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Tips for Renting a Dumpster

Tips for Renting a Dumpster
Take these tips into consideration when renting a dumpster.

Whether you’re doing some cleaning around the house or you’re doing a large remodeling job for your home, a dumpster rental can be useful for getting the job done in a more efficient manner. That said, there are things to consider when renting a dumpster, which can help lower expenses and make the whole process easier. Take these tips into consideration when renting a dumpster.

Get a Spot Ready for your Dumpster

You need to make sure you have a large enough area you can allot to the dumpster. This can be especially tough for houses with small driveways or with no driveway at all. You might have to move vehicles out of the way to make space for it. A 40-yard dumpster is roughly 22 feet long with a width of 8 feet.

Shop Around

There’s a good chance there are multiple rental companies where you live, so do a little research. Get into contact with a few different companies and compare their costs, not just the cost of the dumpster itself, but also landfill fees and overage charges. By spending a few more minutes comparing companies, you can save a few more dollars when renting your dumpster.

Choose your Container Size Carefully

The main sizes of dumpsters are 10, 20, 30, and 40-yard sizes. Determining the right size can be a challenge, and you don’t want to spend money on overage costs because you selected a dumpster that’s too small. That’s why we recommend picking one that’s larger than you think you’ll need. To put things into perspective, 10-yard bins are for small cleanups, such as tidying up your garage or replacing a kitchen floor. A 40-yard bin is better suited for new construction projects and commercial properties.

Avoid Prohibited Items

Every trash rental company has policies on what you can and cannot throw out. You must abide by their policies if you want to avoid a fee. Common items that you aren’t allowed to discard include car batteries, oil, paint, flammables, and tires. Since every company has their own rules regarding what you can throw out, it’s best to inform them ahead of time about what you plan to put in the dumpster. Letting them know beforehand will help you avoid complications in the future.

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