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February 3rd, 2023

Who Invented the Porta Potty?

Portable toilet. The John. Water closet. The loo. No matter what you call it, we’ve all used one. Whether they’re located on a worksite, festival grounds, or at an outdoor wedding, porta potties provide much-needed relief when we aren’t at home. But how did they come to be?  Porta potties […]

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A banana peel and apple core going into a cement bad. A shovel and cement pile are in front.

January 31st, 2023

Can Concrete Be Sustainable? New Technology Could Pave the Way

The EPA has been preaching about the benefits of composting for years now. Given that an overwhelming amount of food is wasted every day, recycling food waste is a necessary alternative to tossing it in the garbage. Not to mention, composting has a better environmental impact and reduces greenhouse gas […]

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Large open top dumpster over a blue background with red x's inside. a green checkmark is in front. the zters logo is in the bottom right corner.

January 27th, 2023

Throwing Out 6 Myths About Dumpster Rentals

Renting a dumpster can be a great way to streamline whatever project you’re planning to tackle. However, there are many myths and misconceptions about rental dumpsters that may be holding homeowners back from taking advantage of this time and money saving solution. If you’re on the fence about dumpster rentals, […]

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Graphic of clipboard that says OSHA with checklist, construction vest, and hard hat over blue background with outline of construction site.

January 18th, 2023

What are OSHA Construction Standards?

Established in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, transformed American workplaces for the better. (The federal agency has a rich history worth checking out.) OSHA creates and enforces regulations meant to protect workers across industries. The four groups of OSHA standards include: General Industry, Construction, Maritime, and […]

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January 6th, 2023

5 Things to Know About Storage Container Homes and Offices

Shipping container homes have been trending in the home design world since the 2010s, and it’s easy to see why. Using storage containers to build a home or office can be much faster than traditional construction, and there are many ways to customize a storage container. When you’re designing a […]

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December 29th, 2022

Christmas Tree Recycling: Where and how do you recycle trees?

The warm, clean scent of an evergreen tree is one of the hallmarks of the holiday season. If you’re a fan of live Christmas trees, you can enjoy your tree and recycle it at the end of the season to create nourishing mulch for gardens.  Here’s where and how to […]

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December 13th, 2022

2023 Construction Industry Trends

2022 has been a year of economic uncertainty to say the least. As we head into 2023, many are weary of inflation forecasts and how inflation will impact the construction industry. However economists offer a glimmer of hope. They claim that despite labor challenges, the future looks bright for the […]

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Garbage truck with wireless signals and tech pattern against a city backdrop.

December 6th, 2022

Are electric and self-driving trucks the future of waste disposal?

The future of waste disposal is green…and possibly driverless? In recent years, Seattle announced their shift to eco-friendly garbage trucks, making them the first city in the nation to adopt waste management electric trucks.  More cities are likely to follow suit yet the potential innovations don’t end there. A few […]

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November 22nd, 2022

How to Prevent a Dumpster Pest Infestation

Rats and roaches and raccoons. Oh my! Construction workers and business owners have enough to manage every day. A pest infestation in an outdoor dumpster can cause a major headache on top of that.  Many construction companies are unpleasantly surprised by termites feasting on disposed wood. Restaurants see a swarm […]

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construction site in the snow

November 16th, 2022

5 Tips for Prepping Your Construction Site for Winter

Winter is coming. In some parts of the country, the freeze is already in full swing and it can be brutal. This shift requires careful preparation on construction sites to ensure cold weather construction safety and avoid weather-induced damage to equipment. With our decades of industry experience and close ties […]

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