This is the worst gas station I have ever used in my 70 years. The whole place is run-down and shabby, the pump didn't work correctly, and for three different problems with the pump I had to go inside three different times. After an a employee set the pump the second time, and I had to prepay to fill up my tank, I went out, pumped my gas, and instead of the regular I had requested got Super, which I never use, and wound up being cheated of $7.00 on the fill-up. The pumps here are broken, you wind up wasting a lot of time and energy getting at the back of the line each time you have to go inside, and you get cheated. And by the way, while I was pumping my gas, I was panhandled by one of a group of men apparently loitering nearby. Avoid this place if you possibly can.
7000 Imeson RdJacksonville, FL 32219
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I'm new to YP, so I didn't realize it would actually show me a "map". So, on April 14th @ 2:45pm, I called & asked 2 "simple" questions - what is the crossroad & how much is mid-grade. The attendant could hardly speak or understand ENGLISH. Should be required before hiring ! This is the USA, learn it !
The lovely blonde attendant when not open the restroom for us and said it was closed for the evening at 6:30 p.m. on a Tuesday. We were dressed in business attire and driving a very nice car, but she still managed to look down her nose at us. I don't think the bathroom was closed for the evening I think that she didn't want to have to take the time to open it for us or maybe she didn't want to take the time to clean it after we were finished? Who knows, but I do know I'm going to a different gas station because I refuse to fill up my 20 gallon tank at this one.
Arwood Waste was supposed to deliver a dumpster today. I was guaranteed an early a.m. delivery today due to it being a construction project and I had called in early enough for delivery. I had to keep calling only to find out that the dumpster wont be delivered until tomorrow. I gave this company a second try after issues we had with them a few years ago. Looks like I will keep shopping for a new Roll Off Company.
I wanted to play the lottery but was unsure of what slip to fill out there were 3 people ahead of me. The cashier was an elder Arab guy who helped everyone and kept checking with the Fed Ex guy about a delivery. It's my turn and he rushes me and sucks his teeth waves his hand and said he doesn't have time for this. I had to keep my cool because I had my daughter with me. I did take a picture of him and tried to record it but dang connection didn't work on my phone. I don't care where you work you should always display great customer service. I wasn't disrespectful however you feltl that you could just dismiss someone because you didnt want to help them. Imy not sure if this gas station is independently own however I will find out and contact corporate.I told my daughter you never let anyone disrespect you or support a company that doesn't offer good customer service
We used Shapells while remodeling our house. They delivered in a reasonable time frame, nut the problems started with when we requested pick-up. They kept saying they had some on the way each time we called. No one ever showed. I finally called and told them to get the roll-off out of my drive way before I have to call someone else to pick it up. It was at our home in the drive for 8 days after they originally stated they would pick it up. A few weeks later we received our deposit check for the difference . As I stated earlier, we were in the middle of a remodel. The check was tossed in with a bunch of other paperwork to be sorted out later. We cashed the check a few weeks ago, only for it to bounce and receive a bounce check fee from our bank. After calling and speaking with Shapells twice last week and one this morning, they have stated "it's not our fault you took so long to cash the check. We changed accounts." They stated they would reissue the check the fee was my fault. Seriously. This last call was the worst, same conversation, only this time they asked for my name and I give it to them, at which point she told me that they would be reissuing the check without the bounced check fee and there is nothing I can do about it now and hung up on me. This is a shady business, stay clear. There are plenty of other roll-off companies in Jacksonville to go with.
Have been trying to get a correct schedule. The last two are not in accordance to the pick ups for recycle & yard trash days as well as household items. I got a confirmation # 2017-2147 as household items were not picked up before hurricane.. please advise... my phone # is (904) 724-7689 my address is 8716 Vermont Rd. Max, FL 32211....Thank youPatricia Stolbrand
Trash they are trash. I set outside for about 15 minutes drinking a soda and taking a break from a long bike ride and the ass holes at Smokers Plus got mad at me for loitering. We should get rid of loitering laws they are stupid and anyone who likes them are ass hats.
DO NOT USE THESE CLOWNS FOR COMMERCIAL TRASH!!! They will miss pick up dates and then charge you when you demand they pick up on the missed dates. This happened 3 times! When you are so fed up with the poor service and call your rep to complain she won't call you back (three time I left voicemails with no returned calls) then when you decide to call management and insist that they have not full-filled there end of the agreement and cancel your service, they will tell you that you need to buy them out of the remainder of your agreement THAT THEY RENEW EVERY YEAR WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE!!! I am currently taking them to court to have this rectified. DO NOT MAKE THIS SAME MISTAKE!!
Reasonable rates, timely delivery however they felt the need to leave unused toilet paper rolls, bags full of used feminine products and used diapers on my site. Actually PLACED the items for maximum affect.
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.