Thursday 29 November 2018

Christmas Cash Contest Giveaway

Bin There Dump That Annual Christmas Giveaway 2018 Details No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or to win. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. 

1. ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be at least 18 years old or above, and reside in Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, Weber or Tooele County or have ordered a dumpster during the contest period.  Entrants receiving the Hunt certificate need to follow Utah requirements for hunting, for specifics contact the owner/operator of Rush Lake Game Birds at 435-496-9600 for specifics.
 2. HOW TO ENTER GIVEAWAY: As a condition of entering this contest, you will be asked to provide certain personal information about yourself, such as your name, email address, and phone number.  To enter the Contest, go to and click on the order tab. Enter your name, email, phone number and city. In the comment section write “Christmas Cash Giveaway Entry” and click submit. NOTE: Submitting your information does not obligate you in any way.  Entries are limited to one (1) entry per person and per email address during the Entry Period; all entries will be combined into a single entry pool. 1 (one) winner will be selected from all eligible entries on or about December 22nd at 8am. Multiple entries by means of software-generated or other automated processes will be disregarded.
  3. PRIZES: One (1) winner will receive $50 in cash from Bin There Dump, One (1) winner will receive a certificate for a 2 bird hunt at Rush Lake Game Birds or $50 towards any other size hunt.  No prize transfers. No substitutions are allowed. Prize will be awarded in the form of a check or a certificate 4. SELECTION & NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all valid entries received. The winner will be notified of their prize via e-mail or phone on or about December 22nd, 2018. Winners must respond by email or phone call within three (3) days to receive the prize. If the winner does not respond within three (3) days, a new winner will be selected. PLEASE NOTE: you should ask your accountant if there are reporting requirements on your taxes for winning cash. Generally, you report all gambling winnings on the "Other income" line of Form 1040.

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Home for the holidays

Tips to get your house holiday ready without last minute stress.

Focus on the main areas of the house that guests will be seeing. Areas you may not think of are the porch and entryways.

Spend some time cleaning the oven and fridge. This step can avoid an oven catastrophe, and make sure the fridge is ready to store all the holiday food. Quick tip, go through your recipes and see what can be made ahead of time.

Get some nice seasonal scents to keep the house smelling great. Make sure not to get heavy smells or too many scents going at once. Some people are very sensitive to certain scents so be sure you can clear the smell out easily if needed.

Get the table ready. You might already have fancy dishes you bring out on special occasions or maybe now is a good time to invest in some.

Clean the floors. Cleaning floors can be a tedious task and take some time. But you can google quick tips from pros on easy floor cleaning methods.

Prep for house guests. Make sure you have room for anyone staying over, clean up the guest bathrooms and make sure to have lots of extra towels, toiletries, pillows, and bedding ready.

If your guests have small children make sure you kid proof as best as you can and maybe invest in some cheap baby and toddler friendly dishes. Also, make sure you have food and snacks that are tailored to small guests.

If you have a fire get the space ready by having wood and fire starter supplies, clean the fire place, set some cozy blankets and pillows around the fireplace to create a nice place for guests to gather.

Be sure to book a bin if you need!

Thursday 25 October 2018

Warm soups for cold fall weather

When the temperature drops I instantly think two things, cozy sweaters and bowls of yummy soup. Here is one of my faves to get you feeling warm and fuzzy right away, its nutritious and very affordable to make.

Autumn Soup

1 lb ground beef
1 c. chopped onion
4 c. water
1 c. chopped carrot
1 c. chopped celery
1 c. chopped potatoes
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
1/4 c barley
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp Kitchen Bouquet
2 bay leaves
1 tsp basil
1 beef bouillon cube

Cook the ground beef before adding to the pot, combine all ingredients until veggies and barley are tender. 

This is one of those recipes you can add more or less of veggies, add other veg you like or other seasoning. It also works great in the crock pot on low for 8-9 hours. Enjoy this simple recipe and cozy up for cold fall nights.  

Friday 5 October 2018

Halloween Family Tradition

Halloween is my favorite time of the year, the cool weather, changing leaves, and the fun of Halloween decorating.
Every year my family and I create our own Halloween decorations. We make sure we keep it simple and under $5 for each project. The kids love coming up with ideas and making the decorations by hand.
Here is a list of the projects we have loved doing most.

SPECIMEN JARS: Glass jars filled with creepy objects and colored water.
GRAVEYARD: Headstones cut from Styrofoam and spray painted with fun names written on them.
APOTHECARY JARS: Decorative glass jars filled with fall themed candy.
GHOSTS: White sheet cut into squares, yard balls, fishing line and you're set for a yard full of ghosts.

