4 Factors To Keep In Mind When Renting A Dumpster For The First Time

12 November 2021
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An easy way to get rid of junk is to rent a dumpster. Renting a dumpster means that you don't need to worry about transporting your garbage off site. But if this is your first time renting a dumpster, then you need to ensure that you understand the process completely before you jump in.

Keep the following points in mind when renting a dumpster for garbage disposal.

1. Weight

Dumpsters have weight restrictions. So, before you rent a dumpster, make sure you understand how much weight you can place into it. You might need to weigh your trash if you are disposing of heavy waste like construction or renovation waste. If in doubt, rent a large dumpster to ensure you don't exceed the weight limit.

And be sure that you distribute the weight of your trash evenly when placing your waste in the dumpster.

2. Space

Be sure that you have enough space to dispose of all of your garbage. First, discuss your waste with your dumpster supplier so you can work out what size dumpster you need. And be ready to break down furniture to make more space if you have a lot of bulky items to dispose of. A dumpster rental service won't take your dumpster if you go over the fill line when loading it.

3. Waste Type

The first thing to be aware of regarding waste type is what you are not allowed to throw into a dumpster. You can't put waste like batteries, paint, pesticides and flammable materials into a dumpster. Make sure you ask your dumpster provider to give you an exhaustive list of all prohibited waste types.

And if you let your dumpster provider know what type of waste you plan to dispose of, they can help you to choose the dumpster type that is most appropriate for you. For instance, if you are disposing of construction waste, a roll-off dumpster might be the best fit for your project.

4. Location

If you are going to place a dumpster on your property, then be sure you choose an appropriate location. First, the dumpster truck will need enough space to maneuver into position when placing the dumpster. Second, you need to choose a location that you can reach quickly and easily, especially if you are disposing of heavy waste. 

If you have never rented a dumpster before, make sure you keep these important points in mind before you rent a dumpster for your disposal project. Contact a company like Portland Disposal & Recycling to learn more.