If you have recently started a remodeling job at home, you obviously will have many different items that need to be safely disposed of. Unfortunately, that is often a problem, since many cities will not pick up bulk trash more than once or twice a year and making regular trips to the dump can be time-consuming and expensive. Therefore, renting a dumpster for the duration of the remodeling is the only logical conclusion, as long as you know some important tips for doing so.

Tip #1: Understand Dumpster Sizing

There are several different sizes of dumpsters available from most vendors including these popular choices:

  •    8 yard: sufficient space for remodeling one or two bedrooms, studies etc.

  •   15 yard: helpful for changing over storage areas with a lot of clutter, like a basement or attic

  •   20 yard: can store garbage from improving big areas, like a deck, roofing repairs, flooring changes, etc.

  •   30 yard: Huge dumpster with enough space to hold trash resulting from tearing down a home or bigger remodeling jobs

Tip #2: Know What Can And Cannot Go Into Your Dumpster

If you are remodeling your home, it is not unusual to plan to do it one room at a time so that your family can continue to live in the home while the changes occur. Therefore, it is easy to lump all of the trash together and put it in the dumpster. Generally speaking, that is a bad idea.

When you rent a dumpster for the garbage from remodeling, you are likely to put broken tile, ripped up carpet, cabinets, doors etc. in the unit. The price that you are charged correlates to those items. When you include normal household garbage in the same dumpster, it can make disposing of the items more expensive because different types of trash cannot always be disposed of in the same way.

Just as you are asked to separate recyclable trash from regular trash when dealing with a standard trash collection service, you need to divide the trash from the home improvements and the household waste. You should also expect to not be allowed to put anything with chemicals into the rental trash bin, so always be sure to see if you can include old solvent, opened paint or other items that you used during the remodeling.

In conclusion, renting a dumpster is a logical choice when your remodeling task begins. By choosing a dumpster in the best size and separating the different types of trash, you are likely to discover that improving the size or functionality of your home is not nearly as stressful as you thought. For more dumpster rental tips, contact a company like Bay Disposal Inc.