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A guide to renting a dumpster
#1 Unbelievably Low Price…
To some degree, all of us are attracted by low price…simply because we want to work within a budget. Candidly, no one wants to overpay for getting rid of trash! But some waste haulers use low price as bait for false or misleading service promises that ultimately increase the total price that is charged. Unbelievably low pricing often indicates a company’s lack of experience and their ability to understand the total scope of your specific project requirements. It also may demonstrate a company’s desperation for work that will truly end up costing you additional expense before the project and dumpster rental period is finished.
#2 Broker Claims to best pricing and service
First, some simple industry facts: Waste and dumpster rental brokers ARE NOT ACTUAL WASTE HAULERS. Waste and dumpster brokers masquerade as waste hauling companies, however, they DO NOT own trucks or dumpsters or employ drivers. Any attempts by waste and dumpster brokers to qualify themselves as industry experts are false. Dumpster rental is always best handled by your local professional waste hauler… NOT brokers, NOT lumber yards, NOT big box discount centers, and NOT a local construction rental center.
A waste broker is a middle person… attempting to connect and match homeowners with waste hauling companies. Brokers exist because people are either lack understanding of their project or have no other method to qualify vendors and fear making a bad decision. Brokers have NO special formula to qualify haulers and NO specific local area knowledge that will provide basis for low pricing or special service.
Truth is, brokers always ADD COST… they do not work for the love of serving! Brokers have no reliable methodology to qualify haulers…. Brokers have a bias to finding the cheapest haulers that generates the largest profit for them… Brokers do not have a reason to provide excellence in service… Brokers get paid in advance by credit card and any issues are then problems that homeowners and unknown haulers have to work out themselves.
You have every incentive to hire the contractor of your choosing… working with the local waste hauler who has every reason to provide you with flawless service.
#3 Extra Charges
All waste service companies accept a job with only the information provided by you the homeowner…
HOWEVER this very fact allows some waste haulers the excuse to add extra charges AFTER the agreement and the containers are delivered.
Remember… all providers rely on your initial disclosures about the scope of the project that requires a dumpster… The only valid additional charges are relative to the additional extra weight that might be involved in your project, and any additional dumpster rental time period that you request. Very few homeowners have any methodology to estimate the total weight their project will generate…and extra waste is a frequent reality of the process…as well as how long a particular project might take… HOWEVER… all additional weight and additional time charges should be discussed before the rental and dumpster delivery…. Anything other than extra weight and rental times should not become EXCUSES that a hauler uses for ADDITIONAL…AND FICTITIOUS CHARGES.
MISCONCEPTION #1: All waste haulers are the same.
While it is true that “any fool can haul trash”… and your daily observations might prove that they do… You donʼt want them on your property! Inexperienced operators will not provide you the expertise necessary to quote your job correctly, untrained or poorly trained drivers will lack the ability to position containers for your maximum utilization or inevitably cause property damage attempting the impossible… substandard companies lack the required insurance coverage to protect you in the event of damage, loss, or injury, and may even mishandle or improperly dispose of your waste at non- permitted facilities resulting in even greater liability and expense to you.
MISCONCEPTION #2: Large national companies are best qualified and lowest priced
It is certainly true that the largest national companies have excess amount of equipment available for temporary jobs for homeowners… HOWEVER they are rarely positioned to serve you the homeowner with the best service and price. The national company in your area is primarily invested in long term commercial and industrial contracts… so, they maximizes equipment and human resources to handle these contracts and will occasionally attempt to serve the temporary markets after everything else is complete. This will affect all aspects of your time and project costs.
Your locally owned waste hauling company is ideally structured to capitalize on temporary work and is positioned to deliver superb service to this part of the marketplace.
MISCONCEPTION #3: Trucks can go anywhere and dumpster containers will go anywhere I need to place them.
It is uniquely true that unskilled drivers can place dumpster containers in places that when they are loaded cannot be safely moved without incurring property damage. Just because it works best for you and a driver indicates that it looks great, does not guarantee a dumpster container can be safely positioned where you want it most. Experienced professional drivers will work with you to position containers where the possibility of damage is reduced or eliminated and can be handled safely at all times.
The average truck is about 8 feet wide… the outside mirrors can add another 2 feet to the total width of the truck… the average truck is almost 30 feet long and depending on container size can be 13 feet high…. This is a big vehicle and rarely fits thru side RV gates, around tight corners or into back yards thru alleys…. while staying under all exterior phone and utility wires.
