Safest & Most Efficient Way to Load Your DumpsterDisposal Queen Team
This article assumes you have already taken the first step: researching and finding the best waste disposal and recycling services for your needs. Below, we provide you with a few tips on how to properly dispose of your trash so that you can get connected to a solid service, as well as some things you probably want to avoid.
Be careful when loading your trash into the dumpster bin. Don’t stuff items in so deeply that they become impossible to remove. You might find it easier to go through a room at a time with garbage bags and fill up a section of the dumpster. And always keep an eye on your surroundings, be sure to fill your dumpster in a way that won’t leave you over-paying or struggling with a heavy load when the time comes for pickup. It’s important to have a plan and not just dump everything in one spot so that your dumpster fits correctly.
Depending on what you are hoping to accomplish with your dumpster bin, make sure that you choose a size that fits your project. You wouldn’t want to select the wrong size, as this could not only lead to uncontrollable loads but it could also lead to additional fees if you need to return it prematurely. If you want to get the most out of your next rental, try out the below mentioned tips.
Break Down Big and Flexible Pieces
Space is a premium, so you want to make sure you are getting the most out of any dumpster bin. Make sure that the things you are putting in cardboard boxes are just that! Smaller items can be wrapped in the boxes as well. The more space you can clear out in the dumpster, the less you should have to pay for your dumpster bin rental.
It can be a struggle to fit all of your things into a new space, especially if you’re moving out of a small apartment or condominium. It may seem like there’s no way that everything will fit, but there are ways to get creative when it comes to figuring out how to get everything in. One great example is by using cardboard boxes. Instead of stacking them on top of each other, try flattening them out so they take up less space. You can also break down some other materials such as drywall and concrete for the same purpose.
Evenly Distribute the Weight of Trash
We recommend using a trash pickup service or hiring someone to assist you with the loading, but if you’re self-loading, do your best to distribute the weight in the best way possible when filling your dumpster bin. For example loading heavy items such as couches or large furniture pieces on the sides of your bin, rather than in the middle. This will ensure even weight distribution so that it doesn’t tip over when we pick up.
To help prevent damage and keep your items in one place, place lightweight objects like Styrofoam, paper, and plastic underneath heavier items.
Avoid Loading Too High
Be careful not to fill your dumpster higher than the top of the dumpster bin. Keep in mind that when you rent a dumpster bin, it will be picked up by a truck, so there is no need for it to be filled tightly. You are responsible for how each item is loaded into the dumpster. A bin rental company will only take a specific amount of trash and then weigh the container after they pick it up. If you overfill, they may charge you extra or make you dump the excess yourself before they haul it away. If in doubt, always ask if there are any limits to how much the dumpster can hold before you fill it up.
Always Load From The Front To The Back
When you rent a dumpster bin, fill up the unit. Dumpster rental prices are dependent on the size of the dumpster and how much it is filled with solid waste. In order to make the most economical use of your dumpster bin, avoid tossing items in over the sides. Instead, take time to walk into your dumpster and neatly load it from front to back. This may seem a bit more time-consuming than simply throwing the items in, but it will make a significant difference as to how much you can fit inside the dumpster and, ultimately, the price you pay.
Try To Fill The Gaps of Your Dumpster
If you’ve ever emptied a dumpster bin, you know that the space in between large items inside the container can be used to easily store all manner of things. You can even break down small, more flexible pieces and place them strategically in between gaps amongst the larger pieces. These techniques, as well as a few other ways to maximize your dumpster space.
Next time you’re filling up your dumpster bin, make sure to pay attention to how you pack the waste in there. You might be able to fit a whole lot more in there than you would have otherwise.