Renting a construction dumpster for your home renovation project isn't as simple as calling up the company and having it delivered. There are some things you must do in order to make sure the dumpster will be legal and that it will meet your needs.
There are a few different people who you make need to seek approval from before you can hire a rental dumpster. If you are part of a homeowner's association, this is a good place to start; check in your homeowner's association manual or ask a representative about their policies. They may have some guidelines, such as times when you're allowed to use a dumpster. You may need to get a committee to vote on your use of a dumpster.
The local authorities will also have some say in whether or not you can rent a dumpster. You may need to seek a permit. Some local governments will help you block off the area with no parking signs for an allotted amount of time. Thus, it's important to schedule carefully the dates that you need to occupy the area.
Research Types of Dumpsters
Dumpsters come in many different sizes. A twenty yard dumpster is big enough for many home renovation projects, but you can also opt for a larger dumpster, such as a forty yarder. The one you choose will depend not only on how much waste you're producing, but also the types of materials that will go in the dumpster. If you want to dump organic waste into the dumpster, then you might want to opt for a smaller dumpster and have it emptied more frequently. If the materials in your construction dumpster are all inert, such as metal scraps, then it may be fine to opt for a larger container and not have it emptied for the majority of your project time.
Plan the Space Carefully
Also make sure that you will have enough space for the dumpster you choose. Your homeowner's authority or local governments may only give you a limited amount of space to work with. You'll need to leave clearance front of the roll off dumpster so that the company can easily access it when it needs to be emptied; cluttered areas in front of the dumpster may mean that the company has to skip a scheduled empty. But by working with everyone involved, you can create a schedule and plan that goes off without a hitch.
For assistance, talk to a professional like Michael's Rolloff Solutions.
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