Monday, 28 May 2018

Fire pit season


I love summer nights spent in the back yard roasting marshmallows for s'mores or cooking a delicious dutch oven. A fire pit can be a back yard favorite, and it doesn't have cost a fortune or take a lot of work to build.

The best place to start is to decide which style of pit you want. Then pick the best location, I like to put my pit in a area my kids or pets don't spend a lot of time to avoid any accidents. We also choice a spot where it wouldn't interfere with the function of our backyard, somewhere that wouldn't require moving sprinklers for example.

There are so many different types of building materials you can use, such as flat stone, or cement blocks. A design I thought looked like a lot of fun was a portable fire pit that used recycled materials. All you need is a couple of pallets, a 2 x 4, and a round charcoal BBQ. With this design you can easily keep the fire pit functional and cost effective. There are so many ideas online its so easy to find the best fit for you and your family.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Yard Cleanup made simple

Yard cleanup can be a lot of work, pruning plants and trees, clearing out debris from winter, hauling dirt, sod, and rock to make room for new projects. Whatever it is that you are doing in your yard our bins are designed to make it easy to haul off your yard waste.
The bins will never touch your driveway which will protect your property. Front opening doors make it easy to load waste. The shape of the bins allow for more space and also for your bins to fit in tight spaces. We offer four different sizes of bins that will fit your project and your budget. Give us a call and we can hep find the perfect bin for you.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Garden Planning




Earth Day has come and gone and now is the time of year most people start thinking about planting gardens and making their yards a beautiful to enjoy the warm summer months ahead.  Taking the time to plan before you start will make for a smoother process. Below is a list of things to consider and plan for before you start your yard project.

1 1-      What type of garden/plants/or trees will you be planting? When deciding what to type you need to take into what type of soil you have, how much water and sun is needed and what the landscape of your yard is. Basically, you want to make sure you are getting plants that will survive and thrive in your yard.

2 2-      How much sun does each section of your get? You can do this by planning to spend some time outside. Grab some ice-cold water, a pencil and piece of paper. Sketch your yard and write down what parts of your yard get full sun, part sun, and shade and the lengths of time each has light. This will really help you to pick out plants that are made for the type of light each section gets.

3 3-      Does the section you are planting in get plenty of water. Some areas will get plenty of water from your existing sprinkler, or you may need to tap into your sprinkler system to add an area. However, make sure you know how much each plant needs, some plants are drought tolerant while others need regular watering.

4 4-      If you have kids or pets that like to put things in their mouths make sure you read up on which plants are toxic and avoid those plants. The best place to check for information on toxic plants is with your local city agriculture depart.

5 5-      What kind of soil do you have? Some areas have soil a good mix of clay, sand or silt but others may have more of one which you need to check for, so you can prep the soil accordingly.

Now you have all the information you need to create a beautiful outdoor area that you and your family are sure to enjoy. If you need help hauling off the yard waste be sure to give us call and we can help pick a dumpster that is right for you.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Simple spring salad


Simple spring salad

I love making my own dressings, it’s a wonderful way to control the ingredients especially if you’re watching your sugar intake, store bought dressing usually contains a lot of sugar. Not to mention you are cutting down on plastic waste.

Two of my go to staples for the base of an easy dressing is olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Both ingredients have great health benefits especially apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar can help with blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, skin health and acid reflux to just name a few. Unfiltered ACV with all the probiotics is the best but any apple cider vinegar is great.

This dressing works well on any salad but if you’re looking for a super easy salad try crisp romaine and thinly sliced green apple, that’s it, crisp, fresh and so yummy! Or you can sprinkle candied walnuts and shaved parmesan on top for a more dressed up salad. Below is a standard vinegar and oil dressing but feel free to change it up with dill or fresh herbs instead of mustard for a earthier flavor.

·         3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
·         1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
·         1 clove minced garlic
·         1 tablespoon maple syrup
·         1 teaspoon dijon mustard
·         1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Directions: Place all ingredients into a small bowl or jar. Stir until well combined. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Check out the other blogs for more recipe ideas. As always if you’re looking for a bin feel free to give us a call.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Mark your calendar


Mark your calendars.

