Tips for proper coordination and setup of rental containers
Finding an optimal place for a container isn’t an easy task. There are some factors that need to be followed. Here are some tips on how to properly position a rental container in front of your home.
Size and placement
Before renting a container, make sure that you have enough free space for it. The container needs to be close by, to facilitate the loading. The farther it is, the more time and effort you’ll invest. So, for the first step – find an optimal place for your container and take measures. Also, you should put the dumpster on a non-vegetated surface if possible, because the vegetation below will be destroyed due to the weight.
Some municipalities will allow you to place the container on the street. However, you’ll need a special permit for that. If you want to avoid the hassle, opt for your front yard. If possible, plan the delivery so that it comes at the end of your project. This way it will stay as short a time as possible in your yard.
You have to provide some protection to put below the dumpster. Due to its enormous weight, a container can easily destroy anything that’s underneath it, including asphalt in some cases. It can also sink into the ground because of the weight and leave the surface compacted and dent.
A piece of wood (preferably plywood) should solve the problem. Remember, even if the dumpster has a pair of wheels, the protection is still mandatory. In fact, it’s even worse if it has wheels because the weight is then concentrated in those areas.
Most companies don’t allow the overfilling of a container, for good reasons. It’s against the law, and it’s also pretty dangerous. The standard filling policy states that you cannot fill a rental dumpster above the fence level. However, the advised level is around 80% of the container’s capacity for the sake of soil and vegetation under it, especially if it’s wet.
Dealing with the aftermath
Ideally, if it was positioned on a grass surface, the damage isn’t severe. You’ll find a yellow surface underneath the container because the vegetation didn’t receive any sunlight while it was underneath the dumpster. You’ll easily solve this problem with the help of some garden tools, or you can just let it grow by itself.
How to find the best rental company in Maryland?
There are a few factors that you need to pay attention to when you’re looking for a reliable dumpster rental company. If you follow these simple rules, you shouldn’t have a problem with finding the best company for your needs.
The price list
The price list has to be comprehensive and straightforward. Any company that has a shady price list is probably hiding something. The most common things they are trying to hide are additional costs and expenses. Some of them charge for hauling, others for the safe disposal. The solution is to avoid these companies and continue with your search. A comprehensive and clear price list is the first indication of a reliable rental agency.
Online reviews and reputation
Thanks to the modern technology we can read the opinions of other people who tried the services of a particular company. The online reviews are your second step of your quest. If you find a lot of positive reviews, it’s a good indication of a quality company. However, if they don’t have a section with user experiences, it’s probably a good idea to avoid it. Satisfied customers are a pretty good sign.
There are a lot of elements that govern how waste should be disposed of. The thing you should consider when searching for a good company is their disposal policy. Do they adhere to proper disposal methods? Do they have the required licenses to handle waste? What is their policy on recycling? These are the three questions you should ask before opting for a rental company. Reliable agencies will always have all the necessary licenses and permissions. Also, the infrastructure is pretty important. Make sure that you check out which vehicles they’re using, how old those vehicles are, and how reliable they are.
The quality of customer support
A good rental company has to have an excellent customer support. They should be ready to help you with any issue you might stumble upon. Also, their responsiveness is what matters the most. A good customer support isn’t enough if they need three days to answer your questions. So, a company that has a team of people who are ready to answer your questions promptly is probably the one you should opt for. However, you should pay attention to the quality of their response. If it’s generic and imprecise – that’s a problem. Luckily, that’s not an issue with dumpster rental Maryland.
There are many different container sizes available, and it’s pretty important to choose the right one. If you, for example, choose a smaller container, you’ll increase your expenses. On the other hand, if you choose a bigger one, you’ll overpay the service. Before determining the size you need, you have to pay attention to a few things.
What do I need it for?
The first thing you need to do is to determine the approximate quantity of junk you’re planning to accumulate. If you manage to calculate (approximately) how much junk you’ll toss out, you won’t have a problem to pinpoint the exact size of the dumpster. Furthermore, if you have an issue with the calculations, feel free to contact us, and we’ll try to help you as much as we can.
Bear in mind, the worst choice you can make is to rent a container that’s too small. Also, don’t try to cut corners by overfilling the dumpster, it’s forbidden, and it will be rejected by the company. There are a few standards that companies need to follow, and they are determined by the law.
Typical (standard) dimensions
A 10-yard dumpster is 12 feet in length. The width is 8 feet, and the height is 3.5 feet. A 10-yard container has ten cubic yards of volume.
A 20-yard container is 22 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 4 feet in height. The maximum volume is 20 cubic yards.
The 30 and 40-yard containers have the same dimensions as the 20-yard one except for the height. A 30-yard one is 6 feet high whereas a 40-yard one is 8 feet in height. The max volume of these is 30 and 40 cubic yards.
Understanding cubic yards
The first thing people get wrong is the concept of cubic yards. It’s a measure of volume, not length; a 3x3x3 feet cube has a volume of 1 cubic yard. If you have the dimensions of a dumpster, it’s pretty easy to calculate the volume using a simple formula in two steps:
– Multiply the length, width, and height in feet to get the total volume in cubic feet
– Divide the total volume in cubic feet with 27, and you’ll get the maximum volume in cubic yards.
Always remember to double-check your calculations, because if you do something wrong, it will affect the overall experience and also your budget.