How To Get The Most Use Out Of Your Dumpster Rental

11 August 2017
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There are many reasons that people choose to rent dumpsters. Sometimes, it's because they are moving or remodeling and need a place to toss the debris they encounter along the way. Other times, it's because they're hosting a big event and don't want trash everywhere. Whatever the reason may be, you can easily rent a dumpster and get plenty of use out of it too. However, in order to ensure you get the most use possible, you'll want to follow a few simple tips:

Get the Right Size

First things first, you will want to absolutely ensure that you choose the correct size dumpster. There is nothing worse than renting a dumpster and having it fill up in a few minutes. This really defeats the whole purpose.

If you are unsure what size dumpster you need, talk to the rental service about what you will be throwing away, how much you have to throw away, and other specifics. Typically, these professionals are good at helping you choose the right size dumpster. Another good rule of thumb is to just rent one size larger than you think you need. After all, it's much better to have a dumpster that's too big than one that's too small!

Don't Throw Away Any "Forbidden" Items

As you're using and enjoying your dumpster rental, make sure that you don't throw out any "forbidden" items, meaning items that could potentially be dangerous or pose a hazard. You could end up having a fire, explosion, or other problem if you throw away items that you are not supposed to.

You could also find that you get fined if you throw away "illegal" items. Your dumpster rental service should provide you with a list of items not to put in your dumpster, but, in general, the forbidden list includes:

  • Hazardous waste and chemicals
  • TVs or computer monitors
  • Paints
  • Asbestos
  • Aerosol cans

Make Trash as Compact as Possible

One final tip to keep in mind as you use your dumpster is to make any trash that you toss as compact as you possibly can. This will save you lots of room in your dumpster and help you to get more use out of it.

Smash down cardboard and aluminum cans and just generally make trash as small and compact as you can to ensure maximum use of your dumpster.

If you can follow these simple tips, you should find that your dumpster really comes in handy and helps you a lot! Contact a company like Peterson's Service Corp for more information and assistance.