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Three Steps For Siting A Residential Dumpster Rental

Renting a dumpster can save you many trips to the dump if you have a major decluttering or remodeling project going on at your home. Of course, there is a challenge in selecting a site to place the dumpster where it is convenient for use but where it also doesn't obstruct others. The following guide can help you with the placement of a rental dumpster at your home.

Step #1: Check local regulations

Regulations can vary depending on your city. First and foremost, check with the city to make sure you don't need a special permit to park the dumpster either on the street or on your property. There may be rules on the type of streets you can place a dumpster, as well as size or lot placement restrictions. Your county permitting office should have this information, and many dumpster rental companies are also aware of the rules. In fact, some companies may even provide the permit for you.

You also need to check your homeowners' association to see if they have rules about dumpsters. Many require that you get advance permission. They may only allow dumpsters onsite for a limited period or only at certain times of the year.

Step #2: Consider access concerns

Most homeowners only rent a dumpster for a short period, but if you will have yours several weeks and anticipate having it dumped in that period, you will need to make sure it is placed somewhere that is accessible for the dump truck. Otherwise, the location only needs to be accessible for delivery. Roll-off dumpsters and some smaller models can be placed by forklifts, which means you can place them in narrow areas (such as a backyard). For larger models, truck access may be needed.

Also, make sure the location is convenient for you. If you will be loading it with heavy lumber, for example, you don't want to trek to a far corner of the property to dump. The dumpster should be close to the work area.

Step #3: Protect your landscaping

Finally, consider your landscaping. This is especially important if the dumpster will be placed for more than a few days. Strive to park it on a paved or gravel area, such as the street, a driveway, or a patio. If you must place it on the grass, mow first and put down a board for each wheel to help distribute the weight and to avoid divots in the turf. Keep in mind that you may need to resod the area after the dumpster is moved.

Contact a rental company or look at websites like http://www.tri-statedisposal.com/ for more information on renting dumpsters.