There are many reasons that you may have hired the use of a dumpster. For example, it may be for a clear-out, a kitchen remodel, or tearing down walls.
Whatever the reason, there is always common ground that all dumpster users find themselves dealing with, and that is how to load a dumpster efficiently.
You want to ensure that you hire, and therefore pay for, the right dumpster to suit your needs. Specifically, no one wants to rent a dumpster only to find they are unable to fill it and have excess space.
Equally, no one wants to rent a dumpster to find out they needed a bigger size. An overfilled dumpster will not be collected by your rental company; therefore, it is important you get strategic when it comes to loading your dumpster efficiently.
To help you on your quest to get the most value for your money and fill your dumpster, without overloading it, here are some top tips on how to load your dumpster.
#1. Be sure you know what is and is not allowed in the dumpster
The last thing you want to do is fill your dumpster and then realize you have loaded it with prohibited goods that need to be removed. As a general rule, prohibited items include hazardous materials, batteries, and some appliances such as refrigerators. Always be sure to check the requirements with your dumpster rental company for what is allowed in the dumpster.
#2. Break up and break down
If you are removing large or bulky items, these will take up a large amount of space in your dumpster. Unfortunately, these items will make it harder to fill your dumpster effectively.
To ensure you get the most out of the space available, it is good practice to break down any large items or obscure shapes and objects. Moreover, large furniture items should be dismantled and any large paneling or walls should be broken up into smaller pieces.
#3. See it as a challenge
Do not view your dumpster as a large open space to hurl your unwanted items at. Instead, look at it as a challenge, like a jigsaw, in which you need to fit as much in as possible, without leaving any gaps.
Bulky items, such as sofas, are common culprits when it comes to creating gaps and unused space. Therefore, view these gaps as a challenge to be filled. Try to find or break up items so that they fill any gaps and no space is wasted.
#4. Load evenly and from the bottom
It is important to know that you will have to load your dumpster from the bottom if you were not already aware of this. Specifically, the main point is that when you start to load the dumpster, it should always be from the bottom level available.
In essence, avoid piling your items to one side or stacking them high. Additionally, always distribute items evenly across the surface of the dumpster or trash. This will allow you to effectively organize the space to load a dumpster as efficiently as possible.
#5. Do not overfill
As tempting as it may be to load a dumpster high above its load limit, this can result in unsafe practices and conditions. Additionally, it could result in the rental company refusing to remove and empty the dumpster. If you do run out of space in your dumpster, we recommend renting another one to be safe.
If you are looking to rent roll-off dumpsters for any project, Waste Solutions USA can help. From our high-quality dumpsters to excellent customer service, we work to ensure each and every client has an amazing experience when renting our dumpsters. Our firm ensures that your project requirements, especially waste management, get taken care of in an efficient manner. Feel free to call/text/email Waste Solutions USA for your waste hauling needs. We will discuss your options for size, placement, and date of delivery for your dumpster. Waste Solutions USA would love to earn your business!