Whether you’re moving out or cleaning up your property, or you’re relocating into a new office, dumpster rental can prove to be a worthwhile resource when it comes to providing yourself with accommodating residential or commercial waste service. They can come in a variety of sizes or functionalities, depending on how much or what kinds of materials you plan on throwing out. In addition to how flexible they can be in terms of waste transportation, dumpster rental can be an extremely cost-effective way to quickly get rid of any trash accumulation, especially if you’re dealing with a time crunch.

While there are several waste management benefits to renting a dumpster, there are still a number of things to consider before utilizing these waste disposal services. From scheduling needs to knowing what materials can or cannot be thrown away, let’s take a look at five things you should take into consideration before renting a dumpster.

1) What Size is Best for You

Dumpster rental certainly isn’t a one-size-suits-all solution. It depends on a variety of factors regarding what you’ll be utilizing a dumpster for, such as what materials you plan to throw out, as well as how large of a property you’re planning to sort out and dispose of its waste. The most popular sizes of dumpster rentals tend to hold 10, 20, or 30 cubic yards of waste. An easy way to assess what size of dumpster you’ll need in regards to how much waste you plan on disposing of can equate to the following:

●        10 Cubic Yard Dumpster = 3-4 pickup truck beds’ worth of debris (garage, attic, basement cleanouts)

●        20 Cubic Yard Dumpster = 6-7 pickup truck beds’ worth of debris (whole house or office cleanout, single-room remodeling project)

●        30 Cubic Yard Dumpster = 9-10 pickup truck beds’ worth debris (multiple-room remodeling project, construction or demolition site work)

The better you can envision how much waste you’re trying to dispose of, the better your dumpster rental investment will be for you.

2) Proximity

A general rule of thumb to consider for dumpster rental is that the further away from the dumpster rental company you’re trying to acquire the dumpster, the less accommodating the entire transaction and experience will most likely be. For example, if the construction site or office renovation project where you need the dumpster to be placed is a half-hour drive one-way from where the dumpster rental company resides, they’re probably going to charge you a higher rate, as well as be less punctual when it comes to retrieving the dumpster. Try to find a reputable dumpster rental company that’s within as close proximity as possible to your desired waste disposal location.

3) Dumpster Placement

Before you even dial the phone number of the waste management company you’re interested in doing business with, you need to square away where the dumpster you’ll be renting will be placed. If you’re trying to utilize the dumpster in a more residential area, you might need a permit to place the dumpster in a more populated neighborhood. Will you be able to leave the dumpster in the street or is the driveway long enough to sustain the equipment? Will the dumpster impede any transportation access to you and your neighbors? These are questions you must find answers to before going through with your dumpster rental.

4) Waste

The type of waste you’re trying to dispose of can have huge implications on what size or type of dumpster you need to rent. Every dumpster rental company tends to have their own policies on what types of waste can be disposed of in their dumpsters, specifically in terms of what materials are considered to be hazardous or can be recycled. Metal, asphalt, wood, yard debris, trash, plastic; some dumpster rental companies don’t allow for certain materials to be mixed in with others. Depending on what materials you’re trying to dispose of, you could also be charged more or less for a dumpster rental. Be sure to inquire about all of these specifics when consulting with your dumpster rental provider.

5) Disposal Methods

It’s one thing to find a company that will provide you with the dumpster necessary to handle all your waste needs. It’s an entirely other thing to enlist the services of a dumpster provider that will morally and efficiently dispose of all that waste. The waste management company you hire needs to be upfront with how they plan on disposing of your waste, especially when it comes to recycling. You should want all the waste you’re throwing out to be handled in as sustainable of a process as possible.

Contact LJP Waste Solutions for All Your Dumpster Rental Needs

When you need a reputable waste management company to ensure all your waste disposal needs are met, LJP Waste Solutions is here to help! We offer a variety of rentable dumpsters for residential and commercial areas, including front load containers, rear load dumpsters, or roll-off dumpsters, all available in different sizes. For accommodating and affordable dumpster rental services, contact us today to receive a quote on your next dumpster rental project, or give us a call at 507-625-1968 to have any questions answered by a waste management professional.