When you plan out a home improvement project, you need to evaluate each option very carefully. There will be many times along the way that a contractor or home improvement store tries to up sell you on an added service, or a more expensive material. Sometimes these recommendations will be right for you and other times you’ll decide they’re not worth the cost. But there are some things that are essential to a project well done, that you just shouldn’t do without.
When people recommend you rent a dumpster they are talking about more than just waste management. To many people, the idea of renting a dumpster seems silly: after all, the city comes and picks up your garbage each week anyway, right? But that ignores both the sheer volume, and the unique types of waste and debris that a construction project can produce.
Many municipalities do not pick up construction waste. They may have restrictions on what types of materials they take or what quantity, or they may refuse it altogether. Sneaking this garbage in with your regular trash, or dumping it illegally, can lead to stiff fines that cost much more than the price of renting a roll off dumpster. And while you try to deal with getting the waste picked up, you have a pile of it sitting on your property.
On the other hand, if you rent a dumpster before you start your project, everything goes into one neat receptacle Contractors are used to having a dumpster at their disposal and they will make use of it. When the project is complete, there is no debris to gather up or try t dispose of. Everything is in one dumpster and you can call to have it taken away.
The benefit of a dumpster rental is then more than just the trash removal itself: it’s the reassurance that you have one less stressful project to deal with, the certainty that when your construction project is over you can stop working and enjoy it. The reason you are improving your house is to make it nicer for your family and for your guests. You want to be able to invite everyone over for a party or a fun afternoon without trying to make excuses for the unsightly pile on your driveway.
That’s why experienced home owners and do-it-yourselfers always make sure to book a dumpster for their big projects and get to rest easy afterward.