Before you rent a dumpster, there are certain things you need to know; things that will make the dumpster process go easier and better such as making sure that the dumpster company has been in business for a while. A dumpster company that has been in business for at least a couple of years is a company that is probably run well and does a good job keeping his customers happy. You can find information on dumpster rental companies by searching the Internet or calling the company directly. In addition, you can save money on dumpsters by contacting a local dumpster company. In most cases, local companies are family owned, small and pride themselves on doing a good job.

Another tip that you need to know is the “tipping charge.” The tipping charge is what landfills charge dumpster companies when they dump waste at the landfill. This is important to you because what is charged is the amount of weight of material that they are dumping. If the weight of your dumpster material exceeds the limit that was set for it, you may end up owing more. It is important to know these charges in the beginning so that you can be prepared for it. To find a dumpster that will be the best size for you, check out their website or give them a call. To ensure that the cost of dumpster will not exceed what you anticipated, upgrade your dumpster rental size. This will allow you more space and higher weight limits.

Keep in mind; there are various sizes of dumpster to choose from such as 10 yard dumpsters, 20 yard dumpsters, 30 yard dumpster and 40 yard dumpsters. For example, 10 yard dumpsters are good for small remodeling projects or medium sized projects like a shingle roof removal about 1,500 feet. A 40 yard dumpster is usually for commercial or industrial purposes but if you are doing a siding replacement, this may be a good size for you. Twenty yard dumpsters are used for medium sized remodeling projects or major clean-outs such as shingle roof removal or carpet removal. In addition, 30 yard dumpsters are often used for commercial purposes such as a major construction or home addition.

For some, renting a dumpster can be overwhelming; however, there are other tips that will make the process go better such as understanding what is O.K. to put in your rental dumpster. Wood shingles, tiles and yard waste are fine but mattresses, batteries and such cannot be placed in the dumpster.