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A Step by Step Guide to Renting a Dumpster

Posted By On March 05 2021
A step by step guide to renting a dumpster

If you have never rented a dumpster before, you may not be familiar with how this process works. The following step-by-step dumpster guide will highlight everything you need to do to prepare for the rental and make sure that it all goes according to plan.

Why is renting a dumpster necessary?

Renting a dumpster can be advantageous for several reasons. They are commonly used for house cleanouts, remodelling, spring cleaning, home decluttering, moving, yard waste removal, new construction and window replacements.

Now that you are familiar with why people rent dumpsters, here is our step-by-step guide for renting a dumpster.

Step 1: The Planning Stage

Before beginning your home improvement project, you’ll want to identify what you need to complete it successfully. For instance, if you are cleaning out your garage, you’ll want to arrange to rent a dumpster that will be big enough for all the junk you want to dispose of.

The more time you put into planning, the smoother your operation will run. Go to each area that you plan on remodelling and determine exactly what items you want to throw out. When you have this information, it is much easier for the junk removal company to provide accurate quotes and ideal solutions for your requirements.

However, most rental companies know that you may not be 100% accurate in your estimates, especially for extensive projects, but having a general idea can go a long way.

In the first stage of the dumpster rental process, you’ll want to make sure you have covered these initial tasks:

  1. Put all your construction debris and waste in one spot so you can get a better sense of your junk removal needs.
  2. Do your research on junk removal companies in your neighbourhood and find out which ones have an excellent reputation in the community.
  3. Once you have decided on a company, speak to a representative to schedule and confirm a delivery time.
  4. Work with this junk removal company to determine what size dumpster will work best for your project’s scope.

Be sure to put your trust in a qualified dumpster rental company, like Scarborough Disposal, because they can help you pick the right dumpster size.

The next step to a seamless dumpster rental experience is ensuring your location is ready for the dumpster’s arrival.

Step 2: Prepare for the Arrival of Your Rental Bin

Once you have organized and planned accordingly for your dumpster, you’ll want to ensure that you are prepared for its arrival. First, once you set a date, create a calendar reminder and alert on your phone.

First, sort your items in organized piles, and schedule your contract to come the same day as the dumpster drop-off.

Before the junk removal team drops off the rental bin, you’ll want to make sure there are no obstacles in their way. In essence, you’ll need to prepare your driveway.

You’ll want to make sure that your trash bin is driveway friendly, like the ones we provide at Scarborough Disposal. You’ll also want to move your cars into street parking nearby so that nothing will obstruct the drop-off.

Many junk removal companies will give you a head’s up and call approximately 15 minutes before they get there. Since you’ll have adequate time to prepare, you can ensure everything is ready to go and that nothing will get in the way of your drop-off.

Plus, since most companies never enter a home or do not lift or assist with loading the bin, preparing properly also benefits you when you haul the container yourself.

Step 3: Fill Up Your Bin

Once the rental bin has arrived and you have placed it in a convenient location, it’s time to fill it up with the belongings you no longer need.

You’ll want to be strategic with how you load the bin. Use the space to your advantage by being as organized as possible and determining how you can utilize the space.

You’ll also want to ensure that you do not overload the bin, as doing so will inhibit the bin rental company from being able to pick it up. You want to aim to have the bin loaded level, or below, the top of the bin.

Step 4: Schedule Your Bin Pickup

Once you have filled up your bin and are fully ready to go, the last step is simple: call the dumpster removal company to schedule your pickup. Some individuals pick a set time in advance for pickup; the preference is up to the person.

Book Expert Junk Removal Services With Us

At Scarborough Disposal, we have years of experience in renting, draping off, and picking up trash bins in the GTA. We pride ourselves on taking care of your unwanted items so that you can successfully complete your projects. Our junk removal options take away any stress and are a simple way to get rid of clutter.

We have developed an excellent reputation in the community due to our professional customer service and zero-hassle experience. Our scheduling process is convenient, and we are upfront with our quotes and pricing.

To learn more about renting a dumpster, as well as bulk garbage disposal in Toronto, call Scarborough Disposal at 1 (647) 905-5145 or contact us here.

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  • Posted on 11-03-2022 by Scarborough Disposal

    We’re glad you found it helpful!

