Are you currently working on a remodeling construction project? Will you be working on a remodeling project in the future? As with many things in life, construction projects can generate a large amount of waste. If you don't have a system set up to deal with that waste, you may soon come to regret leaving it until last. Here are some important reasons why you should rent a dumpster, rather than simply hauling everything to the dump yourself:
Trash volume: If you have little experience with actual remodeling projects, you may well be surprised by the amount of waste that gets generated. It may not look like much while still a part of the building, but even just sheet rock panels and fiberglass insulation can make a bulky pile once you start to remove them. You may have been under the impression that you could get everything to the dump in just one or two pickup truck loads, but it may turn out to be significantly more than that. With dumpster rentals, you can easily choose a size that is slightly larger than you think you need. Should you find unexpected parts to remove, such as hidden water damage inside the walls, you'll be able to easily accommodate this excess trash.
Saving time: Making trips to the dump takes extra time that you might not want to spend. If your local dump is only open for drop-offs on certain days of the week, you may have to change your schedule around entirely in order to squeeze in dropping off a load or two. Instead of finishing up your project, you may be stuck waiting in line at the dump. But dumpster rentals will, fortunately, take little to no excess time at all. You may need to be on hand so that the dumpster can be dropped off, but it can usually be picked up again without anyone needing to be there. In addition, the dumpster drop-off is usually only a few minutes for the truck to unload. While waiting for the dumpster to arrive, you can be starting to work on the remodeling project.
Saving money: If your dump charges fees based on both weight and for each load, you could be looking at a hefty bill once you're done hauling everything to the dump. Also, you aren't going to know the exact amount due until after the last bit of garbage has been dropped off at the dump. On the other hand, with dumpster rentals, you'll know exactly what will be due at the end, allowing you to make a more complete budget. And once you compare the fee for renting a dumpster with the per-load fee from the dump, you'll be able to see exactly how much money you'll be saving if there's enough trash to have necessitated multiple trips to the dump.