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...

Electronic Recycling….. It’s The Law In Indiana

The title says it all.  In Indiana the law requires you to recycle electronics. The sad reality is that there are many people that for whatever reason is, do not follow the law. How many of you have driven down a back road and saw a TV thrown into the ditch? It is common to see electronics beside dumpster enclosures at apartment complexes, commercial property, or even at construction sites.  All of these examples are illegal on several fronts. The questions remains, “How do I get rid of electronics?” Community Disposal Sites Some communities have “HazMat” collection sites.  They collect and recycle electronics and other “Hazardous Materials”. They are open to the residents of that community and are often times “FREE”, meaning it’s included in your taxes.  Some may charge a small fee for their services.  The challenge with this option is that not all residents may be able to transport their items to the site. Community Electronic Recycling Days Some communities/organizations host a recycling event.  Often times there is a small fee associated with these evets. A great option, however two problems exist.  Is one scheduled when you have a need to get rid of some electronics? And, do you have the ability to get your electronics to the event. These 2 options have a third challenge, you have to all of the work, and you must remove the item from the house, deliver it to a drop off location, and unload it.  Not everyone has the ability nor the resources to do this. AC Trash Hauling offers a 3rd option.  We will pick up the items at...

Exactly What Is Junk or Trash

We say that we are the trash hauling and junk removal business.  It sounds simple and straightforward doesn’t it?  For some unknown reason it is more complicated than it looks. Exactly what is trash or junk?  This my friends is the proverbial $1M question. Like many of you I quickly went to the old standby, the dictionary to get a definition of “Junk”, and this is what I learned.                       “Old or discarded articles that are considered useless or of little value” Seems straightforward, but I have a little bit of a problem with this definition. First of all it defines Junk as “OLD”.  Is old truly a requirement for JUNK? Second, it also refers the items as “DISCARDED”.  This clearly states that it has already been thrown away. Third, it described as something of “Little Value”.  According to who?  The old adage, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” immediately comes to mind. Let’s rethink the definition of JUNK a little bit and add a few new ideas to the definition. You Haven’t Used It In A Year This could include clothes, a piece of furniture nestled in the back of the garage, old toys or play equipment, a treadmill, your old dusty and musty college textbooks.  By now you should be getting the picture clearly. You Recently Bought A New or Updated One What did you do with the obsolete TV or computer?  Is it tucked away in the basement?  How about the new counter top appliances like to coffee maker or toaster?  Maybe it’s a lawnmower...

AC Trash Hauling Is Your 1 Stop Trash Hauling Company

Have you thought about your habits when it comes to saving unwanted and unneeded items?  How much STUFF do you really have? We challenge you to take a minute and think about the STUFF you have.  How much space can you regain but getting rid of STUFF?  You are one of the throngs of people that have vowed to simplify their lives, reduce the clutter, and get rid of the unwanted and unnecessary STUFF. Congratulations!!! When are you going to start? AC Trash Hauling is here to help you.  We do more than simply haul away the pile of STUFF you have.  Our crews will carry items from your basement, attic, crawl space, garage, or storage shed.  Sit back and relax, let us do the heavy lifting. Ok you say not everything is junk.  There must be someone else than can use this stuff.  AC Trash Hauling has a solution for that.  We will take your gently used items to local charities and ministries.  Indeed there are other people who may need some items.  We will give you the donation receipt for your efforts. Is “Green” an important consideration for you?  AC Trash Hauling covers that as well.  We have partnered with RecycleForce to manage our electronic recycling.  Recycleforce demanufactures the equipment, recycling as much as possible and keeping unwanted elements out of the landfills. Our “Green” efforts do not end there.  We have identified locations where we can recycle carpet, cardboard, metal, car batteries, wood pallets, tree limbs, and yard waste.  Our goal is to be environmentally responsible. AC Trash Hauling is your one stop location to handle your...

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...

AC Trash Hauling & More Serves Commercial Clients

Since our humble beginnings in 2008, AC Trash Hauling has been very successful in serving the residential customer.  Seven years later, this remains our bread and butter.  Did you know that we have a growing number of commercial clients as well? Here are a few examples of our work in the commercial sector. Construction Companies and Contractors We work with numerous contractors with their site cleanup challenges.  We not only haul away their piles of construction debris, we also clean up the project site.  We have proven to be a very cost effective solution to the clean up needs. Property Managers We have responded to the needs of property managers to clean out vacant lease spaces.  We have been asked to haul away old furniture, unwanted shipping crates, remove outdated materials, haul away display cases, and much more. Business Owners We have been instrumental in the final clean out of several offices. We have been asked to clean out warehouse space, storage units, relocate equipment and files, move furniture, and remove storage shelves. Commercial Realtors We have completed several projects for commercial realtors.  A common job is to clean the property of unoccupied buildings.  Unfortunately some of these properties are subject to illegal dumping of waste and debris.  We have also cleaned out the remnants left behind by tenants that have moved out. Our goal is to continue to expand the services we provide to commercial customers.  Our pledge is to provide the same high level of quality and professionalism that we are known for by all of our customers.  What challenges do you and your associates have for...