Dumpster Rentals – When the Average Home Owner Might Need a Large Receptacle
There comes a time in every home owner’s life when it is necessary to clean house. In some cases home owners accumulate so much that it could become necessary to call a local dumpster rental company.
Of course, not all home owners find their garages, storage rooms, basements, or attics overflowing. Sometimes a dumpster may be the perfect solution for clean up during or after a home remodeling, re-roofing project, or major landscaping project. Home owners are often prompted to dispose of excess possessions when they are getting ready to put their home up for sale. While a homeowner may reach a point where they do not really notice unwanted items piling up, a prospective home buyer notices. Nothing looks and feels better than seeing a cluttered and unkempt area restored to its rightful purpose.
Since most city trash disposal companies limit the amount of rubbish they pick up weekly, as well as the types of trash accepted, it becomes the home owner’s responsibility to call in a dumpster company to move excessive accumulations, unwanted furniture or appliances, and trash.
One of the first questions that must be addressed is the size of the dumpster required for the job at hand. These units come in yardage sizes varying from ten to as huge as thirty or forty yard containers. A typical ten yard unit might be 12’x8’x4′ though dumpsters do come in a variety of dimensions. A ten yard dumpster should hold the clean out from a small basement or garage, the roof shingles from a 1500 square foot roof, or a small kitchen or bath remodel. A thirty yard container could hold the trash from a major home addition or the construction of a small home. It could probably accommodate the demolition of a garage or shed on the property. When in doubt about what size to order, a call to a dumpster rental company should help.
When renting a container unit from a dumpster rental business, the customer is charged according to the size of the unit, the length of the rental term, and any weight exceeding the weight that was negotiated when the contract was signed for the rental. If a ten yard dumpster is rented, but the actual weight of your trash is twelve tons, an extra charge will be added to the rental fee. When the rental company disposes of your unwanted items at a dump site, they are charged by weight, so that extra charge is, of course, passed on to the consumer.
It is amazing what one can put into a trash dumpster. While each state may have slightly different regulations about types of debris that are disallowed, almost anything goes. Be sure to check with the dumpster rental company for a list of items that are not permitted. The usual exceptions would be chemicals, gasoline, oils, and other toxic or flammable substances.
Most companies will accept anything from your yard, including lawn equipment, yard waste, leaves, grass, and brush. Water heaters and furnaces can be taken away, as can other appliances and electrical equipment. Furniture and construction materials including concrete and brick are also good candidates for removal, but be mindful of weight when disposing of such heavy items. Dumpster service is a valuable opportunity for the home owner to dispose of unwanted items and enjoy the good feelings and added space when the clean-up is complete.