Renting a roll-off dumpster is a great way to save time and money during your next renovation. The process is fairly simple, and it allows you to focus your energy on more intensive parts of the construction project. A dumpster rental company will mainly facilitate the delivery and pickup processes, but you should still know what the process will entail. Certain elements in the process may require your involvement or instruction, so it’s best to be as prepared as possible. This guide explores what to expect during a dumpster pickup and the basic elements of the overall process.
Scheduling dumpster pickup
Knowing what to expect during a dumpster pickup often starts with scheduling the pickup itself. You’ll need to schedule a specific pickup time and date—the dumpster won’t automatically be picked up at the end of your rental period, as some people end up needing to keep their dumpsters longer than the initial rental period. Dumpsters can be removed before the rental period has ended or after. However, it’s important to note that if you wish to keep the dumpster longer, you may incur an additional charge. A 24-hour window is suggested when you’re scheduling pickup for your rental dumpster.
Assessing the amount of waste
On the day of your dumpster removal, the pickup driver will assess the amount and weight of the waste in the dumpster. The acceptable amount of weight will depend on the size and type of the dumpster itself. Smaller dumpsters are less costly, but they cannot accommodate large amounts of waste. For more information on specific costs and weight requirements for different dumpsters, including 15-yard-dumpster rental costs, contact our team at Vine Disposal. Exceeding the acceptable weight limit for your dumpster will incur an additional cost. The materials in the dumpster shouldn’t extend past the top of the dumpster, and the door must be able to shut fully. If this isn’t possible, you may need to schedule an additional pickup for those extra items.
Pickup process and aftermath
At the end of the day, the pickup process for a rental dumpster is relatively quick and easy. The pickup driver will load the dumpster onto the bed of a truck, remove it from your property safely and efficiently, and transport it to a facility. The dumpster will then be weighed and the waste will be safely disposed of. The following invoice will designate costs in relation to the weight of the dumpster as well as the time frame in which it was used. This invoice will also account for the disposal of any specialty items such as mattresses.