If you are gutting a house and you have tons of things that need to go into a dumpster, dumpster rental is probably the most affordable way to get rid of the trash, but you want to know what you can and can't do. You have to not only be responsible with your dumping but also with the bin and what others around you may do to it. Here are some of the things that you can take into consideration so you can be smart with your dumpster.
Some Items Can Get You In Trouble
Not all items from your home can be tossed, and it's important to go over the contract you sign when the dumpster is dropped off. You don't want to get in trouble or charged an obscene amount of money because you put chemicals or other items that aren't allowed in into the dumpster and then someone was hurt or the dumpster couldn't be dumped properly.
Beware of Others Dumping in Your Bin
Neighbors or just people passing by may try to dump in your bin, and this can lead to a lot of problems. If you are worried about others dumping into your bin, which can lead to liability concerns, post a sign that says no entering or dumping while the unit is on your property.
If someone were to jump into your bin and get injured badly, you could be liable because they are in your driveway in the dumpster. If you have a sign warning them not jump in, this is much better for your case.
Empty If Needed
Be sure you have the company come to the property and empty the bin if needed, instead of trying to overfill it or worrying about people getting inside and getting hurt. The company can come to unload the dumpster and bring it back, or if they have the inventory, they may just swap it out with a new one. This can help you worry less about people dumpster diving and trying to take things or getting hurt.
Compare the prices and sizes of different roll-off dumpsters in your area to decide what you might need and what you want to pay. The company can tell you how much space you may need if you give them the square footage of the house and a description of the things you will be putting in the dumpster. This will only be an estimate, though, and you may end up needing more or not filling it.
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