Do you have a construction site, and you need to figure out how to get rid of your debris? It is quite understandable that you might have so much that you are considering renting a dumpster (or multiple) to get rid of it all successfully. From roofing, drywall, insulation, wood to flooring, you must keep some tips in mind when removing these things. These tips will also help you avoid pitfalls, such as overages and additional fees. Let’s dive right in.
Planning before executing any major task is the only way to make it successful. So, before you start thinking about disposing of the debris at a construction site, you have to know how much debris has been (or will be) generated. For instance, when clearing a construction site that contains debris such as concrete, shingles, lumber, dry wood, and some other materials, you should separate concrete debris from those other materials. Concrete and shingles heavier and denser, and should not be disposed of with the less dense materials like dry wood. Knowing all these will help you choose the most suitable roll-off container to dispose all the debris.
2. Get an accurate volume of the debris
The size of one cubic yard of debris is 3 ft. x 3 ft. x 3 ft. which is similar to the size of a standard kitchen stove. So, when you look at a 10-yard roll-off dumpster, you should be looking at the size of ten kitchen stoves. By doing your estimates this way, you will be able to work out what size of roll-off dumpster will hold your construction debris.
3. Separate general waste from construction debris
General waste or household waste should not be mixed with construction debris for disposal. Most municipalities have laws against this, and if you are caught using one dumpster for household debris, construction debris, and other wastes, you may be asked to pay some fees.
If you have different types of debris to throw away, what you should do is rent more than one dumpster so that you will be able to separate them all.
If you have a large amount of junk to throw away, it may be more affordable and convenient to hire a debris removal service to do the work for you.
4. Order for a larger container
It would be unfortunate to order a roll-off dumpster that will not be able to contain all the construction debris that you want to dispose. A small dumpster can lead to more cost and stress. You may have to order an extra dumpster or overfill the small one which will cost you more.
5. Schedule container pickups and swaps ahead of time
To make things run smoothly, make sure you schedule pickups and swaps with the dumpster rental company ahead of time. Rental services work on schedule, and it may take some time before they can fit you in. Therefore, book your spot ahead.
Proper planning is the key to clearing out construction debris successfully. You should also maintain a clear line of communication with the roll-off dumpster company. With the tips above, you can make sure that debris disposal for your project is carried out smoothly and without problems.