There are a number of reasons why you might need to rent a dumpster. Home renovations, spring cleaning, yard maintenance, not to mention any of the business-related reasons you might need one. However, if it’s your first time renting a dumpster, you might not know where to start. Even though renting a dumpster from Junk King is meant to be as easy and intuitive as possible, there are a few things that you should know before getting started. Here are some of the most common questions we get from first-time customers, and all the information you’ll need to get started with your dumpster rental from Junk King San Francisco.
How Does the Dumpster Rental in San Francisco Process Go?
The process for renting a dumpster can vary based on the company you’re renting from, but at Junk King, we try to keep things as simple and easy as possible. All you have to do is give us a call, tell us where and when you’ll need the dumpster, and we’ll drop one off right at your location. In three days, once you’ve filled it up, we’ll come back and pick it up. It’s that simple. If you underestimated the time your project will take, that’s fine too! Just let us know, and we can extend your rental period for longer. Once we’ve picked up the dumpster, everything inside goes to one of our sorting centers to be taken to either the dump or the recycling center, depending on what it is.
How Large of a Dumpster Should I Rent?
Obviously, the answer to this question depends heavily on the kind of job you’re undertaking. For most dumpster rental companies, you’ll have to figure out the size you want before you make the actual rental. That can be anywhere from 2 cubic yards all the way up to 40 or 50 cubic yards. As a general rule, a personal home improvement project shouldn’t require anything larger than 10 or maybe 15 cubic yards, depending on the scope of the project. However, since you can’t really tell how much space you’re going to use, it’s probably safer to spend extra and get something at the larger end of the scale.
That being said, we do things differently at Junk King. We know it can be frustrating to pay for space in a dumpster that you don’t end up using, so we take dumpster size out of the equation entirely. When you make an appointment with Junk King, we’ll bring you one of our 12 cubic yard MINI dumpsters. The difference is we’ll only charge you for the space you actually end up needing. If you fill the MINI dumpster all the way up, we’ll charge you the full price. Filling the dumpster only halfway gets you about a 30% discount, and the price for less than half a dumpster’s worth of junk is a little under half the full price. That way, you don’t have to figure out how much room you need before you’ve even started the project.
What Safety Precautions Should I Take with a Dumpster Rental in San Francisco?
Dumpsters are pretty safe and easy to handle, but just like with any piece of equipment, there are a few precautions you should take while using one. First, make sure that the area around the dumpster is kept clean. Anything on the ground by the dumpster can be a tripping hazard, and it’s often difficult to see the ground when you’re carrying something. Second, stay out of the dumpster and keep your hands away from any potential pinch points. It might be tempting to climb in and use your feet to compress everything, but you could easily slip and fall, and some of the trash in there might have sharp edges. Instead, try to lay things flat in the dumpster while you’re loading it – think of it as a real-life game of Tetris. Finally, remind any children to stay away from the dumpster. Kids are often attracted to big pieces of equipment and can be injured if they climb inside or push the dumpster around. Injuries from dumpsters are uncommon but they do happen, so make sure you’re staying aware as you load it.
What Can I Put in a Junk King Dumpster?
Each dumpster rental company will have its own list of objects you can’t put in the unit, so check before you sign any contracts to make sure you’ll be able to load it with what you have. At Junk King, we try to be as flexible as possible, so you can load our MINI dumpsters with just about anything short of hazardous waste. That means you’re free to fill it with construction debris, yard waste, regular garbage, old appliances, furniture, and even electronic waste like televisions or computers.
Once our junk removal specialists return with the filled dumpster, everything inside will be taken to one of our sorting centers to be looked through. Anything recyclable will be taken apart to be reused and sent to either a recycling plant or a nearby factory where it can be repurposed. We feel it’s important to stay environmentally conscious when conducting business in the 21st century, especially for a trash removal company, so we pride ourselves on being the greenest company in our industry. When you rent a dumpster from Junk King San Francisco, you can be assured that everything you throw away will be disposed of responsibly.
Interested? Give Us a Call!
If you have more questions about dumpster rental, or you’re interested in setting up an appointment, feel free to give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK. We’re rated #1 nationwide for our customer service, so our representatives are happy to help you out and answer any additional questions you might have. If you require something a little more intensive than self-service dumpster rental, we also offer full junk removal and hauling services at equally reasonable prices. Give us a call and talk to one of our customer service representatives to figure out which service is right for your needs.