You may think that using it is as simple as throwing your items inside and calling it a day when you rent a roll-away dumpster. Unfortunately, you will not get the most from your dumpster rental when you treat the dumpster in this fashion. Today, we at Mickey’s Carting would like to share some tips on how to load your dumpster to get the most out of your dumpster rental.
Tips to Load a Dumpster Rental Efficiently
1) Large Items Should be Broken Down. Break it down into its smallest state when you are tossing something into the dumpster. Because this will allow more items to fit, anything that can break down should be. You should even break down into smaller pieces basic building materials, like foam core or drywall as well. To avoid taking up the bulk of your dumpster with empty space inside boxes, flatten all boxes.
2) Select the Optimal Placement. Place your dumpster on the driveway in an open area away from other belongings if possible. Use plywood to cover the area where you plan to place the dumpster if this is not possible.
3) Check Over Lists. Make sure to take the time to review a list of what is and isn’t allowed prior to you begin the loading your dumpster. Only use the dumpster to toss items that are legal in your state.
4) From Back to Front, Load the Dumpster. Work your way to the front or gate end after you start loading your dumpster on the back or closed end. This will protect you from getting hemmed in by garbage.
5) First, Load Larger Items. You’ll want to add it to the dumpster first if an item is large and bulky. Giving you more capacity, the smaller items can fit in around these large items. Add a complete layer at the bottom of the dumpster made up of your bulky items.
6) Fill Gaps and Slow Down. Be certain you go slowly enough that you can see where you are putting things in the dumpster as you fill the dumpster. Fill in around gaps with your smaller items. The more you will be able to fit in your dumpster rental will obviously be due to the more you utilize the space.
7) Be Aware of the Weight. Make sure you add them so that you are distributing the weight evenly in the dumpster if you have particularly heavy or lightweight items. The items in the dumpster can move around during transit if you don’t do this step.
This can create a serious problem for the driver and others on the road with them. It’s an important safety step to take as even weight distribution requires some thinking through your project before you start.
8) Maintain the Load Low. Be certain you don’t over-fill the dumpster. You want the items to be lower than the side wall of the dumpster. If the trash piles up too high, this will protect the driver from having loose items could fall out over the side. Keep the load 12 inches or lower below the highest point of the side wall if you have heavy items. This will protect against the risk of exceeding the weight limit.