Whether you want one on a semi-permanent basis or just need to get one for a project, dumpster rentals are highly convenient. There are, however, a few things you should know prior to getting in touch with a dumpster rental service provider.
Many folks assume that paying for dumpster rentals means they can simply toss anything they please into them. You'll find, though, that there are practical and environmental reasons for not allowing this.
First, overloading a dumpster with heavy materials can present a serious problem when the garbage company comes to collect it. For example, stuffing a small dumpster with roofing materials from a project can make it so heavy that the company has to bring in special equipment to move it. This extra labor means added fees. In such situations, always take a few minutes to talk with your dumpster rental service about how you intend to use the system. In the majority of cases, they will be able to provide a special solution that's built for the job.
Second, placing hazardous materials in a dumpster is a major no-no in most regions of the country. If you have specific needs for removing hazardous materials from the site, you should discuss those with local regulators and determine how the task needs to be done and who can actually do it.
Placing dumpster rentals on any property, even one you own, may require you to obtain permission. Property owners, for example, may be beholden to regulations from homeowners' associations or their municipalities. Consequently, it may be necessary to obtain permits. Folks who rent homes or businesses are likely to have to also seek permission from their landlords.
As a matter of form, if you're going to have any dumpster rentals close to a neighbor's property, you should also politely let them know about it. In some areas, there are placement restrictions relative to property lines, too.
Depending upon your reasons for having dumpster rentals set up, you'll want to have a pick-up schedule that suits your needs. Weekly collections for two-yard dumpsters can typically be arranged for between $50 and $150 per week, an ideal setup for multi-unit residential locations and low-volume commercial operations. If you need on-demand collection, such as during a construction clean-out effort, you may have to pay an extra fee for the odd pick-up time.
Locate a waste management service near you to learn more about dumpster rentals.