Renting a junk removal bin makes it easy to handle large amounts of refuse for any situation, and allows you to collect and transport materials so that you can concentrate on the project at hand.
But if you’ve never rented a junk removal bin, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Some people make the mistakes with their bin rentals that end up creating more work than is required, so we’re sharing our three necessary things to avoid so your rent can go as smooth as possible!
- Putting Your Junk Removal Bin in the Wrong Place
The function and efficiency you’ll get from your junk removal bin will depend on its proper use, which includes its placement on your property. You want to consider the amount and weight of the materials you’ll be putting in the bin.
Placing your junk removal bin on a solid surface is essential for function and safety, as a stable surface is important when loading heavy materials. Placing it on a soft surface such as grass can increase the risk of sinking and other damage to both the bin, your lawn, and even the personnel using the bin.
If you put your bin in the driveway, plan how much space you’ll need for your vehicles to get in and out. If you don’t have enough space for a large bin and your cars, you might have to consider renting a smaller bin.
Putting your junk removal bin in the wrong place can end up blocking traffic, entryways, and walkways. This can not only make it inconvenient, but it can also create safety risks.
- Overfilling Your Bin
Junk removal bins are designed to hold a specific amount of materials, and many even have a door in place to allow you to walk inside. However once you begin to fill your bin, you’ll need to make sure that the door is closed and secure, so any overly heavy or large items should be placed in the bin first, and you need to be mindful about just how many of those items you can fit in your bin.
Your bin should never be loaded as to have the materials exceed the height of your bin. This prevents any material from falling out during transport, and is another reason why it’s important to load your large items first. It’s easier for smaller pieces of debris to settle between the cracks of your large pieces than it is for your large pieces to fit into a bin already filled with small debris.
Additionally, you can use a covering (such as a tarp) when the bin is not in use to keep its contents in place. This reduces any hazards or risks to the people walking on or around your property.
- Loading Hazardous Waste
Not all materials are suitable for your rented junk removal bin. Hazardous materials must be appropriately stored and transported. These include flammable materials, pesticides, and cleaning chemicals.
Your local government will have policies in place for collecting hazardous refuse. You’ll need to find out what the best measures will be for you to take to avoid the risk of leaks, fumes, or fire.
Avoiding these three things will ensure that you get the most benefits and protection when renting a junk removal bin.