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5 Questions To Ask When Renting A Construction Dumpster

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Whether you're throwing a big event, remodeling your home or just throwing out a ton of garbage, renting a construction dumpster is a great way to get rid of large amounts of waste at once. If you need a dumpster for your upcoming project, these five questions will help you find a rental company that can fit all your needs.

What Size of Dumpsters Do They Offer?

The most basic information you need when choosing a rental company is what size of dumpsters are available. Most companies offer a variety, including 11 yards, 15 yards, 18 yards, 20 yards, 30 yards and 40 yards. If the company does not have a good selection, it is better to choose a different place because you may be forced to pay extra for a dumpster that is too big or rent one that is too small and then need it replaced with an empty one several times.

What Are their Pick up and Drop off Policies?

Find out everything you need to know about having dumpster rentals picked up and dropped off. For example, how early must you schedule a dumpster pick up or drop off? Some places may require a day or more, and others may feel that a few hours is good. Another policy to find out is when they pick up and drop off. If it's Saturday, and you're done with the dumpster, but the company doesn't pick up until Monday, you're paying for an extra day of use for no reason. Lastly, are there additional fees, such as a fee for replacing a full dumpster with an empty one?

Are the Dumpsters Driveway-Friendly?

A construction dumpster is big, so where are you going to park it? If you're renting it for home use, space is limited. The street may look like a promising place to park it, but that may be breaking the law. Especially on smaller streets, having a large dumpster on the side of the road is a safety hazard. Therefore, you may have to park it on your driveway, so find out if the dumpsters are driveway-friendly, meaning they will cause as little damage as possible. Keep in mind, however, that even a dumpster that is driveway-friendly may still cause some small scratches.

Do They Accept Electronic Waste?

Electronic waste includes many items, such as cellphones, computers and even batteries. If disposed of improperly, these items can have an adverse effect on public health. Therefore, you aren't supposed to toss them out with the rest of the trash or in a construction dumpster. Most households have about 24 electronic products at any given time. If you've been storing your old electronics, waiting to dispose of them, look for a dumpster rental company that accepts electronic waste. Many companies actually give you money in exchange for your electronic waste, which they then dispose of properly, saving you from doing it yourself.

Do They Offer Money for Scrap Metal?

If you have lots of metal waste, you can toss it out with the rest of the trash, but that's like throwing away money. Today, many new items are made with some recycled metal, so you can get money in exchange for scrap metal. If you do it yourself, you have to sort the metal. Many dumpster rental companies will give you money for unsorted scrap metal. You won't get as much money as you would if you sorted it yourself and took it to the recycling plant, but it is a good way to get money for something you were probably just going to toss.

By getting to the bottom of these questions, you'll be able to choose the right dumpster company to suit all your waste needs. You may even get to make some money if you have electronic or metal waste. If you're ready to make the call and get the dumpster you need, contact a rental company in your area today.