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Dumpster Rental | Rent a Dumpster in Our New Markets

calendar Posted on July 20th, 2010 04:55:47 PM

Dumpster rental services across the US has always been Beach Cans' goal. Help customers find a dumpster company easily in as few steps as possible and help dumpster companies in the process.

To rent a dumpster from Phoenix to Atlanta to Oakland visit our local pages and instantly find a few dumpster rental companies to compare pricing with.

Heres what's new around here:

We decided to alter our look a little. We're not going full face lift, more nip/tuck adjustments. We have removed the somewhat "street font" look of some of our pages to make them easier on the eye, as well as optimized both our quote forms and our partner page for quicker price comparison and information gathering.

These changes probably interest us more than you but I wanted to hear myself type.

Look for some more changes in the upcoming months. Until then, you stay classy...planet Earth.

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Wallpaper Dumpsters

calendar Posted on April 28th, 2010 02:23:04 PM

Dumpsters are a part of our everyday lives. We see them when we go shopping. When we pass by construction sites. Outside of our apartments.

And, my, they can be unsightly. Considering I can see a roll off dumpster outside both my apartment and office window at all times, a little artistic dumpster flare is greatly welcomed.

Beach Cans would like to give a roll off of applause to an artist named C. Finley who is transforming these staples of our everyday operations into something more.

While we don't encourage the papering of our dumpsters, we feel she deserves a shout out.

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Lovely Party, Pity We Weren't Invited...

calendar Posted on March 25th, 2010 10:56:18 AM

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Photo: Yana Paskova for The New York Times


Beach Cans has been to some trashy parties in our day, some of which we were actually invited to. But this latest story has to be the cake taker for American ingenuity meeting its insatiable desire to throw scantily clad parties in odd places.

We all know that dumpsters in Long Island have often been a sanctuary for all types of animals. Meet the newest species- the New York party animal. Dumpsters are now being used as pools in what is being coined a a "lo-fi urban country club" in a hidden areas of New York  with the help of artist Nina Katchadourian.

These dumpster pool parties are found in areas that are rented out for "Invite Only," which means Beach Cans will inevitable show up unannounced with a speedo on. Don't worry, we fashioned the Speedo from an array of old colored rubber bands we had lying around the office. We'll fit in- pun intended.

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One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

calendar Posted on March 24th, 2010 10:53:12 AM

Dumpster diving. Not an Olympic event that China will be dominating any time soon, but it has become a popular hobby / lifestyle.

Seattle dumpsters are quite the hot spot for this "Going Green" trend and continue to provide brave dumpstranauts with a multitude of items to brag about. One man's trash is another man's treasure indeed. This dumpster diver speaks about his Seattle adventures.

Beach Cans Moment of Clarity: Why take your date to an expensive restaurant when you could go around the back to get your meals for free?

Many people are found looking through dumpsters to find all sorts of items including food. There are many food hot spots like Trader Joe's and Grand Central Bakery in Seattle. People have strategized weekly plans on what areas and what days of the week to retrieve their free edibles. Meet up groups are available on the web for people who want to find the hottest spots to collect.

We say bravo to you Sultan's of Sewage. Keep up the good work.

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Beware of Dumpster Fluff (No, Not Our Blog)

calendar Posted on March 24th, 2010 10:05:59 AM

"Fluff," although having a name that induces less fear than say.. watching a kitten yawn, can be a dangerous material. Hazardous waste, when sent to the wrong place, can have terrible effects on the environment and people alike

The term "fluff" is a name used for the leftovers of the automobile scraps that are put through shredding machines.These leftovers contain bits of glass, fiber, rubber, engine fluids, dirt and plastics.

The great concern about recycling fluff, especially in the Los Angeles, CA area is the habit of sending it to city landfills. The dumping of fluff,  according to the shredding companies, is not detrimental to health or safety.

The Toxic Waste department had other notions, stating that, "We're seeing increased amounts of lead, zinc and cadmium in the waste stream, so we think it's no longer appropriate to allow [these companies] to operate."

There are regulations for many dumpsters in Los Angeles, but many of the shredding companies find a way around. We could be in for a long struggle on this topic and unfortunately Beach Cans customers in LA could be the ones to suffer.

::Off Topic:: Famous Fluff Throughout History:

  1. Name of Tiger Wood's former caddy and maybe one of his girlfriends.
  2. Chemical make-up of the Ghostbuster's arch rival: The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
  3. Lesser known, slightly less magical dragon brother of Puff.
  4. The irritating material that accumulates in your belly button on a nearly daily basis.

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Dumpster Roll-Off Size Tips

calendar Posted on March 24th, 2010 09:11:45 AM

When renting a dumpster for the first time it may be difficult to figure out what size you'll need. You may be asking yourself, is a 20 yard dumpster is too small? or what is equivalent to a 30 yard dumpster? If you are deciding to rent a dumpster for the first time here are some helpful hints in helping you figure out what size container is best for you:

(Refer to pick-up trucks and washer machines for visual examples)

  • 20 Yard Dumpster Container 8' W x 14' L x 5' H

This is equivalent to 10 pick-up truck loads or 20 washer machines

  • 25 Yard Dumpster Container 8' W x 15' L x 6' H

This is equivalent to 12 1/2 pick-up truck loads or 25 washer machines

  • 30 Yard Dumpster Container 8' W x 22' L x 5' H

This is equivalent to 15 pick-up truck loads or 20 washer machines

* Just note that these sizes refer to the larger roll-off containers. They are mainly used to haul items or an abundance of items that usually weigh in tons. (1 ton=2,000 pds)

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New York Designer Finds Fashion in Dumpsters

calendar Posted on March 4th, 2010 02:24:13 PM

Beach Cans has seen many different styles that associate with trashy, but this one tops it all. Say goodbye to conservative business slacks and blouses. The dumpster look has hit the runway scene.

New York DumpstersNew York dumpsters are apparently the next great source for fashionable apparel at affordable prices. In a scene that looks like something right out of Zoolander's "Derelict" campaign, Gary Harvey has created a line of humorous yet pretty stylish clothing from dumpster bound items pictured left.

We know all too well the amount of usable waste that a dumpster can house. Dumpster divers across the world have been utilizing waste containers for years for more than just clothing. We have to say, however, that this may the most mainstream appearance of the art since Elaine went digging through New York container in search of a bear claw with her soon to be super hero/slightly financially challenged ex-boyfriend.

Kudos Gary to a job well done.

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