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Tips for Renting Dumpsters for Home Remodeling Projects

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If you took the financial advisor's advice and bought the worst house in the nicest area to maximize your profit after remodeling, then renting dumpsters is in your future. While no one wants to give much thought to disposing of household construction waste effectively, this is a very important topic for you since you will soon need to do just that.

To help you out, here is a list of the most important tips you need to know when renting your dumpsters and disposing of your construction waste:

1. Learn What Materials are Recyclable in Your Area

Rather than renting one large roll off dumpster and filling it with everything you remove from your house, instead, you need to find out what materials are recyclable in your local area. For example, in some areas, you can recycle concrete and gypsum sheetrock. In other areas, you are not permitted to dispose of metal items in trash dumpsters.

Think about all of the materials you will remove from your house and check to see what the rules and regulations are for their proper disposal. While this may seem like a pain, it can save you money on dumpster space and make you some money by selling your recyclable materials.

2. Contact Your City to Ask About Necessary Permits for Dumpster Placement

If you live in a city or suburb where your rented dumpster will be sitting on a road or near your neighbor's home, then you need to ask your local officials if you need a permit to legally store the dumpster. 

3. Find an Adequate Spot for the Rented Dumpster

A large semi truck will deliver and retrieve your rented dumpster. Since the truck needs plenty of room to get in and out of the area, you need to find a suitable spot around your home.

4. Be Honest and Work with Your Local Trash Hauling Company

Finally, while you may be tempted to rent a single "trash" dumpster and put all of your household trash and construction trash in it in hopes the trash company doesn't inspect its contents, this is a horrible idea all around. Your trash company wants to help you save as much money as possible, but they also have their own disposal costs and regulations to follow. Be honest with the construction recycling company and they will ensure your remodeling waste is safely disposed of or recycled when possible.