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Five Important Things To Know Before You Rent A Dumpster

Having a dumpster available can be essential for handling many worksite tasks efficiently. However, there are a few things you need to know before you rent a dumpster to ensure that your dumpster rental goes as smoothly as possible.

The following are five important things to know before you rent a dumpster:

The particular dumpster you need could depend on the type of debris you want to dispose of.

It's best to discuss what materials you'll be disposing of with your dumpster rental service provider. Your dumpster rental company might want to know beforehand if you're getting rid of household debris as opposed to construction debris, for example. 

In particular, your dumpster rental service is going to want to know if you're disposing of items like toxic chemicals or electronics to ensure safe and proper disposal. 

It's sometimes required for a company or organization to acquire a permit before putting a dumpster in place.

You may want to check in with the rules of your township or municipality before you rent a dumpster. In some areas, it's necessary to have a permit before putting a dumpster on a property. Permits are especially important in situations where dumpsters are placed on a public street. 

You're going to have to choose from several size options.

Probably the most important decision you're going to make with your dumpster rental is what size you need. The larger the dumpster you rent, the more you're going to have to pay.

It's important to calculate the volume of waste you're going to need to dispose of so that you know which size dumpster you'll need. 

You may be able to request empty-and-return service if you can't fit multiple dumpsters on your site but have a lot of debris to dispose of.

A lot of dumpster rental companies will come and pick up a filled dumpster if you request an empty-and-return service. The dumpster rental provider can quickly empty your dumpster and return it to you to be refilled if you can't fit multiple dumpsters on your site at one time due to space restrictions. 

It's best to order your dumpster rental in advance.

Ordering a few days in advance is the best way to ensure that you'll have an appropriate dumpster when you need it.

Dumpster rental companies can get busy and have all their dumpsters rented out. This is especially common during the warmer months when it's the busy time of the year for construction. Plan ahead so that there are no delays in your project.