Is your construction site ready for an intense cleanup? When you need a professional solution to a professional mess, it’s probably time to order a construction dumpster rental. But before you dive headfirst into that process, take some time to assess the specific requirements of what you want to accomplish with this rental and cleanup objective. Don’t get slowed down by a rookie mistake.
Waste Material Standards
Trash is trash, right? Wrong. Chucking everything in the construction dumpster might be tempting, but it’s not exactly standard procedure. There are specifications on the materials you can dispose of with most construction dumpster rentals, just as there are standards with normal trash disposal. Generally speaking, the list of approved waste material does not include food or hazardous materials like oil or paint; it can, however, include yard byproducts such as trees, shrubs, sod, and other landscaping elements. This is because landfills separate materials based on their rate of decomposition. Make sure you understand the waste material specifications in your area before renting a construction dumpster, and that anyone interacting with the cleanup adheres to these standards.
Find The Right Fit
Not only do you need to properly estimate the size of the dumpster for your cleanup process, you will also need to guarantee that there’s adequate space to store it for the full duration of your rental period. One of the most frustrating mistakes that people make with construction dumpsters is underestimating the size of the equipment they need. It’s not a fun feeling when you load up an entire dumpster full of trash only to realize that you need more room and might require a second rental to be delivered to the site. This wastes time and money. To get an accurate idea of the dumpster rental you need, talk to an expert about the scope of your construction project, what kind of materials you hope to haul away, and any time constraints that might apply.
Especially if this is a residential cleanup job, you need to verify that you have a safe and secure place to keep the dumpster during your rental period. There are different street laws applicable to parking a dumpster, so check the specifications of your neighborhood before you commit to the rental. Inconveniencing neighbors or inhibiting traffic is going to mean trouble, maybe in the form of a ticket or other type of fine. Make sure you get any requisite permit that might apply to your area.