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March 30, 2018
How to Prepare for a Roll-Off Dumpster
If you are unsure of how to prepare for a roll-off dumpster, we have the solution. Box Brothers Roll-Off Services, serving all of metro Denver, has been offering recycling and waste removal services to both residential and commercial clients for over a decade. We know exactly how our clients should prepare their property to receive a dumpster.
Usually, homeowners rent a dumpster because they are trying to improve their home, either by doing a big clear-out, landscaping or interior remodeling. However, if you don't take the right precautions, a roll-off dumpster can actually be problematic for your property. Read our tips on how to prepare for your dumpster and avoid unwanted issues.
Choose Your Surface
A roll-off dumpster is made of metal and can cause damage to delicate surfaces, so if at all possible, you don't want to place a dumpster on top of a driveway of ornate brickwork. If placed directly on grass or another soft surface, the dumpster could sink a few inches. Ultimately, a concrete surface is an optimum location for placement of your dumpster rental. Even asphalt runs the risk of suffering an impression or dent from the weight of the dumpster.
When placed on a concrete surface, it's not guaranteed that the dumpster will not leave marks, dents or cracks. To reduce the probability of this happening, your best option is to lay down plywood over the surface. This is especially important if you are forced to place the dumpster on a surface like a lawn. Plywood will help reduce the pressure placed on the surface below and distribute the weight of the dumpster and its contents more evenly.
Make a Clear Path
Before deciding on the location for your dumpster rental, visualize the path between the worksite and the dumpster. If there are vehicles or landscaping features obstructing this path, they may be at risk of damage. Make sure there is a clear path for workers to safely transfer materials to the dumpster, well away from the edges of buildings and other obstacles.
Watch the Weight
The heavier your dumpster is, the more likely it is to cause issues with the surface below. If you are planning on filling the dumpster with mostly dense, heavy materials then you should take extra precautions. Placing plywood or a concrete slab between the dumpster and the surface you are trying to protect can help. Also try to evenly distribute the weightier objects and materials, so that one end of the dumpster is not heavier than the other.
Knowing how to prepare for a roll-off dumpster can prevent stress on the day of its arrival. Taking these precautions will minimize the risk of damage to your home or a client’s property and allow you to take full advantage of the dumpster rental. For further information on preparing your home or worksite for a roll-off dumpster, and to get a quote, contact Box Brothers Roll-Off Services in Denver. Our friendly customer service team will answer all of your questions and send a dumpster out for your next project.
February 27, 2018
Great Reasons to Rent a Roll-Off Dumpster
Here at Box Brothers Roll-Off Services in Denver, we can suggest a few great reasons to rent a roll-off dumpster that you may not have considered before. Renting a dumpster is an affordable and convenient way to get rid of garden debris, construction waste, and unwanted furniture. Throughout our lifetime, we will all generate quite a large amount of trash. However, there are certain events and that produce enough waste to warrant a dumpster rental. For those moments, you can count on us.
A successful spring cleaning requires an easily accessible place to dump all the old, broken and useless items that have been progressively cluttering up your home for years. As you go through each room, you can quickly get rid of the unwanted stuff and reorganize your newly tidy home. Without an easy place to dump the clutter, you run the risk of simply moving it around the house and filling up your attic or garage with bits and pieces you will never use.
Repurposing a Room
Big events such as a new baby, or an older child moving out to attend college often inspire a room renovation. Converting a home office into a nursery, or a bedroom into a gym is a challenging DIY project and one of many reasons to rent a roll-off dumpster. Leftover flooring, tiles, drywall and interior fixtures can be safely disposed of in the rental dumpster. You can even request the dumpster company recycle certain materials, such as concrete and wood.
Extreme weather events are becoming even more common across the country. A severe storm can bring strong winds, torrential rainfall, flooding and even landslides. Fallen trees, roof destruction, and flood damage can create vast amounts of waste material. Renting a dumpster allows you to remove organic material and human-made waste from your property at your own pace.
