When you book a dumpster rental, it pays to do some prep work ahead of time to make sure that the delivery process goes smoothly. With a little effort on the front end, your dumpster delivery can be hassle-free!
Coordinate With Your Dumpster Service
As with many things in life, clear communication is key when it comes to a successful dumpster rental and delivery. When booking your dumpster, take the time to have a conversation with the rental company to determine what the process will be like, what the extent of their service is, and what you can expect at drop off.
This includes asking what steps the rental company takes to prevent property damage. That way, they’ll be able to tell you the scope of their prevention steps, such as putting wood down underneath the dumpster to protect the surface it sits on. If they don’t offer specific protection steps, you can then be prepared to take care of those on your own if you wish.
Choose Your Dumpster Location with Care
One of the biggest variables with dumpster delivery is the location. On one hand, you want to have the dumpster as close as possible to the debris you’re removing. That way, you minimize the distance you have to transport what you’re getting rid of. On the other hand, you need to balance that proximity with the need to have a solid surface for the dumpster itself.
The best location for a dumpster is a flat, solid surface such as a:
- asphalt driveway
- parking lot
- well-packed gravel or dirt surface at a worksite.
You should avoid putting a dumpster on soft or sandy surfaces, hills or uneven surfaces, or city streets (unless you arrange a permit ahead of time).
You should communicate your preferred dumpster location to the rental company at booking so that they know exactly where to bring it when they arrive. If you’re not sure what the best location is for your particular project, ask your dumpster rental company for their recommendations.
Clear the Way For Dumpster Drop off
One of the most challenging parts of a dumpster rental is actually getting the dumpster onto your property. You can make the process easier for all involved by ensuring that there is a clear, unobstructed path to the drop off location. This means removing vehicles, bicycles, toys, and anything else that might get in the way.
When in doubt, clear as much space as possible! Dumpsters, and the trucks that deliver them, are quite large and require a lot of room to maneuver.
If you need dumpster rental service in Westchester County, look no further than D. Barry Rubbish Inc. We have over 20 years of experience and we pride ourselves on offering top-notch customer service to every client. Call us today!