New Shredder Knife Technology for Superior Plastic and Material Recycling

Major metropolitan areas in North America produce a lot of domestic waste, and the same goes for the outlying satellite cites around these big cities. That’s definitely true for the GTA, and it’s also true for the communities to the east of the city and past Peterborough. Recycling needs to be a priority everywhere in Canada to keep as much waste out of landfills, and plastics and material recycling is a big part of that.

Now of course this has nothing directly to do with waste disposal and dumpster bin rentals in Colborne and Trenton, but all aspects of waste disposal in Ontario are related. The amount of disposable plastic bottles that end up at recycling depots is increasing every year and it’s difficult to stem that tide. But what municipalities CAN do is not only recycle them, but repurpose them.

This is where a new recycling technology is really interesting to people like us who are in the waste disposal and material recycling business.

The Shredder Knife allows recyclers to simultaneously shred, chip, and size on-site, which ramps up production and reduces processing costs.

Up until now recyclers have shredded bottles and various plastic products before granulating them create plastic pellets that are used in all sorts of materials built from recyclables. The extensive process of shredding, screening, and grinding the plastic to size with different equipment and separate processes is too inefficient and also slows the repurposing process.

The Shredder Knife cuts, screens, and sizes in in a single pass and because you can uniformly size plastic scrap you’re able to begin repurposing it much more directly. This also makes recycling and repurposing of plastic more profitable, and that means it will be more readily adopted by more communities in North America.

And it’s got a varied appetite – in addition to plastics it will munch and process rubber, paper, cardboard, wood, fabric, copper wire, aluminum, fiberglass. Even garbage and batteries. In the bigger picture there are so many things made from recycled plastics.

The Shredder Knife is a product from BCA Industries to the South of us here in Ontario in Wisconsin, USA. It will be interesting to see how readily this new technology is incorporated with plastics recycling all across North America.

It’s interesting stuff for us here at Load n Lift, and for waste disposal in Colborne or dumpster bin rentals in Trenton and Colborne we’re your best choice for pricing and service. Any site, any time and we always dispose of collected waste in accordance with municipal and Provincial regulations. You make it, we take it!

True or False – Containers Cleaned of Food Residue are Recycled More Consistently

  • Everyone’s busy these days and has a thousand things ‘on their plate’ as the expression goes. But when it comes to recycling the plastic containers that a lot of food comes in now, some people say it’s a good choice to do as much as you can to get the residue of what went onto your plate off of those containers. What we’re talking about here is the food residue that’s often left on the container insides and will remain there in the recycling box unless you take some time to wash it off.

It’s been said that if you’re a person who cares about plastic waste in the landfills and – perhaps more importantly – the extent of plastic pollution in the ocean – then this is something that you want to get behind. But is that actually true? There are people who insist that a lot of food containers that have food residue on them don’t get recycled because of that reason. They insist further that what happens then is that containers with food residue on them end up going into landfill and not getting recycled.

Considering how important recycling efforts are around the world to curb the explosion of manmade waste coming from nearly 8 billion people, no one’s going to debate that food container recycling IS very important. But should we actually be spending a lot of extra effort cleaning every last bit of food residue from containers our food comes in? Being a Trenton area waste disposal provider in Ontario, this is an issue we can take a real interest in, and we thought you might too.

Not As Big Deal as You Might Think

It turns out that while recycling clean food containers is best, it really doesn’t mean that it if it dirty with food residue that it will be tossed out of the recycling facilities. Some here in Ontario will be deemed to be unrecyclable due to being contaminated, but much of the time a container with residue is still processed by the recycling facility.

That said, here’s one tip – don’t put pizza boxes with food residue in your recycling. They’re nearly guaranteed to not be recycled the way regular cardboard boxing would be and here’s why:

When paper is recycled, it is mixed with water to form what’s called ‘slurry.’ Oil and fat from food residue don’t mix with water. They float on top of the slurry and mingle with the paper pulp. Oily pulp makes very poor quality paper and is, in effect, unusable. Paper products with grease or food residue can and should go right into the trash.

