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A Guide to Dumpster Sizes

A Guide to Dumpster Sizes

Which Size is Best? In the world of waste dumpster rental, one size does not fit all. With projects ranging from house decluttering to full-scale construction job cleanup, choosing the right sized dumpster can be a bit of a challenge, especially if one is unsure how...
We Value Our Partners

We Value Our Partners

As a locally owned and operated business, we’ve always looked at our role at Western Elite as being more than a faceless garbage collector but rather as an integral player in the progress of the neighborhood. Each job we take on, whether we’re working with an...
Do We Have a Trash Problem?

Do We Have a Trash Problem?

One of the most famous episodes of the original series of Star Trek is called “The Trouble with Tribbles.” It shows the crew of the Enterprise coming into contact with a species of cute, furry balls called Tribbles. Unbeknownst to them, however, the tribbles reproduce...
The Science of Decomposition: Organic vs. Non-Organic

The Science of Decomposition: Organic vs. Non-Organic

One of the questions that is asked most often when people inquire about a dumpster rental is “what happens to all the trash?” For the environmentally-minded among us, they might worry about what ends up where; will the entire load be tossed onto a landfill, or are...
Creating a Cleaner Community

Creating a Cleaner Community

One of the biggest misconceptions one can have is that their decisions (and the accompanying consequences) exist in a vacuum. Being a part of a family, a community, or a company means that we are always representing those things that we are a part of, and all the good...
Cleaning Up Our Act: Following the Litter Laws

Cleaning Up Our Act: Following the Litter Laws

Perhaps Smokey the Bear said it best with his environmental motto, “only you can prevent forest fires.” The message was simple, yet illuminating. There, in the woods outside town, or among the desert shrubbery, or even in the overgrown thickets behind your home, the...
The World Without Us: If Waste Lost Its Management

The World Without Us: If Waste Lost Its Management

The prospect of our earth suddenly becoming “liberated” from the influence of humans has long been a conceit of popular fiction and sociopolitical academia. Truly, there is no shortage of books, films, graphic novels, or YouTube videos detailing not only what would...
The Science of Decomposition

The Science of Decomposition

It is an incontrovertible fact that nothing in life is immutable; time catches up to us all. Given enough days, months, or years, every object on earth will eventually lose its structure and be returned to its atomic state — just a clump of cells returned to the earth...
How to Fight Food Waste

How to Fight Food Waste

We can take simple steps to help reduce food waste in our daily lives. With some thoughtful planning and awareness, we can make a difference. In the United States, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that 31% of food produced is wasted. That...
How Waste is Disposed of Around the World

How Waste is Disposed of Around the World

Waste disposal has come a long way over the years. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” and wondered what that means? We have the answer to that and more as we take a look at how waste is disposed of around the world, and how...