3 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Dumpster Rental

Posted on: 19 February 2016


For those who are looking to remodel their home, there are a lot of different things that you need to have in order to make sure the process goes through as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Beyond having a good construction professional on hand, you also need to make sure you have a dumpster available to dispose of the excess materials. However, not all dumpsters are the same. They come in an assortment of sizes and shapes. To make sure you get what you need for your project, here are three questions to ask the rental company.

What materials can go into the dumpster?

One of the main questions to ask the rental company is what type of materials can be thrown into the dumpster. You need to make sure you have a dumpster that is going to work for your individual project needs. It isn't going to do you any good to have a dumpster delivered that doesn't allow you to throw your specific type of building materials in it. There are special dumpsters that can be used to throw hazardous materials in, while other dumpsters allow for everyday building materials.

How much time is the rental for?

Some rental companies charge a set amount of money based on so many days of rental while others charge you by the day. You need to make sure of how much time you have to get your project done and have the dumpster picked up from you. If you are only allowed five days for the price you paid, you don't want to keep the dumpster there for seven. That will end up costing you more and changing the whole price point. Other companies charge by the day, regardless of how many days you have it at your home. This is what you need to know to better plan your finances.

Are there any extra fees for the rental?

Ask about if there are any added fees that you could be hit with, such as throwing an item in the dumpster that might not be part of the original package deal. Some companies allow you to go beyond the traditional materials, provided you are willing to pay for it. You just need to be aware of what extra fees there are that you could be charged.

By asking the questions above, you can save yourself a lot of time and hassle in securing your dumpster rental today.