When it comes to renting a dumpster, the process is pretty straightforward. However, there are some mistakes that you can make with the dumpster rental process that are completely avoidable if you know what you are doing.
Mistake #1: Blocking Access
When it comes to renting your dumpster, you really need to think about where you want the dumpster company to leave the dumpster. You want to place the dumpster on a flat, solid surface, such as a paved driveway or parking lot.
As you choose the location for the dumpster, you need to make sure that you think about how the dumpster location will impact access to your building, worksite, or home. Don't place the dumpster somewhere that will limit your access to doors or garage doors. Don't place the dumpster somewhere where it will limit your ability to park your vehicles.
Mistake #2: Too Far Away
Another mistake that people make is putting the dumpster too far away from the things that they need to throw away. If you know what you are planning on putting in your dumpster and you know that those items are heavy, choose a location that will limit how far you have to carry those items.
For example, if you are ripping out the floors in your kitchen, place the dumpster close to the nearest external door that you will use to haul all that material out of your kitchen.
Mistake #3: Outside Your Property Lines
When you choose a location for your dumpster, make sure that it is within your property lines. If for some reason, you don't have space on your property, obtain permission from the property owner next to you before you put a dumpster on someone else's property or right over the property lines.
Mistake #4: Throwing Away Hazardous Material
Ask the dumpster rental service for a list of hazardous or forbidden material that you can't put in the dumpster. Putting material that is not allowed into the dumpster can result in a very expensive fine for you, so make sure you know what you can put in the dumpster and what you need to find alternative disposal methods for.
When it comes to renting a dumpster, be smart about where you place the dumpster. Don't place it too far away or on someone else's property lines or block any access with the dumpster. Make sure you clearly know what you can and can't put in the dumpster so you don't face any improper disposal fines.
For more information, contact a dumpster service in your area.