Sometimes just using your standard trash bins for garbage collection isn’t enough. Whether you just completed a renovation project or are cleaning out the home of a hoarder, roll-off dumpster rentals can be a handy service that gets your property back in shape.
Renting a 20, 30, or 40 yard dumpster from Texas Johns requires more preparation than just ordering and waiting. Here are some of the best ways to ensure that your dumpster rental is efficient and faces as little red tape as possible.
Make Sure You Have Enough Space
The area where you place your dumpster should have enough space around it for you and your team to easily move around and dispose of your garbage.
We also recommend that your dumpster has at least 20 feet of available space above its lip. This will ensure a smooth delivery and pickup that doesn’t present any risk of damage to areas of your property like low-hanging trees, rooftops, and awing.
Apply for a Permit if Necessary
Much like porta-potty rentals, if your roll-off dumpster needs to be placed on a sidewalk or street, it’s no longer on private property and requires a local permit. Permits ensure that your rental isn’t in violation of any local ordinances and helps you avoid any hefty fines.
The permit process in Texas is relatively simple, but you should still plan out your application at least a month before you are ready to sign a contract with a dumpster rental company.
Ensure Your Surface is Optimal for Use
The surface where you place your dumpster should be cleared out and free of any slipping hazards. Yes, dumpsters are able to function on gravel, grass, and pavement; but remember, the dryer and flatter your surface the more secure your dumpster will be during use.
Recycle Where You Can
It may be tempting to rent your dumpster and just start throwing everything in that you can. However, mixing your recycling with garbage isn’t the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of precious recyclables.
Before your dumpster arrives, take some time to review your waste and recycle where you can. There are plenty of recycling companies that will accept your plastic, scrap metals, and unwanted appliances for cash.
So, save the environment and make a little extra for yourself in the process.
Get Familiar With the Do’s and Don’ts of Roll-Off Dumping
Roll-off dumping may be a great way to lighten your load but it’s definitely not a free-for-all.
Items like paint, tires, hazardous waste, and more are prohibited from being dumped and each have their own means of proper disposal.
If you have any questions on your ability to throw a specific item in a dumpster, ask your rental team upon arrival for an honest response.
Secure Your Next Roll-Off Rental With Texas Johns
Don’t let the trash on your property pile up. Let Texas Johns’ roll-off dumpster rental service help you make the first moves towards cleanliness.
Contact us today to learn more about our roll-off rentals and portable restroom rentals for your next big project. Sanitation is our priority, and we are always ready to make your event, construction site, or home, a cleaner place.