Understanding Trash Dumpster Rentals
Renting a dumpster may not be something you do every day. But, taking in a few quick tips will help you save some cash while making the experience as quick and easy as possible.
Sizes and Purposes
Getting the right dumpster for the right job is the first step toward making sure cleanup is a smooth and hassle-free process.
Dumpster Rental Sizes
If we had a nickel for every time someone asks us what size dumpster they need for their project, We’d have a lot of nickels.
At first, it can seem a little overwhelming to try and pick the right sized dumpster for your project.
Thankfully, it’s not as complex as most folks think.
· 12 Yard Dumpsters
· 15 Yard Dumpsters
· 20 Yard Dumpsters
Each of our dumpsters has a 3-ton weight limit.
The dimensions for each container will likely vary from one rental company to the next. However, there are some standards you need to know from the beginning.
Dumpsters are measured in cubic yards. A 20-yard dumpster can hold 20 cubic yards of junk.
The wrong size dumpster can cause you big trouble
If you are trying to save a few bucks by going with a smaller container, you may wind up paying more in the end.
If you’ve got 20 yards worth of debris, but you’re trying to make due with a 10 yard dumpster, you run the risk of spending more when you have to have a second dumpster delivered.
Customers new to the world of dumpster rentals often only focus on the cubic yardage of their container.
We have shown why it’s important to get a dumpster with the right cubic yardage for your needs. But, you may also have to worry about the container’s weight limit.
It is commonplace for rental companies to put weight limits on their dumpsters.
If you’re not careful about what goes into the container, you could be charged a fee for going over the weight limit.
All of our dumpsters have a 3-ton weight limit. 3 tons is more than enough for most commercial and residential customers.
You can get a pretty good idea of what size container will work for you if you think over a handful of questions.
1. How big are the items you are looking to get rid of?
2. How long will it take you if the items you’re throwing away need to be broken down?
3. Will you be able to neatly arrange the debris you’re getting rid of?
The 20 Footer Is Our Most Popular
For most folks, a 20-foot container is the best option. From purging before a move to home renovations, most projects involve larger items that need to be done away with.
If you are selling your home, you are probably going to be getting rid of furniture, appliances, larger electronics, etc.
For home renovations, it’s likely you will have pieces of flooring, cabinets, roofing, boards, or other construction materials.
Some of this debris may be easy to break down. Most of it is likely to take a little bit of elbow grease if it can be broken down at all.
The time and frustration it takes to break down rubbish is a big reason why we typically recommend a 20-foot container.
When it comes to purging or cleaning up after a project, we tend to underestimate how much stuff there will be to get rid of.
How many times have you cleaned out your basement, closet, or garage and found yourself thinking, “I can’t believe I have so much junk.”
If you are on the fence between a 10 footer and a 20 footer, go with 20. We can almost guarantee you won’t regret it.
For nearly any project that creates too much debris for your trashcan, it’s a good idea to take a look at renting a dumpster.
From small rolloff dumpsters to plans for contractors, we have a container to tackle the junk left behind from any project you may have.
Cleaning-Cleaning is a chore. Not only do you have to struggle with rounding up all of your things and decide what goes and what stays. But then you have to find something to do with the stuff you want to get rid of.
A junk hauler is an ideal solution if you are doing some heavy-duty spring cleaning, decluttering a home before you sell, or purging your junk before moving.
Renovations-Adding on, remodeling, or replacing, home improvement projects are not only a great way to add value to your home, they are a great way to create a lot of rubbish that has to be done away with.
Going with a local hauler is your best bet for getting rid of debris after a big home renovation
Pro Tip: We offer special rates for contractors or occasional jobbers.
Cost of Dumpster Rentals
There are two primary drivers for the price of a dumpster rental, size, and location.
Size is fairly straightforward. The bigger the dumpster, the more it will cost to rent.
Location is a bit trickier. Some companies may add extra delivery fees for destinations that require a long drive or present a challenging delivery.
The location you really need to worry about is the location of your hauler.
Beware of out-of-state haulers pretending to be local businesses.
What to Lookout For
As we mentioned before, one of the biggest red flags is the hauler’s location. Unfortunately, there are many rental companies masquerading as local businesses when they are really multistate or even nationwide junk operations.
What and How
Before you seal the deal with a rental company, asked for a list of prohibited items.
These are usually fairly self-explanatory. If the hauler prohibits an item, it likely contains hazardous material or requires a special procedure for proper disposal.
On to the how. Be sure the hauler in question recycles. Recycling whenever possible is one of the best ways to eliminate waste and be kind to Mother Earth.
In this case, bigger isn’t always better. It’s common for these companies to be nothing more than a middleman. They make the sale and pass your business off to a company that actually works in your area.
This is a recipe for higher prices and challenging customer service.
Working with an out-of-state middleman can be quite a hassle. When there’s a problem you’re likely to get the runaround as the companies decide whose responsibility it is to take care of your issue.
If you need quick service, there may be too many cooks in the kitchen to get the job done efficiently.