How Renting A Dumpster Works

Posted on: 6 November 2019

If you have the need to throw away a lot of things all at once, one of the best ways to do that is by renting a dumpster. When you rent a dumpster, you will be able to get rid of a large amount of items all at once. If you have never rented a dumpster before, here is an overview of how the dumpster rental process works. 

1. Call the Garbage Company 

The first thing you need to do is find a company to rent a dumpster from. Your regular trash company may rent out dumpsters. There are also companies that specifically just rent out dumpsters. You should be able to find a local garbage or dumpster rental company to work with. 

2. Get Quotes 

Once you find a few companies to call, you are going to want to get quotes for the dumpster rental process. When you get a quote, you want the quote to include four different elements. The quote should include the delivery day and the pick-up date for the dumpster. The quote should include the size of the dumpster and the weight limit for the dumpster. The quote should clearly spell out the rental fees and cost. Finally, the quote should let you know about any fees you can face.  

3. Arrange the Drop-Off 

After you look over the quotes and decide what company you want to work with, you need to call back, agree to the rental contractor and arrange for the drop-off of the dumpster. You need to let the dumpster company know where to put the dumpster. 

In general, you need a location that a truck can easily access in order to unload the dumpster. The area also needs to be level so that the dumpster is stable and safe. It is best to place the dumpster on hard, solid ground. Commonly, people place dumpsters in their driveway or on the road in front of their home. If you want to place the dumpster on the road in front of your home, check with the city to see if you need to obtain a permit for this first.   

4. Filling Up the Dumpster 

Once the dumpster is set-up, it is time to fill up the dumpster. Try to place any large or oversized items in the dumpster first, in order to ensure you have room for them. Also, placing large items into the dumpster first is a more effective use of space, as smaller items can settle around the larger items. 

Also, be sure to fill the dumpster up evenly. Don't pile all of your trash up on one side of the dumpster.  

Once the dumpster is filled up, you can call the garbage company to come to pick it up, or just wait for the agreed-upon pick-up date. As you can see, the dumpster rental process is relatively straightforward and easy to understand.