When you have a major project that requires a ton of waste disposal, most people will rent a dumpster. A roll off dumpster can be dropped off to your home or at any site, and then picked up on a scheduled date or when the dumpster is full. If you have never had the experience of renting a dumpster before, Mickey’s Carting will share a few tips when renting a dumpster.
How Do I Know what Size Dumpster I Need?
When renting a dumpster you will first need to determine what size dumpster you will need. Depending on the amount of waste you will need to remove, you will want to get a dumpster that will fit the waste so the junk is not filled past the top of the dumpster. If you have a lot of waste to remove you can rent more than one dumpster or have the dumpster picked up and a new one dropped off. However, to better budget the cost of a dumpster, you will want to get the dumpster size you need. Most dumpsters will range from 20 to 30 cubic yards. A 20 yard roll off dumpster is 20 feet long, 5 ½ feet tall and wide. A 30 yard is 20 feet long, 6 ½ feet tall, and 5 ½ feet wide. If you have a smaller project it would be best to stick with a 20 yard dumpster. If you have a bigger project, you will want the 30 yard.
How Long Do You Need to Rent a Dumpster?
When you need a dumpster, not only do you need to determine the size you need but also for how long. To determine the cost of your dumpster rental it will be determined by the size and the time you will need the dumpster. First look at your project and figure out how long it will take you. Each project is different and how long you will need the dumpster will change. One way to minimize how long you need the dumpster for is have all of the waste in a pile before you rent out your dumpster. This way you can take a few days loading the dumpster up and not try to work on a project and dispose of the waste as you go. Look at your situation and you dumpster needs. Properly schedule how long you will need the dumpster to better budget the cost and your work load.
Where Can a Dumpster Be Put?
Before you rent a dumpster you will need to determine where you have the dumpster dropped off. A dumpster on average is 20 feet long and over 5 feet wide. You will need space for the dumpster, and space for a person to dispose of the waste. You may need the dumpster placed along the side of your property. If the dumpster is going to be unloaded along the side of a road, double check county or city rules. If you have an HOA, what rules about dumpster placement must you follow? Another consideration is the job site. If possible have the dumpster near the job site. For example, if a roof needs to be replaced, have the dumpster near the house so the roof materials can be easily placed in the dumpster.