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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

5 Essentials When Hiring a Dumpster Rental 

I like to consider myself pretty well informed about lots of things, but dumpster rental? I'm pretty clueless about that. Hopefully you'll learn as much as I did from this post sent by a reader about things you need to consider when renting a dumpster.



Whether it is a full-scale demo project or a massive garage clean-up you’re gearing up for, you will need the safest and most efficient waste disposal system possible. There are many rental services tailored to very particular needs. For example, household junk is best collected with smaller trucks while bulk debris should be removed with roll-offs. So how do you make sure you’re making the right choice and hiring the best dumpster rental service for you?

You can find a sample of dumpster types and their respective functions by clicking here. But remember that choosing the right dumpster is only the first step! Let’s examine the other important factors you should consider:


1. Location: Are they close by?

The first thing to do is to survey the dumpster rental services nearest you. The most suitable company within your immediate vicinity will most likely already be aware of your neighborhood’s permits, noise ordinances, and recycling sites. Meanwhile, rental companies located far will just incur higher rates for additional travel time and less-than-prompt customer service. Go local and spare yourself hours of basic information exchange and tedious bureaucracy forms.

2. Disposal Method: Where will your waste go?

Another indication of quality service is the proper disposal. It helps to look into your chosen company’s history and feedback to check if they collaborate with local recycling facilities instead of heading straight to landfills and incineration sites. Thankfully, there are many companies that form such partnerships and integrate the value of environmental consciousness into their work. Not only is this a win for the environment, but it is also a win for your local community too!

The key is to go with LEED-certified dumpster rental services or at least companies with systems that not only support recycling but ensure proper disposal of hazardous material found in our refuse.

3. Pricing: What should I expect to pay for? 

Before you find yourself standing perplexed at your final bill, make sure to inquire about your chosen company’s pricing format and fees. You wouldn’t want to sign a deal with a company that isn’t immediately upfront with you in their quotations.

Some factors that impact the total service cost include dumpster size, cubic yards, location, and weight. Now, it’s a common belief that renting smaller dumpsters or scheduling services on the weekend will cost less, but that’s often not necessarily the case.

Getting a smaller truck might mean a longer waste haul duration or a weekend service might actually be hampered by higher demand. In any case, consult the company you hired for their recommendations! They should know the most efficient waste packaging methods and disposal policies. You can also follow the tips written here to avoid unwanted fees: https://www.hometowndumpsterrental.com/blog/top-6-ways-to-avoid-dumpster-overage-fees.



4. Pickup & Delivery: How convenient is it supposed to be? 

If you’ve secured yourself a legitimate and reputable dumpster rental company, you shouldn’t have to go through a lot of paperwork to have your waste picked up. You want it as convenient, reliable, and professional as possible. While it is ultimately up to you to strategize the schedule and duration of your waste pick-up, it would really ease a great load if you can coordinate with a company that offers a wide range of roll-off options, service representatives, and flexibility with regards to your specific waste removal demands.

5. Waste: What am I about to throw away?

While dumpster rentals welcome most types of waste, there are still restrictions about which wastes are allowed to mix together. It’s the same concept behind our middle school segregation bins. Some of your junk belong in landfills, in recycling facilities, and in transfer stations. Knowing the proportions of each waste type will determine the best dumpster type for your needs.
Segregating will also better help you clear your junk of any hazardous item that your rental company prohibited. These are things like batteries, tires, motor oils, and electronics. Some companies don’t even accept carpet! In any case, double-check with the rental company’s policies for everyone’s safety.

Like in most services, planning ahead and setting expectations before renting saves everyone time and effort, practices environmental responsibility, and keeps the community a safe and a healthy one.

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