5 Tips | Choose a Roll Off Dumpster for Your Renovation Project

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Are you planning to tackle a home renovation project soon? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of dealing with all that waste and debris during the process? 

Renovating your home can be a daunting task, and it often generates a lot of waste that needs to be thrown away. With the amount of construction materials and household items you produce during a renovation project, it’s important that you find the right roll-off dumpster for your job. 

Choosing the wrong size dumpster can lead to overspending or not getting rid of all your debris. But with the right rental strategy, hauling away your piles of trash and materials can be effortless. 

To help make sure this doesn’t happen, here are five tips that will help you choose a perfect roll off dumpster for your next home renovation project!

(1) What is a roll off dumpster and what are its uses 

A roll off dumpster is a type of dumpster that is designed for large loads. It is mounted on wheels so it can be easily transported to and from the job site. Roll-off dumpsters are often used for construction and demolition projects, or for large home cleanouts, as well as yard cleanups.

Most all roll-off dumpsters are large metal containers that are delivered to your home or worksite by a truck. Once the dumpster is in place, the driver uses a hydraulic arm to roll the dumpster off the trailer and into place. Hence the name roll-off dumpster!

Once you are finished loading the dumpster, the driver returns, and rolls the dumpster back onto the trailer and takes it off to be dumped. 

(2) How do you know what size dumpster you need for your renovation project 

Here are some tips:

  • Think about the scope of your renovation project. How much debris will be generated?
  • Consider the type of materials that will be used in the renovation. Some materials, such as drywall and lumber, create more waste than others.
  • Talk to your contractor about how they plan to dispose of the demolition and construction waste. They may have specific requirements for the type or size of dumpster that is needed on site. 

(3) What factors should you consider when choosing a dumpster size 

Wise Guys Dumpster’s has two sizes to choose from - a 15 yard dumpster and a 20 yard dumpster. Here are some considerations you need to make when choosing a dumpster for your next project.

15 yard dumpsters are good for:

  • Small - medium projects / remodels
  • Attic, basement, garage clean out
  • Flooring & carpet removal
  • Bath tear out
  • Small kitchen removal

20 yard dumpsters work well for:

  • Medium - Large projects / remodels
  • House & building clean out
  • Demolition projects
  • New construction
  • Large kitchen & bath removal

Will the dumpster fit my space?

In addition to considering the size of your renovation project, you also need to think about where you're going to place the dumpster and how often you'll need it emptied. 

Roll-off dumpsters come in various sizes, so make sure you choose one that will not only be able to handle all the material of which you are disposing but will also fit in your space. 

  • Our 15 yard dumpsters are: 14 X 7 X 4
  • Our 20 yard dumpster are: 14 X 7 X 6

How long will you need the dumpster?

Another question you should ask yourself is: how long will I need the dumpster? Most home and yard projects are done on the weekend. Is a weekend enough time to finish your project, or will you need it for multiple weekends to get the job done? 

We recognize that many of our clients are busy.  We all know projects have a tendency to become much bigger and take longer than originally expected. For that reason, we offer 3 options to choose from 3 day rental, 7 day rental, and a 10 day rental. If you need the dumpster for longer than the initial rental period, it is just $10 a day. 

(4) How to get the best price on a dumpster rental 

Once you've chosen the right size for your project, it's time to start shopping around for the best price. Make sure you compare prices from multiple companies and don't forget to factor in any additional fees that may be applied. 

Be sure to ask about discounts as well - many dumpster rental companies offer discounts for long-term rentals or for renting multiple dumpsters. At Wise Guys Dumpsters, we offer a discount if you rent more than one dumpster in any one rental period. 

As mentioned above, think about how long you will need the dumpster. Many rental companies offer short rentals at cheaper rates, but then charge a hefty daily rate if you go over the initial rental period. Don’t jump on the cheapest rate, it might not meet your project needs. 

