Finding Remedies for a Messy Situation

There’s no getting around it. People make trash and need a place to put their garbage. When you own a residential housing unit full of hundreds of people, not having a proper storage unit for garbage is a recipe for disaster. Garbage bags pile up quickly when that many people are producing waste. Don’t let the mound of garbage get too big to manage on your own. When it gets out of control you’ll have to hire an extra set of helping hands to move the waste to the proper facility. Having one maintenance worker on staff to take care of an enormous load of garbage is not advisable.

This happened to me last year when the garbage removal company we use had a problem fulfilling their orders. Their workers went on strike, so we cancelled our contract and looked for a new solution. We had to get containersdelivered for our residents to throw their trash away while we looked for another company that could handle the entire order. We found out how quickly trash can pile up when we were without bins for garbage for one week. That week was exhausting for everyone working at our building. The maintenance worker had his hands full with garbage being moved all about the place, and some of the rest of our staff even had to pitch in to help out.

This is one of those situations that is difficult to plan for because everything seemed like it was running smoothly. We had a great relationship with our former waste removal company, so we had no reason to question whether they would fulfill their contracts. They gave us our deposit back when they couldn’t pick up our trash on time, so we looked on line for a skip bin hire Perth that could handle the order. It’s important to find a company that is reliable, so make sure you do your research when you go to find a garbage removal or bin company.

This was hard to plan for because I have been living in a rental all my life that relies on city waste managementservices. I assumed that the city would cover all the costs and actions associated with removing the waste for my residents, but there are certain rules that apply to residential apartment complexes that don’t apply to individual rental properties. We had to learn the hard way what happens when you need to find a new company to work with.

To avoid this scenario, I suggest always having an extra bin for garbage on hand somewhere on the property. If it’s on the property, then you can have your maintenance person move it to an area where it is accessible for the residents when it’s needed. If anything happens on your current contract, you’ll have a backup bin ready to be used. This safety procedure can save your rental company time and money, so hopefully you can avoid a rather messy situation like ours.

 

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