Standard garbage collection services have a long list of items and materials that they will refuse to take. Often, home renovation materials such as bricks, leftover cement, and certain metals are on that list. If you find yourself stuck with some unusual materials, it may be difficult and messy to transport them to a dump by yourself. This also makes our list of reasons to rent a roll-off dumpster. Just remember that rental dumpsters are not suitable for the disposal of liquid paint, bio-hazardous material, fuels, electronic waste or batteries. Be sure to check with us if you have any questions on that matter.
For any occasion or project that produces bulky waste materials, a rental dumpster can make life a lot easier. Today’s list are just some of the many reasons to rent a roll-off dumpster. At Box Brothers Roll-Off Services, we pride ourselves in offering the best customer service and unbeatable convenience for any domestic junk removal or trash collection. We can provide same day or next business day dumpster delivery throughout the metro Denver area. Call us today for information on dumpster sizes or to request an upfront quote with absolutely no hidden charges.
January 16, 2018
Dumpster Rental Safety in Winter
The experts at Box Brothers Roll-Off Services in Denver have put together a quick guide to dumpster rental safety in winter. Each season presents different advantages and challenges when it comes to construction, remodeling, and landscaping. So before scheduling your dumpster, it's important to take the following considerations into account and ensure that you’re fully prepared for the project.
If you are organizing a winter DIY project that will generate a lot of waste material, it is best to plan out exactly how you will dispose of it. Roll-off dumpsters can be used year-round and are the perfect solution for household waste created by home clear-outs, moving, demolition and renovations.
Follow this guide to make the most of your rental dumpster during the winter season.
Protect the Dumpster
For proper dumpster rental safety in winter, it's always a good idea to keep your dumpster covered when not in use, especially overnight. A tarp held down with bungee cords works just fine. This will deter dumpster trespassers, including animals (who could get stuck) as well as vagrants. Keeping the dumpster covered will also help prevent snow from getting inside. Snow can quickly build up inside a dumpster, preventing you from being able to fill it efficiently and increasing the weight substantially.
Plow the Surrounding Area
Keep the area around the dumpster free from snow. Whether it is in your driveway, on a construction site or a public street, it is your responsibility to maintain easy access to the dumpster site for delivery and pick up. Plowing or shoveling the snow daily will prevent build-up and make it easier, as well as safer, for you or your workers to access the dumpster rental and fill it.
Once the snow has been cleared, it is a good idea to spread rock salt on the ground to stop ice from forming in the cleared areas. Construction debris is often bulky, with sharp edges or exposed nails and can be awkward to carry. A slippery surface is a hazard for anyone moving materials. To avoid accidents, keep the path between the work site and your roll-off dumpster completely clear and free from ice. Sand or kitty litter can be used in a pinch for quick ice removal.
Protect Yourself from the Elements
When working outdoors in cold weather, wrap up with appropriate warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy work boots. Hauling debris to your dumpster can cause you to sweat, so wear a bottom layer that wicks away moisture from your body. Take regular breaks to warm up inside with a hot drink. And don't be afraid to ask for help from a friend or hire a professional if the job is too big for one person.
For more advice on dumpster rental safety in winter, contact Box Brothers Roll-Off Services. We have been providing Denver residents with a safe, cost-effective way to dump their unwanted debris for over ten years. We can coordinate to deliver and pick up the rental dumpster according to your schedule.
December 15, 2017
What to Do with Renovation Debris
Making improvements on your home is exciting, but trying to figure out what to do with renovation debris can be a pain. Box Brothers Roll-Off Services in Denver has the solution. We can help you find the best waste disposal option for your situation. Depending on the type of debris generated, the quantity, and your budget, we can suggest a number of different waste disposal methods.
Donate What You Can
Home renovations can generate a lot of waste materials, but some of the items you are throwing out may still be usable. Old but intact furniture, mismatched light fixtures and kitchen cabinets can all be given a second life by organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. Bring any suitable items to your nearest drop-off center for household goods and building materials. Not only can you help the environment by reducing waste, but your unwanted things can be reused by people that need them.
