Home Owners Associations
Time Disposal is your Central Virginia Homeowners, Community or Neighborhood Association / Condominium Specialists!
"Having served as a President of a Homeowners Association and worked with establishing homeowners Associations as a REALTOR and representative for area developers during my Real Estate career, I feel I understand and know what and how Time Disposal can do to help comunities better than most services." Gene A. Ware sales and Marketing Director for Time Disposal.
Every Neighborhood has its own way of handling trash pick-up and we have the experience to work with your Owners Association to develop a trash pick-up plan from the start or make a smooth transition to an Exclusive Time Disposal service plan.
Let us help cut down on service traffic in your neighborhood which has a huge impact on your streets and safety in your community. Let us help get everyone 100% of your community involved in recycling with the All on One Recycling process.
Developers, Builders, HOA Presidents, Homeowners... Give us a call today to find out what Time Disposal can do to provide the most efficient and cost effective trash service for your neighborhood.
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Homeowners should get involved. Do not trust that the best choice is always being made. Our service is hard to beat. If you can get better service at a better price you should fight for it.
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We welcome planning sessions with Developers. It often works out best when we can be a part of the process from the start. Planning for our carts, working the fee for service into the budget, coming up with a recycle plan, but when that is not the case, we are always happy to sit with the people responsible for making choices for your neighborhood and planning what will work best when it comes to your trash pick-up.
Our carts come with our Time Disposal logo and phone number on each cart. If there were trash issues the customers will call us. Each can is numbered and assigned to an account. We can track our owners cart if that becomes an issue. The key is we handle the trash not you. Our dependable service record, focus on maintaining new and quality clean equipment and handling individual homeowner needs are factors that become invaluable to the Homeowners Associations we service. An added value when you choose TIME DISPOSAL!
A consistency and a uniform look is important to todays consumer. The fewer contractors and service trucks running through a neighborhood can be a big factor in some areas. At Time Disposal we have 28 years of Trash Service and staff with backgrounds in Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Mortgage Lending and H.O.A. Management.
Let TIME DISPOSAL be a part of your solution. We look forward to hearing from you. Give us a call at 434-977-3339 or email us at email@example.com
HOA GOING GREEN
If your HOA were to be evaluated for its level of eco-consciousness, how would it score? If you believe your community could be greener, take a look at our 8 Ways to get your HOA on the same page as your lifestyle. Taken from an Earth 911 newsletter. #9 added by Time Disposal.
1. Encourage Eco-Landscaping
A great start to greening your HOA is to take a look at the community’s landscaping. Green landscaping puts to use water-saving techniques, including irrigation systems and strategic plant selection to conserving water and reducing need for chemical fertilizers.
The U.S. EPA is a great resource for environmentally friendly landscaping. Many HOAs use drought-resistant and indigenous plants to create natural spillways or irrigation systems and also utilize sprinklers with timers and/or water-efficient spray heads.
2. Clean Up The Equipment
Now that your community’s landscaping is green, make sure those mowers are green too! Instead of gasoline-powered tools, encourage your HOA to use mowers and tools that run on cleaner fuel. According, to the EPA, gasoline-powered mowers are responsible for nearly 5 percent of our air pollution. Nontoxic propane mowers are a great alternative to gas-powered mowers.
3. Save Water
Homes and communities everywhere can probably stand to improve upon their water-saving techniques. Using rainwater capture and infiltration systems to water common-area turf and vegetation is a great way for a HOA to increase its water efficiency.
Community sprinkler systems with rain-excess sensors and homes fit with community gray water irrigation systems that use recycled water sources instead of city water supplies, reduce HOA water usage overall.
4. Find An Alternate Power
Let your HOA see the light – solar-operated light, that is. The availability of solar-generated lighting, fixtures and appliances is greater now than ever. You can purchase them at any home improvement store – and IKEA has come out with its own line of sun-powered lighting. Have your HOA install low energy, infrared and ultrasonic fixtures and appliances for common-area buildings.
HOAs with pools can use solar power generation or water heaters to heat pools. Timers and low energy bulbs for outdoor lighting, along with energy-efficient thermostats for community centers also lower HOA energy consumption.
5. Go Paperless
Stop the presses! (And the office printers and copiers.) To ensure your HOA doesn’t waste paper, make sure community Web sites and e-mails are used for announcements and billing. To reduce paper waste, many HOAs are using the Internet for HOA fee transactions, announcements and event calendars.
6. Build It Green
Is you community still under construction or looking to make improvements? Make sure your HOA uses energy-efficient materials for new buildings in the community or for common-area construction such as picnic areas or play areas. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), or Green Building Rating System, was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to provide a framework of standards to builders who are interested in green building and maintenance. Some greener construction options include:
Energy STAR appliances
LEED-certified fixtures and materials
Low volatile organic compound paints (VOC)
Multi-zone HVACs designed to distribute air at pre-programmed temperatures in different zones throughout the home building
7. Get Schooled
Get involved with your HOA. Help organize community events and programs that will help encourage other HOA members to recycle, practice eco-friendly lawn care and learn energy-efficient activities. Some HOAs assist in the recycling of paint, batteries, pesticides, tires and other hazardous materials as well. To reduce waste, some HOAs are dropping their “bag it” rules and allowing residents to use lawn clippings as compost.
