Terms to Know Before Renting a Dumpster

If you have a remodelling job or any task that will result in a hefty amount of junk or debris, then you may want to look into renting a dumpster to help you take care of all of the debris. However, before you jump right into renting a dumpster, there are some terms that you should get familiar with in order to make sure that you are getting exactly what you need out of the deal.

Dumpster Sizes

One of the most important things to know is what sizes dumpsters come in, and what the naming conventions mean. Thankfully, the naming of dumpsters is simple as can be! Usually you will be able to rent a dumpster based on the cubic yards of space the bin will hold: 10, 20, 30 are the typical sizes.

A Clean Load

This refers to a dumpster that is filled entirely with one type of debris (cardboard, asphalt, concrete, etc.) Knowing if a dumpster is a clean load or not helps with the ability to make sure the rubbage is properly recycled or finds its way to the right section of a landfill or dump.

Commercial Dumpsters

These are dumpsters that are picked up on a regular schedule by trash collectors. These are normally a lot smaller than the typical dumpster rentals, and they usually have a lid. While not ideal for around the home or job site projects, these are ideal for establishments such as restaurants and apartment complexes.

Dumping Permits

There are some municipalities that will require you to have a specific permit in order to bring a dumpster onto your job site or property. While some dumpster rental companies or even the junk removal company will handle this permit, there are situations where you will have to obtain the permit yourself.

This post was written by Chad Merk. Chad is the owner of Dad and Son Hauling. Dad and Son Hauling is a family-owned and operated company that offers junk removal in St Petersburg FL. They do everything from full house cleanouts to simple appliance removal. Dad and Son hauling is your one-stop shop for all your Junk removal needs.