If you are currently renovating your home, you may want to consider renting a dumpster for the debris removal. Here are four tips that will help you avoid any extra rental fees:

1. Make Certain That the Location Has No Obstructions. 

When you have the dumpster placed, the area needs to be clear of tree branches, low hanging wires, vehicles and any other obstacles that could be keep the dumpster from being placed. The same is true for the dumpster being picked up at the end of the rental period. At this time, if the truck is unable to access the dumpster, there is the possibility that you will charged a failed delivery fee. 

2. Watch the Weight of the Dumpster Debris.

One of the most common fees that customers are charged with are overage fees. When you first rent a dumpster, you are told how much weight that your dumpster can hold. If your dumpster weight exceeds that weight, then you will be charged an overage fee. It is important to realize that just because you can keep fitting debris into the container, it doesn't mean that you haven't exceeded the limit. The volume of the dumpster and the weight of the dumpster are two separate numbers. So, make sure that you pay attention to the weight and not the volume.

3. Avoid Throwing Away Prohibited Items.

While it would be great if any and all items could be thrown away in the dumpster, this is not the case. Every dumpster rental company will have a list of prohibited items that are not permitted to be throw into the dumpster. Usually, these items will be gone over with you at the time of rental. Some of the most common prohibited items include wet paints, car batteries, and tires. If you are unsure whether or not something that you want to throw into the dumpster is allowed or not, give your dumpster rental company a call and ask. It's better to take the time and ask so that you can avoid a fee in case it is prohibited. 

4. Don't Let the Debris Overflow the Dumpster.

As you loading debris into your dumpster, you want to make sure that you don't allow it to overflow. There is a fill line on every dumpster. If your debris goes above this line, the hauler that picks up the dumpster will be unable to pick it up. When this happens, you will likely be charged a failed delivery fee.

For more information, you will want to contact a company such as Contractors Disposal Inc.

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