There is an uptick in the number of sunshine-filled days and sprouts showing up on the trees, which can only mean one thing: spring is well underway and it's time to start thinking about spring cleaning. If you are like most conventional homeowners, spring cleaning will involve several garbage cans, bags, or bins, but if you are a little more hardcore about your cleanup endeavors, you will rent a dumpster instead. Renting a dumpster does indeed make good sense for spring cleaning at a residential property, but there are a few helpful tidbits of advice to keep in mind just the same.
Make sure having a dumpster is possible on your property.
If you've rented dumpsters in the past, this probably will not apply because you will already know the local rules and regulations on trash containers. However, if you are a dumpster-renting newbie and live in an urban area, you had better check with local officials to make sure you are allowed to park a large waste container on your property even temporarily. This is usually only an issue if you have extremely close neighbors, are a member of a housing association, or the dumpster will have to be placed on the sidewalk beside your home that is actually the locality's domain. While sometimes dumpsters will be completely prohibited, it is more likely that you will have to pay a small fee for a permit.
Talk to your neighbors about splitting the costs and sharing a dumpster.
You may have a lot of cleanup work to do, but what if it's not really looking like a spring cleaning job that will require an entire dumpster? Renting a dumpster could still be a good idea. Check with your closest neighbors and see if they would be willing to split the bill for a dumpster rental and you can all share the waste container to do your cleanup tasks.
Prepare for the dumpster before it is delivered.
If the dumpster will have to be set in your yard, try to create a stable spot for it in an easily accessible area. Remember, once the dumpster is weighed down with trash, it can sink into the ground and cause damage. Therefore, It is always better if you have a solid surface for the dumpster, such as a concrete patio or driveway. If you don't have one available, check to see if the dumpster company will even rent to you -- some are afraid that their dumpsters will get stuck.
For more information on dumpster rentals, consider contacting companies like RMS Containers.