Dumpster Rental – Tips for loading

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Dumpster rental can be a very affordable way to get rid of unwanted items. The three main tips below will help you load your dumpster efficiently. You may be surprised to find out that renting a dumpster is an economical solution for many projects. Here are a few tips for loading a dumpster that will make it easier for your contractor to haul away your debris when it’s time to empty the dumpster:


Three tips for loading a dumpster

Plan ahead

Before you start throwing everything inside your dumpster, think about ways to utilize your space. Creating too many gaps between your items can cause you to run out of room. If you are able to break large items down, it’ll help maximize space. You can also try grouping similar shaped items together to get the most out of your dumpster rental.

Keeping an even load

It’s important to remember not to overfill your container. Overfilling is a sure way to come across additional tonnage fees or trip charges. If we consider your load unsafe to haul we will not be able to remove the container.

Make sure the dumpster door closes properly

Be aware the dumpster door needs to shut properly when loading your container. If the door does not close properly, material can spill out of the dumpster.


What about the location of the dumpster?

Finding a good dumpster location might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s a little trickier than you might think. For instance, you might not want to put your dumpster up against a home or garage. You might not want to place it too close to your driveway or entrance. And, you might not want to locate it in a place where a truck can’t access it.


How to handle a smelly dumpster

The smell of a dumpster is almost always a result of the types of items thrown inside of it. In order to get rid of the smell, you have to understand the cause of it. For example, if you live in a warm and humid climate, then food is the most likely culprit. So, throwing a few pieces of newspaper inside of the dumpster will reduce the smell. If you live in a more arid climate, then plastic items, such as plastic bags, are the probable cause. In this case, adding a smelly substance, such as kitty litter, to the bottom of the dumpster can help.