Four Things You Can Do To Minimize Your Dumpster Costs

Disposing of waste can be a surprisingly expensive cost when you're managing a worksite. However, there are a few things you can do to bring costs down and to make waste disposal more efficient. 

Make your plans well in advance of the beginning of your project.

Generally speaking, you'll pay a dumpster rental fee depending on the size of the dumpster. It's therefore important that you can predict the volume of waste you'll be needing to dispose of to avoid renting a dumpster that's larger than you need. 

Do your best to plan out your project carefully so you know what size dumpster you'll need and what your rental options are.

Recycle wherever possible, rather than throwing waste away.

It generally costs money to dispose of solid waste, while recycling is often free. Not only is recycling cheaper or even free, but it's also better for the environment. 

You can cut back on waste disposal costs by recycling where possible. Make some calls to an area recycling center to ask what types of materials you can recycle for free and what types of materials you'll need to pay to recycle. You can then compare these costs to the costs of disposing of your waste in a landfill or at a waste disposal facility. 

Avoid allowing the weight to get too heavy or allowing the dumpster to overflow.

If you're going to be repeatedly filling up your dumpster, you need to empty it before it gets too full to avoid paying fees for going over the max weight or max capacity.

A dumpster rental company may come and pick up your full dumpster for you, but the company could charge you extra if it has to deal with the hassle of emptying an overly full dumpster. 

Be sure to keep track of the weight and waste level in the dumpster to avoid overflow issues. 

Be aware of what items are prohibited.

You can't expect to be able to put just anything into your dumpster. There will probably be certain limitations placed on you that you'll have to be aware of.

Learn whether or not you'll need to dispose of waste that's toxic or flammable. If you do have to dispose of such waste, you'll have to take extra precautions to keep everyone safe and to avoid paying fees for improper disposal. 

If you follow these dumpster rental suggestions, you can expect to see a positive impact on both your work site and your wallet.