How to rent a Dumpster for your project

When you undertake an extensive renovation project, whether a residential home improvement DIY, industrial construction project, or commercial business, school, hospitality, or healthcare facility, it’s important to have a waste disposal plan. For that, you may find it most cost effective to rent a dumpster for large debris.


Whether you own a construction company or you’ve never rented a dumpster before in your life, we’ve got some pro tips and advice you need to know about dumpster rentals for your residential or commercial renovation project.


Tips for Renting Dumpsters for residential and commercial renovation:


Select the right size dumpster rental for your needs.

A good dumpster rental company will offer dumpsters in a variety of sizes and depths for you to choose from. Select one that suits your project needs; the staff may be able to offer some guidance. Typical sizes of dumpsters available for rent include:


  • 2 cubic yards | 72” wide 36” deep 40” tall
  • 4 cubic yards | 72” wide 54” deep 48.25 tall
  • 6 cubic yards | 72” wide 66” deep 60” tall
  • 8 cubic yards | 72” wide 66” deep 80” tall


Know what dates you need your dumpster rental.

Knowing before you call will make the entire process easier. Not only will you be able to tell the company exactly the details of your rental, but you may be able to secure a quote up front.


Check the details.

While you’re getting that dumpster rental quote, ask for clarification on the total cost, ask whether there are any hidden fees or additional costs associated with dumpster rentals in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Poquoson and Corolla. Ask whether there are any charges or fees for drivers, deliver, or fuel, and check on the amount of any late fees, should your project be extended unexpectedly.


Be organized and conscious.

Make smart use of the space available in your dumpster rental by breaking down boxes before tossing them inside and placing heavier debris on top, to weigh down the lighter stuff and maximize your space.


Double check your restrictions.

Most waste disposal companies are limited in what they can and can’t dispose of. Certain materials, such as yard debris and auto fluids, are not safe to toss into the regular trash. Check with the dumpster rental company to see what is safe to throw away and what needs to go in a separate, hazardous waste pile.


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Written by Emmett Moore

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