3 Considerations Prior to Renting Roll-Off Dumpsters

Renting Roll-Off Dumpsters

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If an upcoming job involves handling serious waste, like a commercial estate cleanout or a building demolition, roll-off dumpsters prove invaluable. They provide a massive space for debris rather than handling several small receptacles which add labor and time to a project. Read further for three considerations to make sure you rent the perfect dumpster for your individual needs.

Project Scope

Figure out what size of dumpster you need in light of your job’s scope. Typically, roll-off boxes are available in 20-yard, 30-yard, and 40-yard options, and as a result, hold 20 cubic yards, 30 cubic yards, and 40 cubic yards of debris. Unless the project is fairly minor, like an office trailer cleanout, choose a 30-yard or 40-yard option.

It’s always better to overestimate the size of dumpster, since an overfilled roll-off box can be a safety hazard. Waste disposal companies don’t remove overfilled dumpsters because debris may puncture tires and fall onto roads, or wind up on sidewalks and cause tripping hazards.

Responsible Waste Disposal

Consider the kind of waste your project generates, like twigs, leaves, tree branches, and grass clippings, construction debris, and abandoned apartment items. If you’ll remove all hazardous substances, like paint thinner, flammable motor oil, and other solvents, you can’t use dumpster services.

Those fluids are hard to remove and may stain the interior of the dumpster in addition to causing fire risks. All food debris also is prohibited as it attracts pests, which includes squirrels, raccoons, possums, and other insects.

Placement of the Dumpster

Consider the location of the dumpster for streamlined waste removal, like the street or a commercial driveway. If the best place is the street, call the government in your area to figure out if you require a permit to avoid project fines and delays.

As a courtesy, inform all homeowners and businesses nearby about the project, in addition to how long you predict the dumpster to be there. If the locality features a number of children, put up warning signs and use “don’t cross” tape in order for the roll-off box not to become a nuisance.

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