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5 Things You Need to Know about Renting a Dumpster

Spring is here, and with it all the trappings and joys of the infamous spring cleaning! Whether you’re doing a minor renovation, some major yard work, or just clearing out the clutter, few things can expedite and simplify the process like a rentable dumpster. This will allow you to complete your work more easily, more safely, and more affordably.

No matter what your project is, if you’re looking to rent a dumpster there are a few things you need to know first. Although it’s a pretty straightforward process, you’ll want to avoid expensive and potentially dangerous mistakes by making sure that you know what you need and how to use it correctly.

  •  Choose the right size.

Many times people underestimate the amount of waste produced by even modest home improvement or cleaning jobs. This can lead to dangerous or costly situations where you find yourself trying to force trash into a space that’s just too small for it.

  • If the dumpster is on public property, you may need a permit.

Most of the time, when a dumpster is rented for residential or personal use, it will be on your property. However, if you plan on parking it in the street, partially on the sidewalk, or on any kind of public property, be sure to check local regulations and laws about permits.

  • Be sure to adhere to any applicable weight limits.

Depending on the company and type of dumpster you rent, there may be a weight limit you have to stay under, or else you could be charged extra money. Typically, this will be measured in tons, and heavy items like dirt or concrete could incur extra fees.

  •   Watch out for hazardous or prohibited waste.

Although this will vary from company to company, many times laws and regulations prohibit the dumping of certain items, such as paint, printer ink, or hazardous chemicals. Make sure you treat these chemicals with care and dispose of them in a safe and legal manner.

  • Get a quote, and compare companies.

When renting a dumpster, make sure you get one at the best price, and from a reliable and friendly company to work with. A good way to do this is to shop around at first and try to use various offers to get the lowest price you can.

Following these tips and tricks will ensure that you rent a dumpster at the best price, from the best company, and can safely and easily dispose of all of your unwanted waste and refuse.

 

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