Have you recently inherited a home that's full of junk? Do you need to clean it out, but aren't looking forward to making several trips to the dump? A dumpster rental can be a good way to clean the clutter out of an entire home at once. If you've never rented a dumpster before, here are the answers to some questions that you may have:
What can be put into the dumpster?
This may vary slightly depending on which dumpster rental service you use, but there are a few things that are usually prohibited. This includes hazardous waste like old car batteries and leftover cans of paint. Flammable items, such as used oil of any kind or old propane tanks, should also be left out of your dumpster.
Should you have any of these types of items, your local dump or municipality should have rules on exactly how and where to dispose of these materials. Also, while concrete and other heavy construction materials are usually allowed, for weight distribution reasons, you should make sure to put them in the bottom of the dumpster and not near the top of a full dumpster.
What can be done to prepare for the dumpster arrival?
Due to its large size, a dumpster will obviously be heavy. If you don't prepare for the arrival of your dumpster rental, there is the potential for damage to your property. If the dumpster is being left out on the street, you don't need to do anything special. When you're having the dumpster left on a finished driveway, it's a good idea to spread out large sheets of plywood in the area where the dumpster will go.
Not only will this help spread out the weight of the dumpster a little, helping to prevent your driveway from cracking, but it will also keep the dumpster from scraping your driveway and creating gouges in the concrete. Unless you're planning on totally re-landscaping the front yard, it's usually not a good idea to have the dumpster left on the front yard. The dirt may not be able to support the weight of the full dumpster, resulting in a rectangular depression once the dumpster is removed.
What if I have more trash than expected?
It's easy to underestimate how much dumpster you really need, especially if you're dealing with an entire house full of sundry trash. Should you need another dumpster or for your current dumpster to be emptied, your dumpster rental company should be happy to accommodate your needs. Some companies only charge a nominal fee for this, while others may count it as a new dumpster rental, so make sure to clarify before you place your order.Share
23 January 2016
Moving out of the city changed a lot of things for me. No longer did I have the community dumpster for my trash to rely on. It was up to me to find a garbage removal company and set up an account to have the trash picked up each week. I quickly learned that there is more to garbage removal than setting trash cans out along the road for pick up. My blog is all about getting your trash removed when you live in the country. You will learn the tips that have helped me keep the animals out of my trash and so much more here on my blog.