Even the most humble home improvement projects will generate plenty of trash and debris. Rather than trying to collect and haul away all that junk themselves, many homeowners are choosing to rent a dumpster for the duration of the project. When you rent from a dumpster rental company, not only do you get a place to dump all the debris, but you also get disposal services as well. When the rental company returns for the dumpster, they’ll haul the contents away with them and ensure they’re correctly disposed of so you don’t have to.
No matter how big or small your project is, a dumpster will help everything go much more smoothly. Here are a few reasons why even small home projects can benefit from a dumpster rental service:
Whether you’re doing the work yourself or bringing in a contracting company to handle it for you, worksite safety should always be a top priority for the full duration of your project. Even if you intend to clean up the leftover debris when the project is over, letting it pile up can be a safety hazard for anyone working there. Loose construction debris is a tetanus shot waiting to happen, and it’s easy to slip and fall if there’s anything underfoot when you’re moving heavy objects or materials. Renting a dumpster allows you to get rid of all the debris as you go, making the site a lot safer.
The debris left over from home improvement projects is typically made up of many different materials – wood, metal, tile, glass, and anything else that you can use to build something. When it comes to disposing of all those materials, a big part of the work is separating and sorting them into different piles. Wood, metal, glass, and other recyclable materials need to be separated so they can be reused, and non-recyclable materials have to be sent to a landfill. However, renting a dumpster allows you to throw everything in the same place without sorting it since the rental company will handle it for you after the job is finished.
When you can just throw everything into the same container, it frees up some time you can spend on making sure the project goes as smoothly as possible. Even small renovations require you to focus on a ton of different things at the same time, so taking trash disposal off that list makes things a little easier for you and any workers you’ve hired to help. Renting a dumpster means you can focus on the important things instead of micromanaging debris and other trash.
This might not be the most obvious advantage or the first thing you think of, but the truth is that piles of trash or construction debris are perfect hideaways for pests like rats or spiders. If you leave that old wood or tile outside for too long, it could end up attracting some unwanted guests, and removing them can be a real hassle. A dumpster is extremely difficult for animals to climb into and, even if they do make it in, the whole container will just be taken away anyway.
Renting a dumpster helps out the environment in a couple of ways. The first and most immediate is that it makes disposal easier, reducing the amount of driving you have to do and therefore cutting the carbon emissions of the project. However, saving you a couple of trips back and forth from the landfill doesn’t make the biggest impact on the environment. The main ecological benefit of renting a dumpster is the sorting and recycling service that comes after the junk has been collected. Make sure you hire a company that promises to properly sort and recycle your construction debris – while most do, there are some who just send everything to the landfill instead.
Disposing of trash and construction debris can be surprisingly expensive and many people don’t budget for it, especially since the project is already finished by the time junk disposal comes along. Depending on how much debris is left over, renting a dumpster can actually be cheaper than trying to haul everything away after the job is complete. The bigger the job, the more expensive it’ll be to get rid of all the trash at the end, so keep that in mind when you’re putting together your budget.
We’ve talked a lot about some concrete advantages to renting a dumpster, but sometimes your own convenience and peace of mind is the most important factor when making a decision. At the end of the day, a dumpster rental will save you a whole lot of time and effort and that’s an advantage in and of itself. If you’d rather just relax after the job is finished instead of having to spend time collecting and disposing of all that trash and debris, renting a dumpster can make things a whole lot easier on you. Considering how exhausting home improvement projects can be, that’s a strong reason to make the call.
Consider Full-Service Junk Removal as Well
If renting a dumpster is too much of a hassle or you can’t fit everything inside, full-service junk removal is also an option. Junk removal companies like Junk King Portland will come in and clear away any trash or junk you need to get rid of, no matter what it is. We’ll collect and haul away any construction debris, garbage, furniture, old appliances, yard waste, and anything else short of actual toxic waste. Full junk removal services also don’t require you to lift a finger except to make a phone call, so you don’t have to worry about hauling anything heavy out to the dumpster yourself.
If you’re interested in giving full-service junk removal a try or you just have more questions, you can give Junk King Portland a call today at (503) 549-4734 and we’ll be happy to help you out in any way we can.