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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