It’s time to tackle the task at hand and you have made the decision to rent a dumpster for your project. Deciding to rent the dumpster is the easy part, now you need to prepare for your dumpster rental. One key step when preparing for your dumpster rental, is determining where you are going to have the dumpster placed when it is delivered. While you know your dumpster should be easily accessible, there are places you should not place your dumpster rental. We are here to help.
Prepare for your Dumpster Delivery
When finding a place for your dumpster rental, you will want to find a central spot for your project where you are able to easily discard of items without blocking your route. Having the dumpster placed too far away will add time and effort to your disposal process, and could make the dumpster rental less convenient.
Keep in mind that dumpster rentals have a limited amount of time, so know the measurements of the dumpster and measure for and find the ideal location, prior to its delivery.
If having the dumpster delivered to your driveway, you can protect your driveway. When renting from a dumpster rental company, ask them about protective boards or other items they may have to help preserve your driveway.
Places you Should Not Place your Dumpster Rental
Circumstances of your environment will likely play a major role in where your dumpster is placed for your project. We are going to review some places that it is recommended you should not place your dumpster rental.
Sloped Surfaces: While an empty dumpster may rest fine on a sloped surface, as weight is added to the dumpster, the potential of the dumpster sliding or slipping down a slope increases. As with people, a dumpster can especially go skating down a sloped driveway when there is precipitation and other elements, like ice, present.
Someone Else’s Property: Your dumpster rental should be on your property alone. Not only may it irritate your neighbors if you place a dumpster on their property without consent, you might also damage their lawn or other structures. If given permission to use someone else’s property, it is still advised not to do so in case something hazardous or harmful happens.
City Property or Streets: Depending on where you live, there are different guidelines for where a dumpster can be placed. Be sure you know the rules for your city before having a dumpster delivered to your street. In many places, you can have a dumpster placed on a city street for no more than 24 hours and typically you need a permit to have the dumpster on public property. This is a case of being better off safe than sorry and you should always ask your city first. Paying a small fee for a permit and understanding the rules can save you massive fines later on.
Soft Ground: The weight of a dumpster could cause damage or a cave-in that can severely harm irrigation, sprinkler, plumbing, septic, and other systems and cause a costly and disgusting problem. Before selecting a location for your dumpster to be placed, know what is underneath it and avoid areas where a dumpster can damage underground items.
At Haul-Away, we operate a fleet of trucks that are better suited for driveway deliveries. Drop-offs and pick-ups are always made on either the same day or the next day after a request is made. Customers can choose from a wide range of dumpster sizes, from 7 to 40 yards. Because safety is our top priority, we maintain a large inventory of new and updated dumpsters. Haul-Away also offers fixed rates on weekly rentals for most customers.