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I had service with Tiger, until the STOPPED picking up my trash for 3 weeks! and still wanted to charge me! Then when I called, no answer, and when they called back days later they don't want to give me a refund. Very frustrating! I have switched to Metro, what a HUGE difference! They answer…
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Dear Brandon:I'm sorry that Billy Bobs has placed you in this position of reviewing my complaint, especially since you say that you have no knowledge of mechanical matters, and I don't believe that you had anything to do with the repairs on my motorhome, or the subsequent billing. 1. You are mistaken in saying that I was present for most of the repairs: I visited 4 times on the first day, 3 times on the second day, and once on the third day, at an average of 30 mins. each time. 2. On my 3nd visit, 2nd day, I sat in the office, facing the manager and asked him what my costs were adding up to. He would not answer me, so at that point I became worried. 2. On the third day, when presented with my bill I was shocked and disappointed, because I genuinely like the staff at Billy Bobs. I held my emotions inside, as I have learned that it is better to investigate and think before reacting. Also, at that time I had no idea that the $643.26 repair to my tail and dash ights would fail, the moment I turned them on. 3. The next day I sent an email to Mr. Yow regarding the failure of this expensive repair, providing an opportunity for a resolution. Sadly, once again, I received no response.
I went by unanouced and was immediately acknowledged by one of the guys who then waited for me to approach and asked what he could do for me , I explained that I was looking for a deal on a used tire as my financial situation was vary tight he asked what size I needed, in this case ap215/60 R16 he the said let me see and went to check they had 3 available they ranged from pretty good to "I don't think so. I asked how much he said there bottom was $30.00 bucks Whick I could swing then pointing to what was obviously the best of the bunch asked including that one he said yes that one could be had for the bottom price of $30.. I was delighted having been to 4 other tire shop and being quoted prices ranging from $50-$40 for far more inferior tires. Neadless to say I bought the tire and was on my way in less than 30min. That was 6 months ago now and have had zero issues with the tire thankfully. that $30 bucks included mounting and balancing plus without my asking checked and aired the other tires.
I usually don't write reviews of places, but Tiger Sanitation has really frustrated me. We just moved to our new home and paid in advance for scheduled service for 7/1/13 . The first day they skipped right over our trash bins. I called and left a message since it appears no one picks up the phone. Someone did come by later and pick it up, though I never received a call back.Now today 7/8/13 They took up my trash bin and recycle bin. I called and after many attempts I was able to get ahold of someone. The lady informed me she didn't know why the bins were picked up but said they will drop them back off in a not so enthusiastic manner. I seriously doubt I will see those bins before next trash day. Being new to San Antonio I wasn’t aware I had other options but if my trash bin and trash isn’t picked up by next week, I’m calling my credit card and disputing the charge.
I'm often dissatisfied with Tiger. Yes, they are the lower priced of the two options we have, but they only come once per week, and they seem to just arbitrarily decide to not pickup trash or recyclables from time to time. This causes a tremendous inconvenience to the customers who then have to deal with two or three weeks of accumulated trash. Not good when you live in an area with critters roaming about scourging for food.Aditionally, their customer service department rarely answers incoming phone calls during business hours, and offers no after hours support. If you're fortunate enough to get through during the business day, they don't seem interested in correcting the mistake, they simply document the incident and then appear to ignore it.I've tried to be completely fair in my review. This is clearly a situation where you get what you pay for.
I have had Tiger service for about 10 years altogether and up until recently have been very happy. I went to them to get away from another service that was poor service. Now it seems that when I call customer service at Tiger with a problem they just flat don't care and they are rude and don't want to take responsibility and correct their poor service. I always bag my trash and some some reason still find trash around in the street or on my property. My can is thrown or sat in middle of the street in the way of traffic. I hate the I don't care its not our problem rude attitude of everyone I talk to at Tiger. My bill is due in May and I am looking at other services...people who care and aren't rude and where my business is valued and I am too...used to be a great trash service, but now I guess they are just to big for their britches.
I will be a tiger customer for as long as I live in an area they service. I've never had a missed pickup, never had issues with my bill, never seen a grumpy face. What set them apart to me was the amazing way they care about their communities and customers. My son is obsessed with garbage trucks and wanted a garbage themed party. Tiger sent a special truck to our house just for him, complete with a tour and a ride. It made his day and ours. What a great comany with a big heart.
I've never had issues with this company, but their prices have increased significantly with each of the last 3 periods. I'm going to have to get a new company simply because their prices are so outrageous now. Their service has always been good in our neighborhood though, their workers respectful, and their office staff polite when I call (although they *are* hard to get on the phone no matter what time of day). I'm just disappointed over the price hikes.
I don't know nothing about cars. I took my vehicle in to get fixed not knowing what it could. The shop manager Edgar and his crew explained everything where I could understand. Explained how it happened and how to prevent other problems, showed me prices so I knew I wasn't getting screwed over with my lack of knowledge. 5 stars isn't enough for these guys. Il never take my vehicle anywhere else.
When tires go bad from normal wear is one thing, but when not wear and tear can you fix the problem? On a road trip stopped in because the "clamber" was off on my son-in-laws G35. "I got two tires but you got to go to Midas to get the front end aligned"? I guess this is why they call themselves "Discount Tires" because all they do is sell tires?
I couldn't be any happier with these guys. The manager up front took good care of me and my wife. They are family oriented an will help you out the best they can. Got my engine rebuild on my 2003 Chevrolet Silverado best price in town. They do free diagnostic checks. I got referred by a friend an I will let more people knoe about them. I am very pleased!
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.