5 Tips for Renting a Dumpster

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Are you in the middle of a big construction project and need to clean up the mess? Do you want to know how you can go about renting a dumpster?

Dumpsters can be incredibly helpful for a variety of projects, from large construction and demolition jobs to small residential cleanups. Renting one doesn't have to be intimidating—in fact, it could even save you money with the right approach. 

Before taking on your task, take some time to review a few important tips to ensure you get the best possible experience when renting a dumpster. Whether you’re an experienced do-it-yourselfer or are just starting, these five easy suggestions will make renting a dumpster quick, simple, and efficient. Read on for our top tips!

Compare Prices From Multiple Companies.

The first tip to follow when it comes to renting a dumpster is to not just rent one from the first company you come across but rather to compare prices across multiple companies. Once you've determined all the above factors, it's time to start shopping around.

By comparing the prices at different companies, you will be able to find the best price possible as well as the best service possible. Also, availability in your location is an important factor that needs to be considered. Some dumpster rental companies cover certain areas only, while others, such as Eagle Dumpster Rental, serve many locations. This company provides dumpster rentals, among many other states and areas. which makes it convenient for customers, wherever they are.

Choose the Right Size Dumpster.

When it comes to renting a dumpster, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration so that the process can be as seamless and smooth as possible. One of the very first things that you need to think about when renting a dumpster is the right size.

Dumpsters come in a variety of sizes, ranging from smaller ones that can be used for household projects to incredibly large ones that can be used for commercial and big building projects. This means it is important to select one that will be large enough to accommodate all of the waste that you need to dispose of.

Choosing one that is too small may leave you needing to rent a second dumpster, and choosing one that is too big could mean you are wasting your money unnecessarily. 

Determine Where You Want the Dumpster Placed.

Once you've selected the right size dumpster, the next thing you want to do is determine where you will place it. A dumpster is something that is relatively large and needs a reasonable amount of space to be placed.

The location of your dumpster should also be close to where the waste will be generated so that it is easy to load when necessary. Not to mention, it is also important to choose a location that won't block access to any walkways or driveways or cause an unnecessary fuss.

Choose a Duration for Your Rental Period.

Moving on down our list, the next thing to take into consideration is the duration of the rental. Off the dumpster. When you rent a dumpster, you'll need to choose how long you want to keep it or how long you want to rent it.

Most companies offer dumpster rentals for periods ranging from one day to one month. If you have a large amount of waste to dispose of, you may want to keep the dumpster for a longer period of time so that you can make sure that you are getting rid of everything that needs to go.

Get Permission From Your Landlord or HOA (if Necessary).

One of the most important steps to follow when it comes to renting a dumpster is to get permission for it. If you own your house or are in an area that has a homeowners association, placing a dumpster on your property could cause a bit of an uproar within the community.

To avoid any unnecessary drama or trouble, it is important to get permission from your landlord or HOA to get the dumpster before paying for anything or setting anything in stone. Additionally, if you are renting, it is a good idea to check your lease agreement and the regulations to see if something like this would be allowed.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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