Category: Ask Angela

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January 11th, 2023

Ask Angela: What Are Easy Ways to Reduce my Carbon Footprint?

Hi Angela, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more sustainable. What are some ways that I can easily reduce my carbon footprint and become more eco-friendly? This is a great question! It’s always good to embrace new ways to help the planet. To put it briefly, your […]

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July 29th, 2022

Ask Angela: Are there storage container shortages?

Hi Angela, we’ve been hearing about supply chain shortages and portable toilet shortages, and all kinds of things lately. Are there storage container shortages, and should we be renting in advance for an upcoming project? Thanks for asking this question. While I can’t say whether there’s a storage container shortage […]

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June 29th, 2022

Ask Angela: Where should you put a construction dumpster?

Hey Angela, We need to rent a dumpster for a construction project. Where’s the best place to put a construction dumpster on a site? Thanks for the question! We get asked this a lot. In fact, we partially answered this in a previous post: Can we put a dumpster over […]

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March 6th, 2022

Ask Angela: Why is my dumpster rental bill higher than the quote?

Hi Angela, we rented a dumpster for a renovation project and the bill ended up being more than we expected. What happened? Thanks for reaching out. I can’t speak to your specific situation in this post, but I can provide some insight into dumpster rental fees and charges. (And your […]

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February 17th, 2022

Ask Angela: Portable Toilets for Weddings?

Dear Angela, we’re planning an outdoor wedding this summer. What are our options for portable toilets? We don’t want to have bright orange construction toilets. Hi, and congratulations on your wedding! We get this question all the time. Some people think their only option is a brightly colored construction-style porta […]

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Ask Angela Winterization

December 16th, 2021

Ask Angela: What’s a winterization fee?

Hey Angela, we got an email from ZTERS about winterization fees being applied to our portable toilet rentals. What’s this all about? Hi there, thank you for asking. Winterization fees are nothing new in the world of portable toilets, but we did want to make people more aware of it […]

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Ask Angela what is a waste broker

November 5th, 2021

Ask Angela: What’s a waste broker?

Hey Angela, we’ve heard ZTERS is a waste broker and we’re not sure what that is or why we should use a broker instead of just calling around ourselves. What’s the deal? Hey there, this one of the most common questions we’ve had over the years. Thanks for asking. Back […]

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September 16th, 2021

Ask Angela: What if we need a delivery after business hours?

Hi, Angela, we had a situation where we needed a portable toilet delivered after hours and it ended up costing more than we expected. Why did that happen, and what can we do about it in the future? Hi, there. Thanks for asking this question. It doesn’t happen a lot, […]

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May 21st, 2021

Ask Angela: Do we really need temporary fencing?

Dear Angela, we’re on the fence (ha-ha) about renting temporary fencing for our job site. It seems like a big expense compared to whatever fines we might get from our city and county. Why does fencing seem so expensive, and what goes into temporary fencing rates? Hey there. Thanks for […]

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