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An overflowing roll-off dumpster rental in Montgomery, AL, a big no-no

5 Things You Should Never Do When Renting a Dumpster

Dumpster rentals are quick and easy ways to get rid of unwanted items and junk, but there are a few things that you should never do when renting a roll-off dumpster rental.

1 – Never Overfill a Roll-Off Dumpster Rental

In most of the photos you see of roll-off dumpsters, they are filled to overflowing with a large mound of waste mounded over the dumpster’s rim. This is wrong. And anytime you overfill a dumpster like this, you will be charged a penalty fee. Not to mention that this makes roll-off dumpster pickup dangerous for the truck driver who picks it up, but also anyone behind the truck as it moves toward the landfill. Therefore, the waste of your dumpster rental should never reach over the rim in any part within the dumpster.

An overflowing roll-off dumpster rental in Montgomery, AL, a big no-no

2 – Never Lie About What You Are Getting Rid Of

When you call to get a price quote on a roll-off dumpster rental, it is essential to be upfront with what you need to get rid of. You might think you can slip in some broken brick and concrete in the dumpster you rented for wood, glass, and plastic construction waste. Still, anything you place in the dumpster will be removed from the dumpster, and heavy items such as brick, asphalt, concrete, masonry, etc., might make the dumpster too heavy to move. Heavy construction waste must be disposed of in a smaller 10-yard or 20-yard dumpster so that it doesn’t weigh too much to remove from your property.

3 – Never Guess How Large of a Roll-Off Dumpster You Need

Guessing the size of the roll-off dumpster that you need is stupid and potentially wasteful. If you rent a dumpster that is too small, you’ll need to rent a second one to finish the job. If you rent one that is too big, you’ve wasted your hard-earned money. The best option is to contact an employee at your local roll-off dumpster rental company and get expert advice on the size you need.

4 – Never Deposit Hazardous Materials in Your Roll-Off Dumpster Rental

Hazardous waste such as contaminated soil, asbestos, and chemicals need to be handled in a specific manner to ensure that it doesn’t contaminate the other waste and the area around it. In addition, many dumpster rental companies do not take toxic waste because they can’t keep it separate from non-toxic waste, and it is more expensive to dispose of. Another critical thing to remember about hazardous materials is that even if you put a little bit of toxic waste in a load of non-toxic waste, it contaminates the entire load, and you will be charged accordingly.

5– Never Dispose of Items That Can Be Recycled or Donated

Americans tend to throw out many things that can be recycled or even resold or donated. Furniture and clothing that no longer suit you can be just what a charitable organization is looking for. Sorting through your possessions before ordering a roll-off dumpster rental

Don’t take a wild guess about what size of dumpster rental you might need. Fill out our simple online contact form or call 251.661.0001 (for Mobile area customers) or 334.271.6900 (for Montgomery area customers), or send an email to sales@circlejroll-offsinc.com to get in touch with one of our roll-off dumpster specialists.

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Look no further than Circle J Roll-Offs. We have been serving Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama, and the surrounding areas since 1969. We provide waste management services for commercial and industrial businesses, as well as full-service dumpster rentals. We provide different sizes and types of dumpsters to meet your specific waste management needs. Give us a call at (215) 661-0001 or fill out our online form to speak with one of our waste management planning experts today.

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