The Many Uses of a Roll-Off Dumpster
By definition, a roll-off is a usually open-top dumpster that is rectangular and made of heavy steel. A series of wheels are designed to facilitate rolling the dumpster in place. The container is also designed to be transported by special roll-off trucks. Most roll-off containers have swinging doors on the end and/or the top for more effortless loading of waste. Although, Some roll-off containers are not open at the top and are used for commercial trash compactors. Your local dumpster company will help with the specific functions and how they facilitate supplying a dumpster.
Depending on what your needs are, there are many options when looking into renting a dumpster.
It’s a easy process that includes calling the dumpster company, choosing a dumpster size, discussing how to drop off at your property, filling it up, and having it hauled away or picked up weekly.
Doing your research pays because, in some cases, you may also have to get a permit. The dumpster company can help determine if this is necessary in your case.
Roll-off dumpsters come in several capacities, including the most common container sizes (10, 20, 30 and 40-yard bins). In some cases, they are rented year-round and other times they are only needed for a short period of time.
The uses vary for roll-offs ranging from construction, landscaping, cleaning, and garbage. One reason people choose a roll-off for household garbage is that it keeps your trash secure from animals. It is an excellent choice if you have a lot of waste and need it secure from wildlife. They also help to minimize any odor from food, etc.
Usually, a 10-yard dumpster is ideal for a garage or basement cleanout, while a 40-yard dumpster may be the best solution for construction projects or roofing jobs. Roll-off dumpsters are heavy, particularly when filled up with junk and debris. Most companies have weight capacities when it is emptied, so it wise to research the details.
There are 2 crucial factors to consider when it comes to dumpster weight: protecting your driveway/property and avoiding exceeding the weight limit. For example, a single layer of shingles removed from a roof can easily weigh 5,000 lbs. This kind of weight can wreak havoc on a concrete driveway, yard, patio, or asphalt.
Many dumpster rental companies will place plywood or 2x4s beneath the dumpster when dropping it off to protect against damage. To be safe, always over-estimate to ensure you don’t go over.
The bottom line is that there are a few factors to consider when starting a project or planning to use long-term dumpsters. If you want the flexibility to load the container over time and have planned on loading the junk or debris yourself a short-term dumpster is a way to go. And you may save some money.
Once you have thought through your needs for a dumpster, call a professional company. You may be surprised to realize that the volume of waste or junk isn’t enough to make renting a dumpster the more affordable option.
The dreaded basement. There is a reason why, for many, this is the tarmac of the house, where items wait in taxi, sometimes for years, before they finally reach their final destination. Whether that is a couch that needs donating, or a cracked TV that needs to be thrown in the dumpster, there is no shortage of things that can be inconveniently stashed in this often forgotten space.
However, you may want to turn that basement into something more useful, like a recreation room, or a grandmother apartment. Therefore, it may be time to rent a dumpster, inventory everything that you may want to keep, sell, donate, or trash, and get to hauling. Here are some steps to make this process easier.
The first thing you want to do when removing the garbage, and trash from your basement, is to figure out where to put it. A good idea is to rent a dumpster, rather than hauling it all to the dump load by load. Many times dumpster companies have arrangements with the dumps, therefore, it may not be much of a difference in cost between hauling things yourself, or having a dumpster rental company do it for you. Plus, it will save you time, headaches, and a dirty car that you may have to clean after the fact.
The second thing you want to do is take inventory of everything. A decrepit box may actually contain some important items that you forgot that were down there. It could contain old memories, such as photos, or old children’s toys. It also may contain something more important, like land deed information, or other important documents. Therefore, it’s a smart idea to take your time when going through things - you never know what you may throw out.
An easy way to know what to discard, and what not to, is to color code the items. This can be done either with post-it notes, colored sharpies, or stickers. Green can mean good, and red can mean trash. Yellow can mean questionable. You can also have other designations for actions like donate, or sell.
A good question to ask yourself is when was the last time you used this. If you can’t remember, it’s at least a yellow “maybe” sticker.
Another good question to ask is, “Has this item been replaced?” Sometimes you lose things, and buy new ones. Other other times you upgrade. No need to have an inferior version of something. Sometimes it’s also good to ask yourself if someone else could benefit from the item more than you if you’re on the fence.
Even though this is obvious, it needs to be said – remove all your trash. If you see a moldy couch, or boob tube TV with a cracked screen, give it a toss in the dumpster. A bag of water damaged stuffed animals? In the trash it goes! That lamp with a twisted neck, or tattered lamp cover? Sayonara! It’s amazing how we as humans just hold onto things we should have got rid of ages ago. But there is no better time than now.
By renting a dumpster, it becomes way easier to haul away some of these larger, more inconveniently shaped items. Most dumpster companies deliver the dumpster right where you want it, so disposing becomes simply as easy as moving something from A to B. However, remember to take inventory of everything first. Something that looks like trash, may not be!
You’re going to want to figure out where to drop off the stuff you want to donate. Not all donation places are made equal, and have different policies for what they will, and will not take. Some places specialize in clothes, while others in furniture and accessories. Additionally, they may take what you have, but they are stocked up on it already.
Therefore, it’s smart to contact these places beforehand to see if they will accept the thing you just spent the time, and effort deciding you wanted to donate. There is nothing more fun than transporting a 100 pound couch, only to realize you have to transport it back because the place won’t take it.
Hopefully these tips make your basement cleaning process go more smoothly, so you can stop thinking, and start acting.
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