Como Disposal Blog

Time to Remove that Old Garage?

Como Disposal - Friday, June 21, 2019
A garage is in an integral part of a home. We use it to store cars, tools, lawn equipment and holiday décor. However, in older homes these structures can become run down and in need of replacement or removal. Do you have an old garage on your property that is no longer safe? Are you considering ways to remove it? Getting rid of such a structure can be dangerous work. Many garages will have plumbing, gas and electrical considerations. Think twice before you decide to tackle this project yourself for the sake of saving a few bucks.

It can be a difficult job to remove, no matter if your garage is part of your house or a separate standing structure. They are built with heavy products such as wood, steel, brick and concrete. If not handled properly you could be seriously injured. Old roofs and doors can fall and hurt an inexperienced person. You’ll want to find a company that specializes in demolition and will get the job done properly and safely. The pros will take care of all necessary permits, the dumpster bin coordination and debris removal in a quick and efficient manner. They will construct a solid plan and ensure that precautions are taken so the work site will be safe.



Choose a company that has all the right machinery and tools to get the job done properly. They will take care that the rest of your property and the neighbour’s isn’t damaged. Every project is unique. Garages can be unpredictable in how they fall, so having experienced demolition experts do the job is very important. A good company will ensure you get the results you are looking for, leaving a clean space with no sign of the former structure. 

The cost of having an expert come in depends on a number of factors such as location on your property and complexity of removal. No matter what the cost, I think some things are just better left to the professionals.

Como Excavation, Demolition and Disposal has more than 40 years experience throughout the GTA. With Como you can be sure that everything is completed safely and correctly from beginning to end.  Como guarantees the lowest pricing, on-time service and quality customer care. Call them at 647-693-9991 or email them at info@comodisposal.com and they'll help you out and answer any questions you might have.

Removing a Concrete Patio or Driveway

Como Disposal - Saturday, May 04, 2019
Do you have an old cracked, uneven walkway, patio or driveway you are looking to replace? Are you unsure of how to go about removing it? Hopefully this blog will give you some ideas on how to hire the right contractor and how to dispose of the old waste.

Old concrete surfaces can be extremely dangerous and unattractive. You may want to tackle this project yourself but it can be backbreaking and if you don’t do it correctly it may end up costing you more money in the end. Hiring a qualified contractor will basically reduce your headaches of trying to remove the heavy concrete on your own.

You should choose a reputable contractor with trained and certified professionals to get the job done efficiently and safely. They will plan and execute your demolition project from start to finish.  Once you find a reliable contractor, they will inform you of any precautions that need to be taken such as if any permits are required and if utility companies need to come and mark dangerous areas. The cost of removal will depend on the size of the area, thickness of the concrete, disposal fees and your physical location. The contractor will use saws, jackhammers and a Bobcat with a hydraulic or pneumatic breaker attachment to break up the concrete. Once in manageable chunks the Bobcat will load up a dumpster for easy removal. The contractor will then haul the load away to a landfill site or even better a recycling facility.


 
You may be thinking of tackling this yourself to save money but it is a tiring, messy, tedious, demanding job.  Renting equipment and hiring a waste removal company can quickly add up. It shouldn’t take more than a day for a professional to get the job done efficiently with all the proper equipment. When you consider all this, hiring a professional makes the most sense. I’d say that’s money well spent!
Como has the knowledge, skill and tools to complete your project without any hassle.  

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 info@comodisposal.com and they'll help you out and answer any questions you might have. 

How to Prepare for a Dumpster Delivery

Como Disposal - Thursday, April 18, 2019

It’s that time of year that spring cleaning, home renovations and landscaping projects are in full swing.  The best way to get rid of unwanted junk, construction debris and yard waste is to rent a dumpster.  To save time and hassle, it is best to have a plan of where to put the dumpster and have the area prepared before delivery.  This will ensure that the process will be free of problems.

When ordering your dumpster by phone or online, be sure to let the company know where you plan to put it so they can let you know if it is a viable option.   

A hard, flat surface is an ideal location.  The area should be at least a 16 feet wide to accommodate the truck and its mechanics.  Also keep height in mind; the area should be clear of tree limbs, hanging wires etc.  The drop-off zone should be clear of vehicles, kid’s toys, fences, debris, garbage cans etc at the time you are expecting delivery, exchange, or pickup.  If the container is being placed on a driveway or other asphalt that is in good condition, you should place large pieces of plywood where the bin is to be located to avoid damage.

