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Four tips for keeping yourself and your vehicle safe while you wait.
1501 W Old Plank RdColumbia, MO 65203
I have tried to call Brian Miller MANY times over the last 2 days and got no answer, no call back, and no email reply. I give up!
Four tips for keeping yourself and your vehicle safe while you wait.
When a car is damaged by an accident or weather, what can be repaired and what must be replaced? Or is it time to buy a new car?
No matter whether an accident involved a freshly licensed teen or an experienced driver, knowing what to do (or not do) is essential to bouncing back.
I thought my car had completely died and had called Tiger Tow to tow it to a shop to replace my battery but Tiger Tow actually fixed my loose cables for me and brought my car back! I was able to drive it to the shop to get it fixed. Was there very quickly and super friendly. I’m so grateful and Tiger Tow was so helpful so I would highly HIGHLY recommend!
Affordable, locally owned, fast and clean.Low over head means lower prices for our community! I would recommend them to everyone!
I waited SIX months for repair parts for my manual wheelchair. I was told they were ordered three different times, was told they couldn't order it until they had something else from my doctor (which they already had cause I hand delivered it to them), already paid my portion out of pocket to order the parts. Nothing but excuses, lies, and runaround. I highly suggest you use another company. My chair is dangerous to be in right now because of the repairs it needs, it's even worse after waiting six months for nothing. Customer safety is not a concern of this company.
I would not suggest taking your car here. I thought they were great a first due to there promtness. However, I had to bring my car back in less than a month due to the same issue. With my second time of business they were rude, misplaced items to my car and left a mess in my interior. I will never take my car here again. And am extremely displease with there service.
Still not satisfied with my truck got it back I would not recommend this shop to any of my friends thay have seen what I have been through with this shop now I will only use ford thanks for the expensive learning experience.
Going to give a HUGE shout-out to Dave Cunningham and his mechanics at the Business Loop location for their service. Dave's business philosophy is centered around transparency and honesty and his mechanics follow the same philosophy. They will physically bring you into the shop under the lift and show you what needs to be done to your car if something needs to be repaired. They won't just hand you a piece of paper with an estimate of what supposedly needs to be done. As someone who isn't that knowledgeable about vehicles, I appreciate the fact that I won't be screwed so that a location can "make their numbers" by being sold parts and services that aren't needed. Looking for an honest shop? Go see Dave Cunningham and his merry band of mechanics at the Business Loop location. Highly recommended!
Tiger Towing is the best. I had a friend who's daughter was locked in the car and the driver came in less than 6 minutes. He hurried and we couldn't have been more grateful. I will always call Tiger Towing!
No returned calls, lies about placing orders with manufacturers, or doctors' offices, promising to send faxes or make calls, and then lo and behold...doctors' offices say they have not been contacted. Waiting ridiculous lengths of time for medical equipment; it's going on a year now—still no equipment. I’m continually calling to get something done, and being stonewalled and lied to. Finally got a call this morning from a rude guy...someone other than I have previously dealt with, and he acts like I need to get him info that has been available from my doctor since September, and this is end of April. He was condescending in tone...as if it's due to my negligence they don't have this info, and not their own lackadaisical business practices and personnel traits. I'm not sure how they're even still in business. Try another company...they're not there to help, they're just showing up for an unearned paycheck.
I will definitely take my car here from now on. They have new management and staff. They were very eager and went out of their way to help me run down a problem I had with my car's brakes for over a year. After getting new pads and adjustments the noise was still there. I brought it back 2 more times.... they worked on it and finally got it fixed, after two other places I took it to couldn't even figure out what was wrong and wanted to charge me "diagnostic fees" to figure it out.. On the second and third return trip the Custom Automotive they didn't charge me a dime for the work they did. And they worked on it for at least half an hour to an hour both times to try to figure out what it was. I would highly recommend them. I used to take my car to there location by the Mall. But I'll be going to the Business Loop location from now on
They charged me $70 for "diagnostic" after I told them the problem and what needed to be replaced. So replacing an $18 part that took less than an hour came to the total of $137. Enough said. Do not go here if you care about your money or having honest service
Waste management is more than just a smelly chore. Depending on where you live, it can be complicated and subject to a variety of local laws.
People produce a lot of waste, and proper disposal of that waste is essential for maintaining healthy living environments. Not only is garbage unpleasant to be around, but it also breeds bacteria, attracts pests, and takes up more space than you might imagine. So, governments create rules to properly dispose of it.
There are four main ways the trash gets taken out:
Landfills are by far the most common form of waste disposal. In the year 2013 alone, the U.S. sent 294 million tons of trash to landfills. While many people might think of landfills as simply a hole in the ground filled with trash, they are carefully planned out and expertly constructed structures. They have bottom liners made of either clay or plastic and are covered with soil daily. Landfills are designed to prevent the trash inside from coming in contact with environmental factors, including water and air.
Landfills are different than dumps, which don't attempt to separate the garbage from the surrounding environment. Typically, landfills also have runoff collection ponds, drop-off stations, and a buffer area around the premises. This keeps everything contained and reduces the effects on the environment and community.
Recycling means using existing material to create new products. The goal is to reduce pollution associated with creating new materials and decrease waste going to landfills. A wide range of commonly used products can be recycled, including:
While the U.S. has no national recycling laws, some state and local governments have implemented their own requirements.
