Top 3 Times You Should Rent A Dumpster

Posted on: 31 August 2016

Are you about to embark on a big project around your house? Are you trying to decide if you will need to rent a dumpster or if it's not necessary? Renting a dumpster can be a great way to handle many different types of projects. If you aren't sure whether a dumpster rental would be a good idea or not for your project, here are some of the most common reasons why people might need a dumpster:

Roof repair: Some roofing companies may offer to dispose of your excess shingles and old roofing materials, but they will likely charge you a hefty fee for doing so. But disposing of these things on your own, especially if you needed to replace your sub-roof, can present a challenge. Getting to the dump with your trash can be time-consuming and inconvenient. Fortunately, a dumpster rental service can make the whole process easier on you. If you rent the dumpster before the roofing even begins, your roofers can simply throw the discarded materials directly into the dumpster. Once they're done, the dumpster company will return and carry off your waste. 

Remodeling: A larger remodeling project can create even more waste that is heavier than roofing materials. Heavier materials will mean larger fees, should you decide to try to take everything to the dump yourself. But if you go with a dumpster rental service, most companies will include some tonnage in the rental price for the dumpster. Should you go over this weight, you'll be charged additional fees. However, you may be surprised to find out that your remodeling waste is within the included allowance. Even if it's not, the total price is likely to be lower than multiple trips to the dump.

Spring cleaning: If it's been a while since you cleaned out your garage, attic, and the rest of your home, you're probably starting to feel a little claustrophobic. You can hold a yard sale to get rid of some things, but you're also likely to discover things that are broken or that nobody will want anymore. You may be able to dispose of some of these things in your regular trash pickup, but the process could take weeks since you've still got your normal trash as well. Look for a dumpster rental service that can provide a smaller dumpster for you. You may not need the same amount of space that you'd need if you were doing a home renovation project, but you'll still need somewhere to put your trash.