When you're starting to plan a home renovation, one of the first steps is to think about the demolition that will be necessary. If this phase of the job promises to be extensive, you could waste a significant amount of time loading up your waste and carting it to the dump. To skip this hassle, it's worth thinking about renting a dumpster. With this large bin placed in your driveway, you'll be able to load it throughout the demolition project and have it picked up when you're done. When you call a local waste management company to inquire about dumpster rental, it's useful to ensure that you discuss these topics.
One of the benefits of renting a dumpster is that, for the most part, you can load it indiscriminately. This means that drywall, wood, flooring and household fixtures can all be loaded into the dumpster. It's important, however, to discuss what contents you can't load in the dumpster. The rental agent will be able to provide you this information, but prohibited contents typically include household chemicals and paint. Additionally, you shouldn't put goods that can be recycled into the dumpster if you wish to be environmentally conscious. Having a full picture of the prohibited contents will ensure you load the receptacle the right way.
It's conventional for homeowners to have dumpsters delivered to their driveways, as the dumpster will be conveniently located for the demolition project. If you have another idea, it's best to discuss the other potential location with the rental agent. For example, if you wish to have the dumpster placed in your backyard, you'll need to provide information about your property so the agent will know if the truck can access this area. If the driveway isn't convenient—perhaps you'll have a number of contractors who will be visiting your home and need parking access—ask the rental agent what is needed to have the dumpster placed on the street. In many cases, this location will require a city permit.
You want to get an outline from the rental agent as to how the dumpster delivery driver will protect your property from the weight and the sharp corners of the dumpster. Companies will often place wooden planks on your driveway or lawn before setting down the dumpster, so be sure to find out what strategy the company you're considering will use. It's ideal to give your business to a company that takes a conscientious approach to protecting your property.