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Renting A Dumpster

| Dumpsters | October 2, 2012

Everyone knows that if you are going to start a renovation project, you are going to need somewhere to put all of that waste that you have throughout the project. That is just one of the basic rules of thumb around the construction and renovation industries. One of the best options that you have for this is to rent a container to put it all in and then it will be hauled off for you. This is why so many construction sites and demolition areas have at least one of them. I am sure you want to know how to rent one for your project, so here it goes.

One of the most important parts of knowing how to rent a dumpster is to know what you are talking about and know what the people you are renting from are talking about. What you want is called either a “container” or a “rolloff”, and not a dumpster. The containers that are rented are almost always referred to in cubic yards. But, instead of saying you want a 40 foot cubic yard container, you would just simply say that you want 40 yards of container, or a 40 yarder.

Permits May Be Needed The local parking office of enforcement may require you to have a permit if you are going to be putting the container on the street. They, or the building permit office, can answer all of the questions that you have and let you know exactly what you need to do if that is the case. If you are one of the people that has the room to put the container on your property, you aren’t going to have to worry about permits or any of that stuff.

Clear the Area! Remember, there is going to be a truck that is going to have to pick up this container, and that means that you have to give them space in order to do so. You want to ensure that you do everything you can beforehand to allow for everything to go smoothly once it comes time for the driver to come and get the container. Even if that means coning of some of the street that is in front of the container if need be. Either way, you don’t want that phone call from the truck driver that is seriously frustrated.

Sizing Up the Job My rule is that you should always get the size container that you think is one size too big for you. The last thing you need during a renovation is no more room to put all of the waste that you have during the job. There is the 10 yarder, which is the smallest and is usually used for small one bedroom renovations or just smaller renovations in general. The 20 cubic yard container is about the smallest I would ever recommend anyone going, and is perfect for low size renovations. Then there is the 30 cubic yard container, which is the most versatile for those jobs that are more than just a small renovation. Last but not least, the 40 cubic yard container. This should be used for bigger construction sites and those people that are renovating multiple rooms and areas of a home or property.

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