Dumpster Rental Planning Checklist

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Arranging for a dumpster rental at your home requires more than simply making a phone call. There are several tasks you will want to complete first to ensure your rental goes as smoothly as possible. The following list can help you prepare for the rental.

#1: Check into any regulations

There are a few places you need to check with before you schedule your dumpster rental. First and foremost, call your city or county clerk or the code enforcement office and find out if a permit is necessary. Some municipalities will require a permit or will only allow dumpsters in certain residential zones for a specified number of days. There may also be safety rules you have to follow in regards to where it is parked. Next, check with your homeowner's association, if applicable, to make sure they don't have any rules regarding temporary dumpsters. You may need to get special permission or follow rules on size or parking location.

#2: Consider your site

The dumpster rental company will need to know where to place the dumpster as soon as they arrive, so it is best to have a site picked out and prepared in advance. An ideal site is easy to access, which means it is right next to a road or driveway. It should also be level. Depending on local regulations, you may not be able to park the dumpster on a street or sidewalk, which means you must have a suitable place directly on your property, such as a driveway or accessible patio. Also, keep in mind that although a dumpster can be placed on landscaped areas, you may need to reseed the grass or perform other landscape repairs once it is removed.

#3: Plan for safety

Dumpsters can be attractive to others in your neighborhood, from curious kids to adults wanting to use it or root through it. For safety's sake, and to ensure no one damages the dumpster or fills it with their garbage, make sure the dumpster you order has a lid that can be locked. Some dumpsters have built-in locks, while others will require you to get a sturdy lock. You may also have to erect a temporary fence around the dumpster, depending on local rules. If so, then check into fence rentals at the same time you are arranging for the dumpster. Some dumpster companies include fencing for free or for a nominal fee.

For more help, contact a dumpster company in your area.


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