Renting a dumpster may be a little intimidating to some, but it's not as difficult as one would think. A little research and planning will prevent surprises that could have been avoided. Follow the best practices below and everything will run smoothly.
Know What Size You Need
Check out the sizing guide on our FAQ's page
Know the Timeframe
Know when and how long you need the dumpster for and how quickly it will be filled up.
If Needed, Get a Permit
Dumpsters located on city-owned property WILL need a permit.
Know Hidden Costs You May Face
Overtime, overfill, overweight charges can occur unpredictably. Make sure you know them upfront.
Order by Category of Waste
If you have heavy debris or a LEED-certified construction site, you will want haulers to treat your order differently than a standard rental.
Know the Limitations
There are a number of variables that will impact how and where a dumpster is dropped off. This can include inclines, soft ground, public walkways, trees.
Choose a Dumpster on Square Footage Alone
Heavy construction debris can quickly exceed the weight capacity of a dumpster before it is even half full.
Do Not Depend on a Swap Out
Swap outs are not guaranteed to come immediately and can cost as much as the initial dumpster rental.
Assume the Dumpster Will Fit
Make sure your desired drop off area allows for truck access and room to drop off and pick- up.
Overfill the Dumpster
An overfilled dumpster is a hazard to anyone in reach. The dumpster contains materials that can fall out and cause damage to the hauler or people in the area.
Add Waste that Doesn't Belong
You can’t put just any item in a dumpster. The obvious being hazardous waste, but other items like mattresses and food don't belong there either.
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