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Luke Hancock

Luke Hancock is the Digital Marketing Specialist for Bin There Dump That. From a background in public relations and social media, he transitioned into his role at Bin There Dump That, where he helps franchise operators increase their online visibility.
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A Slanted Driveway and Other Places You Shouldn't Place Your Dumpster

Posted by Luke Hancock

May 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM

You’ve rolled up your sleeves. Your somewhat unreliable brother-in-law just pulled up — on time — ready to help. In just a few short hours, that cluttered basement of yours will be empty and unbelievably spacious.

But you know what would really help? Getting your dumpster as close as possible to the door you’ll be going in and out of the most this morning. Luckily, roll-off dumpsters like those from Bin There Dump That can — and have — fit just about anywhere.

While driveways are an obvious choice for where most residential roll-off dumpsters are placed, there are, however, some places your dumpster rental should just not go. Here’s a closer look at five spots around your home that you might want to think twice about before placing the dumpster.

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Topics: Choosing a Dumpster, Hiring A Dumpster Rental Company

How Long Can I Keep My Dumpster Rental?

Posted by Luke Hancock

Apr 28, 2020 6:29:00 AM

There are many different jobs and reasons to rent a dumpster or waste disposal bin at your home. Maybe you’re in the midst of a home renovation project, like a bathroom or kitchen. You might be cleaning out your garage, storage area or basement. You could be replacing or fixing your roof.

Homeowners often get a bin rental when they are decluttering before moving out of a home or even renting one when moving into a new home (my sister was left with this predicament)

Maybe you just love how that big metal box in your driveway accents those pine trees on either side of the front door! (Just kidding.)

Whatever the reason, the dumpster should be there in your driveway for as long as you need it – but not longer than you want it! Let’s face it: Once the job is complete, don’t you really just want that thing gone?

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Topics: Choosing a Dumpster

Need Ideas For An Empty Basement? We've Got 22 Of Them

Posted by Luke Hancock

Apr 24, 2020 1:56:00 PM

Let’s cut the pretense and just call the basement by its real name: dumping ground.

Every piece of junk and clutter we think we might need someday but we’re not quite sure what to do with ends up in the basement.

Cast-off kitchen appliances you keep in case of emergency. Those curtains that might be perfect for some window, someday. Old comic books. The dog sweater from Aunt Edna.

Clean. It. Out.

We know. We can sense your shudder from here. But it has to be done. Next up: The fun part. Once you have that nice open space, the possibilities are endless.

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Topics: DIY Projects

Waste Disposal Methods And Your Needs

Posted by Luke Hancock

Apr 7, 2020 3:00:00 PM

When it comes to the waste disposal task of your home project you have several options to get rid of the trash and construction debris. However, which is the best for your needs? 

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Topics: Hiring A Dumpster Rental Company, Home Improvement

6 Unexpected Dumpster Rental Costs

Posted by Luke Hancock

Apr 1, 2020 5:10:00 PM

Caveat emptor (buyer beware). Read the fine print. Hidden fees.

Even the most savvy shoppers sometimes get caught by unexpected charges on their bill.

There’s nothing wrong with a company making a profit — that’s what they’re in business for. We don’t think anyone would (or could) dispute that. The question becomes how businesses go about turning that profit.

Have you ever listened to a commercial on the radio and then at the end a guy comes on and reads a disclaimer, which in the last three seconds has more words in it than the rest of the commercial did in the first 27 seconds? What is it they’re trying to hide? It’s the same concept that turns a $129 hotel room into one that really costs $159 a night.

Many companies hide charges from their customers springing fees on them after the fact. Companies might push them off as the “cost of doing business,” which while technically true, creates ill will with customers.

When it comes to bin rental costs, there are so many variables to consider. Among those costs in dumpster rental prices include:

  • Length of the rental
  • Cost to dispose waste at a local dumping facility
  • Where you live
  • What trash you decide to throw into the bin

Bin There Dump That has no hidden fees. Though our franchise operators do charge some of the dumpster rental fees described below, they are communicated ahead of time.

