Whether cleaning out the garage or tackling an at-home construction or demo project, a dumpster rental can be one of the safest and efficient ways to go when handling the disposal of waste materials. There are several signs of quality to look for when combing through dumpster rental services. Here we will examine those signs in hopes of finding the right Dumpster Rental for you and your project.
The first place to search for dumpster rental services is locally. By working with someone locally you can avoid other unnecessary steps of information gathering. A local company will be more aware of local recycling and waste disposal sites and up to date on the local list of Hazardous materials and what materials can be accepted where. This brings us to another important sign of quality; Proper Disposal. Look into the company’s background on how they dispose of the waste materials you put in their dumpsters. While certain materials will certainly end up at the dump or in the landfills, the company should work with local businesses that can recycle or reuse as much of the waste as possible. They should also be experienced enough to help you determine the proper type and size of dumpster you will need for your project.
The pricing format needs to be simple and easy to understand. Avoid companies that price by weight or other open-ended quantities that you might not be able to guess up front. Make sure to ask about hidden fees like truck mileage or hours, and if there are any penalties for improper loading or other mistakes. The Company should be up front about all costs and any potential penalty fees as well as how to avoid paying them. When possible, try to get something in writing.
Prompt delivery and pick-up of your dumpster is one of the most important signs of a quality dumpster company. Although it is always good to plan ahead when doing projects that require equipment rentals, rental companies should be able to provide you with a dumpster in less than 24hrs. You also want to double check that they have same day pick-up of a full containers, although generally this will require a call by time. If you are removing a very large amount of waste and think you will need to fill a container more than once, make sure the company can accommodate. It will save everyone time and money to bring you an empty dumpster when coming to haul off the full one.
In addition to these industry specific signs for a quality dumpster company, it is also a good idea to check with other advising sites such as Angie’s List or Yelp.com. You can also check with your local Better Business Bureau for lists of credible business owners and companies.