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Gorham Invited to Declutter with Bin There Dump That

PORTLAND, ME (Grassroots Newswire) (September 15, 2022) — For local entrepreneur Bill George, owner of Bin There Dump That of Portland, the ongoing interest in decluttering is a good thing. The residential-sized dumpsters that are Bin There Dump That’s specialty offer a convenient way for property owners to dispose of unwanted bulky items. But while most clutter is an annoying and sometimes embarrassing accumulation of excess consumer goods, Bill warns that there can be a dangerous side to clutter as well.

The week of October 9-15 is the 100th Anniversary of Fire Prevention Week™, an awareness event sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to educate the public on how to minimize fire risks in the home and, equally as important, how to respond when a fire breaks out. This year’s theme, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™” emphasizes having an escape plan if a fire does break out. “While it’s true that clutter can pose a hazard as the source of a fire,” said Bill, “another dangerous side of clutter is that it might block a critical escape route.”

The NFPA warns that you may have as little as two minutes to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. This means that your ability to get out of a burning home depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance escape route planning. The NFPA offers tips and resources for planning at, but they emphasize that it’s not enough to simply plan. “It’s also important to practice using your escape routes, and that includes ensuring that they are not blocked1,” says Bill. “That makes Fire Prevention Week a perfect time to begin your decluttering campaign, clearing out bins of toys and clothing, unneeded furniture, stacks of books and magazines, and other miscellaneous “stuff” that could impede access to your fire escape routes.”

Keep in mind, adds Bill, that if you do need to escape from a fire, you may be dealing with the constant blaring of alarms, dense smoke, searing heat, and darkness. The more you practice your escape plan, and the easier it is to reach your escape point, the greater your chances of survival. Bin There Dump That offers some eye-opening statistics on clutter, along with some tips for getting it under control, at

Bin There Dump That specializes in residential-friendly, dumpsters with double-door access that are designed for jobs ranging from simple yard clean-up chores to full remodeling construction projects. To learn more about renting a dumpster, or to discuss a project with a Bin There Dump That Dumpster Consultant, please contact Bin There Dump That of Portland at (207) 224-0337 or For more dumpster planning tips, or to learn more about Bin There Dump That, please visit

About Bin There Dump That

Bin There Dump That is North America’s leading residential friendly dumpster company, founded in 2002 by Mark Crossett. Mark teamed up with That Franchise Group in 2004 to begin franchising in North America. The franchise has since grown to over 200 territories across the United States and Canada. Known for its appealing bright green bins and residential friendly service, it is unrivaled in the industry. For more information about Bin There Dump That and our business opportunities, please visit or call 905-582-1234.

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