Thursday 29 November 2018

Christmas Cash 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

Holiday Prep

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.

-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.

-Set 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 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.

-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.

-Have small children coming? 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.

-Clean those 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.

-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.

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Friday 26 October 2018

Cold weather=yummy soup

I love making a big pot of yummy soup on a cold fall night. Here is one of my easy, cheap go to soups.

Rustic Fall Veggie Soup

1 tbs butter
1 diced yellow onion
1 clove minced garlic
1 peeled and diced winter squash
1 diced zucchini
1 peeled and diced sweet potato
1/2 c orzo
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomato
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried rosemary
4 c. chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

In a large crock heat butter and add onion and saute until translucent. Add garlic and saute until golden brown.
Add winter squash, zucchini, sweet potato, orzo, canned tomatoes, thyme, rosemary, and broth. Simmer until veggies are soft and cooked through for around 30 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with hot crusty bread and enjoy. 

Friday 5 October 2018

Easy Halloween Decorations

Halloween is on the top of my list for best holidays! The cooler weather is a welcome change after a dry hot summer, leaves are changing color and lets face it, dressing up is fun for all ages. I try not to go crazy spending time or money on decorating since the holiday seems to come and go so fast.

Here are a few of my DIY affordable Halloween decorating ideas.

-Fill apothecary jars with fall colored candies.
- Banners made from card stock and colorful paper
- Specimen jars filled with colored water and creepy toys
-Turn your yard into a graveyard with headstones made from Styrofoam
cutouts and some spray paint.

This can become a super fun activity to do with the family every year. Stay safe and have fun!

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Fall checklist

Fall is my favorite time of year, so much so I don't even mind the to do list to get ready for this magical time of year!

Here are just a few things I like to do before the cold months start:

Fertilize all the trees shrubs and lawn.
Clear out the gutters and make sure they are damage free.
Make certain the down spout attachments are draining away from the foundation.
Check all the insulation around the doors and windows.
I install the Christmas light hooks during the summer and keep them up all year round, this makes it a breeze to throw up the lights.
Clear out my closet of warm summer clothes to make room for cute sweaters.
Donate old coats and boots.

With all the holidays during fall and winter things can get busy, a little prep now can save stress later.
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Tuesday 28 August 2018

Labor Day To Do

As summer comes to an end many of us are starting the busy season with school and sports, holidays, and everyday tasks. Finding time to get stuff done around the house can be a challenge. This Labor Day make some time between BBQ's and weekend fun to get some things knocked off your to do list. Maybe use the extra long weekend to do some winter prep to your yard and house. Here is a list of a few things you can do.

Organize your closets and junk drawers. Go through your clothes and toss the stuff you don't wear. Cleaning out the junk drawer is instantly satisfying.

Get your grass, trees, plants and shrubs ready for cold winter. The internet can be a great place to see what your yard needs to be winter ready.

Clear out the garage. I like to do this every season, I use my garage to store so much junk it really needs a regular clean out. Plus I really like having the room to park my car inside to avoid the weather.

Update your bathroom. Sprucing up the bathroom can be an easy remodel project that is easy to get done in a weekend and can be very affordable. Keep it simple and do a fresh coat of paint a few new rugs and pretty shower curtain.

Don't forget to spend the long weekend relaxing and enjoying the time with friends and family. Give us a call if you need help hauling off your junk.

Thursday 9 August 2018

Remodel ideas for 2018

Top ideas for remodeling your home

White wash: An all white interior is trending this year. White walls, light colored flooring, white furniture, every hue of white is being used to decorate homes. The clean and simple look is very appealing to home buyers and home owners. Using all white to decorate can really open up any room and give the illusion of light and openness.

Patio on the roof: Apartment complexes have used the space on the roof as an outdoor living space for many years. This trend is now becoming popular with residential homes and people are getting really creative with adding a rooftop patio to their homes.

Open kitchen shelves: This trend has been around for centuries, the closed cupboard came much later. Open shelves can be a lovely addition to any home. Just be prepared to keep those shelves organized and neat, no more hiding the chipped mugs and plates behind closed cupboards.

