Why would a property manager or property owner need push pull service?
In recent years, garbage companies have started charging apartment and commercial properties expensive additional fees to bring dumpsters and waste containers out to the street and to the garbage truck to be emptied. Since garbage trucks typically can’t fit down narrow alleys, underground garages or other tight spaces where dumpsters are typically stored, waste containers must be brought out to the street manually resulting in distance fees (also sometimes called push fees, elevation fees or hard-to-reach fees).
In some Bay Area cities, push pull fees can range from hundreds to thousands of extra dollars per month for the garbage company to move a cubic-yard sized dumpster bin from an underground garage or trash room out to the garbage truck to be emptied. These extra fees and can quickly add up and send a customer’s trash bill soaring significantly impacting the bottom line.
The Bay Area Bin Support will pull out your dumpsters and garbage bins out to the curb on garbage day and place back. Bay Area Bin Support field techs will bring all trash, recycle and compost cans, dumpsters and compactor bins out to the street in preparation for collection service by the local garbage company. Whether the bins are stored in trash rooms, underground parking garages, in the rear of the building, up several floors or down long alleyways, the team will expertly move your bins out to the curb and placed back shortly thereafter. The team is trained on transporting and handling bins safely and securing bins on various terrains and slopes and areas with limited curb space. The team is trained and equipped to manually bringing smaller bins out to the curb or using the necessary equipment for heavier compactor dumpsters.
As added value, a light cleanup service is also included as part of push pull service. Bay Area Bin Support will make sure chutes are closed while bins are out on the street, bin lids are properly closed to avoid overage charges, and trash spillage is swept up and properly disposed of in the appropriate waste container.
Bay Area Bin Support will report, and coordinate missed or delayed pick-ups, broken wheels or lids, missing containers and other issues directly with the garbage company on behalf of the client. The BABS customer service team keeps clients updated every step of the way. These phone calls can save property managers and their staff an enormous amount of time.
Hiring a specialized vendor like Bay Area Bin Support provides significant cost savings and many other benefits. Bringing Bay Area Bin Support onboard to provide push & pull service will reduce the liability of having the maintenance team, site manager or tenants do the strenuous work and potential injury and frees up time for janitorial staff to focus on the other issues on the property aside from trash.
Bay Area Bin Support assigns employees to specific routes so that the same team services a client property week after week. The field techs quickly become very familiar with a property’s waste program and can quickly alert the office if something is amiss or provide service recommendations based on ongoing observations.
Property managers may not always be aware if bins are continuously overflowing or being underutilized or if tenants are placing incorrect items in bins leading to contamination notices or refused pickups by the local hauler. Bay Area Bin Support will keep an eye on the onsite waste program and quickly alert the client if there are contamination issues, illegal dumping, or if the property would benefit from signage, reminders for tenants or adjusting the waste program.
Bay Area Bin Support keeps city ordinances and regulations in mind while helping clients figure out the most cost-effective solution to meet the waste needs on their property. When space constraints or storage location becomes a challenge for a property manager, the company will help clients figure out what size bin(s) or combination of bins and collection frequency will work best for their space while still meeting the minimum City usage requirements.
Bay Area Bin Support also works to make all parts of the process as invisible as possible. In most service areas, bins are pulled out to the curb the same morning as collection service instead of pulling bins out the night before service and having the containers sit outside all night. This practice helps reduce illegal dumping, scavenging, trash spillage on the street and overage fees. Bay Area Bin Support continuously monitors and optimizes routes so that client bins are out on the curb for the least amount of time as possible. The goal is for the bins to be curbside before the sun comes up and pushed back in before tenants even leave for work. This is dependent on the hauler collection schedule of course. This enhances curb appeal and reduces potential liabilities.
We look forward to becoming your partner in push pull service. Call today: 1-888-920-2467.
As new multi-family and high-density residential properties come to Oakland, it becomes increasingly important for onsite and facilities managers to provide comprehensive waste management, recycling services and education to assist residents in complying with current laws, and to keep Oakland clean.
Post Helpful Signage
Post helpful signage in trash enclosure areas to encourage tenants to sort recycling, compost, and landfill waste correctly with minimum contamination. Make sure your tenants have the correct tools and information to recycle correctly by providing and labeling containers. Distribute informational brochures and hang up posters in common areas to help tenants identify the materials that are recycle or compost.
