waste advice from ZTERS

Ask Angela: Do I really need temporary fencing on my construction worksite?

Date: September 20th, 2019 Author: ZTERS

Angela Phillips is a Senior Account Manager III at ZTERS Waste Solutions. She helps customers with some of their most challenging site service issues, and she answers your questions here on our website. Hi Angela, We’re doing a small new build on a vacant lot. It’s not near a lot of foot traffic, but there […]

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construction portable toilets lined up

OSHA Rules for Construction Portable Toilets

Date: September 8th, 2019 Author: ZTERS

On construction sites, whether new builds or renovations, construction companies are obligated under OSHA law to provide access to toilet and sanitation facilities. Construction portable toilets are the way you meet this need, but do you know the rules around how many to rent? If you’re in charge of a construction site, you know you […]

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How the China Recycling Ban Changes Commercial Recycling

Date: August 22nd, 2019 Author: Zters

When you toss a plastic bottle into the recycling bin, where do you think it goes? Most people picture it going to a sorting facility, probably near a garbage dump, where it gets turned into something useful. But if you’re a commercial property owner or facility manager, you know recycling isn’t so cut-and-dried. When it […]

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4 Ways Construction Temporary Fencing Saves Lives

Date: August 5th, 2019 Author: ZTERS

One out of every five work-related accidents—and 20% of workplace fatalities—happen on construction sites. That’s not surprising when you consider the nature of construction work. Crew members may forget safety equipment, falls can be common, and heavy equipment abounds on jobsites. Construction safety is a top priority for jobsite managers. As any jobsite manager knows, […]

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Top 10 Dumpster Rental Hidden Fees

Date: July 23rd, 2019 Author: Zters

Dumpster rentals might seem straightforward—you just have a dumpster delivered and picked up, right? But dumpsters aren’t a one-size-fits-all service. And when you’re gathering quotes, you might be surprised at the wide range of prices quoted to you. If you look up the national average cost for dumpster rentals, it may seem low compared to […]

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waste advice from ZTERS

Ask Angela: How to clean up after a storm, fire, or disaster

Date: July 12th, 2019 Author: Zters

Angela Phillips is a Senior Account Manager III at ZTERS Site Solutions. She helps customers with some of their most challenging site service issues, and she answers your questions here on our website. Angela, we’ve been watching news coverage of weather and flooding and wondering about the process of cleaning up after a storm. Can […]

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Photo of storm debris

Storm Debris Dumpster Rentals Explained

Date: July 8th, 2019 Author: ZTERS

When Hurricane Harvey hit our hometown of Houston, flooding was the immediate concern. But when the floodwaters receded, homeowners were left to clean up the massive amount of storm debris on their property. That led to giant piles of soaked building materials, tree limbs and other debris in the front yards of many homes. Everything […]

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How to Protect Against Construction Job Site Theft

Date: May 28th, 2019 Author: ZTERS

In the construction industry, job site theft is a serious problem. High-value equipment and materials combined with unsecured locations are tempting to thieves. This is especially true if the job site is in a remote location. The National Equipment Register estimates the cost of equipment theft each year falls between $300 million and $1 billion. […]

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When is a waste broker good for business?

Date: May 20th, 2019 Author: ZTERS

Have you ever calculated the real cost of waste service across your facility portfolio? Yes, you get vendor invoices every month. But chances are, you may not have audited the real cost of your commercial waste management. In going through your day-to-day operations, you need to maximize profit, boost efficiency, and manage a seemingly unending […]

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How do you install a job site storage container?

Date: April 30th, 2019 Author: ZTERS

Have you ever shown up at a job site only to find all the copper has been stripped from your makeshift security shed? If you have, you’re not alone. The FBI has called copper theft a threat to critical U.S. infrastructure. Theft is a serious risk on construction sites. The high value of construction equipment, […]

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