Small Haul Plays a Part in Community Cleanup Efforts.
There are many excellent, well-connected neighborhoods in the Kansas City area. These are the communities where everyone knows each other, looks out for each other, and bands together to get things done when necessary. It’s quite common for residents of these neighborhoods to pay homeowners association dues to fund community beautification projects, such as a neighborhood or city cleanup day.
The planning of community events like a cleanup day usually falls on the shoulders of volunteers. If you’re involved in your neighborhood homeowners association and are assigned the task of planning the next cleanup day, don’t sweat it. Small Haul Containers is here to help.
Your Kansas City Dumpster Rental Headquarters
Small Haul is one of Kansas City’s most trusted residential dumpster rental companies. We make the cleanup of any property or project easy by gathering an inventory of roll-off dumpster rentals in an assortment of sizes. All our containers can be reserved online. That means if you’re in charge of your neighborhood cleanup day, all you have to do is visit our website and rent a dumpster for the day.
Our dumpsters come in various sizes, so you can pick the best one for your needs. For most citywide cleanup days, you’ll want the largest one available. Our largest container is 20 cubic yards and holds up to two tons of trash. It’s about the equivalent of eight pickup truckloads. If that’s not enough for your community’s needs, you can always rent a second one at the same time. Renting roll-off dumpsters for the job is much easier than trying to line up volunteers to haul the trash to the dump!
Planning the Event
Here are a few guidelines for planning an effective neighborhood cleanup day. You want to get everyone involved in the beautification of the community. These tips will help you get there.
Pick a date and time. Many neighborhoods sponsor two cleanup days a year — one in the spring and another in the fall. Saturday is the best day for this type of event because most people are home and are working on weekend house projects already. Decide how early in the morning you want the event to start and how late you want it to go. Keep in mind that you may need volunteers to staff the dumping station during the day.
Schedule roll-off dumpster rentals. Once you have the date reserved, get on Small Haul’s website and reserve a small dumpster rental for the occasion. Depending on the size of your neighborhood or city, you may need more than one. Small Haul is happy to do the heavy lifting for you. Once the dumpsters are full, we’ll come pick them up and haul them away. No need to figure out where to dump all the trash. We’ll take care of it for you!
Determine what kind of trash you’ll take. Once you have the dumpster reserved, you need to decide what kind of waste you’ll take during your cleanup day. Most neighborhood cleanup days focus on large or heavy items — those that are difficult to get rid of and take up a lot of space in the garage or basement. If you determine that you’ll include yard waste in your cleanup efforts, you’ll need to rent a separate dumpster. Yard waste is disposed of differently than household trash, which means it has to go in a separate container.
Also, keep in mind that there are a few items that can’t go into a residential dumpster rental. Items that are flammable, toxic, poisonous, combustible, or contagious can’t go into a standard roll-off dumpster. These items must be disposed of in other ways, usually through specialized recycling centers. Visit Small Haul’s FAQs for a list of things that must be excluded from your community cleanup day for the safety of all concerned.
Recruit volunteers. If you’ve planned this type of event before, you know that you can’t do it alone. Recruit as many volunteers for the day as possible. It’s a community effort, after all. Everyone should be willing to participate in some way. Volunteering is a great way to do it if you don’t have any trash to get rid of.
Spread the word. No event can be successful if no one knows about it. Once you have all the details of the cleanup day lined out, communicate to your residents. Social media is a great way to do this. Many Kansas City neighborhoods have their own Facebook or Instagram pages for residents only. Email is another good way to get the word out. And if you have a community newsletter, your cleanup day should be included in the upcoming events section.
Remember that people are busy and forget quickly. To get the most significant amount of homeowner participation, you’ll want to broadcast the message in as many ways as possible. You’ll also want to send out reminders as the event date approaches.
Small Haul Is Kansas City’s Headquarters for Small Dumpster Rentals
Small Haul Containers is a locally owned business. We’re residents of the Kansas City area, just like you and your neighbors. We love helping with community cleanup efforts and are happy to answer any questions you have about the small dumpster rental process.
Give us a call or visit our website for more information about our commercial and residential dumpster rental services. We care about how your neighborhood looks, too, and we’ll be there to help!