First Time Dumpster Rental

If it’s your first time looking to rent a dumpster, you may have questions. Finding a local dumpster rental is easy enough, but what exactly should you be asking for? Whether your project is a home renovation, a cleanup or something for your business, there are a couple of questions you should think about when you’re booking a dumpster.

One thing to think about is local regulations. For example, if you’re looking for a dumpster rental Charlotte, you will need to know if there are any special laws in Charlotte about waste disposal. Most of the time, the dumpster company itself can tell you what you need to know. When they ask what kind of waste you need to dispose of, just be honest.

There are certain materials, often including paint, tires, computers, and electronic devices, that they may not take. Don’t try to hide from them what you’re dumping – they’ll see it soon enough and there can be steep fines from the local government if you are disposing improperly of environmentally hazardous materials.

Likewise, do you need a permit to bring a dumpster onto your site? Most localities let the dumpster company handle any permits involved, but some require you, the renter to do so. This is is another thing the rental company can answer for you. Ask about permits and they will tell you all you need to know.

Perhaps the most important thing to consider is size. When you rent a roll off dumpster there are many different sizes to choose from. Most companies start with a 10 yard size and go up from there.

A common mistake is to “mis-underestimate” the amount of space you will need. As materials get thrown into the dumpster, they will not be stacked neatly. They’ll pile up fast. It is far better to end up with a little bit of unused space around the edges, than it is to have to rent a second dumpster mid-job. Always go for a dumpster one size larger than you expect to use – this will save you money in the long run.

Once you know exactly what you need, it should be easy to book a dumpster that works for you. Have your dumpster delivered to the site of the project and you can cross one more item off your to-do list. Having good waste disposal makes any project easier – and a lot less messy.

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