What You Better Know Before Your First Dumpster Rental

Are you planning to rent a dumpster? Perhaps you will be renting it for business or to clean up clutter from a property. Many people who seek dumpster rentals for the first time do not understand that there are certain things to keep in mind when preparing to rent. Sometimes there are legalities that need to be considered. The following are some basic things you should know prior to your rental.

Hazardous Waste

Some people make the mistake of renting dumpsters and assume that they can dump literally anything in the dumpsters. This can lead to hazardous waste such as paint, car batteries, or toxic chemicals being put into dumpsters along with solid waste. The hazardous waste can negatively impact the environment, and you could get fined or sanctioned for improper waste disposal. 

Dumpster Size

Some people underestimate the amount of clutter they have and opt for smaller roll-off container rentals in an effort to save money. Their underestimations can lead to them needing to have the smaller dumpsters retrieved and another one delivered. Opting for a larger dumpster initially and erring on the side of caution is best because some rental companies will likely charge you if they have to make multiple trips to your property. It is also wise to keep in mind that filling a dumpster to the brim might result in you exceeding the load capacity and incurring overage fees. 


In some jurisdictions, you cannot merely rent a dumpster and have it delivered. This is especially true if the dumpster impedes visibility on a roadway or if it will be placed on a sidewalk or the side of a road. If you need a permit, that needs to be taken care of prior to the dumpster delivery being scheduled. Failure to do may cost you more money for your rental or result in local sanctions.


Think about the best spot to ensure that you can get waste to the dumpster rental easily. Some people do not think about things such as choosing a location that makes it easier to navigate in an out of a building or home. The dumpster rental company will honor your request for placement, which is why you need to think about the layout of the property prior to the delivery. 

A dumpster rental provider is a good resource to use to determine more things that will apply to your rental. Some companies have their own specific rules about their rentals, and there may be fees when those rules are not adhered to. The company can also help you to ensure that you select the best size dumpster for your needs if requested. For more information, contact companies like RMS Containers.

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