If you’re undertaking a remodeling project at your home, one step you’ll probably want to take is to secure a dumpster rental for the duration of the project. This way, you’ll have an easy and convenient means of disposing of any remodeling waste. Before you rent a roll-off dumpster, however, there are a few important things to keep in mind to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Consider Space and Set-Up Needs
First of all, make sure you have enough space on your property not just for the dumpster rental itself, but for the drivers to drop off and pick up the container. This may require more space than you realize, so if you have a smaller property or limited space to work with, it’s best that you consult with your rental company before you reserve your container. They should be able to drive by your property and ensure there is ample space for them to work with.
Be Aware of Prohibited Items
Obtain a list of approved and un-approved items from your rental company before you make a reservation. It is not uncommon for rental companies to prohibit dumping of certain items, such as:
- certain appliances
- materials that could contain asbestos
If you dump any of these items (knowingly or accidentally), the dumpster service will likely be fined. As a result, they may have no choice but to pass along the fine/penalty to you.
If your home renovation will result in any prohibited scraps, make sure you keep them separated from your approved scraps so you can dispose of them safely and legally.
Talk to Your Neighborhood HOA
Some homeowners associations have rules and regulations in place regarding dumpster rentals on residential property, so be sure to check your by-laws and give your HOA a heads-up about the project. You may need to get explicit permission to have a dumpster left on your property, which could involve submitting a written application to your HOA that explains the reasoning, how long the dumpster will be there, and other key details.
A dumpster rental is a great way to make your next home remodeling project go more smoothly while saving you the time and hassle of dumping your own scraps. As you prepare to rent your roll-away dumpster, however, just be sure to take these important factors into consideration. For more information on your next dumpster rental, contact Amason’s today.