Planning For A Home Remodel: Four Things To Do Before You Rent A Dumpster

When planning a home remodel, you'll need to arrange for a dumpster. The dumpster will be used by you or your contractor to dispose of the old materials from your home. Before you begin your remodel, you'll need to do a few things to make sure your dumpster rental is handled properly. Use this list to prepare for your dumpster rental.

Check For Local Regulations

Your local municipality may have regulations regarding where dumpsters can be placed, and it may require a permit to have a dumpster even if it's on your property. Be sure to check with your local government first, and ask your contractor about helping you secure any necessary permits. If your home is part of an HOA, you may have additional restrictions, such as how long the dumpster can remain on the property. To avoid fines or other repercussions, discuss your remodel with your HOA first.

Rent The Right Dumpster

Dumpsters come in different sizes, so you'll want to be sure you rent the right one for your remodel. When discussing your project with your contractor, ask for an estimate of how much construction waste will be associated with the remodel. A good contractor can help you to determine the size you'll need for the project.

Protect Your Property

Metal dumpsters are heavy, and they can take their toll on concrete driveways or on your lawn. Ask your dumpster rental company about laying down plywood to protect your driveway or lawn to prevent damage. You may also want to ask if a portable dumpster bag is right for your project. These dumpsters are similar to metal dumpsters, but they are more portable and lightweight. This type of dumpster may be a better option for people living in HOAs, as they are a bit more visually appealing. They also won't run the risk of scratching the pavement surrounding your home.

Arrange For Pickup

When you order your rental dumpster, the company will ask you for the date you want the dumpster delivered. You'll also need to consider the date you'll want the dumpster picked up. Your contractor can give you an estimated job completion date you can use as your target for your dumpster pickup, but be sure to ask if you have flexibility to change this date as needed. If the project runs short or long, you'll want to be able to move the date for your dumpster pickup accordingly.

Your dumpster rental company will typically have a list of questions to ask you, which will help it to determine the right options for your project. Work with your contractor and dumpster rental company to ensure your project goes smoothly and that all your construction waste is handled appropriately. 


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