Renting a Dumpster: What You Need to Know

Many jobs require the removal of a lot of junk and debris. Dumpster rental garden city can be the perfect solution to simplify waste removal for a wide range of residential and commercial projects. A dumpster can be used to haul unwanted debris from general household clean-ups, demolition projects, and construction jobs. Dumpsters come in a wide range of sizes, depending on the type and amount of material you need to trash. What size dumpster will be right for your job? Can you rent a dumpster for any kind of materials? In this post, we will share some of the basic information that you should know before you rent a dumpster.

What are the Common Types of Dumpsters?
A dumpster can be permanent or temporary, open top or a compactor type, depending on what you need in the short and long term. Temporary dumpsters are often referred to as open top roll offs and come in 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40 yard containers. A roll-off dumpster is rolled off the back of a hauling truck and is often used at construction sites, home clean-outs, kitchen or bathroom remodeling, and roofing projects. Compactors are special dumpsters that crush debris or cardboard to allow maximum collection space.

Dumpster containers are also categorized according to the types of waste disposal for which they are needed. These include:

  • Household Debris: Items that are used for general house cleaning.
  • Clean Construction Debris: Items from a typical construction jobs like wood, broken tools, discarded insulation.
  • Clean Concrete: For major road repairs, or demolition projects.
  • Stump and Brush: For removal of trees and branches.

Solid waste that goes to a landfill requires a different type of rental than a dumpster being used to collect, yard waste, construction, or concrete.

How Much Debris Will a Dumpster Hold?
Dumpsters are measured in cubic yards. One cubic yard equals 1 yard wide times 1 yard long time 1 yard high. Thus, a 6 foot dumpster will hold 6 cubic yards. How much debris a dumpster will hold depends on the types of materials and weight involved. It is important to know the measurements of things that you are discarding. When it comes to renting a dumpster, it will be helpful to know how much you will be throwing away before you rent it. The most popular dumpsters that are available for oceanside dumpster rental are 12 and 20 cubic yards. These sizes both have enough room to accommodate up to medium residential projects. If you are concerned about the weight of what you are disposing, a helpful hint is to know that a standard 10 yard dumpster will hold 5 to ten tons of discarded materials.

What Else Do I Need to Know About Renting a Dumpster?
There are some basic rules of etiquette when it comes to renting a dumpster. First, it is important that you keep all discarded materials level to the top of the container. The dumpster will need to be closed at the time of pickup. Keep that in mind when you are finished with your project.
It is also important that you do not mix different types of debris in one dumpster. For instance, throwing bricks, wood, or rocks into a concrete dumpster is generally considered against the regulations of garden city dumpster rental.

You may also need to cut through some legal red tape before you rent your dumpster. Some cities require a permit for dumpster rental oceanside and use. Be sure you have the proper paperwork in place prior to dumpster rental.

If your project requires the disposal of hazardous waste or toxic materials, you are not legally permitted to dispose of them in a dumpster. Some general household items are actually hazardous for dumpster disposal. Those include:

  • Televisions
  • Refrigerators
  • Paints
  • Solvents
  • Asbestos
  • Liquids
  • Electronics such as computers and stereo systems
  • All chemicals and toxic materials.

These items must be disposed of properly. Talk to your local government agency to get more information on proper hazardous waste disposal in your area.

If you are still unsure of what kind of dumpster is right for your next project, contact us today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about renting a container for us.