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15 Helpful Tips to Follow When You Rent a Dumpster

Do you have a lot of trash that you need to get rid of? If so, you may be considering renting a dumpster. Dumpster rentals can be a great way to get rid of large amounts of trash. However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind when you rent a dumpster. 

Here are 15 helpful tips to follow when you rent a dumpster.

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  1. Research your options

  2. Several different companies offer dumpster rentals. When you are looking for a company to rent from, you will want to do some research. You can read online reviews, speak to friends or family who have used a dumpster rental company before, or you can even call around and compare prices.

  3. Know what size you need

  4. When you are renting a dumpster, you will need to know what size you need. The last thing that you want is to rent a dumpster that is too small or too large. To determine what size you need, you will want to take into consideration how much trash you have and the size of the project that you are working on.

  5. Choose the right location

  6. Another important thing to keep in mind when you rent a dumpster is choosing the right location. You will want to choose a location that is close to where you will be working. This will help to make it easier for you to get the dumpster in and out.

  7. Know what can and cannot go in the dumpster

  8. Before you start filling up your dumpster, you will want to make sure that you know what can and cannot go in it. Some items cannot be placed in a dumpster due to local ordinances or safety reasons.

  9. Follow the rental company’s instructions

  10. When you rent a dumpster, you will want to make sure that you follow the rental company’s instructions. They will have specific instructions on how to fill and empty the dumpster. Following their instructions will help to ensure that you do not damage the dumpster or your property.

  11. Demand price transparency

  12. When you are looking for a company to rent a dumpster from, you will want to make sure that they are transparent with their pricing. Some companies have hidden fees, so you will want to make sure that you know exactly what you are going to be paying before you commit to anything.

  13. Get everything in writing 

  14. When you rent a dumpster, you will want to make sure that you get everything in writing. This includes the price, the terms of the rental, and anything else that is relevant. Having everything in writing will help to protect you if there are any issues with the rental.

  15. Make sure that you are covered by insurance 

  16. Before you rent a dumpster, you will want to make sure that you are covered by insurance. This will help to protect you if there is any damage to the dumpster or your property.

  17. Inspect the dumpster before you fill it 

  18. Before you start filling up the dumpster, you will want to inspect it. This will help to ensure that there is no damage and that it is the right size for your needs.

  19. Be prepared to pay a deposit 

  20. When you rent a dumpster, you may be required to pay a deposit. This deposit will help to cover any damage that is done to the dumpster while it is on your property.

  21. Organize your junk, when possible

  22. Organizing your junk before you put it into the dumpster will help to make the process easier. You will want to sort your junk into recyclables, donation-worthy items, and true trash. This will help to make it easier for you to get rid of everything that you need to.

  23. Break down large items 

  24. If you have any large items, you will want to break them down before you put them into the dumpster. This will help to make more room and to keep the dumpster from becoming too heavy.

  25. Place heavier items at the bottom 

  26. When you are filling up the dumpster, you will want to place the heavier items at the bottom. This will help to keep the dumpster from becoming unbalanced and tipping over.

  27. Cover sharp edges 

  28. If you have any sharp edges on your junk, you will want to cover them with something. This will help to prevent anyone from getting hurt when they are handling the dumpster.

  29. Do not overfill the dumpster 

  30. You will want to make sure that you do not overfill the dumpster. If you do, it could become too heavy and cause damage to your property or the dumpster itself.

Renting a dumpster can be a great way to get rid of large amounts of trash. However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind when you rent a dumpster. By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your experience is a positive one.


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