Smart homes: Unless you live under a rock you know what a smart phone is. More and more people are adapting their homes to a smart house. You can hook up lights, doors, heating/cooling, cameras, security systems, your coffee pot, the possibilities are endless. The best perk for owners of smart homes is the security of monitoring their homes and even the savings from controlling the temperature from their phones.

Thursday 26 July 2018

No cook summer eating

No one wants to cook when it's almost hot outside! Meals that don't take time or heat when it's hot outside is my favorite. Here are 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 best part, it's super healthy

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

Clean that garage

Is your garage over taken by junk? It is so easy to throw stuff in the garage that you don't know what to do with.  Sometimes boxes full of stuff that never got unpacked from a move, or sentimental childhood things sit in boxes gathering dust. Workbenches over stacked with tools and extra materials, car parts, yard tools, you name it and it ends up in the garage. The garage can become an area of the house that gets over looked because the clean up and clean out seems overwhelming.

As with any home project start with a plan. Decide what type of stuff you want to keep and what to toss. I like to enlist the help of an unbiased friend. They can help you toss stuff that you've been keeping around that serves no purpose but a space waster. Get some bins and shelves to help organize the stuff you are keeping. A clean well organized garage is definitely worth it!

Give us a call if you need a bin to haul off your junk.

Monday 28 May 2018

S'more please!

Who doesn't love roasting marshmallows on a cool summer night? Adding a fire pit to your backyard can add a fun and beautiful place for the whole family to gather around. Whether its to roast marshmallows for s'mores, a place to cook your next dutch oven master piece, or just a cozy place to gather around and share some laughs. A fire pit doesn't have to break the bank or even be huge under taking. There are tons of great ideas online to build the perfect fire pit that will fit your budget and your needs.

A good place to start to find the right place, I like to put it somewhere that my kids don't play often so there isn't a risk of them getting hurt. Also, if I can find the right place that wont require moving sprinklers or rearranging that's ideal. The two main styles of fire pits is above ground and and below ground. Each have their own pros and cons, its up to you to decide which fits your needs. If a permanent structure isn't something you are ready to commit to there are some really cool portable designs that are both super cheap and very easy to make. I hope you enjoy making your next backyard project!

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Make yard cleanup less stressful

This is the time of year we get outside and start cleaning up our yards from the winter. Spring is also the best time to prune bushes, plants, and trees. Starting a new project can leave you with a lot of yard waste like dirt and rock. Yard waste can be really heavy and most trucks cannot safely haul heavy loads. The bins are designed with front opening doors to make it easy to load.  Give us a call and we can help you decide which bin is best for your wallet and project.

Thursday 26 April 2018

Time To Get Planning Your Yard Projects!

Time to get planning your yard projects!

I love when it starts to warm up and I get my yard ready for the summer months ahead. Winter snows and spring wind and ran storms usually leave my yard with some cleanup to be done. That seems to be the first thing on my yard to do list. Next, I like to plan for new plants and gardens. This year we are putting in a veggie garden for us and one for our kids to oversee. One thing I always do before starting any project is to come up with a list of things I need to do.

Before I start putting plants in the ground I do a few things so I don’t run into any issues. I like to sketch out my yard, so I can figure out how much sun and water each area gets naturally. This will help me get the right plants that will thrive in the area I put them. Some areas are better different plants so make sure you know what type of soil you have, how much water they get from your current watering system or if I need to add a sprinkler or drip system.

Once I have a good idea of the best area for my garden I can go plant shopping. Make sure you read every label for the plants, so you know they are right for your yard and needs. I always look to see what type of light they need, how much water each plant requires and how much space they need to grow. Before I started planning my garden out I would just go and buy whatever looked pretty and what I wanted. This usually ended up with a bunch of dead plants. Having a good plan will ensure you have a success and beautiful garden. If you need help removing your ward waste, please give us a call and we will be happy to help you find a bin that fits your needs.

Monday 9 April 2018

Snack ideas to keep the whole family happy!

Snack ideas to keep the whole family happy!