  • Posted on 02-03-2022 by Michelle Catapang

    Great article, thank you for sharing this informative and useful post!

  • Posted on 11-02-2022 by Scarborough Disposal

    We’re glad this content was helpful!

  • Posted on 09-02-2022 by Mats Wolff

    Its helpful when you said to do your research on junk removal companies in your neighborhood. I want to get a residential dumpster to dispose the garbage in my house. Thanks for the tips when renting dumpsters and I hope that I can get some for my house soon!

  • Posted on 11-02-2022 by Scarborough Disposal

    We’re glad this article was helpful for you. A great reputation is the best advertisement!

  • Posted on 08-02-2022 by Nicklas Andersen

    This was a very helpful article, so thank you for that!

    It is always a good idea to look at the reputation of the company you are about to hire. That can save you some money in the long run by not wasting it on the wrong company.

  • Posted on 03-02-2022 by Amy Saunders

    Hello there! My office is going to organize a fun fair next weekend and I’ve been asked to monitor the venue so it will always be clean throughout the event. I really like it the moment you clarified that renting a dumpster is highly eco-friendly as well. I’ll keep this tip in mind when I make further arrangements afterwards.

  • Posted on 01-02-2022 by Scarborough Disposal

    We’re glad you found this blog helpful!

  • Posted on 28-01-2022 by James S. Cole

    Hey! Thanks for this wonderful post. A great content for getting the proper information regarding the subject. Thanks again for sharing such excellent information with us.

  • Posted on 01-02-2022 by Scarborough Disposal

    We’re glad you found it helpful!

  • Posted on 20-01-2022 by Yolanda J. Wang

    Thank you for sharing an interesting and very useful article.
    And let me share an article about health here I believe this is useful. Thank you 🙂

  • Posted on 01-02-2022 by Scarborough Disposal

    yes, google reviews can really help with this!

  • Posted on 19-01-2022 by Bea A

    It sure was helpful when you said that you must consider researching to find a junk removal company that has an excellent reputation in the community. This is something that I will share with my parents who wants to hire a waste management company. They recently held a party at home, so the surroundings of the house are full of waste. What they want is to rent a dumpster from a reliable company.

  • Posted on 21-12-2021 by Scarborough Disposal

    We’re glad you found the article helpful!

  • Posted on 16-12-2021 by Charlotte A

    I loved that you suggested doing research to find a junk removal company in your area that has an excellent reputation. My husband and I recently had our house renovated, so the construction debris is everywhere. We want to ensure that we can have all the waste hauled in the best possible way, so we will be sure to find the best dumpster rental company.

  • Posted on 09-12-2021 by Scarborough Disposal

    We’re always glad when someone can take advantage of the tips we share!

  • Posted on 07-12-2021 by Vivian Black

    My daughter will be moving to a new home next month. She has lived in her current house for over 20 years. Four children later, she has outgrown this home and a lot of her stuff. We suggested she use a dumpster rental. Thank you for the three suggestions you made in filling up the bin. It should be in a convenient location, such as right outside the garage. Also, it is a good idea to be strategic with how you load the bin, using space by being organized enough to utilize the space. It is also important to not overload the bin because it might inhibit the bin company from picking it up. She is going to get in touch with a dumpster rental right after the holidays.

  • Posted on 09-12-2021 by Scarborough Disposal

    We’re glad you found this article helpful!

  • Posted on 07-12-2021 by Nick Lockard

    I like what you said about hiring a junk removal team to help you clean up after a renovation. My sister has been telling me about how she wants to get rid of some trash that’s been leftover from some renovations she did in her kitchen the other day. I’ll share this information with her so that she can look into her options for professionals who can help her with this.

  • Posted on 09-12-2021 by Scarborough Disposal

    A reputable company should be able to help you determine the appropriate size for your needs.

  • Posted on 06-12-2021 by Olivia Smart

    Thank you for explaining that in the planning stage you’ll need to figure out what size you’ll need for the specific project like cleaning out the garage. My husband and I are trying to figure out what we need to do to help my parents get rid of some of their things in their garage so that it can become a useable space again. We’ll be sure to talk to some companies in the area and see which one will work best for us and consult them on what size we might need to complete this project.

  • Posted on 09-12-2021 by Scarborough Disposal

    I’m glad the article was helpful! Can never be too safe with children around!!

