How to Keep From Overpaying for Waste Bin Rentals on Job Sites

Waste Bin at a home remodel

Remodels and other contractor jobs create a lot of construction debris. Renting the construction dumpster for disposing of it may only be a minor expense on the job, but if you’re not careful, you could end up paying for more than you need. Follow these tips to avoid overpaying for waste bin rentals on job sites. 

Pick the Right Size Waste Bin for the Job

If possible, it will be cheaper to rent one large bin as opposed to having your smaller one picked up and replaced mid-job. Of course, some jobs simply require multiple dumpsters. But plan ahead so you don’t end up renting more than you need. 

The waste management company will help pinpoint which bins you need, but you’ll need to have a good idea of how much debris you will be disposing of. They’ll need to know the kind of debris you’re throwing away also, since certain things like concrete need to be disposed of separately. Also, heavy debris like bricks, shingles, and concrete have to be disposed in smaller 10-yard trash bins. 

In general, you’ll be renting a waste bin with capacities between 10 yards and 40 yards. According to Hometown Dumpster Rental, here is the approximate capacity of each size:

  • 10-Yard Bin – Besides heavy items, you might get away with using a dumpster this small if you’re remodeling a small bathroom.
  • 20-Yard Bin – This dumpster should work for large bathrooms remodels, tearing out a small to medium deck, replacing a smaller roof, or remodeling a small kitchen.
  • 30-Yard Bin – This is a good size for a mid-size kitchen remodel or medium to large roof replacement.
  • 40-Yard Bin – This bin accommodates most home remodels.

Know How to Calculate Construction Debris by the Cubic Yard

Estimating how many yards of debris you’re going to pull out of an old kitchen gets easier with experience, but here’s a simple formula to help. A pile of debris that is 3’ high x 3’ wide x 3’ deep equals 1 cubic yard. (That’s about the size of a kitchen stove.)

We hope these tips will keep you from overpaying for waste bin rentals on your next job site! Looking for more tips? Read “Overcoming a Competitor Who Underbids Projects” next. HFS Financial is here to equip you with everything you need for running a successful business, including financing for your your customers for all their home improvement needs. To learn more about how HFS Financial can help you, contact us today at 1-800-254-9560.

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How to Keep From Overpaying for Waste Bin Rentals on Job Sites

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