Whether you’re cleaning out your house or doing some major home remodeling, a dumpster rental will help you get your job done in the most efficient manner possible. However, you want to keep a few things in mind before you decide to rent a dumpster so that you can minimize your expenses, and have the process go as smoothly as possible. Consider these tips when deciding on a dumpster rental.
Find A Place For The Container
A 40-yard roll-off dumpster is about 22 feet long and has a width of 8 feet. This is fairly large for people with small driveways or people who have no driveway. So you want to be sure you have a large enough space clear for the dumpster rental. You may need to move vehicles, toys, or any other obstacles so the dumpster will fit.
There’s a good chance there’s more than one dumpster rental company where you live. Don’t just call one company, call a few. This way, you can compare costs between the companies, including initial costs, landfill fees, and overage charges. You could save a good deal of money by taking the time to compare the different prices companies charge.
Choose The Right Container Size
A safe bet is to go with a larger dumpster rental if you’re not quite sure what size to get. You may want to choose a larger dumpster size even if you think you know what size you want. By getting a larger container, it helps avoid overage charges or the expense of needing another dumpster rental. For context, 10-yard dumpsters are better for minor garage cleaning or a floor replacement for your kitchen. 40-yard dumpsters are for entirely new construction and commercial applications.
Avoid Prohibited Items
Always abide by the rental company’s policies on prohibited items. Everyday items that can’t be thrown out include car batteries, oil, paint, tires, Freon, and flammables. You need to let your dumpster rental company know what items you’re throwing away ahead of time because some companies prohibit throwing out certain materials, and it would be better to have an understanding of these rules before the dumpster arrives.
A roll of dumpster rental company will have only so many containers on-hand, so you want to call at least a week ahead of time to make sure they have the container you’ll need. You can’t expect to call them one day and have the dumpster delivered the very next day. A little planning goes a long way towards getting what you need.
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