The Ultimate Home and Outdoor Expo will be coming to Farmington UT on April 27th – 28th. Get great ideas for home and outdoor activities. They will be offering Dutch oven cooking classes, outdoor demonstrations and lots of free activities for the whole family.

Check out the website here:
 http://www.theultimateoutdoorexpo.com/

We have a Dutch oven pit in our backyard that we love using almost year-round. Now is the time to start thinking about all the fun things you can do outside as the weather warms up.
Don’t forget that if you are planning a big cleanout project we have the right size bins for you. Feel free to call us and we will hep you find the right size bin for your job.


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Luck of the Irish


                It doesn’t take finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow to rent a bin with us. If you are getting ready for a big move, doing some spring cleaning, doing yard cleanup or just decluttering your home, we have bins various sizes and prices to fit your needs and budget. All our bins are residential friendly and easy to use with double doors that open for easy loading.

                Most of us will feel overwhelmed with the amount of clutter that accumulates in our homes. Decluttering doesn’t have to be an overwhelming job, just keep these simple tips in mind to make the process easier.

Toss anything that isn’t necessary: This includes magazines, newspapers, junk mail, old makeup or accessories, dishes or small appliances that sit gathering dust and any damaged furniture that has become an eyesore.

Dust from top to bottom: Corners of the walls and baseboards collect a lot of dust and cobwebs, using a telescoping microfiber duster can make it quick and easy to clean those tough to reach places. Blinds, drapes and lampshades can often sit forgotten. You can put drapes and pillow in the dryer for 15 mins on fluff to breath new life into them. Using a blind duster found at any grocery store can make cleaning blinds super easy. Lint rollers can help make cleaning up lampshades and sofas fast and simple. Ceiling fans, hood vents and the top of any surface in the kitchen can collect a layer of grease and dirt that is hard to clean. Using a dryer sheet to wipe away the layer of grime is a wonderful way to get that stubborn buildup clean.

Pantry cleanup: Spice racks and food pantries can collect a lot of forgotten items. Some of us have spices that have been stored away for several years (I know I did) but even spices have an expiration date. Go through your spices and food pantry checking each date carefully. If it’s a food item, you or family don’t see yourself eating and don’t remember why you bought it make a pile of food for the food bank (just make sure nothing is expired).


Give us call at Bin There Dump That Salt Lake for any large projects and we will be more than happy find the right size bin to fit your needs.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Spring Cleaning




Spring is right around the corner, now is the time to think about cleaning up and that means decluttering. We all know that it is very easy to build up many items in the home that do nothing but collect dust. When the time comes to clear out those items it is helpful to have a plan. Ask yourself the following questions when deciding what to get rid of.
Can it still be used?
Often, we set something aside that is broken so it can be repaired later. As time passes we forget or simply don’t have the time to get to the repair. Chances are the parts needed for the repair are no longer available. Regardless, if you have gone a year without using it then it won’t likely be missed if thrown away.
Why did you get it?
During cleanup you may come across something that you can’t even remember why you got something or what it even does. If you’ve had it stored away for a year or more and don’t know what you’d do with then it’s time to toss it out.
Is it in decent shape?
Reselling items that are in decent shape can be a wonderful way to make extra cash and reduce waste. Its important to make sure the items you might want to resell are in good condition and don’t have any broken or missing pieces. Make sure to dispose of all items properly to ensure the safety of your family and others.
Do you have more than one?
It’s not uncommon to go the store and stock up on items only to go home and realize you already have that item. This can also happen with household items. Make a list of items you like to keep stockpiled, this will help keep you organized but save from over cluttering with extras and save money. If you have too many of something clear out the excess.
Is your clutter costing you money?
If you have a storage unit it may be a good idea to start your clean out there. Take note of what’s in your storage unit and go through the questions above. Most importantly ask yourself if the rental fee for storing these items is cost effective. Is the value of the item worth the cost of the rental?

Now you are ready to think about how you will be hauling away your items. Bin There Dump That Salt Lake has bins of different sizes to help with any size job. Smaller bins are perfect for getting rid of the odds and ends we collect. The larger size bins will be perfect for furniture, appliances and the bulkier items. Please give us a call so we can help find the right size bin for your project.