Whether you’re refurbishing your home or preparing for a move, having a dumpster on your driveway is the simplest way to accelerate the clean-up process.
From furniture to drywall and beyond, rentals of garbage dumpsters provide an ideal solution for the removal of no-fuss garbage. The issue is, how big a dumpster you need for your project?
We give junk removal at OKC at Junk Frog. The issue about the optimum size is one we hear constantly. Our clients understand they need an on-site garage disposal solution, but they are not sure how much ability they need. After all, with most rental facilities, sizes vary from 10 cubic yards at the low end to 40 or 50 cubic yards at the high end.
Most people don’t understand what a cubic yard looks like — let alone understand how rapidly their junk boxes will fill up a 10 or 15 cubic yard dumpster. It is even difficult to predict how much debris a remodeling project will generate.
Some trash removal services will provide analogies and comparisons to help their customers get a better sense of what a dumpster rental might hold. For example, one service might inform you how much you can hold in normal pickup truck loads. (E.g. “This dumpster can hold about six pickup truck loads.”) Another service could create a comparison using a popular, standard-sized appliance. (E.g. “It can hold ten standard dishwasher sizes.”)
These types of comparisons can assist you visualize a dumpster’s size before you rent. Typically, though, they’re not that useful unless you literally throw away ten dishwashers or pick up enough debris in your pickup truck to understand exactly how much things your truck can fit. Customers often end up overestimating the size of their loads. They rent enormous dumpsters and then fill only a fraction of the manner to capability. Since most rental businesses charge you complete cost regardless of whether you fill the dumpster or not, these overestimations can be expensive.
The Other Hazards of Large Dumpsters
Paying for space you don’t use is just one of the dangers of renting a huge dumpster. Another important factor you need to consider is how much you can fit on your estate. You might believe you need to remove 20 or 30 cubic yards of junk in your home or office building, but do you have a room that can accommodate a dumpster of that size?
Homeowners with small driveways (or no driveways) need to be aware of logistics when planning their rentals. If your driveway has a steep slope without much flat floor to spare, you also need to think about it. You don’t want a dumpster that makes it difficult to park your vehicle or that sticks into oncoming traffic from your driveway. You don’t want to bring it too far from your home or building, either. Otherwise, in the first place, you eliminate much of the convenience of having an on-site waste disposal solution.
Bigger dumpsters are highly heavy as well. If your dumpster rental service engineers are not cautious to drop off or pick up your dumpster, they may end up damaging your driveway’s asphalt or concrete. If the driveway itself is not large enough to accommodate the dumpster, the harm may extend to your lawn, garden, or landscaping. Particularly if you’re cleaning up your house because you’re planning to sell it, you don’t want hideous dumpster indentations in the lawn, hurting your curb appeal.
Why Smaller Trash Dumpster Rentals Might Do You Good
At Junk Frog, we don’t attribute the “bigger is better” mantra for renting garbage dumpsters. Indeed, our rentals for self-service junk removal facilities around our junk removal service in OKC.
Indeed, while 12 cubic yards may sound tiny compared to the largest dumpsters on the market, it can still manage equipment, furniture, or other bulky products. Over the years, at Junk Frog, we have discovered that most of our clients have about ten cubic yards of junk or less. Renovation projects or large commercial cleanouts may generate more trash, but the average customer just doesn’t need 20 or 30 cubic yards of room.