It’s that time of the year when we’re busy preparing our homes and offices for the New Year and the holiday season. That means there’s a lot of house cleaning and even remodeling and renovation going on. All of these projects create tons of waste and debris that our municipal trash cans just cannot hold. For that reason, many people are turning to dumpster rentals for their disposal needs. If you are concerned about who to hire, check here.
However, working with a dumpster rental isn’t as clear cut as it seems. Sure, it might look simple enough but there are many safety precautions you need to remember before you rent a dumpster. To make the most out of your rented dumpster and to use it safely, it’s important that everyone who’s thinking of renting a dumpster is aware of the safety precautions. Here are a few important safety tips you must remember when renting a dumpster.
#1: The Kind of Disposable Waste
Not all types of waste can be safely disposed of in your rented dumpster. Toxic waste that can damage health and the environment in strictly prohibited and should not be thrown into the dumpster rental. Food waste is also not recommended as it may attract flies and pests to the dumpster that could also be problematic for your and the environment.
#2: Wear Safety Apparel
Before working with your rented dumpster, you should make sure you’re properly dressed to do so. This includes having gloves, mask and goggles on. You should also wear clothes that are durable but still breathable at the same time so that you don’t get injured by any sharp object in the waste you’re disposing.
#3: Right Size and Even Distribution
When renting a dumpster, make sure you’re renting the right size. If you’re confused about the quantity of waste your project will produce, then choose a dumpster larger than your initial estimate. Overflowing can cost you more money and can be injurious as well. When filling the dumpster, make sure you’re filling it evenly to avoid spillage.
#4: Don’t Move the Dumpster on Your Own
When your dumpster is loaded, you should never attempt to move it without the assistance of a proper vehicle or the company itself. Dumpsters can damage your property and harm you as well if they are moved manually.
In Wesley Chapel area and looking for a dumpster rental company you can trust? Look no further than PAW Materials. Give us a call today!
See yesterday's post here: Small vs. Large Dumpster Sizes: Which One Should You Choose?