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How to Rent a Dumpster: A Step-By-Step Guide

Are you planning an upcoming home remodel or renovation project? If so, you have probably considered renting a dumpster. Rental dumpsters are convenient, easy, and eliminate the hassle of hauling several truckloads of garbage to the dump.
If you have never rented a dumpster before, you might be confused about where to start. If the process seems confusing or intimidating to you, just follow the step-by-step guide below:
  • Step One: Assess Your Project. About a week before you start your renovation, evaluate your project as a whole. Gather key information such as the project start date, how much waste will be created, and the types of materials you are going to be disposing of – all of this information will be important to know when you contact your dumpster provider.
  • Step Two: Contact Local Dumpster Rental Companies. The next step is to call a few local companies for a price quote. If you don’t know the exact dumpster size you need, most places are knowledgeable enough to help you select the right size based on the information you give them. Make sure to get a firm quote which includes all hidden fees and taxes, and ask about special policies such as prohibited items and drop-off requirements.
  • Step Three: Prepare For Drop Off. Dumpsters need to be placed on a hard, level surface. If you are planning on having yours dropped off in your driveway, clear the area a night in advance. If you need to have yours dropped in the street, make sure you have the proper town permits necessary to do so.
  • Step Four: Load Up The Dumpster. After the dumpster is dropped off, you can start your project! Fill up the dumpster with your rubbish, just make sure to do so safely in order to avoid tipping and personal injury. Here is a list of tips to safely load your rental dumpster.
  • Step Five: Have it Hauled Away. After your project is done and your dumpster is full, call the rental company back and schedule a time where they can pick up the container and haul it away. As long as you followed the company’s load size and prohibited items requirements, that’s all there is to it!
Homeowners in Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City can count on 1-866-We-Junk-It for their junk removal needs. We offer containers in five different sizes, so you are sure to get the one that is right for your project. Same-day drop offs are available for last-minute projects, so call us today for a free quote at 1-866-935-8654.
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