I agree with all the comments below. They are horrible. Don't fall for their prices. There is a reason for the CHEAP COST!
281 N Naugle RdPekin, IN 47165
From Business: At Scottys Sanitation, customer service is a priority. We will work hard to make sure you are taken care of. We have Roll-off dumpster services as well as portabl…
I had a great experience with the sales rep Aaron and his manager Chris. They are some of the best customer service agents I have ever dealt with. I…
13727 Office Park DrHouston, TX 77070
From Business: Monday-Friday, Call for Quote. ZTERS provides dumpster rentals, portable toilets, fence rentals and more. Portable toilets are great for special events and construction sites. Construction site porta-potties are serviced weekly and billed on a monthly basis. Zters also provides all types of commercial dumpster services and…
13727 Office Park DrHouston, TX 77070
From Business: Monday-Friday, Call for Quote. Zters provides dumpster rentals, portable toilets, fence rentals and more. Portable toilets are great for special events and construction sites. Construction site porta-potties are serviced weekly and billed on a monthly basis. Zters also provides all types of commercial dumpster services and…
I urge all to contact their local officials. Prosecutors Office, Board of health and The Better Business Bureau . I have not had trash pick up in five weeks consecutively. Prior to that eight weeks non consecutively. They auto draft my account . I want a refund and their can off my property.Listen to the joke of the day. Call the his voice mail.
I wish there was an option for zero or negative stars... Wendell from #HoosierPickup you are a sack of dog crap you change your voicemail message every week but it's just a pack of lies. Your voicemail is always full so I can't ever leave a message & no one answers the phone during business hours. There is no excuse for your company being over 3 weeks late getting our garbage. If it is still here Friday when I get off work I'll drop it off to you. I hope the raccoons strew it all over the place for you as it's pretty ripe by now. It's basically considered fraud & false advertisement at this point. You promise a service we pay you for said service yet get no service. I take great satisfaction in the fact that the account you take your funds from has been cancelled so when you try to get your next 3 months $$ it will not go through. *evil laugh*
Very bad service. In the 6 months we've been with them they've picked up on time maybe 5 times. Usually 2 days late. Twice we've been skipped and picked up 9 days later.No one will answer the phone or return messages. Would not recommend them at all.
I am not 100% satisfied with this company but I was reading some of these reviews and they seem maybe a little bitter of nor stretched a little. My trash has definately been missed a handful of times but I have either gotten a call from the main guy I guess himself or I would give them a call and it was usually a woman who would Answer and she was always so kind and generous in fixing the situation by either getting someone out the next day or offering a discount on the next quarter. I think they are going through some troubles worth their trucks but I feel they are a pretty good company and I have recommended them to a couple people. My overall experience has been good... yes they miss pick up sometimes but everytime I talk to someone they are so on point
I hope people actually read these. I for one was very upset about my trash service until I learned that the mechanic for this company was doing side work for sweetland and c was sabotaging all of hoosier vehicles on purpose. In the last few months the mechanic drained all the oil in the engine in one trick and then let them run it. That blew a motor and another truck an employee messed with. Both of these people I have learned are now fired and he has invested a lot of money in someone new to get his fleet up n running. Before you know the whole story don't judge he has been a 2 man business since February if it seems impossible to get a hold of the owners you try running a company by yourself and on top of that have people trying to take you down behinds your back. The situation is sad for us who pay for their services and them. In the past couple weeks they have done so much for us and a few friends we know of that have them and are trying to get back to normal routes. Give them another chance people no one is perfect
Very upset with the unprofessional business practices of this company. #1 They do not deal with their customers complaints at all. I have called NUMEROUS TIMES since Christmas ! When I have been fortunate enough to be able to leave a message ( when their mailboxes for both #"s are not full....which in most cases they usually are) THEY NEVER EVER EVER RETURN MY CALLS!!!!! What's up? I paid my Bill for 3 months service to have trash pickup once a week. They have been out to pick up my trash only 3 times and there is only two weeks left till the Bill is due again!!!!! The way I see it is They owe ME for Trash pick up service for 9 weeks that I've already paid for! If not I'm speaking to the authority's . As far as I'm concerned they had had every opportunity to make good to their customers and have not done so. Hoosier Pickup needs to be Honest instead of making excuses on a answering machine and dodging their customers and taking their hard earned money for half a-- service !
This company is horrible. No one ever answers the phone, they miss pickup for weeks at a time, they fail to completely empty the trash can when they do pickup. I should have never switched from Sweetland. They were awesome!
Last pickup was before thanksgiving. Voice mail is full so they don't accept calls. Owner left his cell phone (502) 407-0918 on answering machine but refuses to answer it or return calls. I've moved on to Industrial Disposal. They have been awesome. No missed pickups and they actually call you with holiday schedules. Get what you pay for. Lesson learned. I demand refund for past months lack of service.
I am a upset customer also, never know when our trash will be picked up. my trash did not get picked up several months ago and I thought maybe I had forgot to pay the bill so I called and she assured me I was paid up but they had picked up on our street at 5am. I dont think they should be in any neighborhood at that time of morning. I have been trying to hang in there with them but I have about had enough, by now they should of at least sent out letters to their customers they have left and let them know what they are doing to fix things. Looking like I will be changing companies also!!!!
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.
Understanding Waste Management
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.
Cost of Garbage Services
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:
- Wear gloves and a mask.
- Keep waste in a well-sealed container.
- Clearly label the container with a waterproof label.
Some common examples of hazardous waste you might encounter include:
- Pesticides, insecticides and other pest-controlling poisons
- Flammable liquids, including lighter fluid, carpet cleaner, brake fluid, household cleaners and waterproofing sealers
- Latex-based paint, paint thinners
- Chemical drain cleaners
- Broken thermometers
- Motor oil and oil filters
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:
- Wear protective clothing and a respirator or face mask.
- Double wrap the material in plastic and seal it.
- Do your best to keep the material whole; don't break it apart, and if any remains on the walls, gently remove with water.
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.
Contacting Your City's Waste Management Department
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.
Renting Trash Containers for Large Jobs
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:
- 10 yards: Can hold about three pickup trucks' worth of trash
- 20 yards: Can hold 4 tons of trash
- 30 yards: Can hold about nine pickup trucks' worth of trash
- 40 yards: Can hold about 12 pickup trucks' worth of trash
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.