Facts About Waste Dumpster Rental

February 17th, 2012 | Posted in Dumpster Rentals | Tagged , ,

A major construction or renovation project means you will need to know a thing or two about waste dumpster rental before setting things in motion. Major projects produce unimaginable amounts of garbage at a rapid pace, and failing to procure the means to dispose of it all will leave your project completely stalled out.

Fortunately, the basics of dumpster rental are quite simple, and you can call up any number of agencies who will be happy to cater to your needs. As long as you estimate the scope of your job and the size of your budget, you should have no problem getting rid of all the waste that stands in the way of a home or business renovation done right.

The most important choice you will have to make when choosing a roll off dumpster is how big it will need to be to accommodate all the debris and old parts being thrown away. Companies call dumpsters ‘containers’ in the industry, and they are measured in cubic yards rather than length or width.

A good rule of thumb is to find the container you think will be right for you, and then go the next size larger. This will help you from underestimating how much you will need to toss, otherwise you will have the added expensive of having a container taken away and emptied in the middle of a job.

The four basic sizes of containers range from ten to forty cubic yards. A ten yard dumpster will only be suitable for the smallest of projects, such as a bathroom or closet, and the forty yard should be used for entire home renovations. A dumpster rental agency will be able to recommend the right size depending on the undertaking.

Always rely on the advice of experienced professionals instead of trusting your own gut, especially if this is your first foray into rehab work. Many contractors and rental companies hope to profit from overconfident novices who prefer to rely on their untrained instincts rather than expert consultation.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, always make sure that you have the right permits from your city before starting a job. If the dumpster you are renting will be sitting on the street overnight, you are definitely going to need permission from your neighborhood association or city hall. Failing to get the permits means your job can be shut down and you will be charged high-priced fines for each day you do not have the paperwork necessary to continue work.