Dumpster Rental Tips

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When you need a dumpster for a home project or cleanout, you want to get the job done right so that you’re not left with a huge mess on your hands. This means taking the time and doing your homework to choose the right dumpster for your needs.

If you need to rent a dumpster in the near future, here are some tips to get you going in the right direction:

Choose the Right Size Dumpster 

A roll-off dumpster is usually the best choice when you need a dumpster at your home. These are delivered to your location and then easily picked up when your dumpster is full. But dumpsters are available in all different sizes. You want to choose the right one to handle your needs, but not one that is too big that you’re paying for space you won’t use. 

At Sweitzer Waste Removal, we offer roll-off dumpsters from 10-30 yards. This link will give you a better idea of the size dumpster you need for your project. If you’re unsure if you’re making the right choice, our service team would be glad to answer your questions and help you choose the right one.

It’s All About Location!

Once you decide the size dumpster you’re going to need, you want it to be placed in the right location. When considering where to put your dumpster, you’ll want to make sure:

  • It’s on level ground
  • It’s convenient
  • It’s away from vehicles and structures

You don’t want to put your dumpster in a place where you’ll have to walk far to throw away debris either. The debris will likely be heavy and you won’t want to lug it too far. Ideally, you want to choose a place that is fairly empty and doesn’t have much around it.


When you have your dumpster dropped off, it should be put in an area that is easily accessible for everyone. That means it’s easy for you to throw away items, but also easy to get to when it needs to get picked up. This not only means it should be on level ground but also somewhere that won’t take long to try to get out of its spot. At Sweitzer Waste Removal, we can recommend an area that is easily accessible and convenient when we get to your location.

Throwing Away Correct Waste

Just because you have rented a dumpster doesn’t mean you don’t have to be careful about what you put in it. Hazardous items like oil, fuel, and gasoline should not be tossed in a dumpster. Medical waste and vehicle or tractor batteries are other items you’ll want to avoid. 

If you’re planning on throwing away appliances or mattresses, Sweitzer Waste Removal charges an additional fee to include those in the dumpster pickup. Be sure to keep that in mind before you rent your dumpster.

Contact Us

If you need to rent a dumpster, Sweitzer Waste Removal can help. We offer a large variety of dumpsters to suit your needs. Our professional service makes it easy to rent a dumpster when you need one. Call us today at 203-245-8840 to learn more about how we can help you.