When Is the Best Time to Rent a Dumpster?
Renting a dumpster can be one of the best investments you make but you want to be sure you are getting the most from your disposal bin rental. There are so many different projects that you may want to have the dumpster for and each one has its own delivery and pick-up schedule. If you don’t have the disposal bin dropped off at the right time – if it is too early or too late – your project could be seriously compromised. You may find yourself paying extra for permits, equipment rental, contractor costs and more.
The best time for renting a disposal bin depends heavily on the type and scope of your project. Here are some ways you can decide the best time to rent a dumpster for your work.
Landscaping: Same Day Delivery
Renting a dumpster bin to take care of yard waste from your landscaping work is a popular way to make your property look its best. The reality is that some of the waste cannot be burned off or you may find you have too much. Disposal bins come in a variety of sizes so you’ll be able to find the right fit to remove all your landscaping waste.
Request the disposal bin to be dropped off on the same day that you expect to do the work and load up the debris. You’ll want to have it delivered as early in the day as possible so you have enough time to get everything done.
An added benefit of having your disposal bin dropped on the day is that you won’t have to worry it might rain and ruin your project. If there are showers forecast for that day, simply wait for a better time to do the work.
Moving: 1-2 Days Prior
If you are planning a move, cleaning house or downsizing, it is best to book the dumpster rental a couple of days in advance. This way you can be sure that the type of bin you want is available and that you have ample time to load up your unwanted items. While this is a good guideline, if you have a lot of things that you want to dispose of, you can have the rental bin dropped off anytime before you need to vacate the property.
For moving or downsizing projects where you know well in advance, you may want to have a dumpster bin available for collecting your unwanted items early. Consider how helpful it would be to remove the larger items from your home. Putting furniture or appliances in the dumpster bin will give you more room inside and it’ll be easier for you to see the progress you are making on the packing up.
Regardless of when you ask to have the disposal bin dropped off, you’ll need to start organizing and sorting through your things ahead of time. While moving and downsizing can be stressful times, with some planning you’ll be able to reduce most of the stress and chaos.
Renovation Projects: Start of the Work
It is best if you have your dumpster bin delivered at the beginning of renovation or construction projects. By doing this, you’ll ensure that all the debris from the work is collected in one place rather than stored in the hallway of your home. While our disposal bins come in a variety of sizes, you may want to consider having a new one delivered when you are halfway through your project. Doing this will ensure that you don’t run out of space in the bin and have to put your renovation project on hold which can be time-consuming and expensive.
Demolition: Same Day Delivery
For renovation or construction projects that involve a lot of demolition work, it is best to plan for disposal bin delivery on the same day. Keep in mind that you’ll want to get the debris out of the way quickly so you and your team have the space to get the work done. But it is vital to stay flexible as many projects run into unforeseen obstacles along the way. You’ll also need to consider the size of the bin carefully as you don’t want to run out of room. However, if you do have a lot of demolition work planned, you might need to request several deliveries and pick-ups for the same day. Alternatively, you could plan to have a new one delivered each day or every second day. Perhaps ordering several bins to be dropped off at the same time if you have the room will be the best solution for your project.
Disasters: After Insurance Approval
Natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes and floods can cause some serious damage to your home and property. You’ll need a dumpster bin to collect it all and start rebuilding. But before you make the call and rent a bin, you should gather all your insurance information. Ensure that you take photos of the damage that was done to your property and any of your buildings. Then call your insurance company to begin your claim. Ask them what information they need and how soon you can start cleaning it up. Once they give you the go-ahead, then you can rent a disposal bin for the clean-up process. Depending on the size and type of bin rental you need, you might be able to have it delivered to you the same day.
There are so many different projects that you can use a dumpster for but to make the most of your rental, you will need to plan ahead and work out the delivery and pick-up schedule that suits your project and the amount of debris you expect.