Small dumpsters are convenient and cheaper but they have one obvious issue: the space they offer is usually never adequate for most projects. Dumpster rental services are used mostly for large projects such as a major housecleaning or a renovation and reconstruction project. For these types of jobs, a mini dumpster will hardly suffice and you’ll need to search for larger size options.
But there are some instances when the smallest sized dumpster is the dumpster you need to rent. Some examples include a specific room cleaning like a garage renovation or seasonal cleaning. To accurately determine when you need to rent a mini dumpster, there are some key considerations you need to look out for.
Know the Basics
Most companies offer a mini dumpster size that has a capacity of 10 cubic yards. You’ll hardly find any company that offers a smaller size although some might offer even 3 cubic yards capacity mini dumpster.
10 cubic yards of space is almost equal to the municipal dumpsters you see around the city but unlike those commercial dumpsters, dumpster rental has a roll-off property where you can move it anywhere you like.
Mini dumpsters come in different style options that need to be considered when renting them. The bag-style mini dumpster is adequate for projects like spring cleaning or an attic cleaning. These dumpsters will hold a decent amount of weight but cannot hold heavier, construction materials like concrete or even dirt. For these materials, consider renting the basic roll-off mini dumpster. You’ll have larger size options for it and it will be more property-friendly and easier to move around using vehicular power.
Estimate the Debris
Although you can roughly estimate the amount of debris your project will produce, it’s not always a perfect estimate. That’s why to stay on the safe side, experts recommend renting one size larger dumpster than your original estimation. If your estimate can easily fill in a mini dumpster then the next thing you need to do is see if the type of material you’ll be disposing is mini-dumpster friendly. Large, heavy materials like roofing renovation remains or the waste from demolition sites are unsuitable for mini dumpsters.
The lower costs of mini dumpsters make them an attractive option to rent. However, make sure that the junk your project creates can easily be filled by mini dumpsters and does not overflow. If it does, then consider renting a size larger. It’ll be more economical for you in the long run.
PAW Materials rents roll off containers for commercial projects and dumpster rentals for residential needs in Wesley Chapel and the surrounding Central Florida area.
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