My family are snackers, instead of big meals we like to pick throughout the day. I realized our snacking wasn’t very healthy, we were reaching for things like chips, popsicles and sweets. In an effort to change this I replaced those items with whole grain breads with no sugar added, protein rich cheese, and fresh fruit and veggies.
I was met with reluctance and sad faces, but I wanted my family to get all the best nutrition and be healthy, so I decided to get creative. A few fun cookie cutters, cute plates and some kabob sticks I went to work to see what would work. The cookie cutters make fun shapes in the bread like unicorns and dinosaurs which both my kids ate up! (Save the scraps for croutons or recipes) String cheese strands and veggies on a cute plate became fun faces that is just as much fun to make as they are to eat.

But the snack we all love the most is fruit kebabs and dip. The fruit dip recipe is below, and although it may have more sugar than I’d like we limit the portion size and use it as a treat rather than daily snack. All things in moderation, right?!

For the fruit kebab just slice up any fruit your family loves and skewer them or arrange them on fun plates or trays. My kids love eating snacks from ice cube trays, anything that presents food in a fun and unique way is great to get even the pickiest eaters excited about different foods.
We love strawberries, grapes, apples, pineapples and cutie oranges. But any fruit will work great with this dip.

French Cream:
·         One 8-ounce package cream cheese
·         1 cup powdered sugar
·         1 cup whipping cream
·         1/4 cup granulated sugar
·         1 lemon, zested and juiced
·         Pineapple juice

Enjoy this yummy and easy recipe. Check out the other blogs for more great spring time recipes.

Monday 26 March 2018

Fun Family Event

Kick off the summer with a fun event for the whole family.

April 27th -28th The Ultimate Home and Outdoor Expo will be visiting Farmington UT, make sure to check it. There will be tons of great demonstrations and booths for home ideas and outdoor activities. Make time to go to the Dutch oven cooking class to get tips from experts on Dutch oven cooking. If you don’t have a Dutch oven pit or fire pit this may be the next project on your list. My family loves cooking Dutch oven and playing outside all day, and the food is always amazing!

Check out the website for more info

Once your list of projects is done make sure to give us a call so we can help plan for which bin will be perfect for your job.

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Green is your lucky charm

Green is your lucky charm!

We all love spring for the green and warm months that are ahead. Our green residential friendly bins with wide double doors for easy loading are perfect for any size project you may be thinking of tackling this spring. If you are getting ready to move, starting a yard or home project, or just doing some much-needed spring cleaning and decluttering our bins are perfect to help with your project.  
If you are planning on cleaning and decluttering start with clearing out the areas, you often overlook. Pantries, closets, junk drawers and even your bathroom vanity can build up with clutter you don’t need or use. Which is our first tip- if you don’t use it toss it. Throw away old makeup or expired food and spices. Toss out any accessories that don’t get love or are dated. Go through the piles of magazines, junk mail, bills, and newspapers start by making a pile of stuff to shred and stuff to toss out. Most UPS stores will have a bin you can put items in for mass shredding if you feel okay letting someone else shred your documents.
Second tip is give a good look at your furniture, appliance, and dishes if they are battered or just sitting unused then it’s a time to think about throwing them out. As you move from room to room give everything a good dusting. A telescoping microfiber duster or long vacuum hose can help with those hard to reach areas.
Tip three is to have a good stock of dusting and cleaning tools. Walls and baseboards can collect a lot of dust and hair. Use a slanted vacuum hose to clean along where the floor and wall meets. You will be surprised at how much it will freshen up a room. When working on cleaning up the kitchen grab a few dryer towels. The dryer towels can help remove the greasy buildup that accumulates around the kitchen.
Our fourth tip is an effortless way to clean drapes, blinds, lampshades and furniture. Most stores will have a cheap blind attachment for your vacuum. Stock up on lint rollers and use them to clean lamp shades and furniture. Put drapes in the washer if the fabric can handle it or put them in the dryer on air fluff for a few minutes to breath new life into them.
Use these tips to help make your cleaning easy and less stressful. If you need a bin to help haul away your junk we have you covered.

Give Bin There Dump That Layton a call and we will be happy to assist you in finding the right size bin for your budget and project. 

Saturday 10 March 2018

It's that of year! Get decluttered

It’s That Time of Year! Spring Cleaning
With Spring on its way many of us are thinking about projects we need to start and cleaning to be done. I always find it amazing how fast clutter can build up, especially after holidays like Christmas and birthdays. If decluttering is on your to do list it might be helpful to have a plan ahead of time, so you don’t get slowed down when deciding what to toss and what to keep. Here is a list of questions to help make the process easier.

