Rolloff dumpsters allow you to dispose of your remodeling waste without having to fill up your regular trash cans. You can rent the dumpster and have it placed in front of your house, then picked up when it is all filled up. Here are some tips for using a rolloff dumpster effectively.

Rent the Right Size

Rolloff dumpsters don't come in "one size fits all." There are sizes from small to large, so it is important to know what size you need. You don't want one that is much too big for how much waste you have, or it will be wasted money and space. On the other hand, getting a dumpster that is too small could mean multiple trips. If you call a dumpster rental place and let them know what type of renovating you are doing, they should be able to help you determine the correct size. It depends on the types of waste you will end up with and what rooms are being renovated. For example, pulling down an entire wall will have a lot more waste than just pulling up bathroom floor tiles.

Get a Permit

Some cities require a permit for all dumpsters that are parked on the street, even if it is only for the weekend. Make sure you do everything legally by first acquiring the right permit. If you are already heading to the permit office to get information about your renovations, then you have a good reason to ask them about permits for rented dumpsters. Even if a permit is not required, it is a good idea to let your neighbors know that you will be parking it on the street and for how long.

Recycle Waste When Possible

Before filling up your rented dumpster, consider what items you have that can be reused or recycled. This helps keep your waste to a minimum and not only lets you rent a smaller dumpster, but helps you keep the waste from entering local landfills. Some items during renovations can be recycled, such as hardwood, glass, tile, carpeting, lighting fixtures, and metal. You might even be able to get some of these items picked up for recycling.

Fill it the Right Way

When it comes time to start disposing of waste during renovations, always start with the heaviest and bulkiest items first. By doing this, you can see how much room is left and will be able to get all your waste in the dumpster without having to empty it and refill it. Drywall and carpeting is usually the largest waste, so put that at the bottom. Near the top of the dumpster should be your tiles, foam, flat items, and cardboard. Break up as many items as you can to fit better in the dumpster.

For more information about renting a dumpster, contact a company like TCM Sweeping and Disposal.