September 1st, 2021

4 Tips for National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and does your company have a plan for risk mitigation and business continuity? Here are four things to know to get your construction sites or outdoor event spaces prepared for the season. Being prepared goes beyond summer storms and hurricanes, although we see these each […]

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August 3rd, 2021

Can You Recycle Construction Materials?

The cost of softwood lumber spiked by more than 200% between 2020 and 2021, and copper base scraps increased in cost by 63%, prompting some contractors to look at whether they could recycle construction materials. After all, could recycling construction materials from the demolition process to help offset costs? There […]

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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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May 14th, 2021

5 Ways to Help Prevent Construction Theft

Rapidly rising lumber prices present a major problem for construction companies – finding effective ways to prevent construction theft. The National Association of Home Builders estimates lumber costs went up more than 200% from 2020 to 2021, and that’s in addition to higher costs for other building supplies. When there’s […]

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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 12th, 2021

Ask Angela: Can you put a dumpster over a septic tank?

Angela Phillips is a Senior Account Manager III at ZTERS. She helps customers with some of their most challenging site service issues, and she answers your questions here on our website. Dear Angela, we’ve got limited space on our worksite. Can we put a dumpster over a septic tank? Hey, […]

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March 5th, 2021

5 Commercial Renovation Trends for 2021

COVID-19 changed the way everyone does business, and commercial renovation trends are changing to keep up with workplace changes. As of June 2020, an estimated 42 percent of the labor force was working from home. In 2021, many businesses are expected to incorporate hybrid working models to keep people at […]

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January 20th, 2021

Ask Angela: What should we do if there’s a dumpster fire?

Angela Phillips is a Senior Account Manager III at ZTERS. She helps customers with some of their most challenging site service issues, and she answers your questions here on our website. Angela, this question isn’t meant to be funny, but what if we have a dumpster fire? Thanks for asking […]

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January 15th, 2021

5 Benefits of Storage Containers

When a storm threatens a jobsite, or you’re concerned about potential theft, what’s the safest way to protect your tools and materials? Some contractors think they can save a few dollars and build a temporary structure for storing items overnight. If you’ve installed security cameras and there’s fencing around the […]

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December 31st, 2020

Top 5 blog posts of 2020

As we leave 2020 behind, let’s take a look at the top blog posts of the year. From planning outdoor weddings to implementing the latest dumpster camera technology, here are the articles people visited most this year. How many toilets does it take?    The most-visited blog post in 2020 […]

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December 11th, 2020

Ask Angela: How does ZTERS decide which waste haulers to use?

Angela Phillips is a Senior Account Manager III at ZTERS. She helps customers with some of their most challenging site service issues, and she answers your questions here on our website. This is a great question because it’s one people are often curious about. You might already know, ZTERS is […]

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October 29th, 2020

Should you order storage containers early in the fall?

Every year the holiday season launches a festive time. The temperatures drop, pumpkin spice is everywhere (and in everything), pumpkin patches and tree lots pop up in the parking lots of retail centers, and holiday layaway plans kick into gear at big-box stores. If you’re running a construction site, you […]

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washing hands

October 1st, 2020

The do’s and don’ts of hand washing stations

Hand washing has been a hot topic in 2020 (for obvious reasons). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has had hand washing facility requirements in place for decades. But there are updated recommendations when preparing workplaces, retail locations (especially pharmacies), and construction sites for workers in light of COVID-19. […]

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May 28th, 2020

Ask Angela: Helping crew members feel safe after the shutdown

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. Dear Angela, Now that work is ramping back up from the Covid-19 shutdown, how can we help […]

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May 13th, 2020

Temporary office trailers: What to know before you rent

Temporary office trailers serve many functions. From construction companies to schools undergoing renovations, mobile office trailers are used in many industries to provide essential space for performing essential duties on a jobsite. Renting a temporary office trailer isn’t complicated, but here’s what you need to know before you rent. Asking […]

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December 31st, 2019

Top 5 ZTERS Waste Posts of 2019

As 2020 rises on the horizon, let’s take a look back at the top five ZTERS Waste Solutions blog posts of 2019. Perhaps not surprisingly, our Ask Angela columns were some of the most viewed pages. Do you have waste solution questions? Reach out through our Facebook or LinkedIn pages […]

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November 14th, 2019

What Kind of Roll-off Container Rental Do You Need?

You may not realize you have choices when it comes to roll-off container rentals. Most people think they have to go with a regular steel roll-off dumpster, but there are other options available. Depending on your worksite and the type of debris you need to haul, there are several styles […]

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construction portable toilets lined up

September 8th, 2019

OSHA Rules for Construction Portable Toilets

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 […]

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August 5th, 2019

4 Ways Construction Temporary Fencing Saves Lives

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. […]

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July 23rd, 2019

Top 10 Dumpster Rental Hidden Fees

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 […]

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May 28th, 2019

How to Protect Against Construction Job Site Theft

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 […]

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April 30th, 2019

How do you install a job site storage container?

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 […]

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April 22nd, 2019

Ask Angela: What goes into temporary fencing rental fees?

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. Hi, Angela. I was pricing temporary fencing for a construction project. It seems like fencing rental is […]

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March 25th, 2019

What to Know About the Types of Temporary Fence Rentals

Installing a fence is a costly and labor-intensive project, and you don’t need long-term fencing for construction sites or events. Temporary fence rentals give you the option to place fencing temporarily, provide a solid barrier, and protect your site without a permanent fence structure. Not sure what options are available […]

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January 28th, 2019

How do you choose the right roll-off dumpster?

Construction projects of all sizes have one thing in common – you’re going to need a roll-off dumpster. Dumpsters are one of the first services you schedule when you establish a construction site. They come in several sizes, and the right one will depend on your project size, budget, and […]

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temporary fencing

December 10th, 2018

Is temporary fencing right for your project?

Purchasing and storing fencing for construction sites and events can be costly. It also requires transport and storage logistics. For many construction companies and event managers, the project won’t have a line item in the budget for purchasing new fencing outright, and permanent fencing is almost never practical. That’s why […]

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storage container

December 10th, 2018

Five reasons your construction project needs a storage container

Where do you find storage space for all the supplies, equipment and tools required for your project? If you’re like many construction companies, you probably rent space at a storage facility, ask subcontractors to store things (and hope you see everything again), or build a temporary shed and cross your […]

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waste management for contractors

October 13th, 2015

Waste Management for Contractors: Avoiding the Transfer Station

As working contractors, we know that your time is valuable. That’s why ZTERS offers a variety of convenient products and services to help your jobsite run smoothly and effectively. A complete waste management plan shaves off enormous planning time and trips to the transfer station.

When you hire ZTERS to collect, transport, treat, and disposes of your waste you save time not only in the short-term scope of the project, but in the long-term as well. How? When we provide waste management for contractors, we ensure you are in compliance with the garbage collection codes in your area. Our services are completely integrated, meaning that you never have to take time out of your workday to handle any complaints, schedule pickups, or pay any fees for not disposing of waste properly.

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