If you have a big landscaping project, a home remodeling project, or need to reclaim a basement or attic, you’re smart to be exploring arranging a roll-off dumpster rental in Baltimore County. If you’ve never rented a dumpster, you may want to read these tips before you do. It can help ensure you get the best dumpster rental experience.

Tip #1: Find the Right Baltimore County Dumpster Rental Company

Once you’ve decided to rent a dumpster, you have to find the right dumpster rental company. Most companies have websites that will answer some basic questions, but you may need to call for pricing. Look for:

  • Length of the rental period
  • Pricing – make sure it’s a flat rate, all-inclusive of delivery, pickup, and disposal, with no surcharges for gas or anything else.
  • Ask for recommendations. If a neighbor recently rented a dumpster, ask them if they were happy with the company.
  • Check their reviews. You want to see recent 4 and 5-star reviews, especially from repeat customers.

Choose the company that delivers to your area for an affordable price and a good rental period, as well as one that has great reviews.

Tip #2: Choose the Right Dumpster Size

Each dumpster rental company in Baltimore County will have various dumpster sizes that you can rent. They may explain on their websites how much junk or debris each size will hold. If you still have questions, call them and describe your project. Any reputable company will be able to advise you on the right size. It’s almost always better to get a dumpster that’s slightly bigger than what you think you will need. You’d be surprised at how quickly they fill up.

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Tip #3: Load the Roll-off Dumpster Right

Once the dumpster is delivered to your driveway or put in the street, it’s time to start loading it up. There is a right way and a wrong way to do this. You’ll be able to walk items into the dumpster, so load heavy items and larger items first, trying to distribute the weight. Smaller and larger items can be tossed in over the sides of the dumpster as it starts to fill up. Be careful to make the most use of the space available, and not overfill your rental dumpster.

Related Reading: How to Load a Roll-off Dumpster Most Efficiently

Tip #4: Load It on Time

When you arrange your dumpster rental in Baltimore County, pay attention to what the company says about how long you can keep the dumpster. You will face additional fees if you decide you need to keep it longer than you had planned. Manage your time effectively to avoid extra fees.

Tip #5: Avoid Prohibited Items

Lastly, don’t toss just anything into the dumpster. No matter which company you choose for dumpster rental in Baltimore County, or anywhere else, for that matter, will have a list of restricted items that you should not put in your dumpster. Many of these are hazardous items, or there are laws regarding their proper disposal, which don’t allow for disposal at a landfill.

Be sure to check the list carefully. If a dumpster rental company dumps your stuff at the landfill and the load has restricted items in it, the company can face fines, which they will pass on to you.

Call Now to Schedule a Dumpster Rental in Baltimore County

To set up your rental, call or text us at 443-286-3284. In most cases, we can deliver your roll-off dumpster the next day, but we recommend calling 1-2 days before you need it. You can keep the dumpster for up to 10 days, and you simply call us when you’re ready for us to pick it up.  We offer delivery and pickup Monday through Saturday.

Some of the cities and communities we deliver to include: Baldwin, Cockeysville, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Glen Arm, Hunt Valley, Kingsville, Lutherville-Timonium, Middle River, Overlea, Parkville, Perry Hall, Phoenix, Rosedale, Rossville, Towson, and White Marsh.