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Top Things You'll Need To Know Before Renting A Dumpster

If you are going to be renting a dumpster soon, you'll need to know a few things before you make arrangements. These are some of the basic things you'll need to know before you pick up the phone to call a dumpster rental service.

What You'll Be Throwing Away

First of all, you should think about what you're going to be using the dumpster for. If you're going to be throwing away construction materials, chemicals, or other similar objects that aren't considered general household trash, then you will need to mention this when you make arrangements for the dumpster rental. Some dumpster rental companies require you to use a special type of dumpster or charge a higher rate to handle this type of waste. If you have any questions about what you can and can't put in your rented dumpster, someone from the dumpster rental service should be able to tell you.

How Long You'll Need the Dumpster

Next, you should think about how long you're planning on using the dumpster. If you're working on a big cleanup project, for example, you might need to keep the dumpster for a week or month. If you're taking care of a one-day project, however, there are one-day dumpster rentals. How much you'll be paying for your dumpster rental will depend on how long you have it, and you'll want to be sure that the dumpster is available for the days that you need it, so it's smart to have a good estimate of your rental period.

How Much You'll Be Throwing Away

Dumpster rentals are available in different sizes, so you should think about approximately how much garbage or other items you will be throwing away. This will allow you to rent a dumpster that is going to be big enough for your needs, all without paying too much for a dumpster that is bigger than what you need.

Where You Want it Set Up

Choosing the right place to set up your dumpster rental is important. You'll want to make sure it's set up in a convenient place so that you can easily access it. However, you'll also need to make sure that the dumpster is in a place where it won't damage your landscaping, and you'll need to be sure that the truck can get in and out of the area. If you choose the location for your dumpster first, you can mark off the location for when it's dropped off. 

For more information about dumpster services, contact a local company.