5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Dumpster Rental

Written on: August 28, 2023

PRO Hauling is your top choice for renting a dumpster

dumpster rental Tunkhannock, pa Renting a dumpster for your residential or commercial project is an investment of not only money, but time.

PRO Hauling makes renting a dumpster easy! All you have to do is contact us to get a quote, then we deliver the dumpster on the day you need it and pick it up when you ask us to.

Something else that makes renting a dumpster easy is knowing how to put it to good use for maximum efficiency. We’ve put together five tips to help you do that.

What’s allowed in your dumpster & what isn’t

If you have questions about what you’re throwing out and whether you can put it in one of our dumpsters, ask us. Due to safety regulations, there are several things that PRO Hauling cannot accept, such as:

Do some work before loading the dumpster

A little work before you start loading, or even before the dumpster arrives, can make the project go faster and easier for you.

Do you have cardboard boxes? Break them down. They’re easier to carry that way and take up less room in the dumpster.

Break down furniture for easier loading and so it’s more compact. For example, a bed can be broken down, so the headboard and footboard lie flat with the side rails on top of them.

Be strategic when loading

Another way to prepare is by knowing what should go in first. Lighter items such as flattened boxes, pillows, and furniture pieces should go in first. The heavier items on top will compact them so they take up less room.

Bag light items such as papers, Styrofoam, and fabrics so they don’t blow away. Put them on the bottom of the dumpster as well so they can be compacted by the heavier items on top.

Use the door

Our dumpsters have a door that swings open. It may seem like more fun to just toss stuff over the side into the dumpster, but using the door makes the job faster, easier, and safer.

Start at the back of the dumpster and work your way back towards the door. This also allows you to distribute the load more evenly for safe hauling.

Know when to stop

Our dumpsters have a maximum fill line. That line indicates the limit for safe hauling. Stop when or before you reach it. If the load goes past the fill line, we may not be able to haul it. You’ll lose time removing the items above the fill line. It’s easier and more efficient to let us know that you need another dumpster.

Ready to get started on your project that needs a dumpster? Get a quote from us today!