Call Como Excavation, Demolition and Disposal at 888-749-1335 or email us at, we’re  happy to help!!

How A Dumpster Rental Can Make Your Cleanup Easier

Como Disposal - Thursday, January 17, 2019

If your big, home cleanup project will take more than a few garbage bags to remove your junk, a dumpster rental is your go-to solution for fast and efficient waste removal. Trash disposal is not as easy as often thought especially with the regulations imposed on waste management. Here are some reason why renting a dumpster would make your cleanup easier. 

1. Save Time

When you rent a dumpster, you have the ability to toss your junk directly into the garbage on-site while you are cleaning. No loading the car, no trips to the dump. You never realize how much garbage you have until you have to load it in the car! The dumpster company will drop off and pick up the dumpster allowing you to get your cleaning done quicker.

2. A Safer Work Environment

A dumpster is the perfect option for keeping your work environment clean and your junk out of sight. Waste will immediately be deposited into the bin instead of lying around; your work space will be safer with less chance of falling over piles of garbage.

3. Save Money

In many cases, it is cheaper to rent a dumpster to dispose of your trash. Take into consideration the cost to dump your debris at the local landfill, cost of gas to make numerous runs, not to mention the possible damage that could occur to your car. Be sure to order the right size dumpster; at Como Disposal we provide the best size to fit your needs for the same price, but many don’t do that, and paying more for a dumpster that is only half full makes no sense. Call Como Disposal so we can recommend that best size dumpster for your job so you have one that’s big enough, but isn’t taking up more space than necessary.

4. Environmental Disposal

Instead of you having to figure out where to dispose what, the dumpster rental company will take care of all disposal and save you from the troubles of getting rid of the junk yourself. When possible, the dumpster rental company can even get some of the things recycled, minimizing the waste going into landfills. Keep in mind that hazardous waste should not be disposed of in a dumpster.

Let the professionals at Como Disposal take care of all your disposal needs. If you think a dumpster rental would help make your home cleanup easier, call us today at 888-749-1335. We guarantee that we'll provide you with excellent pricing, on-time delivery & pick-up and quality customer service.

Como Disposal Sponsors The Oakville Santa Claus Parade

- Thursday, December 20, 2018
We are proud to have had the opportunity here at Como Disposal to be a sponsor of the 2018 Oakville Santa Claus Parade and it was a tremendous success judging by the thousands of people that lined the streets.  The theme of the parade was "Celebrating 70 Years" to commemorate how long Oakville has held the event.  There were an assortment of floats, marching bands and so much more including of course St. Nick himself.  At Como Disposal we've been fortunate to be doing so much work in Oakville over the years whether it's demolition projects, excavation jobs or dumpster bin rentals and we're so happy to be able to give back.  If you have any suggestions as to how we can give back to the great town of Oakville please feel free to contact us and we'll certainly consider it.

3 Reasons To Consider Dumpster Bin Rental in the GTA

- Thursday, February 02, 2017

If you are a home or business owner in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) planning a project that will generate a substantial amount of trash, a dumpster bin rental is a great way to take a lot of the hassle and responsibility of proper disposal out of your hands. Projects like demolition, roofing, or even clearing out a basement can quickly produce massive amounts of waste that can end up causing a lot of annoyance for you if you are not properly prepared with a dumpster bin rental. Here are 3 reasons to consider dumpster bin rental in the GTA.

1. Saves Time

Your time is one of the most valuable things you have. Putting a dollar amount on the time you would spend sorting through the garbage, arranging transportation to a dump, and unloading it all when you get to the dump quickly gives a perspective on how expensive hauling away your own garbage can be. If you are like most people, your time is better spent in keeping your home or business in order while the renovation, demolition or move is going on. A dumpster bin rental in the GTA ends up saving you precious time and money.

2. Convenience 

How much trash did you say you would be generating? Where are you going to put it all once it’s been removed from your home or business? Even if you can get a pickup truck or a big SUV to place the garbage in, you should consider the dirt and grime that may accumulate on or in your vehicles. This also ties up the vehicle from being used for anything else while it is being filled. And your vehicles will likely be making multiple trips to the dump to dispose of everything during the project.

A dumpster bin rental offers a better solution. At a time of your choosing, the bin is placed where you want it at your home or business and picked up when you are ready for it to be hauled away. This saves you the hassle of taking your vehicles back and forth from the dump and burning up your hard earned dollars with gas tank fillings and wear and tear on your vehicles. Also, no need to bag or box up the trash or solve the puzzle of fitting big pieces of garbage in a trash can. Just toss it into the dumpster bin and dust yourself off.

3. Disposal 

Organizing transportation and storage for the garbage as it accumulates is bad enough. If you do not have a dumpster bin rental, you are also responsible for disposing of the garbage correctly and in line with all regulations. You will need to use the internet and phone to search for a dump and make sure that they accept the type of waste that your home or business project is generating. If you decide to just leave it out by the curb and hope that the trash trucks will pick it up, you should keep in mind that many municipalities have restrictions on what is permitted to be put in the trash.