But back to topic, the general consensus is that dirty food containers are nearly always recycled to the same extent as ones that remain clean. In 2014, there was a study that found that there was little correlation between the cleanliness of a container and whether it was recycled/.

Still Something You Should Do

With that said, it’s important to keep in mind that this seems to be changing, and there does appear to be some evidence that food residue contaminated containers are not getting recycled as often as they used to. A few years back several countries in Asia – China most notably – stopped purchasing recyclable waste from Canada.

While recycling is mostly coordinated by the municipality, there is also the issue of individual sort stations having different protocols and then there’s also the fact some of the regional district’s recycling program can involve private contractors in some areas of the country.

Now that much more of this recyclable waste is increasingly difficult to get processed (or purchased – as is often the case with clean recyclable packaging that has monetary value) more if it is backlogged for recycling and this may be leading to some facilities throwing food-residue containers into different bins if they know the stuff may start to stink later on.

There’s other reasons whey food packaging containers with food residue might not get recycled because of the food residue, so it is in fact a good idea to wash food residue off packaging before putting it in recycling.

The last thing we’ll say about this is related to the above link and the mention of clean plastic recyclables having $ value – many municipalities all over the world do sell plastics domestically (maybe not internationally the way they did before as we mentioned above too) and do make some money from that that goes into the ‘public coffers’ as the expression goes.

So if you’re the type who’s inclined to wash food containers clean before recycling, go right ahead and continue on with that.

Stay Home Project Ideas!

The weather might have turned a little more beautiful from the earlier snow, but the team at Load N Lift Bins does realise that these times continue to be unprecedented. We are still embracing the click and collect lifestyle for everything from Canadian Tire to grocery stores. We have continued to serve our community with social distancing and an emphasis on keeping our employees and our clients safe. So, with that in mind, we have embraced the change, and can finally get some jobs done around the house. Some of them include an excellent use for a Load N Lift Bin, while others are simply essential projects you need to tackle in June to prep your home for summer 2020!

Take care of the pests

June is the month where the back is alive with plant life and critters, and it is the ideal time to spot what could be an issue later on. If you have a fenced-in yard and start to notice bunnies, or other critters getting in, it might be time for a quick inspection of the base of the fence. You may have some holes you might need to repair. As well, if your notice significant insect presence, take a look at the source, and you may have an anthill or something of the life to take care of before it becomes a significant problem.

Put down mulch

One of the best ways to ensure that your flower beds are moist during the hot summer is to put down mulch. You can use a Load N Lift bin to provide the storage, and you can shovel away for both your front and back beds. Mulch provides a layer of protection from the sun and heat while allowing plants to enjoy the water for days on end.

Remove green waste

If you slacked in May and did not want to tackle the waste and overgrown backyard, then June is a great time to do it! You can use a Load N Lift Bin as your green waste bin, and our team can hail it away once it is done! No matter if you are tackling some fickle blackberry bushes or looking to remove some significant trees or shrubs, our bins can handle it!

Time to re-do the deck!

If you are tired of looking at the worn old back deck, then it might be time to consider a replacement. A Load N Lift bin can be used to provide waste management, and we can handle any deck waste by the bin full! Then, you can focus on redesign, installation and finishing! A new deck can be yours, and we are here to help your Stay Home project!

From deck renovations to putting down mulch, Load N Lift Bins are here to support your June projects. Call us today, and see how our team can help support your next project big or small!

Projects to get you up and active during COVID-19!

  • So, we’ve been flattening the curve, self-isolating, social distancing and just staying at home for a few weeks now. Though perhaps it has been months? Or does it only feel like longer? It is becoming harder to tell. But no matter how long you have been at home we are sure there are still some projects and cleaning up that hasn’t happened. Whether you’ve fallen into a spiral of Netflix or spent far too much timing trying to bake bread, we are confident you’ll feel much better at the end all this if you have something significant to show for it. We are of course talking about a full Lift N Load Bin that our team can take away for you! Because frankly, our team is tired of spending too much time baking bread also!

