Too Much Garbage? Dealing With An Overfilled Dumpster

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Too Much Garbage? Dealing With An Overfilled Dumpster

Too Much Garbage? Dealing With An Overfilled Dumpster

30 March 2016
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After you have rented a dumpster, you might discover that you made a mistake. You've accidentally overfilled your dumpster. You might be tempted to try to cram even more garbage into the dumpster, but this could be a major problem in many ways. Fortunately, there are ways to correct this problem and prevent it in the future.

When you Have Too Much Garbage

One of the biggest mistakes that is made when renting a dumpster is to overfill it. When the dumpster is overfilled, the contents can fall out and make a mess. Also, a full dumpster will sometimes interfere with the garbage truck that retrieves the dumpster. If you have more garbage than you can fill in the dumpster, prioritize which garbage is the most important to remove. Then, what is left over can be thrown away in a garbage can. If you have so much more extra garbage that a garbage can will not suffice, consider renting another dumpster.

Measuring Your Garbage

Before renting a dumpster, gather your garbage together and measure the dimensions so that you can get a sense of the size of the dumpster you will need. It is always better to purchase a dumpster that is too large than to have garbage left over.

Choosing The Right-Sized Dumpster

It is better to use 20-yard bins or smaller rather than to rent 30-yard or 40-yard bins. When the bin is too large, workers tend not to fully use the bin because they fail to completely compact the garbage. Therefore, if you need to remove 40 yards of garbage, order two 20-yard bins. For 30 yards, order one 20-yard and one 10-yard bin.

Why 20-Yard Dumpsters Are Ideal

Given that 20-yard bins are used frequently, many dumpster companies will come more quickly to retrieve 20-yard bins. The bins can also be more efficient because two bins can be placed in two separate locations. Strategic placement allows for workers to get to and from each bin faster.

Factoring In The Weight

Consider the weight of the garbage also. If the dumpster is placed on soft ground, it can potentially sink and damage anything that might be buried underneath. However, this problem can also be solved by simply not having the dumpster placed on soft ground. When this, and all the other factors above, are taken into consideration, you will have fewer mishaps when hauling away garbage in a dumpster.

Keep these tips in mind when looking for a dumpster for rent.

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Recently, my wife and I did some work in our yard and ended up with all kinds of stuff that needed to be hauled off. We had branches, leaves, old sod, and plenty of trash that wouldn't fit in our standard garbage can. We looked into what garbage removal options there were, including the city dump as well as private companies that remove trash. Price is an important factor to consider with trash removal as well. This blog is here to help you know what your options are, know what it will cost you, and know how to get the best deal on garbage removal.