How To Use Your Rented Dumpster Without Costing Yourself Extra Money

It is important to make sure that you are doing everything you can to make proper use of your rented dumpster once it has been delivered to your property. If you stat loading things into the dumpster without understanding all of the rules set forth by the rental company, you might find that you are going to be faced with fines or penalties.

To avoid this, you will want to first make sure that you are reviewing the rules and regulations that most dumpster rental companies put in place. Here are a few of them:

Items With Freon Cannot Be Put In The Dumpster

If you have anything that needs to be thrown out but it currently still has a lot of Freon in it, you will find that you are not allowed to simply toss it in the dumpster. This is because the Freon can leak into the soil and contaminate it. If you were to accidentally put an air conditioner with Freon still in it in the dumpster, and the dumpster company later finds out when they dump the contents at the local landfill, you may receive a bill in the mail.

The bill may be to reimburse them for the fine that they received for putting a Freon filled item in the landfill or for the cost of removal and proper disposal that they have to do. Therefore, it is best to make sure that you are either finding another place to dispose of the Freon-filled items or have someone remove the Freon for you so can then place the item in the dumpster.

Watch Out For The Fill Line

This is a line that usually appears along the top interior of the dumpster. It is there to remind you that you cannot overfill the dumpster. If you do overfill it, there is a good chance that you could be putting too much weight into the dumpster. It is also much more likely that things can fall out of the dumpster as it is being taken down the road. This poses a serious hazard to other drivers on the road, as they could end up in an accident because they tried to avoid things that are falling onto the road in front of them.

If the dumpster you rent does not have a fill line on it, you can ask the driver where he suggests you stop filling it for safe transportation later. If you overfill the dumpster, you may be required to unload a lot of things from it before the driver will be willing to take it away. If you are not able to do it quick enough, the dumpster may be left with you for another day, which will likely result in you being charged for another day.