Whether you’re renovating, or just cleaning a cluttered space, a dumpster rental is the most effective, easy, and environmentally friendly to get rid of waste. Dumpsters are, however, large and heavy and it’s important to take steps to make sure you’re using them properly. Here are some tips to get the most out of your dumpster, while avoiding any damage.
- Choose the Right Dumpster
Factors such as amount and type of waste play a huge role in determining what kind of dumpster you need. At Gorilla Bins we offer sizes from 6-20 cubic yards. If you’re planning a large scale renovation, you’d definitely be well off with a larger bin, but if you’re just getting rid of household waste, the smaller the better. Speaking to the professionals will help you decide what size of bin you’ll need.
Another important factor in choosing a bin is what will be going inside. We offer two choices: mixed waste and clean fill.
- Mixed Waste: Any household waste, renovation or construction debris.
- Clean Fill: Brick, asphalt, concrete, or soil–all things which are recyclable, or can be ground down to create fill.
Once you’ve chosen your dumpster, it’s time to have it delivered.
There are a couple things to keep in mind when choosing where you’ll keep your dumpster. An important question to ask yourself is, where is the most convenient place? During your clean-out or renovation, it’s handy to have the dumpster in a path that is clear, as close as possible, and without obstacles.
Dumpsters are heavy, and it’s important they’re kept on a clear, solid, and flat surface. The most common spot is the driveway, which usually fits these requirements. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to dumpster placement including:
- Is my dumpster impeding my, or my neighbours’, driveway access?
- Is my dumpster blocking my, or my neighbours’, line of vision?
- Is there enough room for doorway entry and exit?
Another consideration is driveway damage. At Gorilla Bins we always place dumpsters cautiously, and place wooden planks underneath to ensure there is no damage to your driveway or other property.
When using your dumpster, make sure you understand clearly what can and cannot go into it. While dumpsters are sturdy, they are not designed to hold any hazardous liquids, including but not limited to gasoline, household cleaners, and pesticides.
By following these tips, and speaking to the professionals, you can ensure that none of your property is damaged while your dumpster is there. For a quote, or more information, contact Gorilla Bins today.