When you have an extra large amount of waste from your construction or remodeling project, usually the best thing to do is rent a dumpster first before you start. There are a few reasons why you'd want to do this, and I'll go over that in a minute, but having a pile of debris in front of your house for the regular trash collector not only looks ugly, but the garbage man is usually ill-equipped to handle a lot of extra trash. Let's take a look at the best reasons why you should rent a dumpster for your next construction project.
The Regular Trash Collector Is On A Tight Schedule, You'll Ruin His Day
If you're doing a huge project, maybe replacing a roof, tearing out a wall, or some other type of debris producing work, you'll have a huge pile of trash for your garbage man. As soon as he sees it, his heart will drop and he'll hate you forever. The point is, he's on a tight schedule and loading up 20 to 40 big bags of trash in front of your house is going to make him late for the rest of the day.
Not only that, but each of his collection areas are carefully designed to basically fill his garbage truck so he can head to the local landfill and empty it at a certain point in his day. If you fill up his truck with your construction debris, he'll have to make an extra trip to the landfill in the middle of his route, then return to the route to finish the rest of the houses, but his truck won't then be full at the proper time to make a run to the landfill, and he'll be off schedule all day long.
The Law Of Time Saving, Touch The Trash Just Once
There is a certain law of saving time that many authors and gurus say can save you a lot of time in all parts of your life. That law is to take care of things with the least amount of touching and retouching as possible. Take trash for instance, you'll want to take the debris directly to the dumpster that you've had strategically dropped right next to you house. That way you don't have to waste hours of your time bagging it up first. And if you've thought ahead and have the dumpster ready and waiting, you not only save time bagging but also loading as well. You pick up the trash and take it straight to the dumpster thereby avoiding the step of bagging and picking up those bags again to fill the dumpster.
Renting a Construction Debris Dumpster Is Far Cheaper
When you leave out extra bags for your regular garbage man he's most likely going to have to charge you an extra fee for each and every bag. Sometimes extra by the weight as well. But when you rent a Dumpster, you're paying for the delivery and takeaway of the container and then a landfill fee by the ton. The driver of the truck never has to even touch your garbage, he just backs up to a landing area and dumps it, that's it.
If you have any doubts about how economical getting a Dumpster can be, check your local waste companies to get some prices. Not only will you save time and money on your project but your regular garbage many will thank you as well.