DIY the Small Stuff
If you are tackling a smaller project or getting the family involved in a spring-cleaning effort, you may be planning to handle the waste disposal by yourself. You’ll first want to make sure you have the means to transfer your debris without damaging your vehicle. You may also need to separate the materials according to categories like old appliances, organic materials, scrap metal, copper and computer parts. It may take some research and planning, perhaps multiple trips, so be sure to weigh these factors against potentially renting a roll-off dumpster.
Garbage Collection Service
Your regular garbage collection service may offer an additional service for bulk waste removal upon request. Check to see if they accept the type of materials you have, and how much they charge. Usually, they will price the service by weight. Some companies specialize in bulk waste removal and will haul away trash. Unlike roll-off rentals that can be left at a location, trash haulers typically require everything to be ready to go on one day, and they’ll charge more to make multiple trips throughout your project.
Roll Off Dumpster
Probably the most convenient option for homeowners wondering what to do with renovation debris is to rent a roll-off dumpster which can be dropped off and picked up when you are ready. All you have to do is fill it. You can rent a dumpster for the period necessary to complete your project, so the work will still be done at your own pace. There are some restrictions on the type of waste you can put in the rental dumpster, such as toxic chemicals and electronic waste, but for the most part, this is the easiest way to get rid of all those bulky items that are inconvenient to transport yourself.
If you are still unsure what to do with renovation debris, don't despair. Box Brothers Roll-Off Services has been helping Denver residents safely and affordably dispose of their bulky waste for over ten years. Whether you are moving homes, landscaping your garden, renovating part of your home or just doing a general clear out, we can help you get rid of the debris with our 12 and 30 cubic yard rental dumpsters.
November 15, 2017
The Basics of Renting a Dumpster
Unsure if a rental dumpster is your best option? Today, the team here at Box Brothers Roll-Off Services in Denver covers the basics of renting a dumpster to hopefully answer any questions you might have and help you make the right decision. Once you choose to go with a roll-off, our affordable dumpster rentals will make getting rid of your unwanted debris quick and easy.
When it comes to the basics of renting a dumpster, there are a few things to consider. Primarily, you need to think about what goes in it, what doesn’t, if you have a secure place for your roll-off and what size fits your requirements. Let’s take a closer look.
- When should you rent a dumpster?
Rental dumpsters are useful to have when undertaking DIY projects around the home that will generate large amounts of debris and household waste. Home renovations, renovations and clean-outs can leave you with old and broken furniture, appliances, wood, metal or bricks that need disposal. Landscaping projects may require the removal of trees, gravel or other organic material. Moving homes, especially downsizing, can also reveal a lot of unwanted clothes, toys, and housewares. A rental dumpster can be incredibly helpful in all of these scenarios.
- What cannot be put in a rental dumpster?
Certain materials are unsuitable for disposal in a rental dumpster. These include:
- Electronics, such as computers, TVs, and cell phones
- Fuels such as diesel, oils, propane tanks, gas equipment
- Chemicals, such as poisons, pesticides, and paints (dry is fine)
- Batteries, tires, freon and asbestos
- Where should I put the rental dumpster?
To make it easy to move heavy debris into your rental dumpster, you’ll want to place it as near to the work site as possible. Usually, this means in your driveway or yard. However, the roll-off dumpster must be placed on a hard surface, as it may sink into or cause damage to a soft lawn. If this is not feasible, your next option is to keep your dumpster on the street which will require a permit first – so please make sure you have things situated before we deliver your roll-off rental.
- How big are rental dumpsters?
To keep things simple and streamlined, we offer two sizes of rental dumpsters suitable for most projects. The small provides 12 cubic yards at 4' high x 7' wide x 12' long. Our large roll-off is 30 cubic yards, or 6' high x 7' wide x 22' long. If you are unsure about which size dumpster you require, our team will be happy to help you choose the right size for your specific needs.
Now that you know the basics of renting a dumpster, the only thing left to do is contact the team at Box Brothers Roll-Off Services to request a quick quote. With over a decade of experience in renting dumpsters across the Denver metro area, for both residential and commercial use, you can trust us to provide quality services at the best possible price.