Save Time With a Dumpster Rental
For renovations and clean-up projects, you could end up creating more waste than you are used to. If you don’t have a large enough container prepared, dealing with where to put all your waste and how to dispose of it can be frustrating. A lot of this stress can easily be taken care of by renting a dumpster from a reliable service, saving you a lot of time and effort in the process.
Here are a few ways that dumpster rentals can save you time:
Spend Less Time Sorting.
With dumpster rental companies, sometimes they will take care of sorting different types of material for you. They also offer separate dumpsters you can use meant for different materials. This could also save you money if you have a clean load of recyclable material. With these options, you don’t have to worry about sorting through your materials and figuring out how to sort it, which can take longer if you have a variety of types to sort through.
Spend Less Time Finding Space.
Without a dumpster, if you’re trying to dispose of a lot of trash, you’ll end up using a lot of time trying to find something that’ll fit your waste and even more when those containers fill up. In some cases, that would require searching throughout your storage, to driving around and scouring through different stores for bins you like and are right for your needs. With a dumpster the right size, all your trash is allocated in one (or a few) dumpsters, meaning spending less time trying to figure out what to use. This also means transporting waste takes less time.
Rental dumpsters also have dumpsters meant to withstand heavier loads. If you have a larger load consisting of heavier materials and are trying to find a container big enough and heavy duty enough to withstand the load, you might have a difficult time.
Dumpsters come in various sizes and the ones provided depend on the company, but typically, the average sizes of dumpsters offered range from 10-yards to 40-yards. One 10-yard dumpster holds up to approximately 40-50 trash bags. Transporting and dealing with one dumpster is a lot easier than 50 trash bags. For a larger amount of waste, having one 20-yard dumpster could save you the time and effort from transporting almost 100 trash bags. If you were to transport all these trash bags individually instead of using a dumpster rental or junk removal company, you would be making multiple trips (time, energy, and gas) to get them disposed of properly.
A dumpster rental makes disposing waste easier, since everything is collected in larger containers. And with larger ones, you will also need less containers (ideally, unless you want to keep different materials separate). When you’re done, the dumpster rental company will take care of it for you, as long as you’re not throwing away hazardous material, not over your dumpster weight capacity, and following different rules your rental service might have.
Typically, a rental service will drop off and pick up your dumpster with a roll-off truck, with workers available to handle the heavy lifting with lifts and additional equipment. All you have to worry about is collecting your waste and making sure your dumpster isn’t over capacity or filled with prohibited materials. Trusting a rental company to handle your waste means less time spent trying to find out how to dispose of your waste, understanding restrictions and the process, loading your vehicle or getting one big enough, driving to the location, and other steps required.
With a dumpster rental and the junk removal service provided, it also lessens the physical strain on your body and on those helping you with your project. Aside from loading the materials into the dumpster, you do not have to worry about transporting, sorting, and getting injured by sharp or heavy materials. This can give you peace of mind, allowing you to work more comfortably on your project and spend less time tending to aches and injuries. It also saves you time spent on taking care of an injured employee or family member.
Since heavy items are being lifted onto a roll of truck with the proper equipment, you don’t have to worry about any injuries or vehicle damage if you were to transport materials yourself. It’s also safer for the load to be transported by a rental company since they’ll seal the top and fasten the waste with the equipment they have, and if you don’t have the sufficient supplies, transporting the waste on your own could be dangerous for others on the road. They are also more well-versed on any laws concerning transporting heavy loads.
An allocated spot also means less obstructions in the way, making your work area safer to work in and walk through. This is especially important for at-home projects where you have kids or other family members around, who might trip or hurt themselves while in or passing through the area.
Focus More Time on Your Project.
Because you don’t have to deal with those earlier aspects, this means more time spent on focusing on your project and finishing it more efficiently. You, your employees, or whoever’s helping you can work more comfortably, potentially knocking off extra time than was expected, in addition to the time already saved from not having to do as much transporting, sorting, and disposing.
Tips to Save Time.
