Dumpsters are an incredibly useful asset to have for a wide range of different jobs and situations, but knowing how to rent them isn’t always that easy, especially if you’ve not done it before. Different states and counties will have their own unique rules when it comes to actually renting one, so tracking down the right information and finding a good company to rent from can take a little while.


Narrow Your Search

First of all, you’ll want to know what your limits are. For example, if you live in Newark, Delaware, you’ll want to find the best dumpster rental Newark DE can offer, rather than something on the other side of the country or state. The further away you get from where you live, the more of a hassle it becomes to transport and track the dumpster, and many companies will have higher prices or limitations on long-distance hiring or transport. 

Figure out what you consider “local” before anything else since that’ll dictate which services are close enough to actually use. Some people will see local as being within their state, whereas others will only want it to be in either their town or a neighboring town.


Choose a Budget

If you’re renting a dumpster, you’re probably doing it for a specific reason, like a large construction project or to dump waste from a home renovation. You’ll almost always have a budget you’re trying to stick to, so you’ll want to make sure that the cost of renting the dumpster doesn’t interfere with your overall financial limits. The more you spend on waste disposal, the less you’ll have for other important parts of the project.


Choose a Company

There’s no single strategy for choosing a company since it depends on what you need and what they’re offering. Different people and projects will have different reasons for needing a dumpster, so you’ll have to try and figure out what’s important to you and what you can do without. You’ll often be able to call them for a quote about different dumpster sizes and the kind of project you’re doing since there’s quite a wide range of different dumpster styles to choose from.


Work Out Their Disposal Rules

Most dumpster rental companies will dispose of your waste for you once they collect the dumpster, but this isn’t always the case. If you need to do your own waste management, you’ll need to make sure you have time to dump the trash or garbage before they come to collect it, which might eat into some of your time. On the other hand, it might also not be a problem at all depending on where you live and/or where the dumpster is being used.


Schedule the Delivery

Like any delivery, you’ll need to arrange a delivery day. Depending on how different companies work, you might have to physically be there to confirm the delivery, so make sure you understand your half of the deal before you finalize things. They might still drop it off if you’re not there, but it’s best to try and be there if possible since you can help them position it in the right place instead of just the side of the road or street.


Use the Dumpster

While some companies might have rules on things you can’t use the dumpster for, treat it like it’s yours until the rental period expires. Use it as much as you need to and don’t be afraid to fill it up at any point, since that’s what they’re there for. If you’ve completely filled up the dumpster but still need more space, you can go and dump the trash somewhere then come back and start using it again.


Return the Dumpster

Once your rental period is over, the company will usually send somebody over to collect the dumpster, and will often call you ahead of time to make sure you’ll be there to help them get it. As mentioned earlier, they might go and empty it themselves if there’s anything left inside – if this is the case, don’t worry about scrambling to empty it before they get there, since you’ll only end up paying a small extra charge (if anything at all, since some companies make this service free).