Do you have a major cleaning or renovation project where you will need to rent a dumpster to help better manage the waste? When you need to rent a dumpster, no doubt you will have a lot of waste you will need to dispose of. One of the common mistakes people make when renting a dumpster is not loading it effectively. Often they will need to request a second dumpster which only adds to their bill. If you load a dumpster properly, you will be surprised to see how much waste you can actually get into the dumpster and avoid a second rental. Mickey’s Carting will share a few tips on how to effectively load a dumpster and maximize your dumpster.
Load Limits; How Much Weight Can You Put in a Dumpster
Depending on the size of the dumpster, each dumpster will have a weight limit. All dumpsters will require that you never over fill the dumpster as well. When renting a dumpster, you will need to determine what size you will need for your project. When selecting the size make a note of the dumpster’s weight limit. Most dumpsters can hold a lot of weight but filling it with heavy items such as rock or gravel can exceed the dumpster weight limits. Make sure you do not exceed the dumpster’s weight limits when disposing of waste. Additionally, you cannot over fill the dumpster either. If the dumpster has waste that is above the side or top of the dumpster, often the dumpster company will have you remove the items. It is a major hazard for waste to fall out of the dumpster which is why you cannot over fill the dumpster. With this in mind, you never want to over fill your dumpster and instead seek out methods to maximize your dumpster.
What is the Best Way to Load a Dumpster?
If you need to get rid of large and bulky items, you will want to put the heavier and bigger items to the back and bottom of the dumpster. If you need to get rid of big appliances, or you are doing major renovations where you can bring down drywall, these items are best placed at the bottom. Not only can you maximize your space better, but it will also be easier to get the bigger items in first and you can prevent larger items falling out during transit. Don’t just begin throwing items into the dumpster, plan out how to dispose of your waste for the best efficiency.
Break Down Bulky Waste
Big and bulky items that can be broken down should be broken down to help you get more space in your dumpster. If you have large pieces of drywall, cardboard boxes, or yard debris, they can take up a lot of room unnecessarily. By breaking down big or bulky items, it will help give you more space in your dumpster. Most people may not want to take the time to break down bigger items but it will help you save money on a second dumpster rental.
How Do I Increase My Dumpster Space?
You will have small gaps when loading the bigger or bulkier items. In between loading bigger items fill in the small gaps with your small waste. Whatever you need to throw out, you will most likely have tiny waste that can fill in those gaps. This makes sure all of the space inside the dumpster is being used.