If you’ve rented a dumpster for your commercial project, you may be wondering how you can make the most out of this device. A heavy-duty container can handle almost anything you throw in. However, there are simple ways you can maximize your dumpster and keep rental costs low. Here are five tips that might help.
1. Know What is Allowed and What’s Not
The first step is knowing what materials are allowed inside your dumpster. Most debris resulting from commercial construction work can go inside your dumpster. However, these things cannot be placed in a traditional dumpster:
- Hazardous Waste
- Controlled Substances
- Infectious Waste
- Liquid Waste
- Contaminate Soil
2. Load Evenly
Unevenly-filled dumpsters can be very unstable, especially during transport. To prevent the dumpster from tipping over, be sure to load heavier items at the bottom. Afterward, pile smaller items on top. This small step can make a big difference.
3. Bag Lighter Items
Loose, light items can easily blow out of the dumpster. You can prevent that by bagging smaller items. Styrofoam, paper documents, and other lightweight construction materials should be placed into a large garbage or contractor bag before going in the dumpster. Bagging smaller items also frees up dumpster space — now you’re able to get more out of your dumpster rental.
4. Strategically Load Up the Dumpster
Think of loading up your dumpster rental like a jigsaw puzzle. Big pieces of debris will create gaps in the bin. Fill these gaps with smaller items to maximize the space. If you have large, flat construction debris, lay it along the bottom of the bin before piling trash on top.
5. Never Overfill
Most dumpster rentals have a marked line that shows how high the dumpster can be filled. Never fill past this line because it can cost you additional time and money. Dumpsters must leave the site once they’re filled. If yours is overfilled, the roll-off dumpster company may refuse to haul your load until it’s filled to the appropriate height.
Roll-Off Dumpsters for Rent
LCI Recycling offers Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington D.C. roll off dumpster rentals. We help you make the most of your rental by providing 20-cubic yard and 30-cubic yard dumpsters for rent. No matter the scope of your project, we’ve got the right dumpster for you. Call us today to learn more.