While it may not seem possible, a single person can generate ample amounts of trash daily. If left unchecked, trash and possessions will pile up and create a large problem for you and your family. Before that happens, it’s crucial that you take on a cleaning project to purge your home of the unnecessary clutter and that you choose the correct size dumpster for your project.
Know How Much Trash You Have
Before you begin your cleaning project, you’ll need to get an idea of how much you want to throw away. Renting a dumpster that’s too small can result in overage charges or delays in pickup, while getting one that’s too large can lead to paying more than your budget allows. Go through some of the items in question and set them aside so you have a visual of how much space you’ll need to contain it all. It might be helpful to remember that since the traditional American family contains about 2.5 people, 20-yard dumpsters are popular for standard cleaning projects due to their size.
Explore Your Options
Next, it would help to familiarize yourself with the details of each size dumpster. With a better understanding of the requirements for each size comes more confidence in your decision of which one best fits your needs for a particular project. For instance, 10-yard dumpsters are typically used for smaller home renovation projects, while 40-yard dumpsters are usually only used when you have full-scale repairs or additions done.
Think About What Kind of Trash You Have
Once you have a clear understanding of what you have and how much space you’ll need, it’s crucial that you go back and take a second look at what you want to toss. Some materials are required by law to be thrown out in a specific way—some of these items include batteries and electronics. This is because these materials can be toxic when exposed to the elements, so it’s crucial that you dispose of them in the proper manner to keep yourself, or someone else, safe. Since these items shouldn’t be mixed in with the rest of what you’re throwing out, it may also affect the size of the dumpster that you need.
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