Dumpster rental preparation is an absolute must if you plan on having one delivered. It is wise to prep the area you plan on placing the dumpster. This can save additional time and keep you from scrambling when the delivery driver arrives.
Ways To Prepare for a Dumpster Delivery
Here are some ways that you can prepare for your dumpster roll-off delivery.
Find a Location
The first thing you will need to do is find an ideal location for a dumpster. If you already know where to place the dumpster, make sure you communicate with the rental company before they even arrive. Maybe you will have them put it directly in your driveway. Whatever you choose, be aware that a hard, flat surface is probably your best bet. You can discuss this matter with your rental company if you don’t have a flat surface. Never place a dumpster on a steep hill, on sandy surfaces, or on the side of a city street, unless you have a permit.
Sometimes, you may even have to put plywood on the ground to make up for conditions that are less than ideal for dumpster placement. If you only have softer surfaces available, it may work out only if you do a bit of prepping prior to delivery.
Make sure that you prepare your dumpster delivery by eliminating any obstructions in the way. This ensures that the delivery driver can drop off the dumpster with no issues. This means you should get rid of any bikes, toys, trash cans, cars, and other things that may be in the way when the dumpster gets dropped off. Remember, the truck will need a lot of room to maneuver when he drops off the dumpster.
Best Ways To Prevent Property Damage
One of the best ways to prevent property damage when your dumpster is being delivered is to eliminate obstructions that may get in the way when the dumpster is placed on your property. If your driver has a hard time backing up into your driveway and there are too many things in the way, the risk of property damage will only increase.
Another thing you can do to prevent property damage is to put boards down on the street, parking lot, or driveway where the dumpster will be placed. Putting plywood boards under the dumpster can eliminate the possibility of damage to asphalt or concrete.
Furthermore, rental companies will do everything possible to prevent property damage upon delivery. You can also do your part by asking questions, etc. For example, if you know ahead of time that the rental company will not provide ground protection, you can place plywood ahead of time.
Dumpsters rarely cause damage, but it still pays to prepare in advance. When putting dirt, concrete, or other debris into the dumpster, be sure to practice additional precautions. The heavier the dumpster, the more likely it is to result in damage.