Before you go and hire a dumpster or go around searching for a dumpster rental service near you, there are a few things that you should know. The more you learn about dumpster rentals for your home or house the more ready you will be to start using this service and benefiting from all the advantages that come with it. Let’s begin.
How exactly does a dumpster rental service work?
Since renting a dumpster is not something that everyone has done before or knows how to do, let us go over the basics and focus on some key points of information that you need to be aware of.
Choose the right spot
A dumpster needs a good amount of space. Of course, there are different dumpster sizes to choose from but even so, this is not something that will fit down an alleyway or that can easily be moved around at a moment’s notice. You need to select the optimum location for your dumpster.
This should be somewhere with a flat area and easy access to the street so that it can be dropped off and picked up easily but also somewhere that is easy to transfer your garbage to. Think about what kind of items you will be tossing here and where they will be coming from. The best location may be slightly unsightly but it will be better in the long run.
Have your dumpster delivered
Now you know where you want your dumpster to be, you need to call up the dumpster rental service, specify the location and size of the dumpster you want, and ask them to deliver it. When the delivery is due try to do everything you can to facilitate the dropoff. This may include moving vehicles or other objects out of the way and giving a clear path to the designated spot.
It is also essential that if you have a gate or locked entryway you ensure that this is unlocked for the delivery or that at the very least there is someone there with a key to unlock it.
Arrange for the pickup
Some people fill up a dumpster until it is quite literally overflowing with garbage. Unfortunately, this is not what they are designed to do. When turning in your dumpster for pickup you should make sure that the contents are evenly distributed so that their weight is balanced and you should also remove any items that are protruding from the top of the container.
If you have items that do not fit, then you may need a larger container which is why it is always best to order a size larger than what you think you might need.