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Tips to Consider When Renting a Roll-Off Dumpster

If you are going to be doing a home remodeling project, you have most likely considered renting a roll-off dumpster to contain and haul off the scrap material you are removing from within the home. While these containers are a huge convenience for this type of project, they come with a few stipulation that need to be followed so you have uninterrupted service that will be safe for your family and property. Here are a few rules to adhere to when using a roll-off dumpster on a residential property.

Select the Proper Placement

When you have a roll-off dumpster delivered, you will need to direct the service as to where you would like it placed. You want it to be in a convenient location for the workers bringing debris out of your home, but you also need to safeguard your yard from damage. A roll-off dumpster should not be placed on dirt surfaces. This is because the soil can become moist from weather conditions, causing the dumpster to sink. Instead, it should be placed on gravel or asphalt. Most people will put a roll-off dumpster in their driveway. Place the dumpster on an area without an incline. It is a good idea to put wood blocks up against the wheels after the dumpster is in place to help avoid a rolling incident.

Protect the Area From Scratches

To help protect the ground surface from scratching from the dumpster wheels, it is a good idea to place pieces of plywood down before the dumpster is delivered. Some services will come prepared with wood pieces for this reason. If they do not, instruct the dumpster service to place the wheels over wood pieces you have placed down as a protective measure.

Find Out Rules Beforehand

Before you rent a roll-off dumpster, give a call to your township's municipality building to find out if there is a need for a permit to rent one. Some towns will require you let them know in advance, making it necessary to obtain the proper paperwork to avoid a fine.

Call the roll-off service to find out what materials you are allowed to throw inside the receptacle before you sign a rental agreement. Usually chemicals, tires, electronics, and other non-biodegradable items will not be allowed to be placed in a roll-off dumpster, making it necessary for you to rent a recycling container or hazardous waste removal service in addition to or instead of a roll-off dumpster. In some cases, however, the service will instead charge an additional fee for the disposal of these items, allowing you to save money by hiring one service instead of several.

If you have any questions about roll-off dumpsters, consider contacting a local dumpster rental company, such as Western Disposal, to discuss your concerns.