Incineration, also called waste-to-energy, involves burning trash, usually to produce electricity for homes or businesses. Though this practice is common in Europe, the U.S. has been hesitant to adopt this method of waste disposal. However, some cities are beginning to embrace the technology. As recycling costs have gone up and participation in recycling efforts have gone down, some cities are turning to incineration for their garbage removal.
Composting refers only to organic substances, like food and paper waste. Composting quickly breaks down matter, and the resulting material can be used for agricultural or landscaping purposes, as it is filled with nutrients that are great for plants.
Garbage is something most people don't want to handle more than they have to. Thankfully, cities arrange for workers to take your trash away for you. But, did you know that there are different types of trash that require different people to handle?
Trash removal refers to the waste collectors who come to your curb or building's dumpster on a weekly basis to remove the trash. This expense might be included in your utility bill, rent payment or another bill every month. However, you might have other options, depending on where you live. If you decide to hire an independent company instead of relying on the city-provided services, you might be able to save a little bit of money. Most trash removal companies charge between $10 and $40 per month, or $140 to $250 per year.
Junk removal handles items you don't want in your home anymore but can't easily dispose of yourself or in your regular trash. These items might include old furniture, tires, or appliances. Pricing generally depends on the scope of the task. For example, hauling away a hot tub will probably be more difficult than doing so for a couch. Therefore, hot tub removal will be more expensive - generally around $130 - than taking away the couch, which might fall closer to $80. However, some cities may have options to have your large items picked up for free. Check with your local waste management department to find out if this is available in your city and how you can arrange it.
If you separate your compostable garbage from your regular trash, you can pay for a company to come around to pick up your yard and food waste. This generally costs around $100.
Some states and cities have specific recycling rules, like Connecticut and San Francisco. If you live in one of these areas, your city might arrange for workers to pick up your recycling in the same way they pick up your garbage. You'll still have to separate everything out, though. Most companies ask you to put paper recycling in one bin, and plastic and glass in another. Some will also give the option to pick up unsorted recycling for a fee. Some recycling may get sticky, but unless there's solid food or debris stuck on, you probably don't have to worry much about residue.
When recycling pizza boxes and other similar items, rules may vary between cities. Find out from your city's recycling or waste management department to find out the rules about pizza boxes. If they do accept them, it's a good idea to scrape all the cheese and fallen toppings away before recycling the box.
Usually, regular recycling removal costs between $5 and $25 per month if you have one paper bin and one plastic and glass bin. If you have more than this, a fee of $2.50 to $7.50 per bin might be tacked on.
Like junk, waste is comprised of items or substances that you can't easily get rid of yourself. However, it's not always the size that makes removal more difficult. Rather, it's the composition. Waste generally refers to items or substances that could be dangerous to people and the environment, like chemicals, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, old latex paint or debris from a construction project. Solid waste removal generally costs around $160; hazardous waste will cost anywhere between $50 and $100, depending on how much it weighs. Construction waste can usually be taken away for about $200.
Before tossing hazardous waste items in the trash, it's best to look into local rules. Some governments have laws about throwing away batteries, latex paint and other potentially toxic substances. Call your city's waste management department to find out what rules apply to you.
When handling waste, it's important to know how to keep yourself and anyone around you safe. Certain materials can be potential safety hazards. For example, improper handling of chemicals can harm your health, and construction debris haphazardly left around can lead to an injury.
Safety Tips for Handling Hazardous Waste:
Some common examples of hazardous waste you might encounter include:
The average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of hazardous waste every year. However, not everyone knows how to dispose of it. Often, these potentially harmful substances get stowed away until the family moves or does a major cleaning overhaul.
Safety Tips for Handling Construction Waste:
When performing do-it-yourself home upgrades, you may encounter dangerous materials on your own. For example, asbestos, a harmful substance that was previously a popular insulative material, may be found in older homes. If you're handling asbestos on your own:
Other materials, like broken pieces of wood or boards with nails sticking out, should be directly disposed of into your rented dumpster or a designated waste pile. Be sure everyone working with you knows where this is. Also, see that everyone is wearing protective clothing, close-toed shoes, and work gloves. Safety goggles are never a bad idea, either.
If you're new to your area or have questions about trash, recycling, or compost removal options, contact your city's waste management department. Additionally, if you are working on something new that will require additional trash, waste, or junk removal, it's always a good idea to get more information about this prior to beginning your project. If you aren't sure about how to dispose of something, like an old car battery or asbestos you found in your home, contact your local waste management department to find out what they suggest.
If you're putting on a big event or working on a large construction project, your kitchen trash can might not be big enough to hold all of your refuse. Dumpsters can usually be rented from your local waste management department or a close-by dumpster rental company. They are typically rented out on a per-week basis, so they are great for multi-day jobs. But if your project or event will be completed in one day, it might be more cost effective to pay for a junk removal service.
Dumpster-rental costs vary widely, depending on how long you'll need the dumpster and what size you choose. Common sizes include:
The most popular size is the 20-yard dumpster, which is commonly used for outdoor projects or home remodels. Bigger options, like the 30- and 40-yard dumpster, are generally used for major home renovations. They are also ideal for community cleanup events. The smallest sizes can be great for major home clean-outs in the spring or small do-it-yourself remodeling jobs.