With spring right around the corner, many homeowners are turning their attention toward home improvement projects. Renovating your home can produce an excessive amount of debris. A dumpster can be a useful tool to help you properly house and dispose of your construction waste as you remodel your home.
Loading a dumpster isn't always as simple as it appears, but there are some tips you can keep in mind to help ensure your dumpster is loaded properly.
1. Avoid overfilling your dumpster.
Before you rent a dumpster to dispose of your construction waste during a renovation, you need to carefully consider how much waste will be created over the course of your project. Dumpsters come in various sizes to accommodate the varying needs of homeowners.
It's better to rent a dumpster that is slightly larger than your anticipated needs so that you can avoid overfilling. Adding waste that extends above the maximum fill line on the dumpster could prevent the rental company from removing the dumpster from your property. Excess items will have to be removed prior to pickup, and you will be left with a mess in your yard. Select the right size dumpster so that you can avoid the problems associated with overfilling.
2. Use the rear door when disposing of heavy items.
Most dumpsters come equipped with a door at the rear of the unit that swings open for easy access. Since construction waste can be quite heavy, you should utilize this door when disposing of bulky items.
Opening the door allows you to walk into the dumpster and place heavy items inside rather than struggling to lift hefty materials over the sides of the dumpster. Just be sure that you remember to properly latch the door once you are finished loading your heavy materials so that the dumpster can be removed safely from your property.
3. Save flat items for the top of the dumpster.
Planning out the manner in which you will load your dumpster can be helpful when it comes to transporting your construction waste. Small, loose debris has the potential to fly out of the dumpster during transit.
To avoid this problem, save flat items like old doors or sheets of drywall and load them on the top of the dumpster. These flat items will help to hold loose debris safely inside the dumpster as your construction waste is transported to the landfill.