Roll-off dumpsters, sometimes called skip bins, are often needed when you have items to dispose of, but they won't fit in your regular garbage can. However, it can sometimes be difficult knowing when it is really time to get one or when you can do without it. Here are some different times when renting a dumpster is a good idea.
When You Are Remodeling Your Home
A major reason to rent a dumpster is when you are remodeling your home. Whether you are replacing windows in your home, remodeling a bathroom, or completing a major addition, you will probably end up with a lot of waste that doesn't fit in your regular trash can. Likewise, you probably have many items that need to be recycled, and therefore need a larger skip bin that can go to the local recycling plant. When you are completing a remodeling project, the dumpster will either be parked in front of your home or in your driveway. If you need to park it on the street, find out if you need a permit, since it might take up quite a bit of space. If the skip bin is being used for recyclable items, let the dumpster company know so they can deliver the right one.
You Are Completing a Big Landscaping Project
Another time when it can be helpful having a dumpster is when you are completing a major landscaping project. Mowing the lawn probably only gives you a small amount of clippings that can go in your yard waste receptacle, but what if you are adding a big garden, removing all the lawn to put down artificial grass, or cutting down trees? These types of projects give you more yard waste than what fits in the regular waste bin. For these projects, consult a local skip bin company to request one that can be used for yard waste. You can put grass, soil, dirt, trees and tree stumps, and many other types of yard waste in the bin for your convenience. It will then be picked up for you when you're finished with the project.
You Need to Remove Large Items From Your Home
You may also need to rent a dumpster if you are removing large items from your home. For example, if you are intending to move to a new home, but you have a lot of furniture and appliances that need to be disposed of or recycled, it can be difficult taking them to a dump yourself. In this case, you will be able to call up a skip bin company to drop off a dumpster so you can put the items in there, then have them picked up.