If you are planning a major home improvement project that requires tearing out a lot of the old building materials in your house, you may have decided that renting a roll-off dumpster would provide convenience when throwing everything out and having it hauled off afterward. However, there is a little more to the rental process than just having them set a dumpster in your yard so that you can throw anything and everything into it. There are a couple of mistakes of which you should be aware so that you can avoid them before and during the time when you have the container.
1. Neglecting to Select an Ideal Spot for the Dumpster
One mistake you should avoid is neglecting to select an ideal spot for the dumpster before the day it arrives. If you select the wrong location for it to be placed, there may be a delay when it is delivered because a more suitable spot will need to be picked out.
Ideally, the ground on which the dumpster should rest should be as flat as possible. This helps to keep it from sliding once it is weighed down by the materials you will place in it.
The distance from the house at which the dumpster should go is also important. You do not want to have it right up against your house or other structures, which would make it harder to use it.
2. Forgetting to Ask What You Can Throw Into the Container
Another mistake that you should not make is forgetting to ask what you can throw into the container. Because of local regulations about refuse, you may be restricted from throwing away such items as car parts, old paint cans, asbestos insulation, and other potentially harmful materials.
If you do throw prohibited items into the dumpster, you may be charged extra fees and possible fines for their removal. Or, you may be asked to remove them. To avoid either of these scenarios, ask the rental company beforehand.
Avoiding the above mistakes before your rental arrives can help speed up the delivery as well as help you to avoid any issues when they come to pick it up because you inadvertently threw away forbidden items. Contact the dumpster rental service before the delivery date arrives for more information about what they require as well as to ask them any questions you may have about picking out a location or using the dumpster.
To learn more, contact a dumpster rental company.