Three Things To Consider When Renting A Dumpster

There are many different reasons that a person can rent a dumpster. Whether you are remodeling your home or just preparing for a huge Christmas, renting a dumpster can be a great idea. However, there are a few things that you should know before you rent that dumpster. So, before you go ahead and rent that dumpster here are a few aspects of dumpster rental that you should seriously consider. 

Save Your Concrete

One of the biggest problems that people have with roll off dumpsters is that they can cause serious damage to their driveway or the road outside their home. This is because when the dumpster is picked up it often is dragged off the driveway or road. In order to prevent permanent damage to your driveway you should put down protection. One of the cheapest ways to prevent this from happening is by putting down plywood. The plywood is a great way to keep that dumpster from scraping your driveway. You might want to ask the company that you are hiring if they put down protection on your concrete. If they do then you are all set, but if not you need to make a quick trip to buy some plywood.


There are a few different ways that your dumpster rental company can charge for their service. The dumpster rental company is going to have to charge you for the dumpster itself, gas money to get to the garbage dump, and then the entrance fee to the dump. Remember that most garbage dumps will charge for the weight of the load. The truck will often drive on a scale, and you will be charged for the weight of the load. So, if you choose a dumpster that is much bigger than you needed you may end up paying more than you needed. So, talk with the dumpster company and see how they charge, then be very particular on the size of dumpster that you choose in the end

Big Or Small

You may find that you have a few options when it comes to who you rent the dumpster with. Remember that it is not all about price and that you could end up paying a lot for a sub-par service. Make sure that you talk with others that have used these different companies. You may find that some options are big corporations and that others might be local companies. There can be advantages to using both types of companies, really it comes down to your overall experience working with the company. So, do your research and choose the one that fits best with your personality.