While renting a dumpster for a project is an easy decision, the rental process can be a lot more difficult. From size to location, there are many choices to make and many chances to make a mistake. Add in varying prices and uncertain scheduling, and renting can become more stressful than the project itself.
Luckily, I Need Dumpster has you covered. We offer customer-friendly rental services across the San Antonio area that aim to suit your needs and simplify your project. Read on to learn what mistakes to avoid for a smooth-sailing dumpster rental.
1. Choosing The Wrong Size
One of the first hurdles when renting from our team is deciding what size to order. Guessing how much waste you will have can be tricky, and it’s important to consider the risk of ordering a bin that is too big or too small.
For a large project, it may seem wise to order a small dumpster and save money. However, overfilling your container can cause waste to fall out or remain at the project site. What’s worse, ordering a second dumpster to account for leftover trash will likely cost more than investing in a larger one to start with.
For a smaller project, it may be tempting to order a large dumpster rental and ensure that all discarded material is thrown away. However, this may be a wasted investment if your trash falls well below the bin’s fill limit.
I Need Dumpster offers three sizes that are each recommended for specific projects. Once you have a broad understanding of your project, reach out to our team and let us help you determine which dumpster size best suits your needs.
2. Not Considering Weight Limits
Another common mistake occurs when trash exceeds a dumpster’s weight limit. While individual shingles and wood planks aren’t very heavy, they can add up to weigh more than your rental can support.
Depending on size, dumpsters can support anywhere from 2 tons (4,000 pounds) to 3 tons (6,000 pounds) of material. When choosing the right size for your next project, make sure to consider how much you are throwing away and how heavy the materials are.
3. Setting An Inaccurate Time Frame
When tackling a project, it can be tricky to predict when the work will start and end. However, not setting a clear time frame is a common dumpster rental mistake. If you order your bin too early, it may take up space without serving a purpose. Likewise, a project that extends past the rental window may leave you with unwanted materials on your hands and no way to dispose of them.
At I Need Dumpster, we often offer next or same-day delivery so you have a dumpster when you need it. Our 10-day rental period gives you time to complete even the toughest projects, and we can accommodate longer time frames upon request. We know how easy it is to make a mistake, so we’re here to help you along the way!
4. Choosing The Wrong Location
Even for small projects, it’s often a mistake to order a bin without knowing where to place it. Different places have different regulations, so make sure to research your area when renting from our team. Generally, dumpsters should not block the street, sidewalk or other people’s homes.
It is also important to place your receptacle where it is easy to access. Make sure you can reach the dumpster when you need it and that it can be safely delivered and transported away. At I Need Dumpster, our products are both HOA-friendly and driveway-friendly, and we can place your rental where you need it upon request.
5. Disposing Of Hazardous Materials
Dumpster rentals are a great way to throw away a variety of materials, but some must be handled separately. Certain items can pollute the environment or put people in danger when thrown away. Some materials you can’t throw away in one of our rentals include:
- Oil and fuel containers
- Dyes and ink
- Household cleaners
- Medical waste
Even when you dispose of materials in bulk, make sure to keep an eye out for these items.
While the dumpster rental process can be tricky, keeping these common mistakes in mind can help you avoid obstacles and clean up your project with ease!
Need A Hand? I Need Dumpster Can Help!
If you need help renting a dumpster, I Need Dumpster offers expert advice and service across the San Antonio area. We will assist you with your project by providing experienced and personalized care. Give us a call for a project free of pitfalls!