Schedule a Bulky Pickup
Contact your local garbage company if they offer free bulky pickups in your city. Some garbage companies offer at least one free bulky pickup per calendar year and multifamily properties may be eligible based on the number of units in the building.
This is a good time to encourage residents to gather large items that they wish to dispose of and helps avoid having these items pile up around the property. Large bulky pickup items can include furniture, appliances, tires, electronics, carpets and scrap metal.
Inform Tenants of Free Hazardous Waste Drop-off Facilities
Encourage tenants to properly dispose of hazardous materials and chemicals by posting and distributing hazardous material information and how to properly dispose of hazardous waste. Contact the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program for a list of accepted items, facility drop off locations and upcoming drop-off events. www.stopwaste.org
Rental Property Owner Business Program
Multifamily Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
There is a new free hazardous waste service for residential landlords to dispose of their tenant’s waste. Call the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) at 1-800-618-6942 to apply for an EPA ID. In many cases, EPA ID numbers can be assigned over the phone.
Most common consumer building maintenance products are accepted: adhesives, painting, cleaning, auto, garden, propane, batteries, and fluorescent bulbs. Other more industrial products may be accepted after a consultation.
Provide Sufficient & Easily Accessible Recycle Containers
Provide tenants with sufficient indoor recycling and compost containers and place them in convenient locations that can later be taken to the waste common area. It is much easier to encourage recycling and composting when the containers are easily accessible and stored in convenient locations. Make sure to post signage so that tenants know which items can be recycled or composted.
Send regular emails or newsletters informing and reminding tenants about the recycling and composting efforts on the property. If you find the landfill volume decreasing on your property, follow up with tenants to share the results and encourage them to continue their recycling efforts. Include information about local drop-off events, upcoming bulky pickups, and local facilities for hazardous waste drop-off.
Hire a Push/Pull Company
A local company like Bay Area Bin Support not only brings your containers to the curb on the day of service but also provides a free cleanup in the bin storage area or trash enclosure to keep your property clean, organized, and free of rodents and odors. Bay Area Bin Support monitors recycle contamination, usage levels, post and maintain signage in the enclosures, offer suggestions and alert you of any waste issues on your property.
Give us a call today to learn more. 1-888-920-2467.
Bay Area Bin Support also covers another part of garbage disposal that typically has fallen to property management, landlords or maintenance staff. “Anyone who is familiar with a garbage enclosure in a multifamily residence knows that by the end of the week, the dumpster areas are a complete mess,” says co-owner Nancy Fiame. “Trash begins overflowing, garbage spills over on to the floor and garbage just keeps piling on. Some people don’t break down boxes properly which decreases the space in your containers for other items. Garbage companies typically do not have time to offer cleanup service. We do at Bay Area Bin Support.”
WE CLEAN UP AROUND YOUR BINS
BEFORE: Bay Area Bin Support arrives, bins often look like this picture below.
AFTER: Bay Area Bin Service ensures that all bins are organized and overflow is placed properly in the bins prior to moving to the curb.
ORGANIZED AND CLEAN
To address that absent cleanup service, the Bay Area Bin Support team includes it at every push/pull site. Team members pick up any debris on the floor and put it inside the appropriate bin. Trash is pushed down as much as possible to avoid overflow charges. The dumpster areas are swept, cleaned up, straightened up and left free of debris. The Bay Area Bin Support team also closes the garbage chutes while the bins are out on the curb and opens them up after the bins are back in place.
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Did you know that your local garbage company might offer a couple of free bulky pick-ups a year for large items? Or that you have several garbage bins but only a few are getting filled each week? Perhaps you would benefit from an additional compost/organics containers for your tenants.
A VALUED PARTNERSHIP
A bin service company such as Bay Area Bin Support is in the business of understanding the garbage industry and the local regulations to help customers benefit from certain services. Since they are on your property each week, they can relay back to you whether you need additional (or less) containers on the property to improve efficiencies. They will also communicate any issues or concerns so that they can be addressed properly.
In addition, Bay Area Bin Support can post signage in the dumpster areas to help residents know what items should go in landfill, organics and recycle which can also help reduce your trash volume. With this local company, clients have access to a customer service representative 24 hours-a-day, 7-days a week and can call at any time to troubleshoot any garbage issues on the property.
Interested in learning more? Call us at 1-888-920-2467 for a free estimate.
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Alameda, Albany, Antioch, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Concord, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Lafayette, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Ora Loma, Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Ramon, Union City, and Vallejo.
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