Need A Dumpster For Your Next Home Improvement Project? 4 Ways To Avoid Hassles And Injuries

Posted on: 27 August 2017

Renting a dumpster for a home improvement project is a great way to create the space you'll need for all the extra trash you'll be generating. However, if you're not prepared for the adventure, renting a dumpster can turn into a hassle of epic proportions. If you're going to be renting a dumpster, make sure you're prepared in advance. Here are four suggestions that will help you take the headache out of renting a dumpster.

Make Sure You Have the Space

If you've got a big home improvement project coming up, you're going to need a dumpster, especially if your project involves throwing large quantities of trash away – or even large items that can't fit in your curbside trash cans. Before you rent your dumpster though, you'll need to make sure that you have the space for it. You may want a large roll-off dumpster, but if you don't have room for it, you'll need to go with a smaller unit. Not only that, you'll also need to clear the area before the dumpster arrives. If you don't have space prepared in advance, the dumpster company may either leave without dropping off the dumpster, or leave the dumpster in an area that simply won't work for you.

Plan for Parking

If you're going to be placing your rental dumpster in the driveway, you'll want to plan for parking before it arrives. The last thing you want is to have all your available parking taken up by your dumpster. To accommodate your car, you can either clear a space on the easement for your car, or open your back gates and park your car in the backyard while you have the dumpster. If you don't have backyard access for your car, and street parking isn't permitted in your neighborhood, ask a neighbor if you can borrow a small portion of their driveway for your car while you have the dumpster.

Be Prepared to Start the Project

You're going to be paying for your rental dumpster from the moment it's delivered on to your property. To make sure you're not paying extra for the service, be prepared to start your project as soon as your dumpster is delivered. This will ensure that you're not stuck paying for extra rental time while you prepare for your project.

Keep Safety in Mind

While you have a dumpster in your yard, it's important to keep safety in mind. First, make sure that your dumpster is placed on a flat surface. This will ensure that the dumpster doesn't tip over, or roll away. Second, plan on closing the lid and securing it while it's not in use. Third, install temporary lighting around the dumpster so that it's well-lit during the evening. Taking these safety precautions will help prevent accidents and injuries while you have a dumpster on your property.