dumpstersWhen tearing out rooms or demolishing before remodeling, it’s essential to have something to put all the waste in. You could pile it up in the backyard and hope it goes away (not a good plan) or you could haul it all out to a landfill by yourself. Or, there’s a better option – call a company that rents out dumpsters. These containers, also called roll-offs, are typically seen at construction sites. But how does a regular homeowner go about getting one?

First, get to know a bit of the terminology. This will help you feel more ‘knowledgeable’ when talking to a rentals company. ‘Dumpsters’, ‘roll-offs’ and ‘containers’ are all acceptable terms for these big metal boxes. They are rented out in standard cubic yard sizes, but instead of saying ‘cubic yards’, you’re probably better off using the term ‘yarder’.

Next, your local building permit office or parking enforcement office can give you information about any permits required if you intend to put the dumpster on the street. If you have space to put it in your own yard, then you won’t have these worries.

Lastly, when you speak to the company that rents dumpsters out, order a size larger than you think you’ll need. Drywall, scrap wood and carpeting are waste products that take up a lot of space.

Since 1996, our team at Best Disposal Inc. has been serving Lexington, North Carolina and surrounding areas. We offer a range of convenient and affordable disposal solutions, as well as trash compactor rentals. For more info, please contact us.