Tips on Renting a Bin in the Winter
Winter is just around the corner, and home maintenance will likely be a top priority as the weather starts to get worse. You may be interested to look into garbage bin rentals after the holidays have passed, as you might need some extra room for the new gifts that you have received. Home renovations may also be in order as the harsh weather necessitates upgrades or modifications to winterize your home.
Regardless of the reason, garbage bin rentals have many benefits. Businesses, households, and homeowners alike can make great use of them. Conventional waste removal services simply cannot get rid of certain types of junk or debris. However, you can easily get rid of unwanted items by renting a bin in your area. Below are some tips that you can use if you are thinking of renting a bin in the winter.
Clear Some Space ASAP
Your bin will need a place to sit during the rental period; therefore, you must clear some space for it. If there’s any snow or ice in your driveway, you will need to add salt to melt the ice and/or shovel the snow. You can buy some industrial-grade salt at a local hardware store, or you can order a package online if you would prefer.
The path to the bin must be entirely clean to avoid damage, slippage, or other issues. For example, you may fall and injure yourself by slipping on the ice while throwing trash into the bin. Excess snow may also attract certain vermin that you do not want to get into your trash.
The Bin Should be Closed at All Times
If you decide to keep your bin open, then certain foul odours may escape and wreak havoc on the community. Precipitation will also penetrate the bin if you fail to keep it closed. This is a serious problem, as precipitation will lead to ice and snow accumulation during the winter.
There are many bin sizes to choose from, ranging from 4 to over 40 cubic yards. If you are not sure about how much trash you will end up throwing out, speak to your rental company. They have years of experience disposing of waste and can recommend the right bin size, so you don’t have to worry about running out of space.
The Bin Should be Kept Cleared
It is imperative that you avoid setting anything on top of or near your rental bin. Overfilling the bin with trash, while tempting, should also be avoided.
There are many bin sizes to choose from, ranging from 4 to over 40 cubic yards. If you are not sure about how much trash you will end up throwing out, speak to your rental company. They have years of experience in disposing of waste and can recommend the right bin size so you don’t have to worry about running out of space.
During these trying times, it is very important that you stay safe and that you protect others. You should wear a mask and wear gloves when handling your rental bin. You will not only lower your risk of contracting COVID-19 but will also protect your hands from any frozen metal.
It is actually possible for skin to freeze after being in contact with frozen metal. In some cases, your hands may become stuck to the metal, which can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. The worst-case scenario may involve frostbite and possible amputation, so it is better to be safe than sorry.
As well, remember to wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 30 seconds after handling any garbage, and to practice social distancing while working on your home or yard. You should also not work if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat, and/or trouble breathing.
Check with Local Authorities
Depending on where you live, you may need to obtain a permit in order to use a rental bin, including if you wish to place the bin on the street. You may also require a permit if you wish to set the bin near your building, assuming you live in a condominium or apartment complex.
Again, it is better to be safe than sorry, so contact your local authorities to determine if you need to get a permit; failure to get one may lead to litigation and large fines. The bin may end up being towed, which also means you must pay the bin rental company for their confiscated property.
Contact your local bin rental company to determine what items can and cannot be thrown into the bin. For example, the company may not accept mattresses, batteries, and electronics, whereas others may not accept bricks or mortar. It really depends on the company, as each will have its own policies and restrictions. You can discuss such matters during your initial consultation with them.
If they do not accept some of the garbage that you wish to get rid of, then look for a company that will. We would also strongly recommend contacting eco-friendly companies that will recycle all of your reusable materials on your behalf.
The Gorilla Bins Difference
At Gorilla Bins, we go bananas over junk! We accept many different types of junk and debris, and we are also an eco-friendly junk removal and disposal company.
Simply make the call, and we will drop off the bin of your choice, remove it when you’re done, and dispose/recycle your junk afterwards. To learn more about our garbage bin rentals, please visit our website.