The possibilities are now endless for what you can accomplish while still doing your part to flatten the curve. Here are a few places where you might want to start:

The Garage

Many of us have been there, and don’t want to go back. The garage is notorious for becoming a dumping ground of the old, the broken and the ‘we might need that someday’ items. Now that the weather is improving its time to air out the garage and start getting rid of things you don’t need or had forgotten about entirely. By the end of the project, you might even be able to park the car in there!

The Backyard

As the snow is hopefully gone and finished for the season, it is time to clean up and clean out the backyard. Start by trimming back bushes, removing those weeds and rebuilding the garden. By removing the old and starting fresh, you can set yourself up for a lovely vegetable garden or begin designing a peaceful backyard oasis.


While a backyard oasis sounds lovely to some, maybe the first things that come to your mind are the mosquitos and summer thunderstorms that will put a damper on any relaxation. If this is the case you can start an indoor home renovation project, the first step, of course, being to get a Lift N Load Bin delivered! Start knocking down walls or tearing up carpets, whatever your renovation doesn’t need Lift N Load can take it away!

By the end of this social distancing period, it sure would be nice to have something to show for all your isolation time besides loaves upon loaves of bread. So, whether you are planning to tackle the garage, the backyard or an indoor renovation the first step should be to call Lift N Load to get you bin delivered today!

Stay home and complete those Spring Tasks!

  • As one of the top suppliers of removable bins in the province, and the fact that the weather is starting to get better we thought we would put together a list of our top activities to do in April. However, this has been put in overdrive with the start of the COVID-19 epidemic. We are staying home to flatten the curve, and that list of projects is not getting any smaller. So, we thought we would put together some uses of our Load N Lift Bins that allow you to complete your projects and physically distance at the same time!

Spring Yard Cleanup

As the snow and ice start to melt, we begin to see the branches and the decaying leaves that we forgot to pick up in the Fall. This quarantine is a perfect time to get some fresh air, and physically distance yourself while doing your yard cleanup. You can use a Load N Lift bin to collect the green waste, and other junk that you have decided did not last through winter. From pots that got the worst of it, to old deck furniture, your Load N Lift bin can handle it all!

Spring cleaning in the house

We all have that one room… the room that no one talks about in your home. It is the dumping zone, the land of forgotten toys, and well, this is the perfect time to start thinking about cleaning it out. The first step is to call Load N Lift to get one of our bins delivered. Next, you can begin removing the larger pieces and either cleaning them or throwing them out. Then, you move to the smaller pieces and remove those as well. It is a lot of hard work, but at the end of the day you get a room back, and your stuff is hauled away by our experts.

Home improvement projects

If you want to get something done, you can even start that home improvement project you have been avoiding for the last few months. Whether it is a partial or full demo of a room, the team at Load N Lift can help with the excess materials. You can store your new stuff in the home, and start removing the demoed material to the bin. Once you are done, you simply call our team, and we pick it up. Talk about home renovations done easy! No matter your situation, the team at Load N Lift, is here to help. Our bin services are some of the best in the industry, and we can get through this crazy time together. Remember, support your local companies, stay home and most importantly, WASH YOUR HANDS!

Five simple ways you can reorganise your space

Whether you are in a townhome or a house, there is always something you can do to give you a little more space. As one of the premier bin rental companies in Ontario, we have helped out hundreds of homes with their reorganisation process! So, since we have gone through this a couple of times, we have picked up a few tips and tricks over the years. Here are five simple ways you can reorganise your space.

Declutter one room at a time

The reorganisation of a home can seems like a huge task, but when you divide it by room, you can tackle your space, room by room. Look to start in the kitchen and move to some of the smaller rooms. You will be surprised to see how fast you get through the home!

Organise one room at a time

After you declutter, you will need to move to the organisation. This will allow you to find excess stuff and ensure that you and your space are at their peak. From getting rid of excess furniture to cleaning up old books or magazines, you will start to find more and more making its way to the throw-out pile as you move through your home.

Assign a home to every object

This may seem like a Mary Kondo style exercise but finding a home for every purpose in your house is a great way to see if you need something. You can utilise new furniture such as double use furniture or use cupboards and other underutilised spaces to find new homes. Yes, this means that each blanket, pillow and trinket need a home, and if not, it needs to go!

