Rolling up your sleeves and tackling a home renovation job can turn a room that was formerly an eyesore into an esthetically pleasing space. While the results of your hard work can be impressive, you'll also have to make a plan for dealing with the mess. Many renovation jobs, especially if they involve any degree of demolition, generate a significant amount of waste that you'll have to deal with. Repeated trips to the dump are time-consuming, but renting a dumpster and having it placed in your driveway gives you an easy way to get rid of your junk. Before you confirm your rental with a local waste management company, here are three things to think about.
Determining the right size of the dumpster for your project is one of the first questions you must ask yourself, but it's reasonable to expect that you might not have the answer. It's difficult to equate a bathroom renovation, for example, with the square footage of waste the project will create. You can shed some light on the subject by calling a waste management company, expressing interest in renting a dumpster and sharing some details about your upcoming project. The company's representative should be able to ask you some simple questions about what fixtures you're getting rid of and help you determine the ideal size of dumpster to rent.
Determining how long you need access to the dumpster can help you budget for the rental. Waste management companies can accommodate customers who need dumpsters for just a single day or for a period of several weeks. By being able to estimate the length of time you plan to spend on your renovation project, you'll be able to fairly accurately assess your dumpster need; some companies offer cost-effective rates for longer rental periods, while others can accommodate extremely short rentals at competitive prices.
It's conventional to have the dumpster placed in your driveway, but if you're concerned about this location, it's important to give the placement some consideration. If you live in an area governed by a tenants' association, it's prudent to check with someone in the organization to ensure the dumpster's placement doesn't break any rules. If you're allowed to have the dumpster in your driveway, check if there's an acceptable duration. Should you be unable to have the dumpster in your driveway, consider if a truck could access your side or backyard. If you're considering this option, measure the access to your yard and provide it to the waste management company's representative to ensure the delivery is feasible.
For more information, contact ESP Dumpsters & Waste Services or a similar company.