Things to Know Before Renting A Dumpster

Renting a dumpster is not done on a daily basis or monthly by regular homeowners. Hence most people do not fully understand how the process goes.

There are a few things that you need to consider before starting with your dumpster rental.


1. Dumpsters are available in different sizes.

You might not know that dumpsters come in all sizes and shapes. Each of them has different capabilities for accommodating waste materials and debris. Before trying to rent a dumpster, you should assess what size you need.

Most homeowners overestimate the dumpster size they will require and could end up getting too big a dumpster. The bigger the dumpster is, the higher the rate of course. So, you are going to pay a higher amount for the inappropriate dumpster that you rent if you are not going to make sure of the dumpster size that you need for a specific job.

Most dumpster rental companies like us offer a wide variety of dumpster sizes. You have to do your research well, and make a list of your questions during your inquiry over the phone with the company that you pick.

2. Roll off containers needs a convenient location.

Dumpster rental may need a bit of planning and considerations. When you rent a dumpster, you have to make sure that you have a convenient area where you are going to store that dumpster. You should have an adequate size for a spot in your yard, and clear away vehicles to give space for the dumpster until you finish your project.

Remember that these dumpsters are tall and require much space up and over the side.

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3. The type of items you are disposing of matters.

Not everyone takes into consideration what they are throwing into the dumpsters. A lot of the dumpster rental companies do not allow a mixture of waste materials. Make sure that you are not throwing any hazardous items into the dumpsters. Always check with the company or your local environmental organization a list of prohibited items.

You need to tell them the type of items you plan to dump into the container and have them determine the exact nature of these items. Others may charge an additional fee for specific items such as these.

However, most importantly disposing of hazardous materials are not allowable by law. You might end up paying a fine for ignoring the law, hence better consult the authorities first before choosing to dump inappropriate materials into the container.

4. You may require a permit before parking the dumpster on the street.

This aspect is not applicable to everyone though. If you are planning to place the dumpster within your household vicinities, then ignore this item.

Getting a permit is only for those individuals planning to store the dumpster on the street in front of their household. It’s always an excellent idea to check with your local government their policies and rules regarding the placement of your dumpster rental.

5. Check with the company if you need to be onsite during dumpster delivery and pickup.

Many homeowners assume that they should stay on the site during delivery and pickup. However this is not the case for all dumpster rental companies.

Each of them has their own terms, but most of them do not need you around during pickup and delivery. They always employ great drivers to deliver and pick up the dumpsters without needing you to be there, unless they must go through a locked gate.

Now that you know all these new things about dumpster rental, you are ready to rent a dumpster for your home renovation or business projects.

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