Have fun coming up with your own decoration ideas and making this a spooky and memorable Halloween. Stay safe and Enjoy!

Tuesday 18 September 2018

The best To Do list

 Fall and winter is my favorite time of year, the to do list for fall prep is even fun to me!
This is the stuff I have on my list every year:

Fertilize the yard with fall fertilizer, I do lawn, trees, and plants.
Check all my gutters and make sure there are no blockages or damage.
Make sure my downspouts drain at least a foot from the house.
Check the doors and windows for any drafts or cracks.
I installed Christmas light hooks that match my house so I can leave them up all year long.
Store all my summer clothes in bins.
Donate coats and boots that we've grown out of.

Be sure to add getting a bin to your list so we can haul off any trash from your project.

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Labor Day Chores

Summer is coming to an end and school has started. As busy as your schedule is Labor Day can give you a few extra hours to get some of your winter prep chores done. Here is a list of simple chores that should help you feel accomplished and closer to being ready for colder weather.

Clean out all the closets and junk drawers in the house. I like to keep my summer clothes in bins until next year. I keep them on the hangers to make it easier to hang back up and store them with a lavender bag so they are fresh when I open them up. Maybe you just need to go through the clothes and coats that have hiding getting no love in your closet, bag them up and donate them. Junk drawers can gather so much... well junk. That is a quick task that make a huge difference.

Clean out the garage. I clean out my garage with each season, making sure to sweep and keep the cob webs from building up. Maybe it is time to clear out the garage so you can park your car inside.

Update your bathroom. A renovation in the bathroom can be done very affordably and done in a weekend. Maybe you just need to get some new rugs and shower curtains, or a fresh coat of paint. Any change can make a huge difference!

Read up on the plants, trees, and shrubs in your yard to see how to best prep them for winter. I make sure to cut down my fountain grasses and raspberry bushes. The internet has great advice on to prep for winter.

Give us a call if you need a hand hauling away your Labor Day project clean up.
Have a great Labor Day!! Make sure to spend lots of time relaxing! 

Thursday 9 August 2018

Popular home remodeling trends

This short list is the top home remodeling trends for 2018.

White out: An all white decor is a huge trend right now. Flooring, furniture, accessories, and walls, every hue of white is being utilized in this decorating trend. People love the clean lines, bright look and open feeling it gives their homes.

Open shelving for the kitchen: Having an open shelving unit is becoming more popular. Homeowners love the look of this shelf. Just remember there will be no cupboard door to hide those mismatched dishes and over crowded spice cabinet.

Rooftop living: Rooftop patios are a big hit in large cities and top of apartments and skyscrapers. Residential homeowners have been enjoying using their rooftop space as well.

Smart home: These days you can do just about anything on your phone. Now you can control most of your house from your phone as well. Adjust temperature, lights, security systems, coffee pots and anything else you can imagine.

Thursday 26 July 2018

Yummy Summer Recipe

No one like cooking when it's almost 100 degrees outside! I like to make meals that don't take time or heat when the heat outside is up. Two of my favorite things require very little ingredients or effort and the best part, NO COOKING!

The first is a recipe for a snack the whole family loves and I love my kids eating because of the health benefits.

Power Balls:
1 c. old fashioned oats
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. ground flax seed
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/3 c. honey
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. vanilla extract

combine all the above in a bowl. Let it chill in the fridge for 30 mins then form into 1 inch balls.
My kids love these as much as we do, they really love helping me make them. I can eat 2 of these (with some restraint since I can probably eat the whole batch by myself in one sitting) for a snack and my hunger subsides and I feel energized. Enjoy!

The next recipe is for an easy ready to take breakfast:

Overnight fridge oatmeal:
1/4 c. uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 c. milk
1/4 c. vanilla yogurt
1 and 1/2 tsp chia seeds (I add extra since I love chia)
2 tsp maple syrup
1/4 c. blueberries

Mix ingredients in a small jar, secure the lid and shake until well mixed. Place in the fridge overnight and your yummy breakfast is ready for you to grab and go first thing in the morning.

Sunday 15 July 2018

Summer project- garage

One of the best things we ever did was cleaning out our garage so we could start parking inside a nice organized garage. It is so easy for your garage to become overtaken by boxes, tools, big items meant for the dump etc. One reason people avoid clearing out the garage is how overwhelming it can seem. Having a good plan going in is essential. I asked a friend to come over that would help me get rid of stuff without justifying its purpose or being over sentimental.We stocked up on plastic bins of all sizes and setup some shelves for storage and hooks for hanging items. There are so many options to help make organizing your garage super easy. 

