Renting a dumpster and other waste removal options
If you're performing a large-scale renovation on the exterior of your home, dumpster rentals offer a good way to manage waste and avoid making an unsightly mess in your yard. Garbage dumpster rentals also protect you in the event that your municipality doesn't have the resources to collect or dispose of the waste your project has generated.
How Do Garbage Dumpster Rentals Work?
Companies that offer dumpster rentals typically have daily and weekly rates; monthly rentals may also be available if you need a dumpster for an extended period of time. Check out the various trash removal companies in your area to find the best deal for you. Large home-improvement stores sometimes also offer dumpster rentals to customers.
When you rent a dumpster from a waste removal company, the cost of your rental should include drop-off of the empty dumpster as well as pickup and rubbish removal. However, you may be charged extra if the junk removal company has to come back for a second load because you have too much trash to be taken away in a single haul. Do your best to avoid this by practicing some good dumpster-packing techniques.
First, do your best to come up with an accurate estimation of how much waste your project will create, and rent a dumpster that's large enough to accommodate it. This is fairly straightforward with roofing projects, as you will know the exact dimensions of your roof and will easily be able to calculate the volume of your torn-off shingles. When you're filling the dumpster, place heavy, large and bulky items at the bottom. Break down your trash into the smallest possible pieces, as this will help you fit more waste into the space you have to work with.
Plan ahead. You don't want to get saddled with an overpriced dumpster rental because all the companies with better rates have no units available. Book your garbage dumpster rental as far in advance as possible, especially during the summer, when a lot of homeowners are undertaking renovation and home improvement projects.
Finally, decide on the spot where you're going to place the dumpster and make sure it will fit. Some dumpsters are quite tall, and if you have a low-hanging roof, you'll have to find a spot where the dumpster won't be in the way.