Dumpster Tips to Avoid Property Damage

5 Dumpster Tips to Avoid Property Damage

You’ve finally pulled the trigger on that kitchen renovation, bathroom remodel, or garage cleanout and are ready to have a dumpster delivered but are worried about how the delivery of the large container may fit on your property. No worries, you’ve come to the right place. Follow these steps to help avoid any potential property damage to your job site.

  1. Find the Ideal Location for Your Dumpster Rental

Placing your dumpster may seem like an easy decision, but where its placed plays a huge role in determining how efficiently it’s used. Lets say it’s a roofing job, you may want to place it closer to the roof so you can throw shingles directly from the roof. However its also important to be aware of you surroundings. Are there low powerlines, tree branches, or other items that could cause problems? Dumpsters are heavy and will only get heavier when you throw stuff in them so the best place for them is a hard, level surface such as a driveway. You will want to avoid soft ground that could cause sinking, or damage such as ripping up grass. If you do choose to use your driveway we recommend laying down plywood that could help prevent scratches or additional damage.

  1. Be Mindful of What You Put in There

While we can figure out a way to dispose of just about anything you throw in there (Here’s a blog about what we can’t) certain things could cause a head ache for you. For example, paint, oils, or other chemicals may stain your driveway if they seep out the back when we are picking up the dumpster. Keep in mind there is a small space at the bottom of the dumpster door where liquids can seep out.

  1. Have an Open Pathway

Keep in mind wherever we place the dumpster we will have to come back to pick it up. This means if its in a yard tire tracks could be left indented on the grass. Avoid keeping items, such as cars, near the dumpster to avoid possible damage during the delivery and pick up process.

  1. Don’t Overload Your Dumpster

Besides a safety risk overloading your dumpster could cause you to incur a dry-run fee. Additionally, when we pick up the dumpster items could shift and cause damage to any items in the surrounding areas. Its important to keep the dumpster “water level”.

  1. Inspect the Site After Your Dumpster has Been Removed

After your dumpster has been picked up and removed from the jobsite, survey the area to make sure there isn’t any debris left behind that could cause damage. For example, maybe you just had your roof redone and the roofers were throwing items from the roof into the dumpster. This could cause roofing nails to scatter around the dumpster, potentially leaving you with a flat tire that needs to be replaced.

With a little effort and foresight avoiding dumpster damage is pretty easy. As always if we can ever help or you have any more questions feel free to give us a call 843.300.8664

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