Tips For Organizing A Neighborhood Dumpster Rental

Posted on: 7 February 2018

Homeowners living in the suburbs have weekly trash pick up, but residential trash cans are not large enough to large items that need to be disposed of. In many neighborhoods, renting a large dumpster for everyone on the street to use provides an excellent solution to a problem that many homeowners have. A lot of people have junk that they want to get rid of, but a trip to the dump is a hassle and not everyone has enough to fill up a dumpster. If you want to organize a dumpster rental for your neighborhood, use the following tips:

Determine If There Is Interest

Before spending too much time making plans for a large dumpster rental that everyone on your street can use, it is important to know whether or not your neighbors are interested and willing to contribute to the cost of a dumpster rental. Take the time to talk with your neighbors, leave flyers on their door proposing the idea, or communicating on your neighborhood social media accounts. Make sure that your neighbors know how they can reach you if they have questions or want to opt in to sharing the cost of a dumpster rental. 

Select a Location for the Dumpster

If everyone on your street is onboard with splitting the cost of a dumpster rental so neighbors can throw away large items, you will need to decide where to place the dumpster. Depending on your neighborhood, you may need to get a permit from the city or permission from the home owners association in order to have a dumpster placed on the street for several days. You may also opt to have the rented dumpster placed in your driveway or on your property while allowing other people on your street to use it.

Get Quotes

Dumpster rentals are available in a wide variety of sizes and rental rates vary. Before signing a rental contract, make sure that you get several price quotes from dumpster rentals in your area. Don't forget to consider how many neighbors are participating in the joint rental of a dumpster when getting your quotes-- it is important to rent a dumpster that is large enough to ensure that each family can throw away all of their junk without the dumpster overflowing. A dumpster renatal company can help you determine what size dumpster will best meet the needs of you and your neighbors.