5 Tips for Renting a Dumpster

If you are renting a dumpster, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Here are 5 tips for renting a dumpster:

1. Measure dumpster size correctly

Before renting a dumpster, it is necessary to measure the dumpster dimensions accurately. It may be easier to take an object that will fit within the dumpster and measure that then measuring dumpster space itself. This ensures the dumpster serves its purpose without any waste of dumpsters (which would make dumpster rental more expensive). If a dumpster is too small for the intended use, dumpsters will have to be rented multiple times.

2. Consider dumpster weight

It may not seem like a dumpster’s weight would be too important of a factor. In reality, however, dumpsters that are too heavy can be a hassle to dumpster renters. In many dumpster rental agreements, dumpster weight is limited so dumpsters can be lifted by a standard dumpster lift.  If a dumpster is too heavy to be lifted, the rental company may have to send two or more drivers in order for the dumpster to be lifted. This increase in dumpster rental costs can be a hassle for dumpster renters and dumpster rental companies alike.

3. Do not overload dumpsters  

No matter how efficiently a dumpster is used, it will need to be emptied at some point (and not just because the dumpster is full). If dumpsters are overloaded, the dumpster rental company will have to send an extra driver and dump truck to clear the dumpster.

4. Be mindful of dumpster location

It is important to be mindful of dumpster placement. Dumpsters should be placed on a level surface so that the dumpster does not tip over. Dumpsters should also be placed in an area that is easily accessible by the dumpster rental company’s dump truck.

5. Follow dumpster usage guidelines

In order to avoid any misunderstandings, dumpster renters should be sure to read and follow dumpster usage guidelines. If dumpster usage guidelines are not followed, dumpster rental companies may charge extra dumpster rental fees. For example, some dumpster rental agreements require that any waste that is collected be bagged or containerized.  

Also, dumpsters should not be used to dump hazardous materials. Solid waste dumpster rental companies are more than happy to remove dumpsters holding hazardous materials.

If you are in the market for a dumpster, be sure to keep these tips in mind! They will make the rental process easier and smoother. For more information on dumpster rentals, visit Midwest Companies website at www.mmmdumpsters.com.