When to Rent a Dumpster
Many homeowners reach the point where they recognize that their home has become much smaller over a period of years, and while obviously no shrinkage has taken place, the real culprit is that clutter has been accumulating during all that time. When you reach this point, the best thing you can do is begin the process of de-cluttering your home and making it more livable and spacious.
All those things which have been piling up in storage areas and in the various rooms of your home, really aren’t necessary for the most part, and can be removed. There are some particularly appropriate times when a dumpster can be used to discard many of these items, and the convenience of having a dumpster positioned outside your home to facilitate the process just can’t be beat.
When dumpsters should be used
When you’ve decided that it’s time to finally clean out your basement or your garage, that’s an excellent time to have a dumpster installed at your home, so that you can begin the process of de-cluttering those areas. It can also be an extremely useful idea when you’re embarking on a remodeling project in your home, because this invariably results in a great deal of clutter being removed and thrown away.
Any roofing project will generally always require the usage of a dumpster so that it can contain all the discarded roofing material which comes off, before the new roofing is installed. This amounts to a considerable volume of discarded material, which you would not want on your lawn for any period of time, and the convenience of a dumpster means it can be carted away with no unsightly mess in your yard.
Landscaping projects are another time where you might want to have a dumpster installed at your house, because it can be used to haul away brush which has been uprooted, and possibly even all the branches of a tree which you have cut down. Some homeowners have a considerable amount of yard waste which has been accumulating around their property, and this can be quickly removed by filling a dumpster with it, and having all that material carted off.
Any kind of general project around your home where you expect to discard a considerable amount of material you no longer want or need could be a great opportunity for using a dumpster to facilitate the removal and cleanup.
What can be placed in dumpsters?
One of the great things about using dumpsters is that they can contain practically anything which you are discarding from around your household. This includes brush, yard clippings, pine straw and cones, hay or straw, plants, branches and leaves. You can also throw away any construction debris, bulky furniture or mattresses, construction materials, and roofing materials. Virtually any kind of assorted junk which you no longer want cluttering up your home is a good candidate for removal via dumpster.
Which materials cannot be put in a dumpster?
Although most household materials can be discarded in a dumpster, there are some items which are not safe to be placed there. For instance, you cannot put pesticides or fertilizers in a dumpster, nor can you discard pharmaceuticals, biomedical waste, or aerosol cans. You should not discard motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, or tires in a dumpster either.
This is not the place to discard florescent light bulbs, batteries, household cleaning products, or propane tanks. Other no-nos for dumpster removal are leftover paint and paint cans, stains, varnish, or paint thinners. By monitoring the items which are placed in a dumpster for removal, you’ll be able to have a safer cleaning project, and you’ll also help to keep landfills safer and less toxic for the general community.