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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Dumpster from Buck Disposal LLC

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Renting a dumpster from Buck Disposal LLC is a great solution for managing waste during home renovations, construction projects, or decluttering endeavors. However, without careful consideration, it’s easy to fall into common pitfalls that can lead to added costs or project delays. In this guide, we’ll explore five common mistakes to steer clear of when renting a dumpster from Buck Disposal. By understanding these pitfalls and how to avoid them, you can ensure a smoother and more cost-effective waste management experience for your next project.

1. Underestimating Size Needs

One of the most common mistakes when renting a dumpster is underestimating the size needed for your project. Here at Buck Disposal LLC, we have three size options: 20, 30 and 40 yard. Opting for a dumpster that’s too small can result in overflow, extra fees for additional pickups, or the need for multiple rentals. To avoid this, carefully assess the amount of waste you anticipate generating and choose a dumpster size that accommodates it comfortably. It’s better to err on the side of caution and select a slightly larger dumpster than risk running out of space mid-project.

2. Ignoring Weight Restrictions

Our roll-off dumpsters have weight limits based on their size. Our 20 yard has a 3 ton allowance, our 30 yard has a 4 ton allowance, and our 40 yard has a 5 ton allowance. It’s important to be mindful of our weight restrictions, as exceeding these limits can result in additional fees or even damage to the dumpster. If you anticipate heavy materials, consider renting a dumpster with a higher weight capacity to accommodate your needs without surpassing limits. 

3. Disposing of Prohibited Materials

At Buck Disposal, we do have restrictions on what materials can be placed into our dumpsters. Prohibited items include: hazardous waste, tires, appliances, batteries, wet paint, asbestos, equipment with gas, oil or freon. Disposing of prohibited items in our containers can incur additional fees and environmental hazards. To avoid any issues, sort your materials and ensure all items going to the container are on our approved list.

4. Overloading the Dumpster

Exceeding the weight limit or filling the dumpster beyond its capacity can pose safety risks and incur extra charges. Here at Buck Disposal, we require all containers to be level-full. This means that all materials placed in the container need to be at or below the top of the dumpster.

5. Not Planning for Accessibility

It’s important to ensure there’s sufficient space on your job-site not only for the dumpster, but also for the delivery truck to maneuver during container pick-up and drop offs. It’s a good idea to determine where you would like your dumpster placed before requesting your drop-off. Having ample space for the dumpster and roll-off truck will ensure a safe and efficient work environment.