Dumpsters are a great way to save time, but you could save even more time by being well-prepared. Being ill-prepared could cost you extra money, and in contrast, actually cause you more headache and time wasted by trying to figure out how to handle those problems when they occur. Such problems can be easily prevented or managed by being prepared. Save time on your clean up by:
Preparing your Waste.
A dumpster rental typically has a per day rental rate, so save on cost by preparing your waste in one area. By having one designated spot, all you have to do is put it inside the dumpster, meaning you won’t have to still pay a day rate for the time you spent mostly on collecting. If you’re okay with paying the day rate and having the dumpster earlier on during your project, then make sure you make a habit of consolidating all your waste in dedicated spots and then directly to the dumpster(s). Waiting until later could cause some delays in your project (such as not managing your waste properly and it getting in the way/having to spend extra time to get it out of the way) and the clean-up process, and then having to pay additional fees for keeping your rental longer than agreed.
To make it easier on both you and the rental company, pay attention to their guidelines about their dumpsters. Some companies have different policies on what can and cannot go into their dumpster, and if you don’t pay attention to them, on the day of your pick-up you could incur fees or even have your pick-up refused until the problem is corrected. That means you will spend more time fixing your dumpster load, which could have been prevented by paying attention to the fine print of your rental agreement.
Do not Exceed the Weight Capacity.
This goes hand in hand in with the earlier tip on following the rental company’s guidelines on their dumpster. Dumpster rentals have weight capacities because exceeding that limit could make it dangerous for the dumpster pick-up truck driver and others on the road if the waste were to come loose and spill. You could also be charged extra because of the fee to fill landfills.
Choose the right location.
Picking the right location means less of a strenuous clean-up. Ideally, you want a location accessible to your project, and not blocking anything important like entryways and walkways. Additionally, when your dumpster is dropped off, you want to make sure you have enough space to allocate for the roll-off truck. Talk to a consultant if the area you had in mind is ideal for a dumpster, since dumpsters can’t be situated in some locations, like on steep hills or some city side streets (you might need a city permit).
Choose the Right Dumpster.
Dumpsters of larger capacities means you can collect all your waste in one spot. It’s better to have a bigger dumpster than one that turns out to be too small, because in the outcome that your dumpster isn’t big enough, you would have to spend more time handling the extra waste. Ask your dumpster rental company what they recommend for your project if you are not sure how big of a dumpster you should rent.
Prepare the Location.
Prepare the location of your dumpster. This means cleaning the spot of any obstructions, talking to your neighbors if the dumpster or drop-off truck impacts their property or if their vehicles are in the way, and make sure the spot is well-prepped for how heavy your dumpster can get. If you are worried about the weight of your dumpster causing property damage, consider having your dumpster situated on top of plywood. This prevents any damage, which could save you the time spent on trying to fix it. Preparing the location in advance also means using your time more efficiently, instead having to last minute clear everything out of the way, which might take longer if your neighbor isn’t around or you end up messily dumping everything somewhere and then have to deal with it later.
Consult with a Dumpster Rental Company Representative.
When you are not sure what you need, the company representative will have a good idea of what might be the best option for you. Don’t be afraid to consult with them about your project and what you’re looking for. The extra time spent in reaching out and asking questions will ultimately be a lot less (and possibly more cost effective) than the time spent trying to compensate for any mistakes or oversight from rushing into getting a dumpster unprepared.
Additional services Keep in mind that different rental service companies offer different services. Some have boards to protect your driveway or property under your dumpster, different dumpster types best suited for different loads, offer to sort through your waste for you, accept different types of waste or materials, and more. You should also consider the different rental rates and dumpster sizes offered between companies.
Renting a dumpster is a great way to save time, which in the long run, could benefit you in other ways. But saving time doesn’t mean rushing or acting rashly. If you do choose to rent a dumpster, make sure you are well prepared for your dumpster and consult with the rental company about anything you need help with or don’t know. Saving time with the right dumpster rental from the right dumpster rental service company ultimately means a better experience for you, so you have less to worry about with your project and can focus on finishing it efficiently.