October 8th, 2021

Augmented Reality for Outdoor Events and DIY Projects

Can you use augmented reality for outdoor events and DIY projects? Absolutely. Before planning your next home construction project, or an outdoor event or family get together, use augmented reality to make sure your dumpster, portable toilet, and storage container will fit on your site by using augmented reality. More […]

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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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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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June 23rd, 2021

No Portable Toilet Rentals? Here are Alternatives

It’s summer 2021, after a pandemic year, and everyone’s excited to get back to outdoor festivals, fun runs, and just plain having a good time with family reunions and camping adventures. If you’re one of the hundreds of planners organizing an outdoor event, you may have just found out there […]

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June 4th, 2021

How to Host an Environmentally Friendly Outdoor Event

Going green is important, and that extends to environmentally friendly outdoor events. You may not realize it, but there are several things you can do to make your next outdoor event more eco-friendly. Simple steps like the ones here will help you reduce your reliance on fossil fuels, create an […]

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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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November 12th, 2020

How do you install temporary fencing?

Temporary fencing is one of the most important site rentals for construction sites, outdoor special events (who wants wedding crashers?), and large public events like carnivals and fairs. Temporary fencing is useful because it can be moved and shifted as needed, and when properly installed, it serves as an effective […]

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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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October 20th, 2020

Ask Angela: Pumpkin patches in a COVID-19 world

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. Dear Angela, Pumpkin patches and haunted houses are allowed in our area. We usually host a pumpkin […]

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October 13th, 2020

5 Reasons You Need an Event Portable Toilet

You’re planning an outdoor event. You found the space, arranged for parking, got the permits, and ordered the food. You even remembered to send out invites! But what’s arguably the most important rental you need to schedule? Portable toilets. Believe it or not, planners do forget about the toilets. And […]

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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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August 21st, 2020

What is a luxury portable toilet trailer?

Who doesn’t love the look of a high-end hotel bathroom? The shimmering fixtures. The dark wood tones and glossy counter finishes. Is that level of luxury available at an outdoor event? Believe it or not, the answer is yes. On the outside, a luxury portable toilet trailer might look like […]

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July 27th, 2020

Ask Angela: How can we convert an indoor wedding to an outdoor wedding?

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: With everything going on, we decided to play it safe and convert our indoor wedding […]

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March 3rd, 2020

5 Ways to Save on Commercial Waste

Property owners and facility managers often have to streamline to save on commercial waste, How often do you analyze how much money you throw away with the garbage? Commercial waste is costly. From wasted paper and packaging, to disposing of appliances and pieces of furniture, your company may spend hundreds […]

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February 18th, 2020

Ask Angela: portable toilets for camping

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. Angela, we’re going camping for a family reunion and there are going to be a lot of […]

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commercial waste

January 23rd, 2020

How to Conduct a Commercial Waste Audit

Property owners and facility managers know all about waste. From new waste reduction legislation to changes in the recycling industry, it’s important to measure a building’s waste output on a regular basis. Conduct a commercial waste audit to “right-size” a building’s waste service and make service contracts more efficient and […]

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waste advice from ZTERS

December 4th, 2019

Ask Angela: How do we winterize portable toilets?

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: Is there anything we need to do to winterize portable toilets? We’ve got porta potties […]

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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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waste advice from ZTERS

July 12th, 2019

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

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 […]

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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 4th, 2019

Planning an outdoor wedding? Here are your portable toilet options

Outdoor weddings are a great way to experience natural spaces as you celebrate your union. Planning an outdoor wedding sometimes takes a little more effort than a traditional indoor event, especially when it comes to scheduling logistics like portable toilets. Even if the outdoor venue has some toilet facilities, they […]

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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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August 9th, 2017

Industry Insights: Budgeting for a Roll-Off Dumpster

Budgeting for a Roll-Off Dumpster There are a few factors that might be overlooked when determining a budget for a dumpster rental. Generally, the most important factors are the type of debris and amount. Are you throwing away cardboard, construction debris, or concrete? Obviously, the scale at the landfill is […]

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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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portable restrooms

October 13th, 2015

Finding Luxury Portable Restrooms For Your Wedding

We are certainly in the midst of a trend when it comes to wedding locations. Couples increasingly opt for flexibility in searching for a venue, and they often don’t settle for the traditional “banquet-hall” experience. If you envision an outdoor wedding at a stunning parkland, a friendly gathering at a private bed and breakfast, or an intimate ceremony at your own home, you will likely need to provide portable bathrooms from a vendor like ZTERS.

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