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Renting A Dumpster For Your Home Renovations: What You Need To Know

If home renovations are in your future, one detail that you need to settle is how you are going to house and remove demolition materials and construction waste. Though some contractors will tackle this chore at your request, you might be able to save money by removing these items yourself. If you are completing your own home renovations, you have no choice but to dispose of your own project waste.

One solution is to rent a dumpster for your project rubbish. Keep reading to learn pertinent information about renting a dumpster for your next home project.

You Need to Request the Right Type of Dumpster (or Dumpsters)

There are different types of rental dumpsters available for your renovations. It is important to make sure that you select the right option for your project. Which dumpster you choose depends on local laws in your area and what you need to dispose of.

Standard dumpsters are suitable for most types of construction debris, and they come in multiple sizes. There are a few items that you may not be able to dispose of in your standard rental dumpster, including heavy materials, yard waste, and appliances. However, you might be able to rent a dumpster that can accommodate these forbidden items.

There are dumpsters are available specifically for heavy building materials, such as bricks, asphalt, and concrete. These dumpsters are constructed to withstand the additional weight from these items.

If you need to remove trees or vegetation, you need a dumpster suitable for yard waste. Since many towns have laws concerning the disposal of yard waste, your dumpster rental company will dispose of the contents according to local regulations when your rental period is over. 

Make sure to tell the dumpster rental company what you need to throw away so that it can make proper recommendations regarding what type of dumpsters you will need, how many you should rent, and the ideal sizes.

Your Drop-Off and Pickup Sites Must Adhere to Certain Rules

Exact rules vary with each dumpster rental company, but there are usually guidelines regarding the accessibility of the drop-off or pickup site for your dumpster. For example, one stipulation might be that your preferred dumpster drop-off site cannot be in proximity to low power lines, excessive trees, or an uneven area.

When it is time to have your dumpster picked up, you should make sure that the rental company has a clear pathway not obscured by vehicles or project materials. Make sure that you fill your dumpster according to any rules, such as keeping the contents within the walls of the dumpster.

If you don't stick to these rules, you might incur additional fees or your dumpster rental company may not be able to drop off or pick up your dumpster.