You save yourself a lot of hassle by renting a dumpster bin. The rental company takes care of all disposal and saves you from the troubles of disposing off the junk yourself. When possible, the rental company can even get some of the things recycled, minimizing the waste going into landfills.

No matter what your project is we have a dumpster for you. To order a bin online you can simply click this link for our Dumpster Bin Rental page. If you don't know what size would be best for you feel free to give us a call at (905) 671-3795 and tell us what you're doing and we can recommend the best size dumpster for the job. 

Is Your Attic Full of Clutter? Here are Some Simple Tips for Decluttering

- Monday, January 30, 2017

For a cluttered attic space, you should consider a dumpster rental so you can plan to tackle the mess and get it organized permanently.

Along with a dumpster rental, use these sensible tips used by home makeover experts.

Gather Some Basic Supplies

These would include:

  • Work gloves
  • Knee pads
  • Bags for rubbish
  • Boxes (clear plastic with lids and paper ones)
  • Marking pens
  • At least one friend or family member as a helper

Eliminate What Could Be Used By Someone Else

Start at one end of the attic, and look for items that are:

  • Broken or outdated
  • Things you really do not need any more

The key here is to be ruthless. For instance, if you have not worn that dress for years, how likely is it that you will?  If you have totally forgotten that you own a certain book, tool or household item, how important can it be? Mark a box for donation, and place these items in it. Bag what is essentially rubbish, and tote it down to an area outdoors for disposal.

Look at What is Left and Make Storage Categories

Break your attic space into categories such as photos and souvenirs, clothes, hobby items, book, Christmas, and so on.  This is a great time to put up some shelving or install hooks to get as much as possible off the floor and to utilize the vertical space.  As you create categories, move important things into that area.

Re-sort the Items You are Keeping.

Prioritize your saved items so that the ones you will use most frequently are the easiest to access. For example, you will use your floor-scrubbing machine more frequently than your Christmas decorations. So, make sure you put that cleaning tool closer to the attic door.

Choose an Expert Dumpster Rental Company

A dumpster can hold anything from scrap metal, cardboard, drywall, wood and plaster to roofing materials, clean earth and asphalt. Check with your local municipality for correct disposal of any liquid or hazardous waste.

Looking to rent? You can order a dumpster rental here on our website by clicking here to go to our dumpster bin rental page. If you'd prefer, you can give us a call at (905) 671-3795 or fill in the short form below and we’d be happy to explain exactly what your dumpster rental will cost.

Demolition Services In Mississauga

- Wednesday, January 04, 2017

If you are a homeowner looking for demolition services in Mississauga, you have probably come to the realization that having dilapidated structures on your property is a huge liability.  When these structures begin to fail, they become a real hazard for people, pets and other structures around them.  The wise homeowner will look for ways to make their property safer, protecting people, property and their wallets.

The lifespan of a structure

All structures fall victim to the elements, and at some point need to be either repaired or torn down. When they have outlived their usefulness or are not worth repairing, demolition is the answer.

A structure that has seen better days can be dangerous. Children or pets playing in or near the structure could be injured if the structure fails. Lose siding and exposed nail heads could catch a child’s clothing or skin. A storm could bring the old building to the ground, taking with it power lines and damaging adjacent structures like other buildings or fences.

Commonly Demolished Structures 

  • Garages
  • Tool sheds
  • Carports
  • Greenhouses
  • Potting sheds
  • Storage sheds
  • Porches
  • Barns
  • Shade structures

Benefits of Demolishing old Structures

  • Makes property safer
  • Decreases possibility of damaging other structures if the old one fails
  • Decreases possibility of insurance claims
  • Improves the appearance of your property
  • Improved the value of your property

Removing an old structure reduces liability, improves the look of your property, protects people, pets and other structures, and could clear the way for updated buildings that could better serve your needs.

Demolition Services in Mississauga

So you have decided to take care of business and remove that old structure before it collapses or hurts someone.  That’s a wise move.  The best approach to deal with that structure is to hire professional demolition services in Mississauga that will quickly dismantle the structure and haul it all away. A professional demolition company will:

  • Help secure the proper permits
  • Create a plan to safely and quickly remove the structure
  • Use experienced crews
  • Use proper equipment to complete the job
  • Haul away debris and deal with its appropriate disposal

Additionally, reputable demolition services are licensed and bonded which means they are liable for the entire demolition process and any claims that may come out of it.   For example, if a crew member is injured while on the job or workers damage your property, the demolition company’s insurance would cover the costs. Having professional demolition services in Mississauga do the job will save you time, money and frustration in the long run, while protecting you from liability if something were to go wrong.

Call Us Today

By choosing Como Disposal, you are getting an all-around professional service for all your demolition and disposal needs. We guarantee the lowest pricing, on-time service and quality customer care. If you have any questions you can call us at (416) 252-6641 or email us at and we'd be happy to help you out.

Oil Tank Removal Tips & Responsibility

- Friday, November 25, 2016

This information relates specifically to oil tank removal tips and responsibilities relative to Ontario Canada. Environmental concerns have led to increased awareness concerning oil tank removal responsibility on behalf of homeowners who currently use or previously used oil for heating their homes. Years ago, the use of fuel oil for heating was much more prevalent than today. As access to natural gas increased, many homeowners made the switch from oil and left their oil tanks in place.

