Tips for Ensuring Your Dumpster Is Hauled Away Without a Problem

Going through the trouble of filling a dumpster can be a lot of work, and you want to make sure that the work is not done in vain. Therefore, you will want to take a few moments to review the following points so you can make sure that the dumpster company does not end up giving you any trouble when it comes time to haul away the dumpster that you are done with.

Keep the Waste Level a Few Inches Below the Top

It is important to make sure that you are not overloading the dumpster. If you overload it, when the people from the dumpster company come to pick the dumpster up, they may deny taking it. They can make you unload things out of the dumpster until it meets their requirements for safe hauling. This could result in extra fees and another fee for a rental day depending on how long it takes you and their specific company policies. Basically, not only does the dumpster need to stay under a specific weight limit, which is generally easy to do without ever needing to double-check its weight as you load it, but you have to make sure that you are not filling it up to the point that things are reaching the top of the dumpster. This prevents a hazard if something were to fall out while being transported down the road. Therefore, when filling the dumpster, you need to leave a few inches between the top rim of the container and the debris you are placing in it.

Request a List of Prohibited Items

You do not want to make the mistake of assuming that anything and everything can be thrown into a rented dumpster. Many dumpster companies have very specific rules about what they will and will not allow to be placed in their containers. For example, cans and buckets full of paint or stain may not be allowed. A lot of dumpster-rental companies prohibit consumers from placing freezers, air conditioners, and refrigerators in their containers unless the coolant has been removed prior to doing so. If the company truck shows up to retrieve the rented dumpster, and they find that you have disregarded their policy, they may leave the dumpster there until you correct the problem, which will cost you more money in the end. To help avoid this issue, you will want to request a list of all of the items that are not allowed in the dumpster. Make sure that everyone that is working on your project is well aware of this list.

With those two tips in mind, you should have a much easier time ensuring that your rented dumpster will be taken away on its scheduled date without any trouble.