Tips for Renting a Roll-off Dumpster

17 August 2016
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If you are overseeing a construction or renovation project for your home, it will be necessary to provide an option for disposing of the trash that these projects can generate. As a result, using a roll-off dumpster can be an excellent way of making it possible to conveniently dispose of these substances. In order to ensure that your roll-off dumpster experience goes as smoothly as possible, you will need to be mindful of the following tips.  

Know When to Schedule Having the Dumpster Emptied

There are many people that will make the assumption that they will need to fill the dumpster completely before they arrange to have it emptied. Yet, it should be noted that these dumpsters have a clearly marked line on their interior for showing the maximum capacity of the dumpster. If you make the mistake of overfilling the dumpster, the rental service may charge you an expensive penalty, as they will need to remove materials until the top of the trash is below the fill line. This might seem inconvenient, but it is essential for preventing trash from flying out of the dumpster as it is driven to the landfill.

Create a Plan to Keep Pests Away from the Dumpster

Depending on the contents of the dumpster, it is possible for insects mice, cats, and raccoons to be attracted to the roll-off dumpster. Unfortunately, there are many people that might overlook the need to stop the vermin from getting into the dumpster. If they are allowed to access the dumpster's interior, they may start to build colonies or spread trash from the dumpster around the property.

Fortunately, it does not have to be difficult for individuals to prevent these nuisances. You can do so through the practice of treating the dumpster and the surrounding with pesticides and animal repellents. Also, you will want to minimize the amount of time that the dumpster is left open. Lastly, if you will need to dispose of food or other substances that can quickly attract these pests, you will want to make sure that you have the substances double-bagged before you go to place them in the dumpster.

When you rent a roll-off dumpster, it can be easy to make some oversights that lead to problems with using the dumpster. To help minimize the risk of these issues complicating your experience with a rented dumpster, you will need to make sure that you are avoiding overfilling the dumpster and that you are taking steps to minimize the threats posed by common pests.