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A Look at Our Heavy Equipment Fleet

Construction and demolition projects require a large amount of equipment. Skimping on having the right equipment on hand can disrupt the timeline for the job and increase the cost, but getting access ...
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See an Innovative Idea for Reusing Construction Materials

One of the biggest contributors to landfills is construction materials. Huge steps have been made in recycling this construction waste, but could waste management advance even more so that more ...
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FAQs About Recycling Construction Waste

Construction waste is a bigger issue than many people realize. It is one of the biggest contributors to landfills, and even though most consumers don’t produce it daily, when they do create it, ...
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Demolition Site Safety Advice

On a demolition site, safety is always a primary concern. An important part of keeping demolition sites safe is proper planning, from scheduling the demolition to planning for waste management. As you ...
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Where Does Your Trash Go?

After you’ve thrown your trash into your dumpster, you may find yourself wondering where exactly it will end up. Chicago has a complex system of garbage disposal, with the city split into eight ...
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Meet James Bracken Sr.

At Brackenbox, our team is always ready to help contractors and homeowners select the right waste disposal options to fit their needs. We offer a wide range of dumpster rental services for clients of ...
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Where Should I Have My Roll-Off Dumpster Placed?

When you are completing a construction or renovation project, relying on your home’s trash bin or the neighborhood dumpster simply won’t cut it—you’ll likely have too much ...
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Meet the Ambitious Young Man Who Is Revolutionizing Ocean Plastic Cleanup

Have you heard of the Great Pacific garbage patch? This “island” of garbage is estimated to cover between 700,000 and 15,000,000 square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean—in other ...
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Is Laminate Flooring Recyclable?

If you are taking laminate flooring out of your home, you may be wondering if it is possible to recycle it. Although laminate is difficult to recycle in the traditional sense, you don’t have to ...
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The Landfill Methane Outreach Program at the Pontiac Landfill

At Brackenbox, we are committed to making waste management easier, so that recycling is the norm on job sites and excavation projects. One landfill in the area that is also committed to ...
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New to Chicago? Here's What You Should Know About Natural Disasters in Illinois

With its location away from the coast, Chicago doesn’t face the potential of destructive hurricanes or the risks associated with rising sea levels, but natural disasters are still part of life ...
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Home Improvement Projects to Do this Summer

When the snow clears and the temperatures warm up, Chicago residents start thinking about their summertime home improvement projects. Summer is the perfect time to make those changes you’ve been ...
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Should I Throw Away Food After a Kitchen Fire?

If you have a fire in your kitchen, part of getting back to normal is managing the waste disposal process. Naturally, you will remove any damaged furniture and appliances, but should your food go in ...
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Our Plastic Oceans

More than 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year, and most of it never makes it to a recycling site. Ineffective waste management means that an enormous amount of plastic makes its way to ...
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A Tree Just Fell on My Roof. What Should I Do Now?

When storms blow through, one risk homeowners face is falling trees. If a tree falls on your home, the steps you take in the aftermath can not only protect your family but also contain the damage to ...
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Here's How Compulsive Hoarding Affects Health and Safety

Hoarding is about much more than a messy house. It presents a serious health and safety risk to anyone who enters the property and is especially dangerous to those who live in it. Cleaning a property ...
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Reasons Why Buildings Are Condemned

It’s disheartening to residential and commercial property owners when buildings are condemned. This can happen for a number of reasons, including a takeover of the property via eminent domain. ...
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What It's Like to Move Forward After a House Fire

In just a matter of hours, a major house fire can reduce all of a family’s worldly possessions to rubble destined for a dumpster. Although the most important thing is that everyone survives, ...
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How Do Landfills Contribute to Climate Change?

There are thousands of active and sealed landfills in the U.S. alone, and they’re all contributing to global climate change. A rapidly warming earth will (and already is) having dire ...
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Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning is about more than just banishing dust bunnies. It’s a way to make your home refreshed and more welcoming, and to organize and de-stress your daily routine. Some people find the ...
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High Wind Consequences and Cleanup

High Wind Consequences and Cleanup Most people living in the Chicago area are not strangers to high wind consequences and the cleanup that usually follows. Although Illinois is not among the windiest ...
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Flooding - Why Fast Cleanup is Critical

Flooding: Why Fast Cleanup Is Critical If your Chicago-area company has experienced flooding, fast cleanup is critical from both health and business perspectives. It’s extremely important to ...
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5 Reasons Construction Companies Should Consider Recycling

5 Reasons Construction Companies Should Consider Recycling There are many reasons construction companies should consider recycling as part of their overall business model. Whether you’ve thought ...
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Disasters and Dumpsters: Sizing Your Solution

Disasters and Dumpsters: Sizing Your Solution Disasters and dumpsters seem like they would go together in the Chicago area where severe weather is always a concern. If you find yourself facing a ...
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Dryer Fires

Dryer Fires: What to Know and What to Do You could end up dealing with a disaster if you don’t care for your appliances and handle waste management the right way, which is exactly what happens ...
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