Common Mistakes People Make When Renting A Bin
Junk removal and debris disposal are taken very seriously by socially responsible citizens. All of us would like our surroundings to be neat and tidy, and the good news is that full-service junk and debris removal companies partner with us in this endeavor.
While people may opt for a full-service junk removal company, another option is the DIY approach by renting bins. If you've never rented bins for junk removal before, you may be unsure how to use them properly to get the most out of your junk removal project.
To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove to be detrimental to both you and the environment, All Things Junk has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when renting a bin.
1. Not clearing the area where you want your bin placed.
Many times people who rent a bin or dumpster would like it to be placed at a specific location on their property for ease of loading. An example may be in front of a specific garage door as their debris is located within the garage. However, while reserving bins and requesting a particular drop site like a garage, people may forget to clear the area where they wanted their bin placed. This situation can lead to inconvenience if people have left for work, but have forgotten to remove their vehicle or vehicles from the space where they wanted their bin placed.
The inconvenience is caused by way of delayed bin delivery, especially when people want their debris removed promptly. Clutter, junk or debris can be distracting, a nuisance or just plain irritating especially when you want to get it removed. To ensure timely and professional delivery of a bin rental, people must make sure that the specific area where they want their bin placed is clear of vehicles, debris or other obstacles.
2. Underestimating your bin size needs.
A professional full-service junk removal and bin rental company offers bins or dumpsters of different sizes to suit all your debris removal needs. Bins are usually provided in sizes of eight cubic yards, fourteen cubic yards, and twenty cubic yards respectively. An excellent way to estimate what bin size you need, is to consider how many standard size pickup truck loads you may have.
A standard size pickup truck holds approximately 1.2 cubic meters of debris. Therefore an 8 cubic yard bin would hold approximately 8 standard size pickup truck loads, a 14 cubic yard bin would hold approximately 14 standard size pickup truck loads and a 20 cubic yard bin would hold approximately 20 standard size pickup truck loads.
There is nothing more frustrating than realizing that the bin or dumpster you have rented isn’t large enough for your removal project. This is a concern because you may now be faced with having to order an additional bin and thereby incur higher costs to complete your project. You can bypass this issue by ensuring that you properly estimate the size of the bin for your removal project and sometimes it may be more cost-effective and efficient to simply order a larger bin.
3. Not loading your bin or working around your bin with improper safety measures.
Safety is of the utmost importance when loading or working near or around your bins.
A professional full-service junk removal and bin rental company uses wood under the bins provided by them to protect your property from damage. If you are not watchful of the wood under the bins, they could be a trip hazard when you load your bins. To avoid causing injury to yourself, beware of possible trip hazards.
Also, people at times move too quickly or become distracted when loading their bins. Being inattentive results in people not correctly disposing of their debris by tossing it in the bin in a half-hearted manner, or tossing the debris outside the bin creating potential damage to vehicles parked near the bin or injuries to others near the bin. You’ll get your debris disposal project completed efficiently, safely and within budget by taking your time and carefully disposing your debris within your bin.
4. Disposing of restricted items or hazardous waste incorrectly by tossing them in bins.
Not every type of item or debris can be disposed of in bins provided by professional bin rental companies because they are restricted or hazardous and proper disposal measures must be applied. Some examples of restricted or hazardous items which cannot be disposed of within bins are paints, liquid waste, oil, gas, liquid chemicals, compressed tanks, BBQ tanks, fire extinguishers, hazardous medical, human or pet waste and household chemicals. These items are restricted and regulated for proper disposal or recycling. They are bad for the environment if not handled or disposed of properly, thereby endangering our long term safety as a whole.
However, the good news is that many municipalities, regions, and institutions offer safe and free disposal of these hazardous or regulated materials near you. Professional bin rental companies usually provide a list of items or debris which should not be disposed of in their bins on account of the risks involved. If you still have questions about items which cannot be disposed of in bins, you must reach out to the bin rental company so that they can discuss and provide options of how to dispose of hazardous or regulated materials.
5. Not calling a bin rental company to remove a rented bin before the scheduled removal date and time if the situation arises.
Professional bin rental companies believe in outstanding customer service and strive to do everything within their ability to make your bin rental experience a pleasant and easy one. Completing your bind rental drop off and removal as per schedule is one of the aspects of superior customer service. However, there are instances when people fill their bin or complete their removal quickly and before the scheduled removal date and time.
In these instances, it is only natural for you to want your bin removed early so that you could utilize the space blocked by the bin like the driveway to your garage. A best practice is to proactively inform bin rental companies, whenever you would like your bin removed before the scheduled removal date and time. This enables the bin removal companies to immediately act on your request by removing the bin occupying the concerned space, and you can get back to enjoying and using your space.
6. Overloading a bin.
An overloaded bin does not only become a hazard to others on the road when your bin is being transported for disposal but also becomes a hazard to people near the bin when it’s stationary. An overloaded bin also makes it difficult for bin rental companies to securely and adequately tarp the bin to prevent flying debris or ensure that your debris items make it safely to the transfer station. A good rule of thumb is not to exceed six inches of debris over the side walls of the bin. This allows bin rental companies to ensure that they can properly tarp and secure your debris within the bin for safe transportation.
As a full-service junk removal and bin rental company in Tecumseh, Ontario, All Things Junk offers superior services as well as products to help you to avoid these common mistakes as well as others.
We are a company committed to providing you the best, most affordable full-service junk removal services, as well as dumpster rental and removal services as per your needs. Our full-service junk removal offer helps you to relax and enjoy your space clutter free. On the other hand, if you believe in the DIY ethos, we provide bin rental and removal services. Our superior bins are designed to fit into tight spaces and driveways and ensure that your property is always protected when the bins are rented from us. Outstanding customer service, transparency with our customers and helping them to save labor costs is extremely important to us. This is reflected in the Flat Fee, All in pricing product developed by us which removes complications and confusion for customers with respect to their bills.
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