When demolishing rooms before renovating, it’s necessary to know where you will put the waste. Don’t just plan on dumping in your backyard pretending it’s not there. You need to rent a container or hire a hauling company to do it for you.

Your best option is to rent a dumpster that fits your needs. You typically see containers–also known as roll-offs or dumpstersnear construction sites. But you are probably wondering how homeowners should rent one.

Here are two tips to help you out.

  1. Put in a Request
    To get a dumpster at your home, it’s easy. Most dumpster rental companies offer an online dumpster rental form, where you can indicate what size dumpster you’re looking for, and when you’re looking to get it. Most sizes are standard, 10-yard, 20-yard or 30-yard dumpsters. These are often called roll-off containers, due to the way they will be delivered to your home.If you feel more comfortable, you can also give the company a call (our number is: (800) 548-7001) to talk to them about your needs, and they can help walk you through what you’d need and how much it would cost.
  2. Clear the RUNWAY…in Front of the Container
    Whether your 30-yard dumpster is going on your property or the street, the truck picking up and delivering the container needs room to do its thing. If your roll-off is on the street, get some heavy duty traffic cones to reserve space in front of your container (make sure you check with your municipality if this location is allowed). If there’s no room, the truck driver won’t wait around. Your container may not get delivered (or picked up), and you will most likely have to wait until the next day. Some container company may even charge you for the drive-by.

We hope these tips help you during your next container rental experience. Good luck with your projects and give us a call at (800) 548-7001 if you have any questions, or need help figuring out what size dumpster is right for your next project.

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