If you are about to get into a big remodeling project at home or you want to clean out the basement and garage of all the things you no longer need, then you might want to get a dumpster rental. Of course, there are some things that you will want to make sure that you are well aware of when it comes to renting a roll-off dumpster. The more you know, the more positive the experience will be. Here are a few of the factors to consider:
There Will Be Things Prohibited From Going Into The Dumpster
Sure, it is a bunch of trash, and all of it is going to end up in the landfill, but that does not mean that you can just throw anything you want into the dumpster. The dumpster company may have a list of the prohibited items on their website, but if they do not, then you can always call to confirm. Some of the prohibited things generally include appliances that still have freon in them, car batteries, propane tanks, oil, wet paint, and items that contain asbestos. If you do end up tossing prohibited items into the dumpster and it is found out, you could face a fine and a bill from the company for the work they had to do to clean up what you should not have put in there in the first place.
You Can't Put Too Much In The Dumpster
There is a weight limit for the dumpsters, which varies depending on the cubic feet of the dumpster you decide to rent. The dumpster rental company will be able to tell you what the weight limit is. Generally, most renters never come close to the weight limit. However, you cannot stack things too high in the dumpster. Nothing should stick out above the top of the dumpster. In fact, in many of the dumpsters, you will see a line going around the inside, just below the top. Keep everything below that line because when things are stacked above that, there is more of a risk of items falling out while the driver goes down the road. That can lead to getting a fine for littering, which you could end up being responsible for.
Make sure that you ask the dumpster rental company if there is anything else that you need to be aware of before you sign the agreement.