What Prompted the Need for Oil Tank Removal

In many cases, oil tanks that were taken out of service were filled with sand and capped according to previous requirements before Ontario’s “Fuel Oil Regulation” went into effect. The new requirement from the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) puts the oil tank removal responsibility on the homeowner for unused oil tanks on their property.

The TSSA requires that all underground storage tanks must be registered with them. If the owner of the property ceases to use their tank, they must submit an application to the TSSA to determine whether it can stay in place or whether it needs to be removed. If it is determined the tank needs to be removed, it must be performed by a Petroleum Mechanic 2 (PM 2) who is registered with the TSSA.

Dangers of Not Removing or Improper Oil Tank Removal

An oil storage tank that is left underground is at risk for leaks, which can cause significant environmental damage. Even if the oil tank has been filled with sand and capped, moisture can still cause the storage tank to rust and leak oil. If a tank has been out of service for at least two years, the property owner is required by law to have it removed.

Contamination from oil leaks in some cases can cost a homeowner up to $50,000 or more if they do not have proper insurance on their tank or have failed to register their tank with the TSSA. Damage to the environment can include contamination to:

  • Surface water
  • Groundwater systems
  • Sewer systems
  • Soil

Tanks that are currently in service are also at risk of leaks from rusting. TSSA regulations require that oil tanks must receive maintenance every year by a TSSA-certified oil burner technician. Every 10 years, the tank must undergo a thorough inspection to ensure it is in good condition.

Oil Tank Removal Responsibility Falls on the Property Owner

It is important that before purchasing property that you verify that there are no abandoned oil tanks on it. If you assume ownership of the property, oil tank removal responsibility may transfer to you from the previous owner.

What is the cost of oil tank removal?

The cost of oil tank removal varies depending on whether it is a basement or above ground tank. If you have an oil tank that needs to be taken out, contact us for a low cost quote at (416) 252-6641 or email us at and we'd be happy to discuss your project with you.

By choosing Como Disposal, you are getting an all-around professional service for all your demolition and disposal needs including underground oil tank removal. We guarantee the lowest pricing, on-time service and quality customer care. If you have any questions you can call us at (416) 252-6641 or email us at and we'd be happy to help you out.

10 Signs You Need Dumpster Rental

- Wednesday, October 05, 2016

As winter approaches in Oakville Ontario, dumpster rental services are helping many families clear out the clutter and make way for new memories. On-site dumpsters make it easier to throw away large and awkward waste, and they’re a great excuse to downsize. Here are 10 signs that you need a dumpster rental this fall.

1. You’re moving

Packing up for a big move? Don’t waste time, energy or money by transporting stuff you don’t actually need or want. Rent a dumpster to make it as easy as possible to chuck whatever doesn’t make the cut.

2. You’re renovating

If you’re tearing out old flooring or getting rid of old furniture, let an Oakville dumpster rental service handle your leftovers. Now you can get right to work on the upgrades!

3. Your attic is full of clutter

Many homeowners don’t even know what’s in the back of their attic. Improve ventilation by tossing the garbage.

4. Your basement has become a storage space

If every seasonal cleaning spree sends another layer of junk downstairs, it might be time to revisit all those piles. You’ll free up space for things that are more fun than storage, and if you go the extra mile, you might even add to the value of your home! A finished basement increases your home’s square footage.

5. You have kids

Kids outgrow toys and clothes, increase the wear and tear on furniture, and inspire more frequent renovations. Whether you have a growing family or an empty nest, your house is probably filled with souvenirs from childhood phases that ended a long time ago.

6. Your yard is high-maintenance

Do you spend every weekend trimming trees, clipping bushes and pulling weeds? Large and well-landscaped yards usually result in oversized amounts of dead plants, which can kill grass, attract bugs and become eyesores. Clear out those piles of yard waste once and for all by hiring an Oakville dumpster rental service.

7. You have a shed

Sheds are magnets for garden clutter, so you can probably make some room in yours. Give yourself the gift of a new and improved outdoor storage space! Clear out the rusty tools and dusty rags, and make future lawn work easier.

8. Your closets and shelves are overflowing

Can you name everything that’s in your closet, or are there corners you haven’t seen in years? Rent a dumpster, and eliminate the useless junk once and for all.

9. Did you experience a flood?

Water damage is a ticking time bomb. If your home was recently flooded, it’s crucial to clear out the soggy boards and furniture as fast as possible.

10. Are you getting a new roof?

A dumpster makes it easy to toss shingles, nails, staples and planks of wood straight off the roof.

If any of these signs sound familiar, your home is a great candidate for a mass removal of unwanted clutter. Do your family a favor, and invest in the best dumpster rental Oakville has to offer. If you would like to arrange a trash bin rental you can do it right here on our website by clicking on this link to go to our dumpster bin rental page. If you'd prefer, you can give us a call at (905) 671-3795 or fill in the short form below and we’d be happy to explain exactly what your dumpster rental will cost.

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