Common Mistakes People Make When Getting A Dumpster Rental And How You Can Avoid These Mistakes

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If you are looking to clean out your basement or garage or complete a home renovation project, you may be looking to get a dumpster rental for the garbage. A dumpster is a place where you can discard all of your waste without having to make multiple trips to the dump. However, if you have never rented one before, you may make a few common mistakes. Learning what these mistakes are can help you avoid them. Here are a few of the most common mistakes people make when getting a dumpster rental and how you can avoid them. 

Not Preparing for the Dumpster's Arrival

Before your dumpster arrives, you should clear a space where you are going to place the dumpster. This may be in your driveway, yard, or along the curb of your home. One of the most common mistakes people make is not doing this. They may then find themselves having to move cars, sweep away debris, or lay down plywood in their yard before the dumpster can be dropped off. Companies can charge you a fee if you are not ready for the dumpster to be dropped off, so ensure you are ready prior to your arrival time. 

Not Obtaining Permits

Another common mistake that is made when renting dumpsters is not obtaining the correct permits. Depending on where you live, you may need to obtain a permit to rent and place a dumpster. This is typically the case if the dumpster is going alongside your curb, potentially blocking the street or sidewalk. If you are looking to rent a dumpster, find out if your city or country requires permits for dumpsters. If you fail to get one, you can be issued a ticket and fine. 

Disposing of Items They Shouldn't

The last common mistake that people make when getting a dumpster rental is disposing of items in the rental that they shouldn't. Many dumpster rental companies will not allow you to dispose of hazardous waste, old paint, or electronic items, like televisions. If you dispose of items that you shouldn't, they can charge you a hefty fee. Before you rent a dumpster, obtain a list of items that you can and cannot dispose of in the dumpster rental and then ensure you follow that list as you dispose of your waste. 

A dumpster can be a great way to get rid of a lot of items quickly. But if you have never rented one before, you may make some mistakes that can cost you time and money. Paying attention to what these mistakes are can help avoid them. 


1 November 2017

It is Important to Protect the Only Earth we Have

When I was a young child, I loved playing outdoors. We had a large forest right behind our house that my brothers and sisters and I would pay hide-and-seek and other fun games in. There were little squirrels and other animals in the forest that I loved watching. One day, as a teenager, I was watching a documentary about how forests all over the world that are natural habitats for animals are being destroyed to provide resources for humans, and I then developed a passion for protecting the environment. I have learned many tips and tricks for helping the environment over the years, and I am eager to share them with others on my new blog!