Whether you've got a yard to clean up or you're in the middle of a remodeling project, a dumpster will give you the space you need to get rid of the junk. Most clean-up or remodeling projects require more space than your typical residential garbage bins will allow for. One of the benefits of dumpster rentals is that the garbage company can make weekly visits to empty it for you. Once you're done with your project, the dumpster will be picked up and removed from your property. There are some steps you should take to prevent problems though. Here are three steps you should take to ensure a problem-free dumpster rental.
Choose the Area Wisely
When it comes to renting a dumpster, the first thing you want to do is choose the right spot for it. The last thing you want to do is choose a location that's all wrong. First, make sure the location isn't going to block your access to the garage, driveway, or sidewalks. Next, make sure it's in a location where the garbage company will be able to access it for emptying. Finally, make sure it's not going to be located directly under power lines.
Clear the Area
Once you've chosen the right spot for your dumpster, you'll want to clear the area. Remove any debris that might get in the way of the delivery. If the soil isn't level, place a sheet of plywood on the ground, to prevent tipping. If you're going to be placing the dumpster on your driveway, it's also a good idea to place a sheet of plywood on the driveway to prevent damage. While you have the dumpster on your property, it's a good idea to keep the area clean, especially if you're going to be using the dumpster for household waste. Loose garbage on the ground can attract pests.
You want to prevent accidents while the dumpster is on your property. This is particularly important if you have children in the neighborhood who like to climb. First, avoid resting debris against the outside of the dumpster. Large items can become the perfect way for children to climb inside the dumpster. Next, be sure to keep the lid closed on the dumpster whenever it's not in use. If the dumpster has a latch on it, be sure to secure it with a lock whenever you're away from home. The lock will prevent accidents and illegal dumping.
To learn more about renting a dumpster, contact a company like Peterson's Service Corp.