How Long Should You Rent a Dumpster Bin For Renovations?

If you are planning on a renovation project at home then you may need to consider arrangements for all of the waste products that will surely pile up as you work. You may realize that you will require a dumpster bin in order to easily, safely, and effectively store all of your junk. However, deciding how long to rent a dumpster bin for may be a tough question to answer. Here, we will discuss some of the things you should consider before you make the call to your local waste disposal and bin rental company.

Will I need to reserve the bin?

The general rule of thumb it so plan well ahead of time, so you will not feel stressed to get everything done at the last minute. However, the good news is a reputable bin rental company will be able to provide you with a garbage rental bin, or several bins for that matter, even if you need them on the same day of your call. All you need to do is explain your situation, and most reputable companies will be more than happy to accommodate all of your needs without delay.

Remember to advise them of the type of project that you are working on, as well as the scope of the project, as doing so will help them determine the number of bins and the size that you will require to fulfill your renovation goals.

How long can I rent a bin?

Most companies will allow their clients to rent their bins for five to seven days, which should provide most people with enough time to dispose of all of their waste products after they have completed their renovation work. However, studies have found that most people who rent a disposal bin will only require their bin for around 3 days.

You should discuss your needs with the customer care rep that you speak with, as they may be able to provide you with a reduced rate for a shorter term rental. However, in some cases, you may be involved in a very large, whole home type of renovation project. For such a project, you may actually need more than a week in order to complete the project.

If you think you will need more than a week to rent out the bin then you should speak to your company representative and discuss your unique needs as well as your projected timeline for completion. It is for this reason that we would recommend that you plan well ahead of time so that you can formulate a plan for success, avoiding potential pitfalls down the line.

In addition, most garbage bin and rental companies sincerely care about the satisfaction of their clients, and will usually only charge on a per day basis after the first seven days of the rental agreement has passed. As such, you will save money on your rental, as you will only be charged for the actual number of days that you have used the bin, instead of having to deal with a fixed, say, bi-weekly rental fee.

How to Prepare for the Arrival of the Bin

We would suggest that you start working a few days before the rental bin arrives at your property. To do so, we would recommend that you begin compiling your garbage and junk into a single area, such as your garage or one side of your patio. After you have placed all of your garbage into a singular pile you will need to clear an area so that the bin can be dropped off without issue.

The area that you choose should allow you to have access to anything that you require on the other side. For instance, we would not recommend that you ask the company to drop off your bin on the side of your driveway where your vehicle is parked. If you are thinking of mowing your lawn during the weekend then you may want to place the dumpster in a part of the garage where access to your lawn mower won’t become an issue.

Perhaps you may also be thinking of fixing your car during the weekend. For this, you will want to make sure that you can access your tools and work on the car without any hindrance. As can be seen, deciding where the bin will go will take some forethought, and even then you may need to temporarily move it to another location in order to complete a certain project.

What to Expect During Delivery

In most cases, the bin will be residential friendly, which means it should be able to fit in most tight spaces without issue. In fact, virtually all driveways should be able to accommodate the bin that you rent. If you are renting from a reputable and professional company then the truck that arrives at your property will be spotless, as will the rental bin that you have rented. The driver will also be dressed in uniform and will place protective boards on your driveway before the bin even moves from the delivery truck.

Once the bin has safely reached the driveway, it will be set with its double doors facing the rear so that loading will be facilitated. Furthermore, most companies will not require that you be at home to receive the bin. However, if you do happen to be at home when they arrive they will show you how to properly open and close the bin’s doors.

Then, simply use the bin as needed to finish your renovations and then call the company to have them pick up the full bin.

To learn more about renting a garbage disposal bin in the Greater Toronto Area, call Gorilla Bins at 877-700-2467 or contact us here.

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