When you are renting a dumpster, one of the main points of interest for many people is the overall cost. When renting a dumpster there are a lot of variables that affect the cost of the dumpster rental. In some cases the final price may not be what you were expecting. Sometimes certain aspects of the dumpster rental changes, which in the end costs you more money. No one wants to have a higher bill, so to help avoid this situation Mickey’s Carting will share some of the common mistakes that end up costing people more money when renting a dumpster.
Getting the Wrong Size Dumpster is a Mistake
Getting too small or too big of a dumpster can cost one way or another. For example, if you get a dumpster that is too big for your project, you are spending money on a larger dumpster. If you get too small of a dumpster you will find it was not enough for your project. You will then need to rent a second dumpster which will cost you much more. It is important to get the right sized dumpster for your project. You will need to determine how much space you will need for your project and get the right size dumpster. Do not be shy. You can call and ask a dumpster rental service about which size would be best for your project.
Calculate Weight of Waste
When the dumpster is full and the company comes and picks up the dumpster, they will take it to the landfill to be dumped. However, what people do not know is that the dumpster rental company is charged to dump the waste at the landfill. The dumpster rental company is charged by weight. If you had some soil, concrete, or rock in the dumpster, that will make the dumpster very heavy and cost the company more money. Often you will be hit with an additional fee if the dumpster was too heavy. In fact many dumpster rental companies restrict concrete and landscape rocks for that exact reason. Be careful not to make the dumpster to heavy or you may have an additional fee in the end.
How Long Do I Need to Keep the Dumpster?
Another common situation that many people run into that can cost them more money, is underestimating how long they need the dumpster. When you need to rent a dumpster to clean up after a project, you will need to rent the dumpster for a certain period of time. Often the longer you rent a dumpster the more it will cost. For some people they will try to save money by cutting their rental period a bit short. When you find you need to extend your time or rent another dumpster to finish your project, it only adds to the overall cost of the project.
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There are a lot of ways renting a dumpster can go wrong and end up costing you more money. By renting the right size dumpster, avoiding underestimating your rental period, and not exceeding the dumpster weight limits, you can avoid unexpected charges or cost. For dumpster rental and other waste management services, contact Mickey’s Carting today.