7 Things to Do Before Your Dumpster Rental Arrives

A dumpster is a necessity for any large-scale cleanup project. If you don’t own your own dumpster, then you need to plan carefully to maximize the productivity of your dumpster rental period.

Dumpster rental services are extremely convenient. You can have a dumpster delivered right to your site, and the rental service will dispose of your waste for you. However, you need to handle the following seven tasks before the arrival of your dumpster to maximize the productivity of the rental period.

1. Estimate the Amount of Waste Involved

One of the first things you need to do is estimate how much waste your cleanup project is going to produce. Dumpster rentals come in different sizes. However, you’re going to have to estimate the area the debris will take up and the weight of the debris.

  • You’ll probably be charged for disposal based on the weight of the dumpster contents. Also, dumpsters will typically have weight capacities that you won’t be permitted to go over. You’ll need to plan things out carefully and estimate the waste amount to choose the right dumpster size and type.

2. Notify Staff Members

Staff members who will be assisting in the cleanup project need to know when the dumpster will be there. This way, they’ll set aside time to assist in filling up the dumpster and prep the worksite for its arrival.

3. Prepare Waste for Disposal

Things will go faster if the items are ready to be loaded right into the dumpster before the dumpster even arrives. If parts need to be torn off of a structure that is being demolished, then have parts removed beforehand. Proper preparation will minimize the amount of time that you need the dumpster and bring down the costs of the rental.

4. Plan Things Out

Work will progress quicker on your site if you plan out the location of important resources like your dumpster. Keep your dumpster centrally located if you’ll be disposing of waste from several different spots or sources. Also, plan things out so that it’s simple for the dumpster rental provider to deliver the dumpster and remove it after the job is complete.

5. Clear the Dumpster Location

Perhaps the most important thing you need to do before the dumpster arrives is clear a spot to put it in. Make sure that you’re aware of the dimensions of the dumpster and have a large enough space prepared. This way, you won’t have to take up extra time from the dumpster rental delivery personnel while clearing more space.

6. Understand the Terms of the Agreement

If you need a dumpster rental for a cleanup job, it’s likely that you’ll need to extend the rental period or rent additional dumpster space.

Estimating how much waste a cleanup or construction job will produce is not easy. You need to make sure you understand the terms of the rental agreement and what kind of charges you can expect if you need more time with your dumpster or need to add any additional services. Make sure you carefully discuss all these issues with a representative from the dumpster rental company.

7. Prepare for Any Special Disposal Requirements

You’ll need to make special arrangements if you’re disposing of toxic substances like batteries, cleaning agents, solvents, and paints. When you rent a dumpster, be specific with the dumpster rental provider about what types of waste you need to dispose of.

You can be hit with hefty fines for disposing of toxic substances improperly, so it’s a good idea to consult with professionals in the waste disposal business to avoid any issues.


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    The best way to manage a dumpster rental is in first ensuring that you’ve chosen the right dumpster rental company to partner with. From there, you want to identify and prepare the location on which the dumpster is expected to sit. Consider where you want to put your rental carefully. The wrong position can be a huge inconvenience to you or even your neighbors. Ensure the driver can easily access the location and ensure you don’t need to get any special permits to host it, such as if you intend to have it on the street.

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