5 Tips For Renting A Dumpster

Real Estateby Ankita Tripathy27 October 2023

A home construction project can be large or small. But the larger it is, the more waste there will be and the more likely you will need to rent a dumpster. After all, you can’t just stuff everything into regular garbage bins.

But not everyone knows how to rent a dumpster either. So in this article, we’ll go over some important steps to consider when renting one for the first time. Let’s get started!

1. Estimate Waste Levels And Choose The Appropriate Dumpster

First, consider the type of waste you will create and how much of it there will be. This lets you know the type and size of dumpster you need to rent.

As a rule, dumpsters can hold anywhere from 10 to 40 cubic yards. Keep in mind that you must also have enough space to place the dumpster somewhere on or near your property.

2. Get A Permit (If Needed)

If you need to set your dumpster on a public space, you will most likely need a permit. To get one, visit your city’s official website or city hall and fill out a permit application. You want to do this in advance since it may take your city government a few weeks to process the permit. By giving yourself enough time to get this done, you lower the risk of your project being unnecessarily delayed.

3. Compare Prices

Next, call around to different dumpster rentals for quotes. Make sure they offer something that meets your needs. Of course, prices will vary by dumpster size, rental duration, and more.

Don’t forget to read the fine print, too, so you don’t end up with unexpected fees and hidden costs. Check online reviews and ratings to make sure you are dealing with a reputable dumpster rental business.

4. Consider Weight Limits

It’s also important to be mindful of different dumpsters’ weight limits. Generally, a 10 cubic yard dumpster can hold about 1 to 2 tons, while a 40 cubic yard dumpster can hold 6 tons. Anything more may require a special heavy-duty dumpster.

Checking dumpster weight limits matters because you don’t want to get the wrong dumpster, but it also matters because waste removal fees are often calculated by weight.

5. Fill Your Dumpster Correctly

Lastly, on top of knowing how to rent a dumpster, it’s important to use it properly. For example, you can’t just dump anything in them. Prohibited items include hazardous materials, food waste, flammable waste, and other items restricted by the dumpster rental company.

You also don’t let waste stick out over the edge of the dumpster. Pack it down evenly as you go and use the font-loading door where possible. Otherwise, you may be hit with extra fees.

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, renting a dumpster isn’t that hard. But you should do your due diligence to make sure you do it right. Otherwise, you may have a disappointing experience.

Fortunately, dumpster rentals are big business in the U.S. so there is plenty of competition for your business, resulting in high-quality services. In 2022, the market for U.S. dumpster rentals was worth $557.6 million, up 3.5% from the previous year.

To ensure you get the best possible service, follow the above steps and don’t stop researching companies until you find one with the right fit.  Your home construction project will run more smoothly as a result, and you’ll be glad you took the time to pick the right solution.

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Ankita Tripathy

Ankita Tripathy loves to write about food and the Hallyu Wave in particular. During her free time, she enjoys looking at the sky or reading books while sipping a cup of hot coffee. Her favourite niches are food, music, lifestyle, travel, and Korean Pop music and drama.

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