You’ve decided to clean out the house, the garage or carry out an at-home landscaping job… Maybe you’re even planning on getting rid of things to get ready for a big move. Regardless, you’re planning on disposing of a lot of waste, and renting a dumpster is next on your to-do list before the big purge. Good idea!
You want the easiest and best experience, given to you at an affordable price. Here are some tips for maximizing your dumpster rental experience — and avoiding property damage altogether.
Pick a Designated Parking Spot For Your Rental Dumpster
Pick a spot, the choice is yours, but first review the deciding factors… Deciding where your dumpster is placed plays a huge role in how efficiently it’s used. Roll off dumpsters are heavy and will only get heavier as you fill them, so it’s best to place them on a solid, flat surface – most driveways will fit the bill – and steer clear of soft ground like lawns that increase the likelihood of sinking or damaging impressions.
When using your driveway, ask yourself these questions:
Is there enough room in the driveway to come and go with your car? (This depends on the size of your bin and the size of your driveway)
Can you avoid placing it at the end of your driveway where it may block the view of drivers and pedestrians?
Are you blocking any doors?
Is there enough room at the walk-in end of the dumpster for easy entry?
We take great pride in protecting your property. We ensure that your driveway never comes into contact with our bins by placing wooden blocks under the front and back sides. This removes the possibility of your driveway being scratched or gouged.
Create a Safe Path to Minimize Destruction
Another question worth asking yourself is during your clean-out project, what will be the most travelled route to and from your dumpster? Choosing the best path will help you avoid trampling your flower beds or damaging your lawn. If crossing your lawn is unavoidable, place sheets of plywood down along the path to cut down on damage.
Be Weary When It Comes to Hazardous Materials
When you rent a dumpster, it’s designed to take almost anything you throw at it (or in it), except for hazardous materials. Ashes, tires, batteries, asbestos, chemicals, pesticides, paint, propane tanks and other hazardous items create potential for these liquids mixed in your dumpster rental.
Loading the Bin
National Bins roll off dumpsters allow for walk-in loading, but once things start to fill up it’s important to make sure the dumpster’s door is securely closed. As you continue loading, ensure that the level of waste in the bin does not exceed the top rim to allow the loading process to be done nice and easy.
Sweep Up Afterwards
Once the hard work is done and your dumpster full of trash is on it’s way out, grab a broom and give your driveway a good sweep. Sweeping will round up any rogue nails, scraps of wood, pieces of glass and chips of paint.
For an added precaution, it’s a good idea to start by placing tarps around the base of your dumpster to catch debris.
Ready To Rent A Dumpster? Contact National Bins or learn more about our bins and our services by visiting our website!