What To Keep in Mind When Renting Dumpsters

Although dealing with dumpster rental services is not rocket science by any means, the fact that there’s not much information available on the subject makes it so a lot of people run into all kinds of trouble. Thanks to all the experience we’ve accumulated over the years and all the people we have helped get dumpster rentals in a large number of US states we will now compile a quick lists of the most commonly encountered issues with roll off dumpster rentals. Read it and you should have no problem getting rid of all your waste:

Do you need to get any permits?: Usually, this type of issue is discussed with the dumpster rental company you choose to hire, but it’s always worth doing your own research. For instance, if there is not enough room for the roll off container in your own yard you will have to place it on the street and it’s obvious why some of your neighbors might complain. If you live in an “exclusive” neighborhood you will definitely need to get approval from a board.

How are you preparing your work site? After working with countless inexperienced homeowners we can easily say this is one of the most commonly encountered problems. Sure, the company you hire is going to do its job but you also need to do yours. First off, make sure there is actually enough room in the work site for your construction dumpster rental. Getting a 30 yarder and planning to place it in a spot where only a 10 yards dumpster would fit is a recipe for disaster.

What type of container do you require? As you probably already know, dumpsters come in several sizes: usually companies deliver 10, 12, 15, 20, 30 and 40 yarders, but that’s not all there is to this issue. For example, if you’re working on a renovation job in which you need to dispose of a lot of excess heavy debris you should look into a concrete dumpster. This type of container offers the option to load the heavy debris more easily thanks to its low sides and is also more cost efficient since you pay a flat rental fee as opposed to a price based on tonnage.

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Is your dumpster rental provider reliable? We know it’s very tempting to just go with the cheapest option on the market, but you must know there is always a price to be paid later on. We’re talking about big metal containers who will hold huge amounts of waste here, so obviously there are things that may go wrong. For that reason, you need a company that is experienced and supportive enough to have your back in such situations. Imagine you just find out you’ve rented a roll off dumpster that is too small and you need to get another one and you need it fast. A cheap provider would tell you that you have to wait a week while a honest and reliable one would already be prepared for this sort of problem.