Spring Cleaning

Ok, it’s March 1st.  The weather is doing some funky things in Indiana, other places too. In two weeks the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, and the Buzzards to Hinckley, OH.  Spring training has already started in Florida and Arizona.  All sure signs that it is spring!! What is your spring ritual? Is it that time that you clean out the garage, the storage unit, or the mini-barn?  Do you adhere to the time honored tradition of spring cleaning? WE service a lot of customers this time of year.  We haul away the patio furniture that didn’t survive the winter.  We haul away these pesky tree limbs that found their way to your lawn.  Time to start up the old grill and discover that it won’t make it through the new season.  We will haul that away too. Let us help you this spring as you liberate yourself from some of these old...

More than Hauling Trash

I was looking at some old blogs and this one brought back memories.  I am in the trash hauling business, yet I do much more than haul trash.  This is my story about a family in need and how we were able to help.     I sensed some anxiety in his voice.  On the surface it was a simple job, yet there appeared to be something more just below the surface.  The extent of the job was always in flux.  It took about a month of on and off communication.  Finally, I invited myself to the home to help evaluate the situation, make some suggestions, and hopefully leave with a job and a check. Arriving, I met Andy and his wife Kathleen.  They had the task to empty the house of its contents for the former resident who had recently passed away.  The little house was full of possessions and the garage heavy with stuff.  There was no room to separate treasures from trash.  I suggested that we clean an area out in the garage with the expectation of creating a staging area.  As we worked it became obvious that here were nostalgic reactions towards some of the things.  It seemed that behind every item there was a story. As we worked, we chatted.  As we chatted details were slowly revealed.  My initial reaction was correct; there was a much deeper story than emptying the house of a departed friend.  There was a greater burden on the hearts and mind of Andy and Kathleen as they sorted through the memories.  As we worked and chatted I learned that...

How Passionate Is Your Trash Man?

How passionate is your junk or trash man? Do you even know what makes him tick? What would he do for a Klondike Bar? AC Trash Hauling is driven by unique challenges, those jobs that the customer wants to have completed but doesn’t know who to turn to. We love phone calls that begin: “I don’t know if you can do this but…” This is usually the sign of an immediate and challenging job. It doesn’t always mean a job that we are hauling away trash and junk, but a unique challenge. Here are a few examples of those challenges. Wood Lathe Our customer “NEEDED” to have his lathe moved from his home to his wood working shop. The equipment was too heavy to pick up and put on our truck. A forklift was not readily available. We resorted to simple technology and put it on two furniture dollies and pushed down the streets of Noblesville to its current location. It took us about 1/2 hour and was completed before you could even find someone else to attempt the project. Dust Collector Cleanout Our same customer asked us to clean out his dust collector in his shop. We climbed ladders and systematically disconnected the system to find the blockage. Ultimately, we disconnected the filter and the drum that collects the sawdust, both items were plugged solid with sawdust. This project was completed in mid summer with a heat index of over 100°. We were covered in sweat and sawdust. Our customer was very pleased. Trampoline Removal Our customer asked us if we could remove a trampoline with the understanding...
Common paper Items You Can Recycle In Your House

Common paper Items You Can Recycle In Your House

Paper products such as newspapers, printed papers, flyers, paper plates and cups, folders, magazines, scratch pads, notebooks, post-its, junk mail and shredded documents are all items most people refer to as trash… However, almost all paper product found in the home can be recycled if properly disposed of. When disposing of your paper waste items consider taking them to a recycling plant or drop-off point in your local area. By reducing the strain on our natural resources and preserving the environment we can improve the quality of the air and the...