Home improvement projects are an opportunity to make your house feel that much more like your home. While it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of a home makeover and start on your project as soon as possible, proper planning and preparation is the key to a smooth, successful home improvement project.
Home renovations can create a lot of trash, and proper waste disposal is one thing many people may not think about before starting a home improvement project. You don’t want to wait until you’ve started your project to realize you haven’t thought about how to get rid of all of the debris it’s going to create.
Read on as we discuss the best way to handle renovation waste disposal.
How To Get Rid of Renovation Waste
The way you dispose of your renovation waste will depend on the type of project you’re doing and its size. For smaller projects or minor cosmetic changes, you may be able to dispose of your home makeover waste through your weekly trash services. Larger quantities of trash, old appliances, yard waste, and bulky items may need to be taken to a dump, donated, or recycled by yourself or a junk removal company.
Another alternative, which is much more convenient and cost-effective is roll-off dumpsters. Roll-off dumpsters are the perfect waste removal solution for home improvement projects of any size and manner, including yard clean-up, kitchen, bathroom, or full home renovation and remodel, and junk removal.
The Benefits of Renting a Roll-Off Dumpster for Your Renovation Project
While hiring a junk removal service may sound appealing, there are a few downsides to this approach. Junk removal services typically charge by the hour — a lot of waste can add up to a hefty bill. If they accidentally leave behind trash, you’re left with figuring out how to get rid of it. In addition, you have to make an appointment ahead of time with a junk removal company, which can be problematic if your project takes longer than expected.
Roll-off dumpsters rentals, on the other hand, have many more benefits. They are highly convenient and enable you to work at your own pace, giving you greater control and flexibility with your project’s timeline. If you finish your project early, you aren’t stuck waiting on a junk removal company to pick up your renovation waste so that you can continue working. If you finish your project late, you can just extend your rental period and don’t have the pressure of sticking to a junk remover’s schedule.
Selecting the Right Size Roll-Off Dumpster
Roll-off dumpsters can be found in a range of sizes. They are measured in cubic yards, which specifies the volume of waste they can contain. The size you select will depend on the type of project. The larger the renovation, the larger volume of waste it will create and, in turn, the larger the roll-off you need.
- 10-yard roll-off dumpsters can hold up to 2 tons of job site waste, or up to 4,000 pounds. Roll-offs of this size are ideal for smaller projects such as small bathroom renovations, garage, attic, or basement cleanout, deck or patio makeovers, and decluttering before a move.
- 20-yard roll-off dumpsters are able to hold up to four tons (8,000 pounds) of debris. Dumpsters of this size are a great option for home remodels, new roof installations, flooring/carpet or wall removal, yard and landscaping projects, and kitchen renovations.
- 30-yard roll-off dumpsters can hold up to 10,000 pounds (5 tons) of renovation waste. Dumpsters of this size are ideal for building demolition projects, home additions and expansions, residential and commercial projects, and other large renovation projects.
You may have to get a permit or meet certain requirements regarding dumpster placement depending on your homeowner’s association rules and street regulations to avoid getting fined.
Finding the Right Roll-Off Dumpster Vendor
The most important thing to look for in a dumpster rental vendor is that they provide high-quality service and equipment. Look into each vendor’s policies, customer reviews, and products. When comparing their prices, take into account the value they’re providing — a vendor that is hard to deal with may not be worth the lower cost in the long run.
Whether you’re a construction professional or a DIY-er, Anderson Rentals can help you find the portable rentals you need for your next home improvement or construction project. Our 10-, 20-, and 30-yard roll-off dumpsters are able to be rented as soon as the next business day. Once you’re done with your rental, we pick up the dumpster and dispose of the trash for you.
Contact us today for a quote and more details about roll-off dumpster rentals for your construction or home improvement project.