Dumpster rentals can come in handy for many reasons. From DIY home renovations, roofing jobs, cleanouts, yard waste to construction recycling– it’s important to understand the process of renting a dumpster for the project ahead. Read on for a step by step guide to renting a local dumpster.
It’s important to take inventory of your project well in advance. There are many factors to consider in choosing the right dumpster for you. Dumpster rentals are great for large projects and shouldn’t be confused with junk removal services, which you can read more about here . Call your local dumpster rental company, like JunkPros, to get some of these important questions answered.
- What type of waste are you looking to haul away?
- Do you know what size you need?
- How long do you need the dumpster for?
- Where are you planning to put the dumpster (and does it follow city ordinances )?
- When would you like the delivery?
- Are there any other services you were interested in?
If you are not sure what size container you will need, don’t worry! Our professionals will help you determine that factor with just a phone call. Read more here about some standard sizes and what to expect.
Prepare your space (and neighbors) for delivery
When you call to schedule a delivery, our professionals will inform you of container dimensions, helping you decide the best plan of action for placement. There are a few things to keep in mind for your delivery location:
- Is it easily accessible?
- Are there no cars or large objects blocking the area?
- Is there enough space where the container will not block sidewalks or roads?
As with any big project where construction is involved, it is always best to give neighbors a heads up. Make sure to respect property lines and surrounding businesses.
Schedule your delivery
When you are ready, give your local rental company a call. As a general rule, try to call at least one week in advance. Calling well ahead ensures that our guys are prepared for your delivery.
4. Load up!
Dumpster rentals are great for many projects that range from residential cleanouts, home improvement, to construction debris and yard waste. Here are some YES items that can go in a dumpster:
- Wooden chairs and tables
- Broken concrete
- Concrete block
- Wall tiles
- Countertops and cupboards
- Untreated lumber
- Roof Shingles
The following items are NOT allowed in dumpsters:
- Computer monitors
- Refrigerators (due to the presence of Freon) and
- Air conditioners (due to the presence of Freon)
5. Schedule pickup
Call the rental company for a pickup once your container is loaded. Pro-Tip: Make sure that the contents of the container are below the top of the container. Make sure nothing is sticking out of above the container so that nothing flies out during transport. This is important for the safety of others on the road and can lead to heavy fines otherwise.
Ready to get started? Our guys at Junk Pros are ready to answer any questions you have about dumpster rentals, junk removal and more on our services!