  • Posted on 28-10-2021 by Bea A

    It sure was nice when you said that you would need a dumpster for waste removal and house cleanouts. We had our house renovated, so construction materials are all over the house. Since they could be a safety risk to my 5-year old son, I will hire a garbage collection company and do your tips.

  • Posted on 09-12-2021 by Scarborough Disposal

    Finding a company with a great reputation is key!

  • Posted on 27-10-2021 by Bea A

    I like that you suggested doing research in your area to find a junk removal company that has an excellent reputation. My husband and I had our house renovated, and it ended up having a lot of construction debris all over the area. We are interested in renting a dumpster to keep the hazards away since we have a 5-year old child to consider. We will be sure to do your tips.

  • Posted on 09-12-2021 by Scarborough Disposal

    Being prepared definitely helps things go smoothly!

  • Posted on 18-10-2021 by Greta James

    It is great advice to prepare for your bin’s arrival by organizing your junk and moving your cars out of the way. I plan to tackle my garage in the spring and clear out all the junk that I have collected over the years. I think it would be smart to consult a reputable company that can rent the equipment I need in order to complete this project.

  • Posted on 09-12-2021 by Scarborough Disposal

    Researching which company to use is so important!

  • Posted on 11-08-2021 by Dana Hue

    You made a good point when you said that you must choose a dumpster rental company that has an excellent reputation in the community, so you must do your research. This is a good tip for my parents who are inserted in renting a dumpster. They said that they did some changes in their house, so they need to have the used construction materials hauled away before their 25th wedding anniversary party next week.

  • Posted on 26-07-2021 by Scarborough Disposal

    We hope this blog was helpful for you Michelle!

  • Posted on 15-07-2021 by Michelle Catapang

    A Step by Step Guide to Renting a Dumpster

  • Posted on 12-07-2021 by Scarborough Disposal

    We’re glad our article was able to provide you (and your brother) with valuable information!

  • Posted on 05-07-2021 by Dean Phillips

    My brother recently invited me over for dinner last Monday to which I saw a heap of junk on his front yard, as he was getting his house renovated. He told me he was looking into dumpster rentals so the workers could throw the renovation junk into it. I offered to look into as well and luckily for him, I found your amazing article here which has provided me with some valuable information. My favorite part has to be where you highlighted to use the space to your advantage by being as organized as possible and determining how you can utilize the space. This is a good point you brought up here, one I’m sure those interested in these rentals will be glad to be mindful of. Thanks for this! I’ll be sure to send this over to him later!

  • Posted on 21-06-2021 by Scarborough Disposal

    Yes, it’s always important to ensure you are using a company with not only a great reputation, but also one that will protect your driveway and can help assess what size dumpster best suits your needs. Good luck with your search!

  • Posted on 18-06-2021 by Shammy Peterson

    I found it helpful when you said that you should find out which junk removal company has an excellent reputation in the community when you research. This is something that I will consider since I am planning to rent a dumpster. Our house was renovated to improve the kitchen and bathroom’s space and look, and we need to have all the debris and waste materials to be hauled away properly. Since we want to find the best dumpster rental company, we will do your tips.

  • Posted on 31-05-2021 by Scarborough Disposal

    Hi Ava,

    Yes, not only can it be dangerous for a driver to haul an overloaded bin, not to mention illegal, it also makes it difficult for the driver to properly tarp the bin. We always recommend going with a slightly larger bin to ensure all items will fit securely. It also reduces your chances of having to pay for a second bin if it doesn’t all fit.

  • Posted on 28-05-2021 by Ava Murphy

    I like that you pointed out that you should not overload the bin to make sure that it will be easy to get picked up by the company. This is something that I will remember because I am planning to rent a dumpster. Our house was recently renovated, and we need to have all the debris disposed of. We will be sure to choose a dumpster of the right size.

  • Posted on 26-05-2021 by Scarborough Disposal

    Yes, for sure it’s helpful to know exactly what you are getting rid of so you can order the right size dumpster for the job. This will help save you money by hopefully only needing one dumspter.

  • Posted on 25-05-2021 by Michaela Hemsley

    It’s good to know that it’s smart to plan out when you need a dumpster and for what kind of job. My husband wants to rent a dumpster to help clean up our yard. I think it would be smart for him to talk to the company about which kind would work best for him.

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