Renting a dumpster is a great way to save time and money when you’re taking on a major remodel or declutter project in your home. Having a dumpster on-site makes waste removal easy and makes one less job that you’re responsible. Renting a dumpster is a little tricky if you’ve never done it before. Keep these common dumpster rental mistakes in mind before renting a dumpster for your project!
Getting the Wrong Size
Dumpster rentals come in a variety of sizes to fit your specific needs and budget. Instead of trying to guess what size dumpster you’ll need, ask the professionals! Dumpster rental services can discuss a few details about your project and narrow down what dumpster size will be appropriate. If you’re trying to decide between two sizes, always pick the bigger size. It’s better to have extra room in a big dumpster than to overfill a small dumpster!
Not Making Space for the Dumpster
You can’t rent a dumpster without having somewhere for the dumpster to sit. The dumpster rental company can provide dimensions of how large the space needs to be. Clear out a space that’s large enough, on flat land, and conveniently located for easy disposal during your project. Don’t wait until the day of the dumpster delivery to look for a space either! Take your time choosing a location that you’ll be satisfied with for the duration of the job.
Putting Hazardous Waste into the Dumpster
When you’re in the middle of working and throwing out trash, it’s easy to accidentally throw hazardous waste into the dumpster. Hazardous waste is harmful to the land, environment, animals, and can even lead to some hefty fines. Ask the dumpster rental service for a complete list of hazardous waste items that cannot be thrown into the dumpster.
Underestimating the Time You Need the Dumpster
You’ll need to have a rough estimate for how long you need to rent the dumpster before paying for anything. Be realistic with this timeline! Trying to rush the project is never a good idea. Unexpected interruptions will likely come up sometime during the project and you may need the dumpster for longer than expected. Allow extra time to complete the project before the rental is scheduled to be removed. If you finish sooner than expected, just contact the rental company and let them know they can come get it anytime.
Contact Scheibel Waste
If you’re in need of a dumpster rental but still aren’t sure where to start, that’s okay! Contact Scheibel Waste today to speak with the dumpster rental experts in your area. From small projects to major construction remodels, we have a dumpster or roll-off container that can handle the job and fit within your budget!