When you need the extra space to throw away the garbage from your remodel, landscaping, party, or any other event, it is time to think about renting a dumpster. There are many great reasons to rent a dumpster, but many people seem to overlook dumpsters as an option to get rid of extra trash. There are a few different things that you should be aware of when you call and ask about the dumpster. Here are a few things that you should be aware of as you pursue a dumpster rental.


You want to know all the fees right off the bat. You may call a garbage company and ask them to give you a quote on renting a dumpster, and they will gladly do so. However, once you get the quote, you need to ask what the quote includes and what the quote does not include. Be sure that you write down all the details of the fees. Ask if the quote includes the dumpster, gas, labor, and landfill fees. If the quote does not include these other fees, ask about how much these other fees will cost you. Write down the fees, and then you will have the ability to accurately compare the different quotes from multiple companies.


You may know that there are local dumpster companies and corporate dumpster companies that are worldwide. You will want to talk to the companies and ask about the policies and the regulations that they are under. Some companies are very careful with being eco-friendly, while other companies truly do not care about the planet. You may want to consider these types of things when you are dealing with a company. Talk with other past clients that have used the service and see what they have to say. Ultimately, you will have to choose which company to give your business.

Prepare For The Dumpster

You want your property to be as clean as possible when the dumpster is dropped off at your home. You do not want the driver to have a lot of debris and other items to maneuver around. If your dumpster will be resting on your concrete, you may also want to consider putting down plywood to protect your concrete. The dumpster can leave permanent scratches in your concrete. Other than this, you want to be sure that you are at your home when the dumpster is dropped off so you can give the driver specific any instructions. It would be terrible if the dumpster was blocking your parking spot.