Need help cleaning out that garage or basement?
A dumpster rental is an affordable and convenient solution. Whether you're renovating a home or just decluttering space, Michiana Estate Liquidation has the dumpster rental to suit your needs. If you’re considering renting a dumpster, here are do’s and don’ts to be aware of:
Do overload the 3-5 ton rated dumpster
The dumpster is rated to hold 3-5 tons of typical residential debris for a reason. Overloading the dumpster by exceeding its weight capacity can damage the unit, cause it to not close properly, delay pickup, or result in extra fees. Excess weight puts strain on the frame and wheels, reducing the lifespan of the dumpster.
Do organize debris into categories before filling the dumpster
Sorting your debris into logical categories like wood, metal, general trash, yard waste, etc. will allow you to fill the space in the dumpster efficiently while reducing odors. Filling similar materials together prevents heavier items from crushing lighter debris. It also enables easy unloading and separation at the disposal facility.
Don't overload heavy items in the center and corners of the dumpster
While the dumpster can handle a significant amount of weight overall, overloading the center and corners of the dumpster with heavy materials could cause it to become unstable and even tip over. Concentrating heavier debris like concrete, bricks, and steel pipes in the bottom and sides of the dumpster helps prevent tipping and ensures even weight distribution for safety.
Don't pack the dumpster too densely
An overly packed dumpster will not allow the lid to close fully, allowing debris to spill out during transport. Leaving 6-12 inches of headspace at the top of the dumpster when full allows the lid to close securely, containing all your waste inside. An open dumpster leads to a mess, wasted time cleaning up stray debris, and potential fines.