What is the Process of Renting a Dumpster?

Before you start that cleanout project or start a construction job, it's important to understand the process of renting a dumpster. There are several things you’ll need to take into account, as well as some preparation before the dumpster is delivered to the location.

Here we’ll discuss everything you need to know about renting the right dumpster for your next big project:

Making an Assessment of Your Needs

The first thing you’ll need to do before ordering a dumpster rental is to determine what you’ll be using the dumpster for. Different types of projects will require different dumpster sizes.

If you’re planning a junk cleanout of your home, you’ll need to determine what you plan to throw away to get a better idea of the size requirements. It may be difficult to estimate how much junk will fit in the dumpster rental, so make sure to contact a reputable company that can help assist with choosing the appropriate size for your needs.

Additionally, if you’re planning on doing a remodeling project or large construction project, it’s equally important to take into account all the furnishings and interior components you intend to discard. This can be tricky when doing a home cleanout, so make sure to choose a dumpster company that has excellent customer service and can guide you to the right unit for the job.

Drop-Off Preparation

The next step to successfully renting a dumpster for your project is preparing the drop-off area. You’ll want first to determine whether your local municipality requires a permit for a dumpster. If so, contact the appropriate channels to acquire the necessary permits. Many dumpster rental companies will also help their customers obtain the permit if needed.

The dumpster will need to be placed on a level and hard surface. No obstructions should be present at the time of the drop-off. This will help the delivery driver by making the drop-off as simple as possible. If you plan on having the dumpster placed in a driveway, be prepared to park your cars elsewhere until the unit is removed.

Begin the Disposal Process

After the dumpster has been delivered to the location of your choosing, it’s important to be ready to begin the cleanout as soon as possible. Almost all dumpsters are rented for a particular time frame, so you’ll want to get the most out of your rental unit.

If possible, prepare junk or construction debris to be moved to the dumpster upon delivery. That way, you can keep on schedule and avoid any additional charges for keeping the dumpster longer than anticipated.

Additionally, you should avoid throwing any junk that can be considered hazardous into the unit. The dumpster rental company should inform you of prohibited items that can not be thrown away. Doing so may result in additional fees and other problems.

Confirm Removal of the Unit

If you’re running ahead of schedule or just want to confirm the pick-up date, it’s always best to contact the dumpster rental company to confirm pick-up. Ensure the area is free of obstructions, and also make sure you haven’t overfilled the unit. Doing so could result in additional fees or charges.

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