Dumpsters can give you added flexibility when you are performing a renovation project. Rather than having to figure out where to put all of your debris, you can simply toss it in the dumpster and haul it away. However, you will be able to save more money on dumpster rentals if you fully understand the needs of your project and how big your dumpster needs to be.
Don't Choose a Tiny Dumpster
Smaller dumpsters are less expensive than larger dumpsters. As a result, many individuals who rent dumpsters will choose the smaller option to save money. However, this can backfire when you need to purchase another dumpster because your debris doesn't fit in the smaller dumpster. You are better off overestimating how big your dumpster needs to be than you are underestimating.
Don't Overfill Your Dumpster
If you do not have enough space for your debris, you should not overfill the dumpster. This can create a situation where the debris might overflow and create a mess. It can also create a health and safety threat since the debris that is overflowing can attract pests and can rot and spread disease. You might also be charged extra for overfilling the dumpster.
Don't Forget About the Instructions
When you receive a dumpster rental, you will usually be instructed on how much you can place in the dumpster and how high the debris can be stacked. You will also be informed about what you are allowed to place in the dumpster.
If you are only using the dumpster to store debris created from your renovation project, make sure to not also place other types of materials in your dumpster. This is especially true for hazardous waste. If you are not sure if you'll be allowed to place something in the dumpster, make sure to consult with a dumpster rental company.
Fortunately, if you consult with a dumpster rental company, they will be able to recommend a dumpster that is the appropriate size. They have experience working with customers who have embarked on similar projects and will have a general sense of how large the dumpster should be.
Don't Worry If the Largest Dumpster Isn't Big Enough
In some cases, you'll have more debris than even the largest dumpster can fit. If this is the case, you could rent two dumpsters or you could fill up one dumpster, have the debris hauled off, and have it replaced with a new dumpster that you can continue to fill. With whichever plan you have in mind, make sure to ask the dumpster rental service for advice.