Add some shelves

If you are looking to reorganise, one of the best ways is to add some additional storage spaces. Whether this is adding a couple of floating shelves on your wall, or adding in other bookshelves, you can find some new homes for your things. This will also help you declutter and organise; it is a win-win.

Find a bin

When you need to get rid of your stuff, skip the trips to the dump in your neighbours’ truck, and trust the experts at Load N Lift to provide you with a bin that fits your needs. From larger bins that will handle furniture, to smaller ones meant for household garbage, we have the bin for your reorganisation!

If you need a bin, then it is about time that you called Load N Lift. From reorganisation to construction, the team at Load N Lift has hauled them all. Call our team today and see how Load N Lift can help you the next time you need to haul something!

Unusual uses for Load N Lift Bins

As one of the leading bin rental companies in Ontario, the team at Load N Lift is your go-to option for all of your bin needs. However, we like to see how our clients can use our bins, and sometimes they are downright unusual. In this fun blog, we are going to look at some of the more unusual uses for Load N Lift bins.

Swimming Pool

It might seem a little crazy, but we have seen our bins used for everything, including a swimming pool. Our bins are not watertight, nor are they are designed to be a swimming pool, but with a little ingenuity, they can certainly be used for anything. Our client, who used our bins for a pool, threw a watertight tarp and filled it up. Seems simple, but that is part of the reason that we love this! Simple does it, and a Load N Lift ban can undoubtedly be used with a swimming pool.

Snow Removal

If you are trying to dig out after the last snowstorm and realise that you ran out of the room, you might need a Load N Lift bin to help. With our drop off and pick up services, a Load N Lift bin can be an excellent option for simple and efficient snow removal. We have helped out during massive storms, and we know there is a max to how much snow you can pile up. With a Load N Lift bin, you can either have us haul the snow, or use it as a storage spot before dumping the snow in another location. Snow removal is done simply, and that is a Load N Lift great use for your bins!

Soil Storage

If you are thinking about completing a yard refresh, you might need to get some new dirt for your lawn or gardens. This means that you will need to get some topsoil, and that means you need storage. Instead of the classic tarp on the driveway, and praying it does not rain, you could step up your soil storage. With a Load N Lift bin, you will be able to store the soil without having to worry about run-off or soil erosion from storms. The best way to do that is to tarp off the bin and use it when you need it. With a Load N Lift bin, your yard work will be simple as ordering a bin.

From soil storage to swimming pools, the team at Load N Lift is here for you! If you need a bin rental, call our team and see how Load N Lift can help you out.

The many ways a Load-n-Lift rental can help you this spring.

Load-n-Lift is a Trenton based company that specialises in rubbish removal and provides a valuable service for individual homeowners, independent contractors, and small businesses alike. Although dumpster or bin rentals may seem like an unlikely asset, several ways having a convenient and reliable rubbish removal service can make your project much more manageable.

  • Construction, Maintenance, and Renovation

Spring is a popular time to start home renovation projects or repair damage that may have occurred in the past, and Load-n-Lift’s year-round service is always ready to accommodate your needs. Having an onsite dumpster makes all home construction projects simpler, providing a secure method to dispose of debris from re-shingling and roofing repairs, drywall, kitchen and bathroom tiling and scraps, and many other kinds of construction debris. Load-n-Lift bins and dumpsters can also be used for smaller projects such as spring cleaning and getting rid of large or heavy objects.

  • Personal Lawn and Garden Care

High-quality soil and mulch are essential parts of a gardener’s toolkit. They can help prevent erosion, aid in water retention, and inhibit weed growth from improving the overall health of a lawn or garden. However, sometimes a gardener needs to store mulch or soil to use later. Load-n-Lift offers bin rentals of varying size, so you can be sure to find one to accommodate your needs. Aspiring and veteran gardeners alike often find these containers perfect for storing mulch or soil safely and conveniently.

  • Landscaping

Whenever you are doing landscaping work, whether on your own home or as a contractor, there are almost always materials to haul away.Onsite disposal can make the process faster and cleaner for the homeowner. For a contractor, this offers a unique way to minimise costs like gas and time spent travelling back and forth from a job site to a dumpsite. Load-n-Lift offers bins with a ground level entry for easy access and uses a special hydraulic lifting system that eliminates the risk of dragging the bin, thus preventing a lawn from being damaged.

