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What to Consider When Renting a Dumpster Service in Spring Hill

Have a little junk in your trunk? Probably not, because it’s all in your house!

Five to 14 million people across America are compulsive hoarders and live in houses filled with junk. Don’t be one of them! Rent a dumpster and give your Spring Hill home the cleaning it needs.

Make sure you know how to choose the most effective dumpster service for your situation. There are four variables to consider; your dumpster’s size, what you can (and cannot) dump, where you’ll be putting your dumpster, and the type of dumpster rental company you do business with.

Let’s explore.

Size Matters

Dumpsters are not one-size-fits-all. They come in various sizes. To make the most cost-effective decision, rent the appropriate size dumpster for your clean-out.

12-Yard Dumpsters

These are ideal for your annual spring cleaning project. They’re best suited for small homes with one to three residents discarding their trash.

The 12-yard dumpsters are large enough to hold 10 cubic yards of material and debris. That’s about the size of three pickup trucks.

Since 12-yard dumpsters are the smallest types, they have lower rates. These dumpsters are very affordable to rent for the day or weekend.

16-Yard Dumpsters

This size dumpster is equal to about 15 cubic yards, which translates to about four pickup truck loads. If you’re doing a moderate cleanout of your home or small business, this size dumpster should do the trick.

20-Yard Dumpsters

The king of the dumpsters is our 20-yard fleet. These bad boys are ideal for total home cleanouts and demolition projects. They’re perfect for homes with many residents discarding their trash.

The 20-yard dumpsters hold about 20 cubic yards of junk, which is about six pickup trucks worth. They can hold large amounts of waste, ranging from carpeting to home appliances.

Brush up on Your Dumping Knowledge

Before you rent a dumpster service, be aware of what you can and cannot throw out. Speak with your dumpster provider to clarify rules regarding specific waste and mixing materials. In some cases, heavier items cost extra to dump.

What to Dump

Most nonhazardous waste and debris can be tossed out. Below is a specific list of what you should be allowed to discard on dumping day:

  • Household junk: furniture, home appliances, and electronics
  • Yard waste: trees, branches, and grass
  • Construction debris: brick, stone, concrete, roofing shingles, wood, drywall
  • Flooring

In regards to yard waste, make sure your dumpster service accepts it. Some regions have regulations when it comes to green waste.

If your dumpster is going to be used predominately for heavy construction debris, notify your dumpster provider beforehand. It may require a specific dumpster that can hold the heavy materials.

Remember to donate whatever you can before turning to the trash. If electronics and furniture are still usable, offer them to local charities or the Salvation Army before tossing them in the dumpster.

What Not to Dump

Keep in mind that not everything is dumpster-approved. Certain hazardous and large items may not be allowed. 

Dumpster no-nos include:

  • Tires (because most landfills do not accept them)
  • Toxic chemicals: stains, lacquers, and paint
  • Hazardous waste: pesticides, motor oil, propane, household cleaners, medical waste, asbestos
  • Batters: car, lithium, alkaline, zinc-air, button cell

For your tires, try your local auto repair shop. They should be able to redirect you to someone who can dispose of your tire or take it completely off your hands.

Batteries can leak harmful chemicals, which is why they must be properly recycled. Take them to in designated bins commonly found in stores. Find a local battery recycle service here.

Know Where You’re Putting Your Dumpster

Before signing off on a dumpster, make sure you have an area to keep it. Dumpsters need plenty of room for a safe delivery and pickup. Make sure there aren’t any hanging wires or obstacles that could make transporting your dumpster difficult.

To be safe, allow 22 feet of free space above your dumpster. The driver should be able to make a three-point turn when transporting the dumpster. Complicated pickup and deliveries may result in extra charges.

If you need to keep your dumpster on your street, take precautionary measures. Notify your local authorities. You may need written approval or a permit to keep the dumpster in a public area.

Pick a Reputable Dumpster Service

When it comes to choosing the right dumpster provider, there are some factors to consider. The more communication, the better, so you and your dumpster service are on the same page about the entire process.

You need a reliable company with affordable pricing and no hidden fees. Your finished contract should include the amount of time you have the dumpster, how much weight is allowed, and a list of items that cannot be thrown away.

While searching for the right dumpster service, make sure you inquire about hidden or extra fees you might incur. These could include:

  • Overage charges
  • Tipping fees
  • Late fees
  • Fuel charges

Once you have a dumpster service in mind, check out their online reviews to verify they’re a reputable company. Use Google and Angie’s List to get an idea of dependable Spring Hill dumpster services. You need to be able to trust your dumpster provider will deliver what they promised in a timely fashion.

Ready to Dump Your Junk?

When renting a dumpster, choose the right size and know what you can and cannot toss away. Figure out the best place to put your dumpster and communicate with your dumpster service to ensure the process goes smoothly.

Thanks to Affordable Hauling, finding a trustworthy and affordable dumpster service in Spring Hill is easier than ever. Just check out our reviews to learn more about why customers rely on us for all of their dumping needs.

Contact us to get started on your dumpster rental and get your house cleaned out in no time.

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