Becoming a Landlord

How To Have A Good Experience Renting A Dumpster

When it comes to getting rid of all the trash from a remodel or a major party, there is really no other way to go than a dumpster rental. There are many different variables that go into a dumpster rental, and you need to be careful how you go about renting a dumpster. It can be a huge benefit, but it can also be a really bad experience. There are a few different things that can really help you. Here are a few tips to help your dumpster rental go smoothly.


One of the biggest complaints from people that rent a dumpster is that they end up with a giant scratch mark on their driveway. The scratches can be a result of a few different actions. They can be the result of the dumpster being dropped off and not being let down softly. Most commonly, they are a result of the dumpster being hauled off and the rear end scratching on the way out of your driveway. You need to put down plywood before the dumpster even gets there. This is going to protect your concrete from getting scratched up from the dumpster dragging out of the driveway. 

Large Or Local Company

You are likely going to have a choice between a larger company or a local company. Now, there are many pros and cons to both of these types of companies. You are going to want to talk to both of the companies, but you are also going to want to talk to individuals that have used each company. While a larger company can often give you a good price, the service could be sub-par. However, some larger companies are known to truly provide a high quality service. Local companies can often give you a very personal and custom experience because they depend on their reputation. 

Know The Ins And Outs Of The Price

When you are looking at prices offered by companies like the one at, you are going to want to get a breakdown of how the company charges. It is likely that you are going to be charged a flat fee, but there are often charges that you may not know about. Often, you are going to be the one that flips the bill for the dumpster company to actually enter the landfill. You are also going to be charged for the gas to and from the landfill. Ask each company that you talk to for a breakdown of their expenses. Good dumpster rental companies will have it all broken down for you.