3 Tips to Use When Renting a Roll-off Dumpster for Home Renovation Projects

When you're doing a major home renovation project, you may have so much waste that you need to rent a roll-off dumpster to haul away used drywall and other contents of the house. However, it's important to keep the following tips in mind when you rent a dumpster, so that you can avoid damage, injuries and other problems.

Be Sure There is Enough Space Cleared

Before the dumpster even arrives, talk to the rental company about where the dumpster can be dropped off on your property. You need to be sure that the driver can access the drop off point. Be sure that there are no overhanging wires, tree branches or other obstructions that will cause problems when the driver drops off the dumpster and loads it back on the truck.

Talk to neighbors so that they can avoid parking too near your driveway; you may even want to use cones to block off some space so the driver has enough room to drop off the dumpster.

Don't Overload the Dumpster

When you're doing a big home project, it can be hard to gauge how much room you'll need for waste and debris. However, it is critical that you don't overload the dumpster when it's at your house. When you overfill the roll-off dumpster, the rental company driver may refuse to load the dumpster and take it away, as things stacked too high may fall off onto the road and cause damage or hurt someone. You may also be charged extra fees. Before you put anything in the dumpster, ask how high you can stack items—that way, when the driver returns, they won't have to ask you to remove anything.

Know What is Forbidden

You might think you can throw anything you want into the dumpster, but there are some things that you should avoid putting in there. Some items that might be forbidden are:

  • Paint
  • Electronics
  • Air conditioners
  • Refrigerators
  • Tires
  • Car batteries
  • Auto oil

Check with your rental company to see if they have a specific list of things that they don't want you to put into your rental dumpster.

Now that you know some things to remember when renting a roll-off dumpster, be sure to use the information in this article to avoid injuries, damage and other problems. Be sure to ask the rental company like TCM Sweeping and Disposal if there is anything else you should know while you have the dumpster on your property.