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Six Things You Shouldn't Forget When You Rent A Dumpster

A dumpster is an essential piece of equipment for many construction and cleanup jobs. That's why it's so important to avoid overlooking any details regarding your dumpster rental. 

The following are six things you shouldn't forget when you're in need of a dumpster rental to take care of a task at your worksite. 

Work tasks you wished to accomplish during your rental period

It's a good idea to plan your dumpster rental out. List all the work you'll need your dumpster rental for. Your dumpster rental will cost more for you if you have to extend the time period, so try to plan carefully and not forget any important tasks.  

Rules in place regarding what items can be disposed of

You need to take care about what items you're disposing of in your dumpster. This is especially important if you need to dispose of any chemicals that could potentially be toxic. 

You don't want to create a safety hazard or risk being fined for disposing of toxic chemicals improperly. It's therefore a good idea to discuss what substances you want to dispose of with your dumpster rental provider to make sure you're following all applicable rules and regulations. 

Any weight restrictions on the capacity of your rented dumpster

Your rented dumpster is probably going to have a weight capacity that you'll have to stay under. Be aware of this weight capacity and the approximate weight of the items you're disposing of so that you avoid going over capacity. 

Your scheduled date for returning your dumpster

Don't let your dumpster rental return date sneak up on you. Make sure to mark your pickup date on your schedule. This will help you to prepare for pickup day. It will also help you to make sure that you accomplish your work goals with your dumpster before your rental period is up. 

Use of a dumpster cover during in case of precipitation

Wet garbage is going to be a lot heavier than dry garbage. That's why it's so important to protect your dumpster from precipitation. Be sure to put a cover over the dumpster top whenever it rains or whenever you're not using your dumpster. 

Contact details for your dumpster rental provider

There are a variety of possible reasons why you might need to contact your dumpster rental provider during your rental period. You should therefore make a note of your rental provider's phone number and have it available when you're on your worksite.