Almost the entire waste industry uses pricing models similar to the following structure…“Cost of Time” plus the “Cost of Disposal” plus “Profit Margin” equals “Selling Price”
Therefore, your ultimate cost for a dumpster is going to be a factor of time… where the job location relative to the service provider plus a factor of how much will the trash you want to dispose of weigh plus a factor of profit. Your Professional Waste Hauler will be able to reasonably estimate these cost factors to you based on the information you provide. Generally the only real unknowable is the weight… it is not reasonable for you to know with any certainty how much your projects waste will weigh…Professional Waste Haulers will be able to estimate only based upon the information you provide and the experience they have with similar projects over the years.
Match the dumpster container to the project. Standard industry container sizes are 10, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yard. It is imperative you order a container large enough to handle the “BULK VOLUME” and small enough to prevent over weight issues. For example if you are cleaning out a house full of old furniture, or very bulky back yard items, you want to get a container that holds everything without anything hanging over the sides or above the “water-level”… a 30 or 40 cubic yard container may be the best choice. Conversely, if you are ripping up the concrete sidewalk and driveway, a 10 cubic yard container is probably the largest available that can legally be driven down the road.
Understanding your job requirements will assure that you get the right size dumpster container for the project… this guarantees a smooth job without the costs associated with being over or undersold.
Delivery and Pickup Time Schedules…
Professional Waste Haulers generally serve their largest customer very early in the morning; anywhere from midnight to 6AM. This works well because most towns and cities have “noise ordinances” preventing large trucks from traveling local residential streets before 6AM.
Your time is valuable… your project has a schedule to follow… and you should be able to schedule your dumpster delivery as tightly as possible. The best Waste Hauling Companies however can guarantee you a “service window”…. a 2 hour time spread for almost all deliveries. Generally dumpster container pickups are routed throughout the waste haulers day to maximize time efficiencies… this keeps everyone’s cost at the lowest possible points.
Finally, you are the owner of your project… you create the terms of engagement with all your chosen contractors or vendors… great Waste Hauling Companies make every attempt to serve your time and schedule demands with the most flexibility at the best possible service rates.
Rent the correct size dumpster container for the project requirements.
The biggest industry issue is the overloading of dumpster containers…waste material that hangs over the sides or protrudes over the top of the dumpster container is a safety hazard for drivers and potentially becomes a very serious road hazard. Tarps and dumpster container nets ARE NOT DESIGNED to hold an overflow.
this is your project…unanswered phones, and unavailable homeowners just add unnecessary time and cost to every project.
Company drivers cannot deliver or pickup dumpster containers from behind locked gates, or position them as required with parked cars blocking the path, etc. Everyone is working against fixed schedules…your consideration and timeliness will be the foundation for all additional work that is scheduled after you on any given day.
Carefully read and understand what can and cannot be disposed of in dumpster containers.
Certain items are identified by state or federal laws as being prohibited…not by waste haulers for your inconvenience! This is not a game of chance. Do not attempt to discard prohibited items like tires, Freon containing appliances, liquids, household hazardous materials etc in the bottom of the dumpster container. These prohibited items will be identified at the time of disposal and huge additional fines and/or fees will be assessed. In some instances prohibited items will be returned to you at great expense.
Know and understand your local ordinances and homeowners association’s rules and guidelines for the placement of dumpster containers.
This will help when ordering service delivery and pickup schedules… will facilitate the actual dumpster container placement either in driveways or perhaps street parking areas.
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get!
When you select a waste hauler for dumpster rentals, you’ll choose from a wide variety of companies, experience levels, and prices.
While the highest price is no indicator of ultimate value… the lowest price is often the first reminder that you “get what you pay for”.
Dumpster Rental is generally a fairly simple process if you select a recognized local firm, a company that is A or A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, answer their phones promptly, and answer your questions in a straight forward easy to understand manner. Their job is to perform to your satisfaction.
The best companies only consider a job a success when their clients say WOW!
What can we do to make you smile?
The best dumpster rental companies will offer an absolute guarantee! Dumpstr Xpress offers a 100% guarantee that if anything happens that is not to your total satisfaction, we will instantly ask… “What can we do to make you smile?”