Your dumpster can accommodate a lot of waste … if loaded properly. A little forethought can save you the hassle and expense of needlessly renting an additional dumpster. Here are some dumpster loading tips to help you make the most of your dumpster rental.
Take Things Apart
If you have large items with big open spaces within them, breaking them down will minimize the amount of room those items take up. This can also apply to oddly shaped items.
Group and Organize
Rather than simply throwing items into a dumpster and letting each land as it may, try laying items flat instead. Group similar shaped items to eliminate gaps.
Avoid filling up one end of the dumpster to the top before adding contents to the other end. Your pile is likely to collapse and cause a mess. Any carefully loading and planning efforts will be lost. Instead, load it evenly from the bottom up.
Do Not Overfill
Avoid filling your dumpster past the top edge. The dumpster rental company may not accept it in that condition or may charge you an extra fee. It may be more cost effective to rent a larger dumpster as opposed to paying these surcharges.
It is a common mistake to underestimate the room that your items will require. Sometimes, you don’t realize this until you start filling your dumpster up and see that you’re running out of room. Even if you believe that your dumpster is more than adequate for the items to be disposed, take a little time to plan the way you load it. These dumpster loading tips will help you make the most of your dumpster rental and save you from a costly mistake.
If you are looking for a dumpster rental in Chester County, PA or New Castle County, DE, contact LWS Dumpsters at (610) 708-3076 for a free quote. We can help you determine what size dumpster you should rent based on the volume of materials and space on your property.