College Clean Out: Why You Should Rent a Dumpster

College Clean Out: Why You Should Rent a Dumpster

Over the course of the school year, students can accumulate a vast array of stuff. On move-out day, the community garbage cans overflowing with trash, junk, and unwanted belongings. Colleges may find it easier to provide students with a dumpster outside dorm buildings to prevent trash pile-ups in hallways, common areas, and individual dorm rooms. Renting a dumpster for the end of the academic year can help colleges in a few ways.


Dumpster Rental is only Temporary

Universities may fear that the presence of an extra dumpster may be unsightly or inconveniently placed. However, it is essential to remember the temporary nature of a rented dumpster. It may not offer curb appeal, but it’s far more attractive than the accumulation of trash that students could scatter about without it. Other hesitations include the concern of where to put it. Fortunately, taking up a few parking spots to solve the problem is often worth the trouble. 


The End of the School Year Sees the Most Trash

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the life of a college student. Throughout the semester, students acquire papers and keep them for reference, scribble on notebooks, test the strength of backpacks, and consume many snacks. Considering these facts, along with college students’ busy schedules, you might think about how much garbage colleges accumulate over the course of the year. 

On average, every single college student accumulates 640 pounds of trash. This number includes approximately 320 pounds of paper products and 500 disposable cups. With the end of the year generating most of the garbage, it makes sense to rent a dumpster for a smoother moving day. 


Open Discussions about Waste

Informing students of the availability of a dumpster invites conversation about how to handle the waste. At the end of the school year, students (especially graduating seniors) are ready to remove items from their dorm rooms. Everyday items may include:


  • Futons

  • Clothes

  • Comforters/ Duvets

  • Backpacks

  • Old or broken technology

  • Mini-fridges and microwaves


Although a dumpster grants students the extra space to throw away these unwanted items, a request to donate or recycle can help in many ways. Landfills could see a bit less trash, especially things that harm the environment. Someone experiencing hardship could benefit from free clothing or furniture. Encouraging students to help others and the atmosphere is a bonus of allowing the use of a dumpster


Rent a Dumpster for Your College Clean Out!

Some questions may need to be answered when you decide to rent a dumpster for college move-out day. Are there items that students should not place in the dumpster? How much space is needed to put the dumpster? Schiebel Waste can answer these and other questions quickly and easily. We are happy to assist with any questions and details regarding dumpster rentals, so be sure to contact us today by calling 978-361-5254 or emailing us at

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