It’s Not as Scary as It Seems.
Many homeowners shy away from the idea of renting a dumpster for home improvement projects because they’ve never used one before. The unknown can be daunting, and for some, hauling trash to the dump or arranging for the city to pick it up is more comfortable — even if it takes more time and effort.
There are many benefits to renting a dumpster for your project, though. Most dumpster rental companies deliver the container to you and pick it up again at the end of the rental period. All you have to do in the meantime is fill it up! Also, all kinds of items can go into a small dumpster rental, including oversized items that are heavy and hard to dispose of otherwise. Old couches, broken appliances, and discarded electronics can all be tossed in. Swinging barn-style doors open lets you easily walk the items in and set them down.
Kansas City Dumpster Rental at Your Fingertips
Small Haul takes the fear out of residential dumpster rental. Our company is owned by Kansas City residents — just like you — who saw a need for roll-off dumpster rental services after a home improvement project of their own. They needed to rent a dumpster to haul trash away from their property and had difficulty finding a company that could help them out. That’s what led them to start Small Haul.
Small Haul has become one of the area’s most trusted small dumpster rental companies — your Kansas City dumpster rental headquarters, so to speak. We make renting a dumpster for home projects easy and stress-free.
Here’s What You Should Know
To help demystify the process, here are some do’s and don’ts when renting a roll-off dumpster.
You’ll have a better experience if you keep these tips in mind.
Plan ahead. As with many activities, it’s a good idea to plan ahead when renting a dumpster, especially if you need it during peak seasons. Spring and summer months are when most people tackle home improvement projects. If you’re doing the same, reserve ahead so the container is there when you need it.
Small Haul makes checking the availability of small dumpster rentals quick and easy. Just visit our website to get started. You can reserve a dumpster with just a few quick clicks of your mouse.
Choose the right size. Residential dumpsters come in various sizes. It’s essential to choose the right size for your needs. Small Haul has containers that hold six cubic yards of waste (perfect for cleaning out the garage or a bedroom) and containers that hold 20 cubic yards of waste (ideal for a roofing project, deck demolition, or room addition). We also have several sizes in between. Refer to our website for more information on how to choose the right size for your project. Or give us a call, and we can talk you through it.
Be ready on time. If your project requires a lot of prep work before you can start filling the dumpster, make sure you stay on top of that, and have it done by the time the dumpster arrives. Start moving trash into one area of the home that’s out of the way but still easy to access. When the dumpster arrives, you’ll save time by not having to run through the house gathering items to throw out.
Stick to the terms of the contract. Most residential dumpster rental companies have standard rental periods and terms in their contracts. It’s crucial to adhere to the rules when renting a dumpster. Otherwise, you may incur additional fees. If the rental period is one week, make sure your project is done in that timeframe.
It’s possible to extend the rental period in some cases, but that usually adds cost. And it may not always work on short notice because someone else may have rented the container for the following week. If it looks like you’ll need more time, call the dumpster rental company as soon as possible to negotiate for additional time.
Don’t Do This
There aren’t many things you can’t do when renting a dumpster, but there are a few. Here are the most important no-nos to keep in mind.
Don’t overfill the dumpster. Residential dumpster rentals have a fill line on them for a reason. Make sure you pay attention when filling the dumpster. Don’t overfill it. It can be easy to do, but overfilling may cause items to fall out when the dumpster is picked up. More importantly, you’ll probably be charged extra for overloading the dumpster.
No dangerous stuff. You can put all kinds of items in a dumpster, but hazardous, flammable, or toxic items aren’t on the list. Because of the dangerous nature of these items, they have to be disposed of in special centers designed for this purpose. The same goes for explosive items, radioactive or bio-medical waste, or anything that could harm or poison someone. At Small Haul, we have a list of what can and can’t go in a dumpster in our FAQs.
No yard waste unless it’s the only thing in the dumpster. Roll-off dumpsters are ideal for disposing of yard waste. However, it needs to be in a dumpster by itself. Mixing it with other debris may result in an additional charge. Yard waste has to be disposed of differently than typical household items.
Kansas City Dumpster Rental Made Easy
We hope our list of do’s and don’ts takes some of the fear out of using a roll-off dumpster rental for your next home improvement project. When it’s time to rent a dumpster for the job, check out Small Haul Containers first. We’d love to be part of your home beautification efforts. We’ll make sure the project cleanup is quick and stress-free, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy your new and improved space!