Here are six dumpster rental costs customers might not expect — but will definitely know about before they begin their dumpster rental.

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Topics: Choosing a Dumpster, Hiring A Dumpster Rental Company

House Flipping Shows - Must See TV

Posted by Luke Hancock

Mar 9, 2020 9:47:00 PM

There’s nothing like a good house flipping show to jump-start your home renovation plansAny project you launch will seem easy compared to the drama unfolding on screen.

Need new kitchen counters? No problem. At least your kitchen isn’t infested with bees. Shabby living room carpet? Piece of cake. At least you have a floor.

House flipping shows, from Flip or Flop to Masters of Flip to Flipping Boston, are notorious for their catastrophic challenges as flippers rehab rundown properties to sell them later at a profit.

Why watch? Lots of reasons — here are a few:

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Topics: Home Renovation

Available Dumpster Sizes - Which is Best for my Project?

Posted by Luke Hancock

Feb 27, 2020 5:30:00 PM

They say size matters. And we agree — at least when it comes to the size of the Bin There Dump That bin rental needed to help you complete your next project.

Bin sizes are measured in cubic yards. In case you can’t remember your high school geometry that means measuring the length, width and height of the container and multiplying the three numbers together. For example, a bin that is 2 yards long, 2 yards wide and 1 yard tall is 4 cubic yards.

Whether you’re doing a small clean up or a major renovation, there is a bin for your job. In Canada, bins come in 4-, 9-, 12-, 14-, and 20-yard sizes. In the United States, sizes include 4-, 10, 15, and 20 yards.

Remember, our bins don’t sit directly on and won’t damage your driveway. They’re clean and fit the confines of most homeowner association regulations. The only challenge is deciding what size dumpster to get. Here is some help.

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Topics: Hiring A Dumpster Rental Company

3 Tools To Budget Those Home Renovation Costs

Posted by Luke Hancock

Feb 11, 2020 3:32:16 PM

When you lay awake at night contemplating your upcoming home renovation project, what’s your biggest fear?

Choosing the perfect paint color? Trying to hang wallpaper with your spouse? Discovering termites?

Nope. It’s probably spending too much money. Let’s face it, it’s easy to do. Remodeling is full of mind-boggling decisions, piles of receipts and a ton of expenses. Home renovation costs can balloon easily!

Keep your financial cool by budgeting for renovations and creating a home renovation budget. There are tools like the home renovation cost estimator spreadsheet to help. Take a look at this tool and two other handy options. Add one to your tool belt. Then we’ll share some pro tips for sticking to that budget.

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Topics: Home Renovation

[Infographic] Let's Go Window Shopping

Posted by Luke Hancock

Mar 29, 2019 7:18:00 PM

Windows are easily one of the most underappreciated items on your house. We typically only think of it as a visual gateway to what’s happening outside but don’t factor in how it can actually be doing more than that. Your windows can actually be the reason why your energy bills have been skyrocketing over the last few months or even why your A/C is working overtime to keep the house cool during the summer. In this infographic, we’ll help you build a concrete understanding in the world of window shopping through topics such as knowing when to replace your windows,  what makes a great window, the little known tricks to picking the perfect window and then answering those questions every homeowner should ask when it comes to replacing those outdated windows.

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Topics: DIY Projects, Organized Lifestyle, Home Renovation, Thinking Green

14 Strategies and Tips to Bring or Restore Order to Your Home

Posted by Luke Hancock

Mar 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Whether it be part of springtime cleaning, or an effort another time of year to bring order to your home, you may be looking for tips and strategies to better organize. There are 14 tips that you will want to seriously consider employing when it comes to bringing or restoring order to your home. Some of these suggestions may seem pretty simplistic. With that noted, you may not have thought of them or come to fully appreciate how something simple can be extremely helpful when it comes to residential organization.

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle, Cleaning Tips