Dumpster Rental

Dumpster rental is an essential component of house renovation because of the necessity for continuous site cleanup of demolition debris.

Usually, when a house is obtained in a foreclosure and you begin to flip the property, you’ll probably have to haul off a lot of junk and trash just to get to the point of starting the renovation process.

More than likely, you’ll need a container for several loads, depending on the size of your rehab.

Sizes and Uses

picture of 10 yard dumpster

Dumpsters come in several sizes. The following table below outlines examples of what you could expect to use for certain applications:

6 – 8 Yard Front-Load Container

Small container which is handy for light-duty clean ups such as a simple trash haul-off from a garage or basement, or light remodel.

10 – 12 Yard Rolloff Container

Excellent for a nice spring cleaning or basement cleaning. Also handy for small to medium sized remodels such as a full-size bathroom.

14 – 16 Yard Rolloff Container

Medium-sized model is good for projects such as a full 2-car garage clean up, interior room remodel such as kitchen, or a full basement cleaning project.

20 Yard Rolloff Container

Medium to larger size container. Excellent for projects such as roof replacement (debris), garage construction, full basement renovation, siding replacement (debris), or a deck removal.

30 Yard Rolloff Container

Full size container which is ideal for whole house renovation or construction, as well as new construction. Great for commercial clean up projects too.

Specialized Containers

There are specific applications that haulers will need to know up front what you’re intending to have them haul away. Loads of concrete, masonry, or asphalt of any kind, are good examples of what are considered to be “heavier-than-normal” loads.

Over-loaded containers can cause problems for the hauler, other drivers, and the roads themselves. Avoid headaches and frustration for yourself and everyone else by letting the haulers know exactly what it is you’re planning to have taken away. They will send a specific container for your special needs, or should at least point you in the right direction to get what you’re looking for.

Rental Tips

Some good tips to know when renting a dumpster …

  • Fill up only to the top. Driver will most certainly refuse to haul overloaded containers because of safety concerns.
  • Tell the representative up front what it is you’re planning to haul.
  • You can normally rent a container for as short as a day to months at a time if you so desire.
  • No hazardous material will be allowed in containers. Be sure to ask representative what is, and is not allowed if you’re not sure.
  • Ask the representative if there is any way to securely lock the container while you’re away. Sadly, people take advantage of an “open” trash container when they get the chance.
  • Always “layer”, or stack your trash and debris in the container to the best of your ability. This will ensure that you maximize as much space within the dumpster as you can.
  • Always check with local building permit officials to see if a dumpster permit is required before you start any type of demo work.