Renting a Dumpster for a Home Improvement Project

If you’ve hired a contractor for a home improvement project, there are a lot of reasons you might be feeling stressed. You want to make sure everything turns out exactly as you envision it, you don’t want a big mess left over when it’s done, and you want it completed on time. But many homeowners are caught off guard by unexpected considerations – like when the contractor tells you you’ll need to get a dumpster.

This isn’t something every homeowner will have to worry about, as contractors sometimes provide these themselves or take care of the rental. But if you’re told it’s your responsibility, don’t panic. It may sound like a huge expensive thing to get, but when a contractor says dumpster they mean roll off containers.

As their name implies, they come on the back of a truck and are rolled right off to the street in front of your house. These can be delivered for you on the date you specify, and picked up when you’re done.

The other thing that worries many homeowners is cost. Luckily, the cost of a dumpster rental Virginia has come down significantly in recent years. The price of a dumpster is usually based on its size, which can be as small as 10 yards all the way up to a massive 40 yards. Most home projects will end up needing something in the 10 to 20 yard neighborhood, depending on the amount of work being done. Be sure to ask your contractor what size he will need, and err on the big side.

Cost can also be associated with weight, but usually only if you go over a certain weight limit (the max the truck can haul away). If your project involves concrete or another heavy, dense material then check into this. In most cases you will never come close to the weight limit on your dumpster.

The last thing to consider is permits. Cities often require a permit in order to park a dumpster somewhere. In most areas, the permit is handled by the dumpster company, and you’ll never need to worry about it. Occasionally they will want the property owner to pull the permit. Your dumpster company can guide you through this.

Dumpster rental is an easy thing to take care of. If your contractor needs you to book one, don’t put it off – you want it ready and waiting the day the project starts!

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