Will you use it? – If you’ve set something aside that is broken with plans of fixing it and a year or more has passed ask yourself if you even noticed it was being used, was it missed.                                                                                                                                      
 What did you get it for? When you come across something that you can’t remember why you got it then it just may be time to toss it.
What condition is it in? Another man’s trash is another man’s treasure is very true and a wonderful way to reduce waste. If you are thinking about reselling or donating items, it is important to look over each item to make sure it’s not only in decent shape but it’s safe to be used. Electronics that have loose wires, leaky batteries or missing parts may be better to throw away then sold or donated.  
How many do you have? Stocking up on items like water and emergency supplies should be something every household does. However, if you are stocking up on items that you don’t use often or that won’t come in handy in an emergency it may be time to get rid of the excess.  
Are you paying to have your clutter stored? Do you pay storage unit fees? If’s worth keeping or it’s time to get rid of it. Maybe clearing out the unit will help you save money each month which is always a bonus!  

Once you are ready to think about hauling away the clean out project Bin There Dump That Layton is there to help. We have bins of varying sizes to help with jobs big or small. Give us a call and we would be happy to help you find the bin that’s right for your job.

Monday 5 February 2018

With such a warm winter it is time to start thinking of Spring

With Utah experiencing such a warm winter.  I have already started thinking about spring planting.  The following article is from Eartheasy.  They are a wonderful website full of ideas and products about sustainable living.

How to Plan a Vegetable Garden for Beginners

If winter is getting you down, there’s nothing more hopeful than planning your garden. Spring is just around the corner and seed catalogs are already available from a variety of suppliers. If you are hoping to grow or expand a vegetable garden this year, now is the best time to put your ideas down on paper and make a plan.

The first thing to remember about planning a garden is that while there are many right ways to do things, there are very few wrong ways. As the Chinese proverb says, “All gardeners know better than other gardeners.” Even a vegetable garden can be approached like a work of art – with creativity, imagination and the willingness to make mistakes.

Location, Location, Location

Just like investing in real estate, location has the biggest impact on how successful your garden will be. Consider these important factors when thinking about where to site your garden beds:

1.   Aspect: Which way is south? The south side of your house will get all the sun, and the north side will usually be shaded by your house. Facing your garden towards the south takes the guesswork out of predicting where the sun will be. But what if the best part of your yard doesn’t have any soil? While soil can be brought in or built up, the sun can’t, so a south-facing location is still the priority over what’s on the ground.

2. Exposure: Even if your chosen location faces south, you still need to ensure it gets enough exposure throughout the day. Most vegetables need eight to ten hours of sunshine per day during the growing season. When siting your garden, look for an open area away from trees, which will not only shade the garden, but may also drop debris and leaves, and send out roots to compete with your plants (which they might do anyway without some prevention).

3. Slope: Is there a level area or are you gardening on a hillside? If you’re lucky enough to have a level, sunny, open area, good for you! Most people don’t, so a little extra strategy may be needed.

4. Fencing: In many regions, deer will eat your garden without extra protection, but if you rent, or you live in an urban or suburban area, you might be surprised how strict the rules are regarding fencing. While most sources recommend a deer fence about eight feet tall, many fence bylaws restrict heights to six feet. If adequate fencing is going to be a problem, consider a deer-proof garden or other solutions that use ‘invisible’ deer netting.

5. Water source: Where is the water source located? This is one thing that many people forget. If your hose is too long, you’ll lose water pressure and it will make it difficult to water the far reaches of your garden adequately. Make sure you are close enough to a water source to make watering easier.

Orientation and Bed Design

Whether you are using raised beds or rows, your plants will generally be growing in a line. This line needs to be oriented to capture the most light possible, and while many gardeners agree that pointing rows north/south is best—so that shading from tall plants does not become an issue—others prefer the east/west arrangement for more even sun overall. Whichever you choose, be sure to place trellised vegetables on the north side of your garden to prevent them from shading shorter ones.

