Everything You Need to Know about How to Use a Roll-Off Dumpster
If you’ve become a DIY pro like many other homeowners recently, you’re probably feeling pretty pleased with yourself. You’ve tackled new projects and gained some new skills all by yourself – with the help of numerous YouTube videos, of course. And you probably have freshly painted rooms, un-leaky faucets, tulip bulbs in the ground, and clean closets to show for your efforts. Congratulations!
We have a question, though. What did you do with all the debris and trash from these projects? Is it stuffed in garbage bags in the garage? Or did you dispose of it properly and promptly? If you’re like most people, we think we know the answer.
Here’s another question: Would the project clean-up have been easier if you’d rented a roll-off dumpster?
If you’re not even sure what a roll-off dumpster is, read on. Small Haul KC is here to teach you everything you need to know about roll-off dumpsters and how to use them.
Let’s Start with the Basics
What is a roll-off dumpster? A roll-off dumpster is a box that’s open at the top and has a rectangular footprint. It has wheels on the bottom that allow it to be easily moved from one place to another with specially-designed roll-off trucks. Roll-off bins come in a variety of sizes. They’re an excellent choice for homeowners and construction companies alike because they handle many different types of disposable items. They’re the perfect solution for homeowners with a DIY attitude that creates big messes.
What Can I Put in a Roll-Off Dumpster?
Before you start your next DIY project, it’s good to know what you can and can’t use roll-off dumpsters for. Here are just a few of the items that can be disposed of in them.
- Household items and waste
- Roofing shingles
- Yard waste (must be separated from other debris)
- Most electronic devices
- Construction/remodeling debris
Some items should NOT be tossed in a roll-off dumpster. Here are just a few of the most commonly asked-about items that are excluded from dumpster disposal.
- Paint or paint cans
- Anything with chemicals in it
- Highly flammable materials
- Infectious waste
- Toxic or hazardous materials
What Size Dumpster Should I Get?
This is one of the most frequent questions raised by homeowners. Small Haul’s roll-off dumpsters come in five sizes. The following explanation is the one we’ve found works best when explaining dumpster size to our customers.
6 cubic yards: About the size of a small car, this dumpster is great for smaller projects like decluttering a small garage or basement.
10 cubic yards: About the size of a crossover SUV, this size works well for medium-sized projects like an average kitchen or bathroom remodel.
13 cubic yards: About the size of a full-sized SUV, this container is suited to multiple home improvement projects.
16 cubic yards: About the size of a minivan, this size is quite adequate for clearing out a two-car garage or a larger basement.
20 cubic yards: We’ve exceeded the vehicle size comparison chart here, but this container is the Big Kahuna. It’s perfect for extensive remodeling projects or multiple room demolitions.
To maximize the amount of debris you can get into a dumpster, we recommend breaking everything down into the smallest pieces possible.
How long can I keep a roll-off dumpster?
At Small Haul KC, our standard roll-off dumpster rentals are seven days. If you need more time, contact us to add on days at a discounted daily rate. If you finish with your project before your time is up, give us a call, and we’ll come pick up the dumpster and get it out of your way.
Small Haul KC: Roll-Off Dumpster Rental for Projects of All Sizes
If you’re wondering where to rent a roll-off dumpster, we can help. Small Haul KC is one of the area’s most-trusted roll-off dumpster rental companies. Our dumpsters are perfect for DIYers who want to get rid of remodeling debris, accumulated trash, old items that are no longer needed, or yard waste from the new landscaping job. They’re made to fit in your driveway, so they don’t block street traffic, and we take special care not to protect your driveway when moving dumpsters in and out.
Renting a roll-off dumpster from Small Haul KC is as easy as getting on our website and answering a few questions. Check the availability online so you can schedule your project accordingly. Complete your reservation on the website. Of course, you can always call us if you’d rather. We’ll deliver your roll-off dumpster on the appointed day, and when you’re finished – or at the end of your rental period – we’ll come back, pick it up, and haul it off.
You’re Ready to Get Started!
Now that you know how to use a roll-off dumpster and are familiar with everything they can be used for, you’re ready to get started on your next home remodeling project. Clean-up will be much easier with a roll-off dumpster rental from Small Haul KC. Reserve yours today!