8. Try Some Positive Reinforcement
Make it worth everyone’s while. Suggest that your HOA offer incentives, such as reduced HOA fees, for homeowners that meet certain green standards. HOAs can encourage homeowners to retrofit their homes with low-emitting cabinets, counter-tops and carpets, low-flow toilets and other plumbing fixtures, energy-efficient ventilation systems, low-e doors and windows and fluorescent LED lighting.
9. Get Time Disposal Trash and Recycling Service In Your Area ASAP.
Get the whole neighborhood involved in All in One Recycling. Hire Time Disposal to be your trash and recycling pick up company. Providing affordable once a week curbside pick up. Then everything goes to the recycling facility. Neighbors watching neighbors fill those Time Disposal recycle bins every week will motivate them to join in. Recycling - things are changing - stream-line zero sorting - just keeping food and wet items bagged separately in the trash so all the rest is not contaminated. It is amazing the loads of recyclables that come out of basic household trash. 100% of all we pick up Commercial and Residential goes to the Recycling facility in Troy.
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HOA volunteers and managment companies we know your job is not easy ￼. Carefully research your trash service provider! You can not be expected to know all of the questions that are important to ask about trash service pick-up. Take the time to ask us. Going on 25 years in the business helps. We have foundsome pricing quotes do not include all you pay for when you get the billand sometimes great quotes or bids have or lead to changes in the initial agreement.
Selecting a good contractor is not simple. Many do vary in terms of cost, professionalism, availability and expertise. The Board of Directors has the fiduciary duty to research and choose the right contractor that is in the best interest for the association. Proper investigating can save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars not to mention headaches. We hope you are not offended that we felt it was important to provide some sample guidelines to remember when selecting a contractor. You may not always get what you think you are getting if you don't know the business. We know the trash business and we want to help. This is a service every neighborhood must have. How it is handled can be important.
Determine the scope of the work (job specifications) before asking for bids. Specifications detail not only what is to be done and when, but also quality of the materials. Developing specifications requires the assistance of a professional who does this kind of work day in and day out. If specifications are not clear or just do not exist, each bidder will give a different price and opinion. How could the Board make a decision? (except for always the lowest bidder) Bids developed using detailed specifications "do give the board a chance to compare apples to apples."
Always get at least 2 or 3 estimates on any project. You’ll be surprised at how two contractors can bid the same project and have completely different prices. (One contractor’s heavy work schedule alone may significantly increase his bid).
Require a copy of the current license, worker’s compensation insurance and certificate of property damage and personal liability insurance as part of the bid. If they don’t have the necessary insurance coverage, the association could be held liable for an injured employee or damage caused by the contractor, (although I’m sure all associations have Work Comp Insurance incase a contractor policy is canceled while performing work).
Always ask for references. Don’t be afraid to call them and ask questions like: "Were you satisfied with the work?" "Did they start and finish at a reasonable time?" "Was enough communication between the contractor and board?" It has happened where a contractor will think he did a great job on project and use them as a reference.
Find out "How long have they been in business?” "Who will be the supervisor in charge of the project?" and "How many projects like this have you done before?"
Ask yourself, "Do I feel comfortable working with this person?" Remember, you need to feel comfortable and communicate well with your contractor thus you should have a successful project. If you don’t feel comfortable with this person, find someone you are comfortable with.
If you have questions about our bid process call Gene today we want to know what we can do to help. Sometimes it involves a letter from TIME DISPOSAL to every Homeowner, a Flyer with important information for the Homeowners. Call today and let us help you through a professional bid process and make sure you do the right thing for your Homeowners.
A Homeowners' Association (abbrev. HOA) is the legal entity created by a real estate developer for the purpose of developing, managing and selling a community of homes.
It is given the authority to enforce the covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) and to manage the common amenities of the development. It allows the developer to legally exit responsibility of the community typically by transferring ownership of the association to the homeowners after selling off a predetermined number of lots. Most homeowners' associations are non-profit corporations, and are subject to state statutes that govern non-profit corporations and homeowners' associations.
The fastest growing form of housing in the United States today is common-interest developments, a category that includes planned-unit developments of single-family homes, condominiums, and cooperative apartments. Since 1964, homeowners' associations have become increasingly common in the USA. The Community Associations Institutetrade association estimated that HOAs governed 23 million American homes and 57 million residents in 2006.[
TIME DISPOSAL is prepared to do everything possible to help your HOA. The common-interest developments have different needs within one community and we are set up to accommodate those needs.
We are committed to our rural customers but, the growing rate of homes in Central Virginia tied to an HOA is cost effective development trying to offer the needs of todays Home-buyers.