However, if you aren’t using raised beds, any kind of slope will cause runoff. This is when water runs downhill off the surface of the soil rather than soaking in. If you place your rows across the slope, instead of running downhill, the runoff will be more likely to flow along the length of the row and have more chance to sink into the soil. If runoff is still a problem, you may need to create a runoff ditch, also called a swale, which is a shallow ditch that has gently sloping sides. Rather than filling with water, this ditch is designed for water to soak in, and can also be planted with perennials.

When you are using raised beds, you can correct the slope by using a terracing effect. This brings up an important question – should you use rows or some kind of raised beds, and how should you design them?

I’m a huge fan of raised beds, and there are lots of reasons why. Plants love them for the protection they provide. They also prevent runoff (which protects the soil), look wonderful, and are easy on your back. Unlike planters, they are open on the bottom, so plants can stretch their roots deep into the ground. Not only that, you can purchase pre-built boxes and kits which makes them one of the fastest and easiest ways to put a garden in.

But before you go out and start buying raised beds, first measure your garden area and find out your total square footage. You’ll need to make space for pathways, and it’s very tempting to make the smallest paths possible to leave more room for plants, but that’s not always the best strategy. Your paths need to be as wide as the legs on your wheelbarrow, so you can trundle in dirt and compost, and easily cart out weeds. This is by far the easiest way to save your back. A regular wheelbarrow has legs around 18″ apart, so your path should at least 20″ wide.


Your pathways will be prone to weeds if you are spraying the garden with your hose or watering overhead. Instead, consider using drip irrigation or soaker hoses for targeted, efficient watering and mulch your pathways using wood chips or straw. Run water lines parallel to garden beds , attaching emitters (if using) where desired.

Designing your watering system during the planning stages will help you minimize costs and maximize benefit.


The final planning consideration is the positions of your plants. Each plant has its own shape, height, water, and light requirements. While these are usually listed on the back of your seed package, there are a few general rules worth following:

1.   Height: If you follow the north/south orientation rule, then tall plants and trellises should be on the west side so that they don’t shade your other plants. However, delicate plants like greens just can’t stand high heat or a full day of sun in the summer. In this case, it makes more sense to plant your tallest plants on the east side with your most delicate, partial-shade crops right next to them, so they will benefit from a little shade in the afternoon.

2. Vining plants: Plant spreading crops like squash vines on the edges of your garden so that they won’t take over your beds.You can train them to spread over perimeter grass or even up sturdy fences, since most are easy to lift and point in the direction that you want them to grow.

3. Perennials: Plant your perennials separately, on the north side, so that you can rotate your other crops easily without disrupting perennial roots.

4. Keep it simple: It’s easy to get overzealous and order more seeds than you have space to plant, but one rule of thumb is not to plant too many types of plants. Stick to your favorites, and choose the most cost-effective varieties.

Putting it All Down on Paper

As noted above, it’s a good idea to get your garden plan down on paper so that you have a visual representation of the ideas floating around in your head. This doesn’t have to be to scale, but you can start by making a few key measurements to get a grasp of the length of each side and your square footage. You’ll be able to make better judgements, in how many seeds to buy and how to irrigate, than if you are just guessing. If you do want to make it to scale, use mathematical grid paper, with each square representing a square foot. If not, you can make a simple sketch of the placement of the plants you want, the shape of the beds, and key features like rocks and trees. This chart is also a useful place for recording which amendments you add to your soil and when. In future years, when introducing new crops, you can look back at your notes and know whether or not you’ll need to add anything further to specific beds.

Don’t Get Overwhelmed

One of the most common mistakes of beginning and experienced gardens alike is doing too much. Ambitious plans quickly turn into weed infested monstrosities because life happens. Instead, choose to be a smart gardener by planning a ‘no-work’ garden.

Have you ever heard of Ruth Stout? She was a lovely eccentric, born in 1884, who claimed to have participated in Prohibition and nude gardening in the 70s, and it was she who pioneered the idea of raised beds and mulch to eliminate work. As she said, “Why do people who like to get up early look with disdain on those who like to lie in bed late? And why do people who like to work feel superior to those who prefer to dream?” A garden is not meant to make more work in your life, and with careful planning, it can be an enjoyable and relaxing process.

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