Here at Big Red Box Dumpster Rental, we’re excited to launch our new blog! The articles you find here will give you lots of great information, tips, and news that you can use to make the best possible decisions about dumpster rentals in Charleston and the surrounding Tri-County area. To kick things off, we thought we would provide what we think are the top three most useful tips for someone looking rent a roll-off dumpster in the Charleston area. We hope you learn something valuable, and we hope you’ll give us a call for all of your local dumpster rental needs.
- Get the Right Size
There’s only one thing worse than realizing that you overestimated how much dumpster space you were going to need for your project and wasted money on a dumpster that was too big for your needs: realizing that you underestimated and got a dumpster that was too small! It’s surprisingly difficult to estimate how much waste a job like a kitchen renovation or a landscaping project is going to generate. We provide some helpful guidelines on our website, but the best move is to give us a call and talk to one of our agents, who can give you a professional estimate of which of our two dumpster sizes is the best choice for your job.
One great feature of our Big Red Box dumpsters, whether you choose the 15- or 30-cubic yard size, is a walk-in door that you can use to load very heavy or oversized items. This convenient component saves you the hassle of lifting large, heavy pieces of debris over the side of your dumpster.
- Go Local
Dumpster rental in Charleston may seem like one of those services that is roughly the same from whatever provider you choose. After all, you can find quite a few national dumpster rental companies with great-looking websites and impressive numbers about the huge number of customers they’ve served. But before you call that 1-800 number and wait on hold to talk to an agent at a national call center, consider the advantages that a local company providing dumpster rental in Charleston can offer. For one thing, your dumpster request and any questions you have will not be routed through a call center to a local representative—you’ll get to talk with the folks who are actually dispatching a driver to your location within the next few hours. Because our yard and headquarters are right here in the Lowcountry, we can offer a level of agility and service speed that are simply impossible to match with a nationwide operation. And with less overhead than the national chains, your local service is able to charge you less for your rental, saving you money on your dumpster rental in Charleston. Additionally, your money stays in the local economy providing jobs for not only our employees but all of the local vendors we use as well.
- Prepare the Drop-Off Site
Our drivers are experts at backing your roll-off in Charleston into just the right spot, whether that’s in your driveway or on the street in front of your home. However, there are some common issues that can make it too hazardous to drop your dumpster where it needs to go. You can help your driver out—and make sure your dumpster ends up as close as possible to your work site—by ensuring that all vehicles are moved from the area so that they don’t block the route. It’s also a good idea to tell your agent over the phone about any potential obstacles, such as septic tanks, retaining walls, or narrow driveways so that the driver can navigate them safely. One of the biggest obstacles that homeowners fail to mention is the presence of low-hanging power lines. When you communicate with our agents about these obstacles, they can work with you to figure out the safest location for your dumpster drop-off and avoid confusion when your driver arrives.
We hope that you will get in touch with us for your next project requiring dumpster rental in Charleston. From spring cleaning to construction sites, our dumpsters are perfect for waste disposal during jobs of all types and sizes. And check back with our blog on a monthly basis to find out more tips, news, and useful information that can save you money and time during your next big job!