Be Committed to Decluttering
Are you doing your spring cleaning? Making frequent trips to the dump? Maybe its time to think about getting a household dumpster for a couple of weeks?
Dumpsters are great for disposing of large quantities of waste quickly and easily. They're perfect for spring cleaning when you have a lot of clutter to get rid of. And they're also great for big projects like remodeling your kitchen or bathroom. Instead of making multiple trips to the dump, you can just load everything up and wheel it away!
Renting a dumpster is easy - just call your local waste management company and they will deliver one right to your driveway. You can choose from different sizes depending on how much waste you need to dispose of. Most companies offer weekly or bi-weekly pickups, so you can always have a clean driveway!
Things We Learned
The cost of a dumpster has gone up. It now costs about $440 to rent a 10-yard dumpster for two weeks. If you need more time - some places will let you keep it for an additional $10 a day. Two weeks should be enough time!
A dumpster is a must-have when you decide to move. You can use a dumpster to get rid of all those things in the basement - many of which you haven't seen in years.
If you don't have a lot of things to discard - team up with your neighbor and share the expense. We did this for several years with one of our neighbors to help with the spring cleaning.
The size of the dumpster depends on what you need. I would suggest starting small and then working up from there. Understand the height limit of the dumpster. If you're unsure about whether or not something will fit , ask someone at the rental company before making your rental decision.
Note: Some recycle drop-off centers will take certain things for free such as magazines, shoe boxes or metal. Don't overload the dumpster with things that you can easily dispose of for free. (Framingham Recycle center will also accept rigid plastics - such as playground equipment)
Don't put a grill in your dumpster if you can drop it off at the recycling center for free! This goes for lawn chairs!
Know what can and cannot be thrown away in a dumpster. Certain items, like electronics and hazardous materials, should not be disposed of in this way. Check with your local dumpster company for a list of prohibited items. Keep in mind that corrugated cardboard should be recycled!
Don't fill it up too high - You don't want to overload the dumpster and have it topple over onto your property or worse, into the street! Be careful not to put too much weight on top of it.
Dumpsters can have an additional charge if it weighs too much. Usually, the first 1-ton is included in the price.
One ton is equivalent to 100-trash bags that weigh 100-pounds each. That's a lot of trash!
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