  • Events, Functions, and Parties

Any significant function or gathering is sure to create waste, and Load-n-Lift bins are the perfect way of ensuring that waste is disposed of quickly and tidily. Load-n-Lift trucks can carefully manoeuvre into tight areas that others cannot, and thus are ideal for your next event.

Load-n-Lift’s friendly and accommodating staff are happy to help you with your next project, no matter the size.

How to prep for a Load N Lift bin

When it comes to Load N Lift bins, one of the most common questions we get is how to prep for the bin to arrive. So, we thought it was about time to tackle this question head-on and put pen to paper. Thus, here is how to prep for a Load N Lift bin!

Remember, you need to walk to the bin

When it comes to where to drop the bin off, we are often dealing with tight residential areas. If you are looking to utilise a bin, take some to consider where the work is being done, and where you are going to be able to haul the debris. For instance, if you are doing work on the east side of the home, it would not make much sense to put the bin on the west side of the property, as that is merely adding additional work to dump the debris. Instead, plan and make sure that the bin is dropped in the ideal location for your project.

Leave some space around the bin

Although we can work in tight spaces, it might be worth a thought to consider leaving some space around the bin. You will have to work in the area and having access to all four sides might be beneficial in moving forward.

Clear the space

Load N Lift bins are delivered by a large truck that will need some room to work. Although our drivers are some of the best in the business, we need the space that the bin will be dropped off at clear of any debris or other things. If we are dropping it on your driveway, please ensure that there are no vehicles blocking the way and provide our drivers with a bit of space to move around. Ideally, if you could remove cars from the driveway for the drop-off, it would undoubtedly make our lives a little easier!

Lawn or Driveway?

Naturally, this will depend on your specific situation, but for the team at Load N Lift, it does not matter. Load N Lift bins are bulky metal bins and can leave some damage if left for a long time to a lawn. If you are planning a long-term project, the driveway might be better, but if you are doing work in the winter, then either the lawn or the driveway will do. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our team, and we can provide some guidance for you.

If you are considering a Load N Lift bin, why not call the team at Load N Lift and inquiry. We have been providing our community with mobile bins for years and are here to answer any questions you may have!

Winter Bin Rental Tips

When you are looking to rent a bin in the winter, there are always a few things that you have to consider. We want to make sure that your home and your property is safe during the process, and no matter the size of the bin you are renting, the team at Load N Lift is here for you! Here are just a few of our top tips to remember when you are working with a Load N Lift bin during the winter here in Ontario.

Clear a Space

Before your bin arrives, it is essential that you clear the driveway to create some space for the bin to be dropped off. You want to consider making the space clear of both ice and snow, and creating either walkway to and from, or clearing the surrounding space to create a safe work environment for anyone filling the bin. If it does snow, make sure to shovel and toss down some salt to give you some grip for when you are tossing stuff in your Load N Life bin.

Protect the bin

Once the bin has been delivered, you should look to protect the various parts of the bin from the cold. This means covering the latches and fasteners if that is the style you have chosen, and you may want to warm them up before you use the mechanisms. Plus, be prepared to deal with cold metal, and it will undoubtedly be cold, especially in sub-zero temperatures!

Cover the bin

No matter if you have filled the bin, or have just started the project, you should look to cover the bin with a tarp. This will allow you to avoid having excess snow or ice build-up in the bin and ensures that your bin will be in good shape moving forward. A tarp and a rope should be enough, and make sure to tighten and secure the tarp in case the wind starts to pick up!

Use Gloves

If you are working outside for any significant amount of time, especially with a Load N Lift bin, then you should look to utilise gloves. Gloves will not only help protect you from the elements, but it will also help limit the effects of the cold steel on your hands, especially on child days. We want to avoid injuries, and injuries can certainly occur if you expose bare skin to frozen metal.

Winter bin rentals are always a good idea, but you have to prep your space and yourself for working in the elements. If you are interested in a winter bin rental contact the team at Load N Lift today and see how our bins can help with your next big project!