Junk hauling with a team to load up your garbage or debris may be convenient, but a roll off dumpster is by far the most flexible and reasonably priced solution. Without getting trapped in “analysis paralysis” you want to evaluate local residential and commercial dumpster rental companies, and the first thing you need is a list of local firms offering this service. You’ve found it! Now that the question “is “What are my options on San Antonio, TX dumpster rental near me?” has been answered by this directory which lists your roll off trash container rental options, you’ll be raring to go. However, you’ll be wanting to look at more than one company to ensure you’re being charged a reasonable rate.
Getting an estimate for affordable dumpster rental will involve more than just asking for prices on a roll off container from a trash service. How do you know it will be big enough for your refuse? Unless you’re an old hand at the game, you’ll probably need a little advice, and that means describing the type of junk that needs to be loaded into the dumpster as well as the amount of debris removal you are looking at.
You can keep costs low by choosing a company that won’t have to haul your dumpster long-distance, but you will also want to ensure that professionalism is part of the package.
How much does it cost to rent a roll-off dumpster?
This is a very difficult question to answer, as your total dumpster rental cost varies as a result of a combination of factors. Rental cost alone is only one of these, and the bottom line that shows you just how much you can expect to pay for the entire task is far more meaningful. This total is influenced by several issues, some more obvious than others.
- Dumpsters come in a range of sizes. Picking the cheapest size may not give you the cheapest price. How so? A large load of debris in a large dumpster costs less than the same load of debris spread over several smaller roll off dumpsters.
- Next up, you have the actual disposal of the waste after it has been taken away. Dumping costs vary depending on the site to be used as well as the volume and weight of the load.
- Transport costs must also be factored into the equation. Diesel isn’t free, and the more your contractors need to use to get to your site and take the rubbish bin way, the more you’re going to pay.
- One area where you really can save if you ae able to organize things that way, is keeping the dumpster for the shortest time possible. If you can get it, load it, and have it taken away the next day, you’ll obviously pay less than you would if you kept it for a week or a month.
Which dumpster size to rent?
That depends on how much waste you have, but it also depends on the kind of waste. For instance, you can’t fill a dumpster up to the top if the materials you’re getting rid of are very heavy. To know what size to use, you should ask the companies you’re considering renting from for their recommendations. They will offer you one, several, or a combination of these dumpster sizes:
- 10-yard dumpster: 12 ft L x 8 ft W x 4 ft H. Choose this dumpster for small projects. It is suitable for most home waste disposal projects
- 20-yard dumpster: 22 ft L x 8 ft W x 4.5 ft H. Even a relatively small amount of construction debris will probably require this size dumpster as a minimum.
- 30-yard dumpster: 22 ft L x 8 ft W x 6 ft H. This dumpster is big enough for most renovation and small demolition projects’ waste.
- 40-yard dumpster: 22 ft L x 8 ft W x 8 ft H. An extra-large dumpster most often used for bigger, heavier rubbish, it’s the biggest of the garbage containers for rent.
- Sometimes you may be offered 6-yard dumpsters or 15-yard dumpsters.
What materials can you place in your container?
There are several important rules that apply to the material you place in your dumpster. That’s why talking to your San Antonio, Texas consultants at the rental offices is so important. If they give you written guidelines, be sure to go through them carefully. There are always good reasons for these rules, so you may not be able to get your dumpster taken away if you don’t stick to them. Your waste can be classified into broader categories as follows:
- Ordinary trash. This can be rather more formally termed “solid household waste”, and the only things you usually have to be sure of is that anything hazardous isn’t included, and that materials for recycling are kept separate from your load.
- Garden junk removal. Small amounts of dirt as well as all material that has been pruned or clipped away from plants will be taken to a composting plant, so be sure that this dumpster only contains useable material.
- Construction rubble. This is the trickiest type of waste, because there are so many different kinds of material. The heaviest ones have to be treated differently to the rest, and you won’t be able to fill your dumpster as much.
- Old household items you no longer want. The main concern here is that e-waste is much more hazardous than many people realize. It requires specialized disposal practices. Pack it into a box or boxes and don’t include it in your general dumpster load. Good waste management means taking care of the environment.
How you should prepare for dumpster arrival
Obviously, you know that just getting a dumpster is no good if you haven’t got some kind of a plan for the trash pickup. First and foremost, where would you like the dumpster to stand, and will the truck that brings it and collects it be able to get to that area? But that’s not all you have to consider. For example, you can’t place a heavy dumpster on soft earth and not expect it to sink in. This said, you might get away with it on reasonably firm ground if your load is light, otherwise, a paved surface is the best bet.
If you choose a paved surface, check whether you should have anything handy to place under the dumpster in order to prevent any damage to the paving. Many people use plywood sheeting for that, but always ask whether it will be necessary.
You might just decide that placing your dumpster outside your property for easy loading and offloading is the simplest solution, but if you do that, you will need to find out what permits have to be in place and where you should apply for them.
No matter where your dumpster is to stand, it’s best to talk to anyone that may be affected by its presence. After all, a dumpster isn’t the prettiest sight to look out onto if it happens to be in sight of your neighbor’s lounge window! To prevent an irate Mrs. Jones from next door scenario, make sure she knows the dumpster will be gone soon.
By now, you should be something of an expert on loading dumpsters: what can go in, what can’t go in and how much space you need to leave at the top of the load. But if the guys helping you with the loading job don’t know, errors could sneak in. Make sure they know just what they should and shouldn’t be doing.
Now you’re ready. Roll on the roll off dumpster!