How Does Renting a Dumpster Work?

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How Does Renting a Dumpster Work? 

You have probably seen dumpsters sitting in front of homes that are in the process of undergoing some kind of renovation or installation of a new roof. They look a lot like boxcars, as opposed to the dumpsters you might see adjacent to restaurants and in alleys around the city. These are heavy-duty dumpsters that are not used for dumping food waste but are necessary for the disposal of a high volume of unwanted materials. This kind of rubbish is destined for a separate place in the local landfill because of its slower rate of decomposition.

Dumpster Rental Process is easy!

A dumpster rental company will have one of these waste receptacles brought directly to your house, and position it by the curb or right in your driveway. You will then have a specific amount of time to fill that receptacle up with all kinds of rubbish and scrap material. Once you have discarded everything that you intend to, or if you have actually filled up the entire waste receptacle, you can call the dumpster rental company. At that point, they will send someone out to your residence and haul away the filled-up dumpster, with all of your discarded materials.

Potential uses for rental dumpsters

There are many possible uses for rental dumpsters, but most of them tend to fall in specific categories such as the following. Many do-it-yourselfers plan home improvement projects which call for ripping out roofing, flooring, windows, siding, or even walls. All this discarded material can be conveniently stored in a dumpster until it’s been filled up. There’s no more convenient way of discarding all this material and having it removed than renting a dumpster while you’re working.

Another popular usage of rental dumpsters is large yard projects which require the removal of trees, shrubs, or even recreational equipment. None of this material can usually be discarded in city trash hauling containers, nor can it be hauled away inexpensively by any kind of truck. One other extremely popular usage of rental dumpsters occurs when people are moving out of their house into a new residence.

This is always a great time to get rid of clutter that has simply been taking up space in your house. Naturally, you don’t want to haul that clutter into the new house and begin taking up space there as well. This makes using a rental dumpster the ideal solution for getting the right of tables, dressers, exercise equipment, bookshelves, rugs, doors, and practically anything else you don’t intend to take with you.

What it will cost you

The cost to rent a dumpster depends on the size dumpster and the time needed when renting a dumpster. Assuming that you require the standard one-week rental to remove all your discard material and that you only need a dumpster-sized between six cubic yards and twelve cubic yards.

This will also depend on where you live, and how easy it is to get to your residence. If you’d like to rent a dumpster from us, contact us and we can inform you about all the relevant details regarding cost, once we know what kind of application you have in mind.

For the most part, it will be assumed that you need one week of project time to fill up your dumpster, so that’s the level of service you will get for your money. Keep in mind that rates will vary depending on your project needs/size. If you’re not sure which size container you need, explain the nature of your project to the rental company, and they can advise you on which one would be appropriate.

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