Archives for August 2017

Dumpsters for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Below, Arwood Waste has compiled two critical checklists: one to follow for anyone feeling the effects of Harvey who plans to assess flood damage to an office or IT equipment, and one for those who might be unaffected at this moment but hope to plan more effectively for natural disasters in the future.

Why is such a list necessary? Because more than 2/3rds of American small businesses still don’t have a written disaster recovery plan. That’s according to the Small Business Indicator, a survey of 502 companies conducted in 2016 by Harris Poll. Other findings from the poll? 21% of small business owners say disaster preparedness isn’t a high priority, but 22% say they’ve already been impacted by a natural disaster.

First, the critical checklist for anyone dealing with the effects of flooding from Hurricane Harvey:

1) If any equipment has been waterlogged, do not turn it on.

This can cause short circuits and electrical fires, compounding problems and possibly leading to further loss of property or even life. Even in offices that weren’t completely flooded, power outages can be serious culprits— when air-conditioning or dehumidifying units go down for days at a time, small amounts of moisture can build up in computers, servers, and other IT equipment.

2) Work with a trusted IT provider to safely assess and test any electronic devices.

This is an intricate process that requires the utmost level of security and safety: moving all devices out of the affected location to a dry and clean area; wearing grounded shoes, suits, and eye protection; plugging in each device one at a time and allowing 24 hours for full boot-up, diagnostic, and regular operations; and restoring equipment to its original place. Do not attempt this step without the direct assistance of a trusted IT provider — it may seem like overkill, but office fires can occur several days after severe weather due to waterlogged equipment, even in a location that was otherwise unaffected by flooding.

3) If a hard drive containing critical data is affected by water damage, keep it wet in distilled water or with a wet paper towel in a Ziploc bag — especially if it was in saltwater.

When saltwater dries, it can leave serious deposits on electronics that are very difficult to remove.

Anyone affected by Hurricane Harvey (or any other natural disaster) should be aware that equipment can be destroyed by more than just floodwaters. Power outages, moisture, mold, and other environmental issues can create unsafe operating conditions, even after the worst of the storm has passed and even if devastating floods are avoided.


1) Implement off-site, redundant, and encrypted data backups.

Most business data backups are completed on-site — often on drives located directly next to the computers they’re backing up. If fire, flood, or theft affects your business, you can’t expect those backups to survive. Having an employee take home data backups at the end of each workday isn’t an effective strategy either — fire, flood, and theft can strike vehicles just as easily.

2) Formulate a disaster recovery and business continuity plan.

Many business owners think that, even if a disaster strikes, they’ll only be affected for a few days. This is one of the most indirectly harmful assumptions one can make — disaster relief experts expect Houston and surrounding cities (and the 6.5 million people who live in them) to be dealing with the effects of Harvey for months and even years to come. An estimated 25% of all businesses struck by natural disasters never reopen their doors — having a disaster recovery and business continuity plan in place before rain starts to fall or floodwaters start to rise is the crucial first step to long-term success.

3) Create (and test!) a virtualization strategy before disaster strikes.

The best disaster preparedness plans include virtualization, which takes the data you have backed up remotely and rebuilds it on existing or backup equipment in the event of a hurricane, fire, flood, or other catastrophe. But if you haven’t tested your solution in a best-case scenario to see how quickly it can retrieve information and get daily operations back up and running, things probably won’t go well when faced with the worst-case scenario. Elite backup and disaster recovery offerings can perform a full restore in less than 48 hours — and those hours can mean the difference between weathering a storm and succumbing to it.

Reuse and recycle plastic containers

I always either recycle or reuse plastic containers. I save them for a number of uses, such as a container for small gift items (jewelry, watches, belts, scarves, etc.).

For example, I’ll take a container that held strawberries, put some shredded paper on the bottom and put the little gift on top, then put a ribbon around it. I used a tub that held a whipped topping by painting it gold and decorating it for Christmas, then placed home-baked cookies inside.

It’s an inexpensive gift-giving idea and environmentally friendly. Readers, do you have more suggestions for empty plastic containers that you’d like to share?

Hurricane Harvey Roll off Dumpster Provider

As Hurricane Harvey approaches the Gulf Coast, I would like to send and pass along our well wishes on behalf of Arwood Waste, to all that may be effected by this storm. It is our sincerest hope that everybody, including family, friends and loved ones, are able to say safe and out of harm’s way during this very difficult time. 1-800-477-0854

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Also wanted to make you aware that we have the following available for when the storm has landed.  Please let me know if you are going to need any of the following please let me know

Restroom Trailer

Roll-off Dumpsters

Demolition Services

Shower Trailers

Fresh & Gray Water Tanks

Pump Trucks

Water Trucks

Light Fuser generators

Standard Toilets

ADA Toilets

Hand wash stations

Ice Machines

Farp Tanks – 27,000 gals

Roll Off Dumpster Rentals Call Toll Free

Self-contained Compactor Rentals

Self-contained compactors, much like stationary or break away compactors, are serviced by a roll-off truck which takes away waste once a container has been filled. However, a self-contained compactor is not ground mounted, and the unit and containers are part of a single system. Typically, these compactors are used to aid in the disposal of large quantities of wet or dry materials.

At Arwood Waste, Inc. we help businesses in retail, industrial and commercial industries receive and maintain self-contained compactors that will provide reliable service in even the toughest applications. Having served as one of the country’s leading waste management companies since 1999, we have developed relationships with more than 10,000 vendors. However, because we do not maintain contracts with any vendors, we are always able to provide the most competitive prices and reliable service in any market, saving our customers time and money.

Our flexibility also allows us to meet the specific needs of businesses ranging from restaurants to nationwide department stores. We provide a waste stream analysis for all of our customers, ensuring they receive a compactor in the size and configuration that is right for their circumstances.

To provide our customers with the most value, we offer comprehensive waste management services. In addition to compactors, we manage everything from the recycling of pallets, paper and food waste to the delivery and pickup of roll-off dumpsters. We also arrange the rental of:

  • Stationary Compactors
  • Front Load Containers
  • Recycling Solutions
  • Cardboard Balers

GreenWaste is a Awesome Company to work with!

We innovate.

GreenWaste is a privately owned and locally operated recycling and diversion company that specializes in the collection and processing of residential and commercial trash, yard trimmings, curbside recyclables and food waste in addition to construction and demolition debris. GreenWaste has been a pioneer in the recycling industry since its inception in 1991 and has demonstrated leadership in an efficient, effective and environmentally sound collection and processing operations.

Our Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in San Jose is one of the most innovative processing facilities in the world, capable of sorting and recovering 98% of recyclable materials and 75% of trash for a total facility diversion rate of 88% for household and commercial waste.

We Care.

At GreenWaste, we are concerned about the environment – not only our natural environment but also our working environment. We proudly promote our employees, offer valuable training, great benefits and an atmosphere of camaraderie. This level of respect extends to our 300+ employees spanning a variety of fields like administrative, equipment operators, sorters, mechanics, drivers and more.

With our 25 years of experience, GreenWaste has grown to provide collection and processing services to San Jose, Santa Cruz County, Portola Valley, Woodside, Los Altos Hills, Capitola, Scotts Valley, Palo Alto, and portions of Santa Clara County. We work hard for our residents and believe that GreenWaste’s excellent customer service record is a reflection of the value we place on both our employees and customers.

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Arwood Restrooms is the Nation’s number one choice for upscale portable toilet rentals, luxury restroom trailers, quality shower trailers and more. AW  Restrooms provides affordable portable restroom rental prices! Some of our products & services include:
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