There are a lot of things you need to take into consideration when getting rid of debris like insulation, roofing, flooring, drywall and wood. The following are some of the key tips on how to properly dispose of construction debris and avoid overages and additional fees:
1. Plan Ahead of Time
It is easier to plan in advance and select the right dumpster size for your needs when you know the amount and type of debris which will be or has already been produced. For instance, concrete debris basically needs to be segregated from other kinds of construction debris. Concrete is also heavy and dense in comparison to other construction materials such as lumber or metal.
Knowing this kind of details will definitely help you as well as the dumpster rental service select the best roll-off container for the project.
Lighter Debris (dry wood, insulation) = Larger Dumpster (about 20- to 40-yard bin)
Heavy Debris (shingles, concrete) = Small Dumpster (about 10-yard bin)
2. Estimate the Volume of Debris Accurately
1 cubic yard of debris or junk measures 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet – most probably the same size with that of a kitchen stove (standard). Roughly 10 kitchen stoves would actually fit in a ten-yard roll-off dumpster rental. That may make it a lot easier to see which dumpster rental service is best for your needs and may also make it even easier to do the calculations when finding out how much debris or junk your project will produce in comparison to the capacity of the dumpster you will need to accommodate them all.
3. Do Not Mix the Construction Debris with the General Waste
Most cities don’t allow the mixing of construction debris into the stream of general waste such as the household trash. Rent multiple dumpsters, if necessary, in order to accommodate different kinds of debris and wastes. It basically depends on the amount of waste you have, hiring a waste removal service provider to handle all or most of the projects may be a more affordable and convenient option at the same time.
4. Purchase a Slightly Bigger Container
Another expensive error is hiring a dumpster truck that is not huge enough to accomplish the cleanup. Selecting a dumpster rental service that is too small may lead to more costs and hassle. You will also have to either order an extra dumpster or pay the overage fees for overloading the dumpster truck.
5. Plan Container Pick-Ups and Swap-Outs in Advance
You should make sure that the job site runs fine by booking dumpster pick-ups in advance. Depending on the schedule of the dumpster rental service provider, it may be weeks or several days prior to your dumpster can be swapped out or picked up with a new dumpster.
Having said that, the main key to a successful cleanup of your construction debris is planning ahead of time and effective communication with the roll-off dumpster rental service.