2 Questions To Ask Before Renting A Dumpster For Your Construction Site

19 January 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


If you are getting ready to set up a new construction site, part of the process may include planning out what to do with the debris, especially if part of the job includes tearing out old materials. To do this as efficiently as possible, you may have decided to hire a service to deliver a dumpster to the construction site.

Before you go ahead and rent the dumpster, you want to make sure that you have as much information as possible so that you can plan accordingly. Below are a couple of questions to help get you started with your information-gathering process.

1.  What Materials Are You Allowed/Not Allowed to Throw in the Dumpster?

One question that you should ask before dumpster rental has to do with what can be placed in the unit. Ask them what they consider to be acceptable types of materials and inquire about what cannot be thrown in the dumpster.

Typically, new construction materials are allowed as well as old wood, metal, and other construction debris. However, if you have any chemicals or chemical-laden materials, asbestos, or old equipment you have to haul off, you may have to make other arrangements or pay extra to have them do it.

2.  Is Pickup and Dumping Multiple Times During the Job Included?

Another question you want to ask has to do with the pick-up and dumping services provided by the company. Knowing whether they will haul off and return the dumpster several times during the duration of the construction job can help you not only plan for the size and number you will need but also help you plan out the work.

If the service includes a certain number of pick-ups, you can determine how much demolition or construction can be done. It can also enable you to decide whether you need a larger unit or multiple dumpsters to keep up with the workflow.

If you need to rent a dumpster for your construction site, finding out the types of materials you can and cannot throw into it beforehand can allow you to plan ahead for any that may need special handling. Also, knowing whether they will dump and return the dumpster during the duration of the job can help you better plan for the size of the dumpster and the scope of your project. To find out more, speak with a representative with a dumpster rental service in your area.