Dumpsters aren’t a pretty subject, but if you’re an experienced renovation expert, or you are going to be jumping into your first project, you’re going to need to know how they work, how to get one and of course how to get rid of one when you’re done with it. It is well known that in the city of Ottawa overloading your weekly garbage limit isn’t a good idea, so use these quick tips to save time and money on your next waste container rental – no matter what size job you find yourself working on.
Probably one of the biggest mistakes everyone makes when they jump into renting a waste bin is to select a size that’s insufficient. Depending on what kind of job your undertaking, the volume you’re looking at needing is going to vary. For example, removing drywall from a water damaged basement is going to need more space – unless you crush it up extensively – than moving soil or dirt. You can usually ask the bin rental company if they can make any recommendations so you don’t end up overpaying for two dumping fees. One full 40 yard dumpster and one tipping fee is better than two 20 yard dumpsters and two fees – it’s also more efficient for your time. The sooner you can get the rubbish out of your way, the sooner you can get on with your work and stay on track.
The second mistake many people make is misunderstanding the pricing models used in the bin rental market. Dumpsters are usually rented with a base fee plus disposal which is based on what the dump charges per kilogram. So when you see a price like $199 online, expect to pay close to $300 with the disposal fee depending on how full your container ends up being. This may seem misleading, but we can assure you that renting a dumpster is more efficient and faster than finding a buddy with a truck to make ten trips just to get rid of a pile of rocks or drywall. Finally, you’re going to want to make sure the dumpster rental company is trusted and professional. Unfortunately anyone can buy a dumpster and claim the world, but there are small details that if overlooked can cause you major problems. For example, many companies will not place the container on blocks which can damage the asphalt on your driveway. You’re going to want to make sure the rental company you’re dealing with covers damage to your driveway and have processes in place to mitigate this. Also a time guarantee is becoming more popular – so if you need a dumpster for a certain time, make sure they have a promise that this can happen visible somewhere on their website before giving them a call.