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One of the most critical decisions regarding your renovation project is the dumpster you decide to rent. According to Fixr, a ten-yard dumpster can hold an average of two to three tons of building waste. Depending on the scope and size of your project, you may have different needs for a dumpster rental. If this is your first time renting a dumpster, you may not know which type of container to choose. Below are tips on choosing a dumpster rental that suits your needs.

What Are Your Needs?

The first thing you need to do when choosing a dumpster rental is to determine your needs. The amount of waste you produce depends on the renovation project you are doing. A basement renovation will require a larger dumpster than a kitchen renovation. You may also need more than one dumpster if your project involves multiple rooms or floors in your home. Asking yourself questions about your needs will help you determine what size and type of dumpster best suit your project.

How Much Waste Will You Produce?

After analyzing how much waste by volume you will produce, the next thing to consider is whether the containers’ measurements are by weight or by volume. This is an important question most people overlook when searching for a dumpster rental. Using a dumpster that is measured by weight will be more expensive if you produce a lot of waste in a short amount of time. You also may not want to use one that charges by volume if you have lots of trash in your house or if you have large furniture and appliances to get rid of.

What Kind of Waste Will You Produce?

When choosing a dumpster rental for your project, you must consider what materials the waste will contain. Take into consideration what type of renovation project you are doing. A home renovation will require a specific kind of container. Sometimes you can embark on a large-scale renovation project. In such a case, many different containers can help keep your construction materials safe from the elements and pests.

It’s also important to consider what you can and can’t dispose of via dumpster rentals. Household junk and debris from construction or home improvement projects are typically allowed in a dumpster. This includes remodeling debris such as drywall, lumber, flooring, cabinetry, and siding, as well as general household items from decluttering projects. However, while you can toss most household junk and construction debris in a roll-off dumpster rental, a few restrictions apply. Some things you can’t put in your dumpster rental are household cleaning supplies, adhesives, medical waste, and other hazardous materials. Be sure to consider this based on the type of waste you need to remove from your home.

How Do You Determine Cost vs Value?

A short-term dumpster rental will not cost as much as a long-term one. The long-term option offers flexibility for smaller projects and saves you money in the long run. Before selecting the dumpster, you must determine how long your demolition will last and whether you need to continue disposing of materials. You should consider the period before and during the renovation. In addition, think about the days and months after your renovation project when you still have construction leftovers.

Are You Hauling Debris or Exporting Waste?

If your waste is destined for a landfill, there is no reason to use a larger dumpster than you need for one visit. You may still need a dumpster rental if you take the waste to a recycling or composting facility. If you are exporting waste, you might want to rent a dumpster that can hold more waste than you would have from your renovation project.

How Long Will You Need It?

Think about how long your renovation will take and how often you need the dumpster during construction. You may need to revisit the job site after the renovation is complete. Some companies charge extra for this. Be sure that you know what it will cost if you need to return and finish your project.

There are a lot of things to consider when deciding on the right dumpster for you. To learn more about our dumpster rental options, give us a call today.