You should not consider placing your dumpster on a hill (for obvious reasons!) or soft surfaces where the delivery truck could get stuck.  If your dumpster is going to be sitting on the street make sure you have the proper city permits. 

Dumpsters rarely cause damage but be careful with heavy loads such as concrete or roof shingles.  Be mindful of the stated weight limit of the dumpster. 

Be sure to make note of your delivery date and time! A dumpster rental is a simple and safe way to dispose of your unwanted waste especially when you are prepared!

Consider Como Disposal for your waste removal needs.  It is your best option for reliable and cost-effective dumpster rental in Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Etobicoke and western GTA.  We guarantee that we'll provide you with excellent pricing, on-time delivery & pick-up and quality customer service. They are professional, dependable and great to work with. Call them at 647-693-9991 or email them at info@comodisposal.com and they'll help you out and answer any questions you might have.

Renting A Dumpster For Your Landscape Projects

Como Disposal - Monday, March 25, 2019
As the temperatures rise, so will the urge to get outdoors. Are you itching to get in the yard and clean up after a long winter?

How you dispose of your landscaping debris will depend on the size of the job. Yard waste bags are ideal if you are doing a basic clean up, but they can only hold so much. If your project involves a lot of debris, then you may want to rent a dumpster to make your cleanup much easier. It can be placed in a convenient location, so you aren’t left with piles of waste on your lawn.

Dumpsters come in various sizes, so assess your project and determine the size you will need. If you aren’t sure, contact the dumpster rental company and they can assist you.

Projects may include:
Resodding
Tearing out an old brick patio, pathway, wood deck or driveway
Clearing brush and other debris
Creating new flower beds
Clearing downed trees and overgrown bushes
Garden shed removal

You can use the bin to dispose of:
Old decking, fencing and lumber
Garden debris: leaves, branches, trees, hedge clippings, sod, dirt etc.
Lawn clippings
Gravel, bricks, concrete
Old patio furniture
Note: you can not put liquid waste or hazardous materials in the bin.



If you will be getting a roll-off bin, there should be at least a 16-foot-wide access to the bin site to accommodate the truck and its mechanics. If it's going on the street, make sure you have the proper city permits. No vehicles should be parked near the bin site at a time you are expecting a placement, exchange, or pickup. If the bin is being placed on a driveway or other asphalt that is in good condition, you may want to place large pieces of plywood where the bin is to be located to avoid damage.

Make this the year that you tackle your overgrown backyard and create a spectacular oasis that you can enjoy all summer.

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 info@comodisposal.com, we’re happy to help!

Spring Cleaning Tips - Benefits of Renting a Dumpster

Como Disposal - Wednesday, March 13, 2019
With temperatures warming up, many of us get the Spring-cleaning bug. For some it is a simple surface clean but if you are like me, you might be ready to purge your house of too much clutter. Here are a few tips on how to make this task easier.

1. Make a Plan 

Deciding to get rid of things we have accumulated over the years can seem overwhelming but if you have a plan it can be easier. Tackle one room at a time to make the task less daunting.

2. Get in a Zone

It is essential for me to get in a zone to tackle my spring cleaning as efficiently as possible. I set out all the cleaning products I will need, have garbage bags and boxes ready and put on my favourite playlist to keep my spirits up!

3. Get Rid of Clutter

Try to remove every item from the room. It is a time-consuming process, but you can take inventory of what you want to keep and what you want to dispose of. Once emptied, it is easy to do a thorough dusting and vacuuming. Place the items you want to keep back in the room and dispose of the ones you want to get rid of. If you haven’t used an item in a year, do you really need it? Consider donating your gently used items to your local shelter.

4. Rent a Dumpster

Large projects like cleaning out the garage or attic will definitely require a dumpster. Dumpster rentals are a hassle-free way to dispose of your unwanted items. You will be able to throw away large furniture, carpets, appliances, mattresses etc. without having to wait for your towns big trash day pick-up. By renting a dumpster you can fill it with your junk and then have it hauled away at your convenience. Have your dumpster positioned so that you can quickly and easily fill it.

Getting your Spring cleaning done early will allow you to enjoy the warmer weather and the upcoming fun Summer months. When you are finished you will feel that a huge weight (of stuff!) has been lifted from you.

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 info@comodisposal.com and they'll help you out and answer any questions you might have. 



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 info@comodisposal.com 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 info@comodisposal.com 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 info@comodisposal.com, 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 info@comodisposal.com and we'll certainly consider it.

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