A Roll-Off Dumpster Rental Is Handy When You're Replacing Flooring

If you're putting new flooring in your home as a DIY project, you may generate a lot of debris. Some flooring, such as carpet, is heavy, so it's difficult to move around and haul off. A solution to consider is a roll-off dumpster rental.

As a bonus, you'll be able to get rid of other household junk if you have room once you've thrown out the flooring. Here's how to use a roll-off dumpster rental for a home improvement project.

Determine How Much Debris You'll Generate

The prices for a roll-off dumpster rental vary by the size of the dumpster. You want a dumpster large enough for your waste, but you'll save money renting the smallest size you need.

Figure out how much waste you'll generate and then calculate the size of dumpster you’ll need. The rental company may even help if you're having difficulty deciding on the right size to get.

Fill From Front To Back

Roll-off dumpsters usually have a gate in the back that will face your house or garage. This makes it possible to roll heavy things into the dumpster using a hand truck.

Fill your dumpster at the far end first and work your way back so access isn't blocked as the dumpster starts to get full. Managing heavy rolls of old carpet may be tricky, so having a plan first can save you from strain and labor.

Have Debris Ready To Reduce The Rental Period

The rental period for a roll-off dumpster varies by company. You might find a place that rents by the day or weekend. It's also common to rent by the week or longer. The longer the rental period, the less you pay for the daily rate, so you might want to compare costs over different rental periods.

However, if you want to get rid of the dumpster fast, then complete your flooring project first and stack all the debris in your side yard or garage so you can spend the day loading the dumpster once it's delivered. Otherwise, you can rent the dumpster for a longer period and throw the debris in at your own pace as you complete each room.

Top Off The Dumpster With Random Clutter

You may find you have extra room in the dumpster once you've thrown out all the old flooring. If so, you might fill the extra space instead of letting it go to waste.

You could throw in old furniture and random clutter that's too big for your trash pick-up. However, you may want to clear this up first since some companies are particular about the kind of trash that's mixed together.