Friday, March 18, 2016

The Most Common Dumpster Rental Mistakes Homeowners Make

Mistakes. We all make them. And then we make them some more.
Don’t worry, we won’t go into great detail about that perm you got in the 80's or the time you thought for sure the garage door was all the way up before you drove in.
We like looking out for you. So take a look at these common mistakes homeowners make when renting a dumpster.

Tossing Hazardous Materials Into The Dumpster
You can toss almost anything in a Bin There Dump That dumpster, but there are a few exceptions. Hazardous material is a big one. 
A few examples are:
  • gasoline 
  • motor oil                                                    
  • cleaning chemicals or pesticides 
  • paint 

Please be sure to check with your local Bin There Dump That operator for the restrictions in your area, then dispose of those items properly. 

Creating A Road Block For Yourself 
The great thing about our residential friendly Bin There Dump That dumpsters is how they can be placed close to your home, snugly into narrow driveways, or conveniently close to your project at hand. They're about the size of a minivan. 
But there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to placement before the bin arrives to ensure that everything goes as smooth as possible. 
Some questions to keep in mind before delivery of the dumpster would be:
  • Is there enough room in the driveway to come and go with your car? 
  • Are you blocking any doors?
  • Will there be enough room at the walk-in end of the dumpster to utilize the double doors on the bin? (This is especially important if you are loading heavy, bulky items that would be too difficult to toss over the top of the dumpster.)
All of our Bin There Dump That drivers are happy to provide suggestions for on site placement that will best meet your project's needs. 

Property Damage
Again, try to think ahead. During your cleanout project, what will be the most traveled route to and from your dumpster rental? Be sure that route won't be over your flower bed or newly planted lawn. 
No need to worry about the bin itself causing damage, when a Bin There Dump That driver arrives at your home, they place protective boards beneath the bin to evenly disperse it's weight and protect your driveway and all surfaces of your property. 
Another great benefit of a Bin There Dump That dumpster rental is that on pick up, our drivers will sweep up once the bin has been tarped and loaded onto the truck to make sure there is no debris left behind once your project is finished. Our goal is to leave your property clean and damage free after every Bin There Dump That rental. 

Renting The Bagster First 
We know you have choices when it comes to picking a dumpster rental company.  If you’re trying to decide between Waste Management's Bagster vs.a dumpster rental from Bin There Dump That, there are some differences to consider.
Bin There Dump That dumpsters come in a variety of sizes, from 4-yard bins to 20-yard bins. Not sure what size you need? Your franchise operator is happy to talk you through it.
The Bagster is available in one size, with a 3 cubic yard capacity. It’s designed for smaller jobs like garage, attic or yard clean-outs.
The Bagster is a tarp-like material with handles. To help the bag keep its rectangular shape, you have to lay  items down flat and not pile debris above the edges.
A dumpster is heavy-duty metal, allowing you to throw or carry items into the bin. Pile away!
A Bin There Dump That operator will leave the rental in a convenient location on your property and it will be promptly picked up at it's scheduled time. 
Since the Bagster is picked up by a crane on the Waste Management truck, there are some placement restrictions. The bag must be 5 feet away from structures or vehicles, have at least 18 feet of vertical clearance and be clear of overhead wires, trees or structures. 
Just some great food for thought! 

Misjudging Timing 
A dumpster should be in your driveway for as long as you need it — but not much longer. While Bin There Dump That dumpsters are clean, well-maintained and pretty dapper, for dumpsters, we wouldn’t call them decor. When you’re done, you want it gone. No problem!
When you call to book your dumpster rental delivery, discuss your project with the franchise operator, who can help you figure out how long you will need. 
If you realize you need the dumpster longer than expected, be sure to let us know right awa —  Chances are, that dumpster has another hot date scheduled. 

Not Preparing The Site
If you're renting a dumpster, you probably have a decent size job ahead of you.  You want the quality time you'll spend with your dumpster on site to be productive. Don't forget to do some prep work. 
First, consolidate your junk. We promise we haven't been watching you, but we're pretty sure it's all over your house. From the attic to the basement and that spare bedroom in between. 
Before your dumpster arrives, corral all that stuff into one convenient spot, close to where your dumpster will be placed. A head start is always a great start. 

Make No Mistake - Rent A Bin There Dump That Dumpster
Now you have an idea as to what NOT to do when it's time to rent a dumpster. An informed renter is a happier one!
Bin There Dump That operators strive to make the entire rental experience worry free, from careful placement of the bin to carefree pick up when you're done.
We place protective boards under every bin so it never actually touches the ground. We even sweep up any mess before we leave. The peace of mind comes free of charge!

When it comes time to tackle that project or pitch your debris, give us a call or contact us online and let's get the job done together!

Julie & Mike Paradise
Local Owners
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