The second half of 2022 could see spending on home remodeling reaching 430 million dollars. That’s a lot of money and undoubtedly plenty of dust and debris!

If you are thinking about remodeling, doing additions to your home, or even building from scratch, dust, and debris is inevitable. A dumpster is just what you need to keep your home renovation or construction site clean.

Renting a dumpster can come with its challenges, so you need a dumpster rental guide. Here are some dumpster rental tips for finding the best dumpster for your project. 

Choose a Dumpster Size

The first thing you need to do when selecting a dumpster is to choose the right size. This is by far the most important consideration. Selecting the wrong size dumpster can cause overload and this often means that you will have various items hanging out from the side. 

With that being said, you also don’t want to overspend on your dumpster and buy something too large for your needs. This means that you need to think carefully and ask the right questions if you are going to select the right size. 

Dumpster sizes are usually measured in yards. There are sizes from 10 to 40 yards.  If you are working on a construction project or a home renovation, you can find out what size dumpster is usually needed for the type of project that you are doing. This will give you a good idea of the size of the dumpster that you need for your project. 

While you are looking into the size of the dumpster that you will need, it is important that you also find out about what items will normally be accepted for disposal by a dumpster rental company. If you want prohibited items disposed of you may have to pay extra fees.

You should also decide whether you want a roll off dumpster or a regular dumpster. Bear in mind too, that some companies that rent dumpsters also accommodate luxury restroom trailer rental and porta potty rental.

This can be beneficial if you have contractors at your home or on a construction site and want them to have their own facilities. Ask about this too so you can get a quotation, along with your dumpster rental.

Request a Quote

The next stage in the process is to request a quote from the company you are considering renting the dumpster from. There is specific information that you will need to give to your rental company for them to make an accurate quotation.

Dumpster rental is usually based on a few key factors and you need to inform the company as much as possible about these factors to get a correct quotation.

First, you will need to tell them the address, to which the dumpster will be delivered. The distance the company will need to go to deliver the dumpster can have a significant effect on the overall cost of renting a dumpster. This is why it’s important to give accurate information about your location.

Secondly, you will need to make them aware of the type of debris you expect from the project, and also the amount of debris that is likely. This will make it easier for them to decide on the size of the dumpster that you should get a quotation for.

Thirdly, you will need to tell the accompany the date you will require the dumpster for and how long you will need to use it.

The pricing structure of the company will determine whether you get just a quotation for the dumpster or if they give you an all-inclusive price. An all-inclusive price would include delivery of the dumpster, pick up, taxes, rental time, and the weight limit for the dumpster.

If you prefer not to get an all-inclusive price you can just get a quotation for any dumpsters for rent.

Place an Order for the Dumpster

The next step in the process of ordering your dumpster is to schedule the delivery. You will need to prepare the area where the dumpster will be placed.

Make sure that there is enough space in the area where you want to place the dumpster. Ensure that there are no low-hanging wires or overhanging trees that can interfere with the placement of the dumpster.

Whether the dumpster will be delivered to a home or a construction site you need to mark the spot where the dumpster should be delivered by using cones whenever possible. Placing cones in strategic places will give the driver delivering the dumpster a good idea of exactly where the dumpster should be placed.

Finally, when you are finished with your dumpster you will need to schedule a pick-up for it. You need to inform the company about the pick-up date for the dumpster. Prepare your dumpster for removal by making sure it’s accessible and not overloaded with dirt and debris.

Dumpster Rental Made Easy

If you’ve never done a dumpster rental, the whole process can seem tedious. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be, as long as you take the time to understand all the necessary steps for a successful dumpster rental.

Make sure that you ask all the relevant questions before you rent a dumpster from any company. It is also important that you get the right size dumpster, so do as much research as you can to ensure that you select the right size dumpster. 

Always ensure that you are getting an appropriately sized dumpster as well. Once you do this all you have to do is prepare for the drop-off.

If you would like to rent a dumpster please do not hesitate to contact us.