Make sure you give us a call so we can help haul off your junk. 

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:

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.

Monday 5 February 2018

Early Preparations for Spring Gardening

Eartheasy offers great information about sustainable living.  I found this article on their website.   It offers great ideas about preparing your yard for the spring. 

Garden Projects for Early Spring

A few early preparations for the spring

gardening season will bring benefits all

year long.


The urge to garden in early spring is primal. Re-connecting with the earth is affirming, renewing, promising. Waking up the garden to a new growing season is about more than soil and seedlings...this rite of spring is a tonic to the gardener as well.         

Early spring garden & yard tasks

 (1) clear drainage ditches

Leaves and debris gather in drainage areas over the winter. Now is the time to ensure that the spring rains will have adequate runoff. Spring seedlings do best in soil which drains well. Because vegetative growth is at a low point in early spring, this is the easiest time of year for clearing drainage ditches. And be sure to put the cleared material, usually dead leaves and small branches, into the compost. Spring compost piles are commonly short on carbon-rich materials, and every addition helps.

(2) Repair any bowed sides to raised beds. fix trellises and fencing.

Soggy winter soil puts a strain on raised beds; sometimes a stake will rot and give way. Any bowed or leaning sides should be fixed now. Dig back the soil behind the bowed side and drive in new stakes on the inside of the sideboards with a slight inward lean. Push sideboards up to stakes and fasten well with screws or nails. If you are interested in purchasing a raised bed, we have a comprehensive selection of Raised Garden Beds available in their online store.

Trellises and fencing are also easiest to repair in early spring, with less growth to work around and fewer roots to disturb. Setting new fenceposts, however, is best done after the spring rains have had a chance to drain through the ground. If the water table is too high, post holes will fill with water as you try to dig.

(3) Weed young spring weeds. mulch bare spots in beds.

Any weeds which appear in your garden beds will be easiest to pull now, as the roots are shallow. Covering bare spots with mulch or ground cover will minimize the emergence of new weeds. Adding mulch to a depth of 3 to 4 inches is usually sufficient. Black plastic sheeting can also be used to cover the beds before planting as a way to suppress emerging weeds. And if you flip the sheeting over once a week you may likely find slugs which have been hiding in the bed. This is a simple way to reduce the slug population in garden beds.

When adding mulch to garden beds or around the base of fruit trees, keep the mulch a few inches away from tree trunks and the crowns and stems of plants. This will help reduce rot on the stems of young plants and will protect the bark of young fruit trees.

(4)  When it's dry enough, 'top dress' beds.

Top dress garden beds with compost or well-seasoned manure in preparation for planting. Resist the urge to dig the bed; established beds have a complex soil ecosystem which is best left undisturbed. Nutrients added from the top will work their way down into the soil.

In early spring you may find that your compost pile is wet and does not appear to be actively composting the materials you've been adding through the winter months. If this is the case, read their article How to fix a soggy compost pile.

(5) Early spring is the time for lime.

Soils with a pH below 6.2 will benefit from the addition of lime. Dolomite is the finest grind, and is recommended. With ground limestone it will take twice as long for plants to derive any benefit from it. Ideally, lime should be added several weeks before planting. Hydrate lime, or "quick lime", is not recommended, as it can change the soil pH so rapidly that plants may be damaged. Cover newly limed beds with plastic during heavy spring rains to prevent runoff. Soil pH can be determined by using a soil pH test kit.

(6) Prepare your lawn for spring.

Rake the lawn to remove dead growth and winter debris. This helps bring light and air to the soil level, encouraging the grass to grow. Re-seed bare patches of lawn. Rake bare spots firmly with a metal rake before seeding. Sprinkle grass seed into a bucket of soil and spread evenly over the bare spot. Keep well-watered until seeds germinate and the new grass establishes. Pre-emergent herbicides such as corn gluten may be applied now.

(7) Thin dead foliage of ornamental grasses and ferns. pull vegetable plant skeletons.

Once new growth begins. it becomes difficult to thin ornamentals without damaging the plant. New growth will quickly replace the culled foliage. And if you didn't get around to this last fall, pull the old tomato, squash and other plant skeletons to clear the bed for planting. Plant skeletons can be added to the compost if you are sure they do not harbor any plant disease.

More information like this can be found at the Eartheasy website: