Renting a dumpster for your cleanup project can save you a lot of trips to the landfill or transfer station. With a dumpster on your property, you can fill it as time allows, and when it is full, the dumpster company will haul it away for you.
Selecting a Dumpster
The first thing you need to do is to select the right kind of dumpster for your situation. If you are cleaning out the garage or attic, you need a dumpster for general trash and household debris. If you are re-roofing your home, you will need an entirely different dumpster.
Work with the dumpster rental company to select the right dumpster and the right size for the project you are working on. The size may not be as critical if the dumpster company does not charge extra for dumping the container, but if the cost is based on the number of times you fill the dumpster, a large dumpster that only needs emptying once might be a better option.
Positioning the Dumpster
It is essential that the dumpster is positioned in a place that allows you to access it easily. There may be some rules about where the dumpster can go if you live in a community with a homeowners' association, so be sure to check before you order the container.
Some areas allow you to place the dumpster at the curbside so that you do not have to block the driveway or put it on the grass, but again, check the local laws regarding this because some cities or towns will require the container to be on your property, not in front of it.
Check with the rental company about time limits or rental duration when you're setting up your dumpster rental. If you have a project that you want to work on over a few weeks, you want to be sure that the rental company is not charging you a fee every day that the dumpster is on your property.
Let the rental company know upfront that you will need the container for a couple of weeks and ask them if there is an additional charge for holding onto the container. If you are paying a per load fee for dumping the container, the rental company stands to make more letting you keep the container longer, but don't assume anything. The only way to be sure is to ask specifically when you are inquiring about renting the dumpster.
Contact a dumpster rental company today to learn more.