Well done! Your building project is complete, the massive event you organized is set to go off smoothly, or the accumulated household junk of years is earmarked for disposal. Now just need the rubbish, junk and debris taken away, and you’ve already worked out that loading up your garbage containers for rent yourself, or even getting help to do the job, will be far less costly than just calling junk haulers and leaving it to them. Since you’re into convenience, you hit Google and searched “dumpster rental near me” or words to that effect, and arrived here.
Now that you know what Atlanta Georgia companies you can contact, what comes next? Our advice is to get three estimates to find the most affordable dumpster rental service. It’s the smart thing to do, and you’ll easily find three roll of container companies to get them from by browsing this local directory. Don’t just pick a dumpster size or number of dumpsters at random. The waste management experts can advise you if you are able to tell them what your load of junk consists of and how much of it there is.
A quick check of reviews will tell you whether others have been satisfied with the service, and a comparison of estimates tells you whether you’re being charged a market-related price.
How much does it cost to rent a roll-off dumpster?
Unfortunately, the total cost (rather than just the rental cost) is impossible to estimate without knowing your particular set of circumstances. It doesn’t help getting a cheap rental cost if the other costs associated with the waste disposal project are not reasonable too. That’s why looking for the cheapest residential and commercial dumpster rental cost isn’t going to help you until you’ve factored everything else in.
- What size roll off containers do you need? You can get everything from a 10 yard dumpster to a huge 40 yard dumpster. But don’t be fooled into thinking that because smaller dumpsters are cheaper, choosing them will cost less. The total magnitude of the task determines the most economical size.
- What do your local authorities charge for the eventual disposal of your debris? That varies depending on the site itself as well as the volume and weight of the containers.
- How far do trucks have to drive? Rates are calculated on a per mile basis as a rule, so a cheap rental far away will cost you more in the long run because of added transportation costs.
- When will your dumpster be ready for junk removal? The longer it remains on your site, the more it will cost you. Next day debris removal isn’t always possible from your perspective, but if it is, you can reduce overall costs.
Which dumpster size to rent?
You can’t just look at a pile of waste and pick a size, at least, not if you want to be certain of the right choice. When you get your estimate, ask the Atlanta, GA rental company to recommend a size that’s suitable for the amount of waste as well as the type of waste you want to dispose of. Here are the dumpster sizes and dimensions of standard roll off dumpsters.
- 10-yard dumpster: 12 ft L x 8 ft W x 4 ft H. This small sized dumpster suits small jobs and relatively lightweight material.
- 20-yard dumpster: 22 ft L x 8 ft W x 4.5 ft H. You will use this size of dumpster for smaller amounts of rubble or big household cleanouts.
- 30-yard dumpster: 22 ft L x 8 ft W x 6 ft H. Bigger renovation projects’ waste requires a bigger, tougher dumpster with a spacious bin.
- 40-yard dumpster: 22 ft L x 8 ft W x 8 ft H. You don’t get a dumpster bigger than this one. Note that it is higher than the 30-yard dumpster.
- 6-yard dumpsters and 15-yard dumpsters are rarer trash containers, but some companies offer them.
What materials can you place in your container?
Chances are, your dumpster trash service people will talk you through this. Although you can get rid of most types of waste in a dumpster, you can’t mix certain types of waste. You also can’t dump chemicals or anything that can be classified as hazardous waste. Be sure to study the guidelines for filling dumpsters, and make sure that everyone who is helping you to load them up knows the rules. Broadly, the waste people place in dumpsters falls into four categories:
- Household solid waste: A load of trash this big is usually contributed to by a whole lot of people, so provide separate bins for recyclables to give you a head start on sorting it.
- Garden waste: Remember that hard landscaping waste such as old paving would count as construction waste, and use a garden waste dumpster for prunings, clippings and dirt only. This dumpster load can be turned into useful compost if there is a composting plant in your area.
- Construction waste: As you can imagine, this covers a lot of different materials. Roofing, flooring, bricks and concrete, dry-walling and more fall into this category. Again, some materials are recyclable, but the heaviest materials are your biggest concern. Combine them in a dumpster without mixing in the lighter materials.
- Household goods: Broken appliances and furniture that’s too battered to give away are among the items that people get rid of using a dumpster. It’s wise to keep a box for e-waste, because it can’t go into the load with everything else. You should check which electronic items you need to treat in this way.
How you should prepare for dumpster arrival
Now that you have chosen a roll off dumpster rental, you might need to check a few more facts. How much turning space will the delivery truck need? Is your gate wide enough? And, most important of all, just where is the dumpster going to go? A paved surface is the best, and sometimes the only, solution.
Your dumpster is pretty heavy even without the load, and you can be sure it is going to be much heavier when full. A stable surface is important, but you also wouldn’t want that surface to get damaged. Discuss these and any other concerns with your rental company. They’ll also be able to tell you where you should apply for permits if you decide that leaving the dumpster outside your property boundary is easiest.
Keeping good relationships with neighbors makes for a peaceful life, so be sure they know there’s going to be a dumpster, especially if it obtrudes on their view in any way. They’ll be relieved to hear that it won’t be there for long, as you’re planning trash pickup as soon as possible, and you’ll have done your duty as a good neighbor.
Finally, you need to discuss the task at hand with any laborers who will be working with you to fill your dumpster up. Just as you had to find out what materials can be combined in a dumpster and how much space to leave at the top of your load. They also need to know.
That’s it! You’re ready for smooth, speedy and efficient dumpster loading – now the rental firm can bring it on!