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3 Questions To Ask When You Rent A Roll-Off Container

by Owen Baker

Renting a roll-off container can be a great way to get rid of the clutter in your house. However, to make sure that everything goes smoothly, you need to have some information about the way container rentals work. Here are some questions to be sure to ask the rental company.

Is There Anything I Should Not Put in the Container?

You should be aware that while you may think nothing of dumping everything you no longer need into the roll-off container, the rental company is likely to have a list of items that cannot go into them. These items may include: 

  • Car batteries
  • Lead Paint
  • Oil
  • Paint 
  • Household Cleaners 
  • Tires

It is important that you adhere to the rental company's rules. If you need to know where you can dispose of items such as those in the list, get in touch with your area's local landfills and recycling centers to determine if you can dispose of them that way.

Will There Be Damage From the Container?

It is vital to keep in mind that roll-off containers are typically made of metal and are very large. Not only that, but when they are moved off your property they are also very heavy. There is a chance that there will be small scrapes on driveways or ruts on the lawn if it has recently rained. To avoid damage to your property, it is essential that you talk with the driver about the best place to put the container; many drivers will not unload the container without explicit permission from you about where it should be placed. The driver will assess the outside of the property and suggest a place to you, but you are the one who makes the final decision.

Because there is some potential, however small, that the roll-off container may cause property damage, remember to ensure that the rental company carries a comprehensive insurance plan.

How Much Can I Put in the Container?

Usually, roll-off containers have rolling tarps that must be able to fully cover the container before the driver can load it and take it off of your property. If your things go over the container's top rails, the driver will mention that to you; you will have time to arrange things differently or take things out. If you realize that you're nearing the top of the container and need a new one,  try to give the rental company some advance notice before overfilling the first.

Asking these questions can help you have a good experience when you rent a roll-off container. Be sure to communicate freely with the rental company to avoid any problems. For more information about roll off containers, contact a professional like Chitty Garbage Service Inc.


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