(5) Tips for using your dumpster safely and efficiently

When using your roll-off dumpster, be sure to practice safety and efficiency. Make sure nothing hazardous goes into the dumpster, as it could lead to an environmental hazard or injury. 

Don’t overfill the dumpster, especially with rock and heavy debris. Dirt and rock weigh a lot and can cause the dumpster to be too heavy to transport.

Make sure you are using proper lifting techniques when disposing of debris. 

Finally, be sure to use the dumpster only for materials that are approved by your dumpster rental company. Doing so will help get your job done quickly and efficiently.

By considering the size of your project, choosing the right dumpster size and shopping around for the best price on a rental, you'll ensure that your renovation project is a success. 

Roll-off dumpsters can save you time and money - give us a call, we will help you select the right dumpster for your next project!

Happy Dumpstering!

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Frequently Asked

How long are your rentals?

We offer 3 options 3 days, 7 days, and 10 days. If you wish to keep the dumpster longer than the initial rental period, the fee is $10/day. If you have a commercial or construction project, we offer a 14 day rental with an overage fee of $5 a day. We also offer custom pricing to fit your needs. If you need custom pricing, give us a call.

What happens if I keep it longer than the rental period?

We charge a $10/day fee after the initial rental period is over. For those taking advantage of our construction project pricing, the overage feee is $5/day. If you need a dumpster for a bigger construction project or commercial project, we would love to talk.

When should I have my dumpster delivered?

We recommend you have your dumpster delivered the day before you need it for a project.

Not only do we recommend this, but we have built our pricing structure around it. We don’t count the dumpster delivery day or the dumpster pick up day in the rental period.

You can be confident you will be able to use your dumpster for the full 3, 7, or 10 days when you rent from Wise Guys Dumpsters.

Do you offer same day dumpster delivery?

In most cases, we can provide same day delivery. Call us for availability and so we can provide a rush for your order.

We know situations change, or other dumpster companies back out. We are here for you when that occurs. And will do everything we can to get you a dumpster so you can start your project.

We, however, recommend that you plan ahead, if at all possible. Booking your dumpster delivery a day before your project begins will ensure it is available for you to use the moment you're ready to start your project.

As mentioned above, we won't ever penalize you for ordering your dumpster delivery a day before. You will always get the full days for which you booked.

How do I prepare my site for dumpster delivery?

Ensure the area is free from vehicles or other obstacles and is easily accessible for our delivery trucks.

Is there anything I can't put in the dumpster?

Unfortunately, there are a few things that the Denton County landfill won’t allow and a few other things that are allowed but require special care.

Not allowed:

  • No paint
  • No tires
  • No batteries
  • No chemicals
  • No rocks
  • No dirt
  • No concrete
  • No bricks
  • No shingles unless spread out over multiple dumpsters. If you are a roofing company, we can serve you, but please give us a call so we can talk about the best approach for your work site.

Allowed with exceptions:

  • Appliances are allowed, but there is a $10 charge per larger appliance item, such as a refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, etc.
  • Please let us know if you place appliances in the dumpster, and how many, we are required to take those to a different area of the dump when disposing of them.
  • If you are demolishing a brick house, items such as rocks, dirt, concrete, bricks, and shingles, you would be better off with a dump trunk rather than a dumpster.

What should I do if I have paint to dispose of?

If you have paint you need to dispose of, you can put kitty litter in it and once it has dried, your county/city will have a facility that you can take it to.

How much does a dumpster rental cost?

Prices can vary depending on location, length of rental and weight of what you are disposing of but, for most customers, dumpsters start at are $375 for a medium sized (15 Cubic Yard) dumpster and $400 for a large (20 Cubic Yards) dumpster.

What is the difference between a 15 yard and a 20 yard?

They are identical except that the 15 yard is 4 foot tall. The 20 yard is 6 foot tall. All our dumpsters have barn doors that open on the back, so you can completely walk into them, making it easy to load them efficiently.

Still have a question?

Give us a call. We would be happy to answer your question.
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