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Category: Waste Basics

May 13th, 2022

Transparency in Pricing: Our Promise to You

When we launched ZTERS in 2009, we set out to change the waste and construction site service industry. We pride ourselves on transparency in our pricing. Our customers should always know exactly what they are paying for and how we calculate those charges. However, not all companies share our desire […]

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January 28th, 2022

5 Dumpster Rental Terms to Know

Not all dumpster rental companies are the same. It’s important to understand dumpster rental terms and so you know what you’ll be paying for before you place an order. This can help avoid spending more than you should. Before you rent a construction dumpster (or a dumpster for any other […]

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Dumpster Contamination

January 6th, 2022

What is Environmental Waste Management?

Landfills in the United States are filled with food and plastic waste, both of which are significant contributors to greenhouse gasses. With 140 million tons of waste already in landfills, and hundreds of tons of waste generated annually, environmental waste management has evolved to improve disposal methods in a more […]

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July 2nd, 2021

3 Types of Commercial Waste Audits

Financially, environmentally, and even from a public relations standpoint, getting an accurate commercial facility waste audit is the key to improving diversion efforts and achieving sustainability goals. You need a baseline to work from because the more waste produced by your building, the bigger the problem is. Conducting a waste audit […]

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April 16th, 2021

3 Ways to Destroy a Dumpster

Your crew might think that roll-off on your worksite is indestructible, but it’s easier than you think to destroy a dumpster. And if your crew damages a roll-off rental, you could see thousands of dollars in damage and replacement fees. Before you get dinged with unexpected damage fees, here are […]

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March 26th, 2021

Which industrial compactor is right for you?

There are different compactors for different types of waste and businesses, so which industrial compactor is right for your facility? Whether you’re a new facility manager evaluating your waste stream for the first time, or you’re looking at compactors for a new location or different kinds of waste, here’s what you […]

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July 17th, 2020

What’s the life cycle of a porta potty?

The average lifespan of a porta potty is around 10 years, and a lot can happen in that decade. There are many types of portable toilets. Just a few include luxury trailers, toilets with baby changing tables, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant toilets, and more. Some units (trailers, for […]

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June 9th, 2020

How do you dispose of hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste can take many forms, depending on the industry and the facility producing the waste. It is most often produced in medical facilities, at industrial sites, in commercial buildings, and even in residences across the United States. So, how do you dispose of hazardous waste? What do property owners […]

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March 29th, 2019

Commercial Waste Service: Expectations vs. Reality

Whether you manage one or multiple commercial facilities, chances are you’ve had some pain points around your permanent commercial waste service. If you manage multiple sites, you may be dealing with multiple vendors, multiple invoices and multiple points of contact each time you call or email. And with the 2018 […]

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