There are many different projects that you may undertake that will require the use of a large dumpster, like those from Container Services Unlimited. Otherwise, handling the debris and trash produced can be almost impossible. While renting a dumpster is something that seems like it would be extremely simple, there are some considerations that are important for avoiding potential problems or complications.
Avoid Putting Hazardous Items in the Dumpster
There are many materials that are simply unsuitable to be put in a dumpster. In addition to extremely combustible materials, such as fuel, this will also apply to batteries, materials containing lead and any other substances that the landfill is unable to safely handle, or those that can not be safely stored and transported in a dumpster. To help individuals better understand what the limits to this involve, these rental services will provide a written list of the materials that can not be put in the dumpster. If it is discovered that you violated these terms, there could be very expensive fines and penalties that you will have to pay.
Have a Suitable Area Ready for the Dumpster
The area where the dumpster is located is another important consideration. Placing the dumpster on loose soil or areas that could become muddy may contribute to it sinking into the ground. This can make it much more difficult to move at the end of the project. When you are looking at your options for where to put the dumpster, you may want to choose a paved surface or an area that has a thick layer of gravel on it. Furthermore, you should ensure that the area is clear before the dumpster arrives. Otherwise, you may have to pay an additional fee to have the site prepared for the dumpster.
Empty the Dumpster Before Overfilling Occurs
When you notice that your dumpster is starting to become full, it can be wise to go ahead and schedule for it to be emptied as soon as possible. Otherwise, you could be a risk of the dumpster becoming too full to be safely moved. When this happens, the dumpster will have to be partially emptied before it can be safely moved. Not surprisingly, this will require additional costs and delays that could impact your project. Most dumpsters will have a clear fill line in them that should not be crossed. Therefore, you should schedule for the dumpster to be emptied before it reaches this line. In most instances, emptying the dumpster will be a fairly quick process as the rental service will usually leave a new dumpster behind while the previous one is being emptied.