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All You Need to Know About Renting Dumpsters

Renting Dumpsters

If you are moving into a new home and need to leave much of your furniture behind or you live in a remote area which sees only a few trash pickups each month you may need to rent a dumpster.  Disposing of your trash in a safe, effective manner can be easily achieved through renting a dumpster for your short or long term trash needs.

Renting Dumpsters

Before you decide to rent a container use these 3 tips:

Decide on Why You Are Renting

Do you need to toss out trash from a massive clean-up? Or perhaps you live in a rural location and can’t have your trash picked up frequently? Decide on specifically why you need to rent a dumpster to fulfill your needs. Staying within your budget by finding the right price and selecting a properly-sized dumpster can make your life easier.

Work your way through a checklist of what you need from your dumpster. Estimate how much trash you will be depositing in the receptacle based on your weekly consumption. For a large move, consider the sheer volume of trashing items like couches, mattresses, desks and other large items. Avoid guessing through this process. Visualize how much junk you want to toss out to find an appropriately sized dumpster.

Knowing why you want to rent helps you gain clarity in choosing the right receptacle for your services. Get clear on your reason to find the right dumpster for your specific needs.

Find the Right Spot

Parking a massive, heavy dumpster on a newly-planted lawn can create a disastrous situation for your landscaper. Dumpsters are large, bulky receptacles which can damage your lawn or driveway. Parking a dumpster on a less than stable driveway can lead to unsightly cracks.

Never position a dumpster by electrical wires. Tossing in trash can create a dangerous situation if you carelessly place the dumpster on your property. Consider parking the receptacle on a safe, level surface. Position the dumpster on the street by your home or perhaps on a well-paved, level driveway to find the right spot for your monstrous trash bin.

Avoid impatiently parking your rented dumpster in the wrong spot unless you want to pay a steep landscaping bill in the future.

Safety First

Think safety first and foremost before you consider renting a dumpster.  Check for a list of prohibited items. Radioactive material, solvents, pesticides and herbicides, oil filters, and dead animals, refrigerators, railroad ties, antifreeze and flammable liquids are but a few of materials which can’t be disposed of in a dumpster in some states. Check with your state regulations to find a list of unacceptable items.

If you’re placing the dumpster on a public street you may have to obtain a permit from your municipality. Dumpsters can be an eye sore and traffic nuisance depending on the traffic flow by your home.

Although rear wheels can be locked in place on most dumpsters if you’re parking the container on an incline consider placing on a level surface for optimal safety. Once you begin loading the container with trash carefully distribute the materials throughout the dumpster. Overloading dumpsters can cause dangerous load shifts during transport which endanger the life of the truck driver hauling the dumpster and any people who may be driving beside the container. Carefully load the receptacle to avoid any safety issues. Refer to your dumpster rental company to find load limits before you use the container.

Never place items within a few feet of your dumpster. Tossing trash beside the container can lead to tripping and possibly severe injuries is someone falls into the massive mental box. Use heavy duty trash bags to toss out lose refuse. Consolidating your trash can prevent lose garbage from flying out of the dumpster during high winds.

Close the dumpster lid at all times. Keep out rodents and other vermin which can spread disease and clutter trash around your premises.

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