Keeping Your Neighbors Happy: Dumpster Rental Etiquette for Your Project

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When you need to rent a dumpster for a construction project, home cleanout, or a DIY project, you want to make sure that the convenience of renting a dumpster for you isn’t causing inconveniences for your neighbors. You want to practice neighbor-friendly dumpster practices that will result in the job getting done right without making any enemies!

Here are some tips to help you follow proper dumpster rental etiquette!

Dumpster Rental Etiquette Tips

Don’t Allow Waste to Pile Up

Be sure all of the waste goes into the dumpster. You don’t want debris outside of the dumpster, especially near your neighbor’s property.

Consider Dumpster Placement

If you have a shared driveway or a tight space, you want to be considerate of where you are placing the dumpster. You want to have the dumpster placed in a spot that is not going to infringe on your neighbor’s space, but will still be convenient for you and your needs. 

Before your rental dumpster is delivered, know the dimensions and measure around your property. This can help you decide if the space you have envisioned is going to be appropriate. There needs to be enough room for you to access the dumpster and for it to be picked up once it is full. This needs to be kept in mind along with the fact that you need to keep the dumpster off of your neighbor’s property.

Make Sure Your Neighbors Know

If you are planning a large project that is going to require the dumpster to stay in place for a long time, it would be considerate to alert your neighbors. This will let them know that you are planning a project and that there will be a dumpster on site, especially if it is a shared driveway. You need to make sure your neighbor will be okay with this before your dumpster rental arrives. If they aren’t, you’ll have to find another adequate space.

Keep the Area Clean

No one wants blight around their property. Be sure to keep the area around the dumpster clean, especially if it’s near the property line with neighbors.

Be Respectful of Working Hours

While it may be convenient for you to throw things in the dumpster at 5 a.m. or 9 p.m., your neighbor may not appreciate the noise that will occur when you’re doing this. This may not be an issue if you have a construction company on site as they will most likely leave the premises by dinner time. Keep your working hours to standard working hours for other projects, such as 9-5, to ensure that no one is getting upset.

Secure the Dumpster

You don’t want anyone coming onto your property to dump other items. Be sure to secure the dumpster so that it is only for your use. This may mean putting a tarp over it.

Get Permission if Needed

If you’re getting your dumpster delivered to a gated community or one that is managed by a homeowners’ association, be sure to get permission before delivery. You will be told where you can place the dumpster without disturbing anyone else. Even if you don’t live in one of these communities, you’ll want to be sure that there are no local ordinances that would require you to get a permit for dumpster rental.

Are you looking for a dumpster rental? Contact Sweitzer Waste Removal

If you’re looking to rent a dumpster for any type of project, Sweitzer Waste Removal is here to help. We offer dumpsters in sizes ranging from 10-30 yards. 

10 Yarder 11x7x3 2 Ton Limit 4 door car
12 Yarder 11x7x4 2.5 Ton Limit 4 door car
15 Yarder 13x7x5 3 Ton Limit Caravan vehicle
20 Yarder 16x7x6 4 Ton Limit Short Bus
30 Yarder 22x7x6 5 Ton Limit School Bus


Call us today at 203-245-8840 or contact us online for more information and to schedule your next dumpster rental.