Mr. Trashman’s owner, Patrick Norris, recently sat down with Business Matters from the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce on ActonTV to talk about Mr. Trashman, his background, what sets us apart from the competition, and more.
Trash and recycling collection is a reality even through the cold winter months. Here are some tips for making the process as painless as possible and minimizing your time out in the cold:
Keep Water & Ice Out: Water can pool in tiny crevices within your barrels, and then expand upon freezing, causing cracks and ruptures in the plastic. Water can also attract animals, promoting widespread rotting that makes for a more frustrating (and smelly) trash pickup when the time comes.
Secure Against Animals: As the temperatures drop and wild food sources become scarce, hungry animals will often take to scavenging at trash collection spots. It’s not only a mess; it’s a potential safety hazard. Make sure the lids are firmly closed on all barrels to keep wildlife out.
Get our Premium, Hands-Off Garage Collection: While we can’t make the need go away, we can make your life a little easier by offering our premium, hands-off service where we pick up your barrels from your garage so you don’t have to drag them to the curb in the cold and snow! Click here to learn more.
Help Mr. Trashman with efficient trash and recycling collection when there’s snow on the ground by following these guidelines:
Please have your barrels out by 6:00 am and be sure to properly space them away from snow banks, cars, utility poles, mailboxes, or other obstacles.
Try to place barrels at the end of the driveway or as close to the curb as possible, but not in the street.
Make sure trash and recycling bins are clearly visible to the driver and are not hidden behind snow banks, trees, bushes, or cars.
Please do not place barrels on top of snow banks.
Please bring empty barrels in as soon as possible to allow plow trucks complete access to roadways.
Remember, trash trucks do not operate well on snow and ice. Private roads and driveways must be cleared of snow and ice, especially on hills, so we can access the area. Our drivers will not attempt to access areas that aren’t clear and accessible.
By following these basic guidelines, you can help ensure proper collection of your recycling and trash this winter season. Thanks for your help!
Please do this:
Space cleared and free of snow at end of driveway for barrels.