Moving the clutter out of your home when you're moving somewhere new can be a challenge. Getting a dumpster can be a simple way to get everything you don't want out of the house and off the property. However, you must ask yourself the following questions to help the process go smoothly.
Do I Need a Permit?
One thing you may not know is that in some municipalities, having a dumpster on a local street requires a permit. If you don't get that permit, you could be charged a fine. Call your local permits office and ask them if you must apply for a special permit or take steps to ensure that the dumpster will stay on your personal property.
How High Can I Load the Dumpster?
In your excitement to get rid of all the clutter in your house, you may throw everything in there. However, there are some things that do not belong in a rental dumpster, either because they are considered hazardous or the rental company simply has no means of disposing of them properly. Some of these items include car batteries, paint thinner and dead leaves.
If the rental company discovers you have loaded these items anyway, you may find yourself paying much more than you expected.
How Much Can I Put in This Dumpster?
Even if you're only dumping approved items, you need to be mindful of the capacity of the dumpster. Overfilling the dumpster may cause a delay in getting the dumpster off of your property, as the driver from the rental company might refuse to take it away. Overflowing debris could fall into the road and create problems for the driver, the rental company and drivers on the street.
Therefore, before you even start, ask the driver about how high you can stack things in the dumpster and respect those limits.
Did I Mention This to My Neighbors?
Do you have to tell your neighbors that a dumpster will be coming to your house? No. However, it is a nice and neighborly gesture. There may be a lot of noise coming from your property for a while due to the dumpster being dropped off and reloaded, not to mention the sounds of you tossing things into it for hours. Helping your neighbors to know what to expect is a good idea. If you don't see them before the dumpster arrives, jot a quick note down on a piece of paper and put it in their mailbox so that they're prepared.
When you ask yourself the questions in this article, you can feel confident about everything going well with the dumpster you rent. Contact a local rental company like Parks & Sons of Sun City, Inc. for more information about dumpster rental.