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This guide will provide you with some information on how to rent a dumpster in San Mateo. Although to rent a dumpster is not difficult, you will however need to know the type of questions to ask and the information you will need to provide to a rental company, in order to save yourself some time and money.
To rent a dumpster in San Mateo, CA you will need to follow three simple steps.
The first step will be to gather the information or details you will need to provide to a dumpster rental service/company in order to get a quote. The second step will be to decide on the specific type of questions you should ask the company. And the third step will be to choose a location and then prepare where you will be placing the dumpster.
Before You Place The Call For Some Price Quotes
It is generally ideal to gather/collate some of the information and details that a dumpster rental service would need from you. You will need to provide three basic types of information to a rental company.
The first information will be the details on the type of waste materials you would be disposing off and how much in terms of size the materials would be. A rental dumpster will generally come in four different sizes and these are 10, 20, 30 and 40 yards.
If you are not sure about the right size to choose for your project, you may want to choose/select the larger size out of some recommended options. Doing this may help you to avoid the need to rent an additional unit.
Dumpster rental companies can educate you on what may or may not be allowed for disposal with your container. Once you are sure about the size of the dumpster you will need, you will then need to provide the rental company with the specific date you may want the container to be delivered and would also need to let them know, how long you would want to keep the container too.
Since a dumpster rental company will typically have a limited number of units, it is therefore better for you to get in touch with several companies at least a week in advance before you will actually need the container.
Getting Some Dumpster Price Quotes
Once you have the information/details you will need for the rental companies, you may then compile a list of the companies you can contact for a quote. You may ask your neighbors and friends etc for some recommendations.
You can also use the internet to do some research on San Jose roll-off container rental companies with positive reviews online. You may also want to check their ratings with the Better Business Bureau too.
After you may have compiled your list, you can then call each company to get a quote. Apart from the information you will need to provide, you may also want to ask some other questions too.
Rental companies can provide you with a quote in several ways, they may provide a quote based on the size of the container alone or the container’s size and a weight limit. You should find out from each company if there is a weight limit attached to a quoted price, you will need to determine if there are some additional charges/fees for going over the limit and any other fees apart from the quoted price.
In addition to this, you will also be charged at the landfill too. You will need to confirm with each company to know if the price that was quoted for you included a landfill charge/fee.
Apart from the weight limit and landfill charges, you may also incur some additional fees as penalties too. Penalties will generally arise as a result of the disposal of prohibited materials in your container. You should therefore ask each rental company to provide you with their lists of prohibited items.
You may also be charged with a penalty if you decide to keep the container with you for a longer period than the original duration that was scheduled for it. You should know how much you are likely to be charged as a penalty in case the container had to stay with you for a longer period of time than you originally planned.
Once you have a list of rental companies with some quotes and an understanding of the type of penalties/fees you are likely to be charged in addition to the quoted price, you can then make an informed decision on the service to use.
It may become obvious to you after you may have received some dumpster rental quotes, that it could be a lot more cheaper or easier to simply hire a junk removal service instead of renting a dumpster. What you will be able to do will depend on the type of project you may be working on.
What To Do When The Dumpster Arrives
After you may have selected a rental company, you can then prepare the location or site where the container will be delivered to. It is very important for the rental company to have an easy access to your site and/or location.
You should also note that if you are going to place the dumpster on the street, you may need to get a permit from your local municipality. If you are going to put the container on your property you should place it on a grassy area or soft ground, to avoid causing any type of damage on your property.
It is a good idea for you to use some plywood under the wheels of the container if you are going to place it on a concrete or asphalt driveway in order to avoid damaging the driveway. You should ideally not use more than 75% of the space within the container for your waste disposal.
This guide provides you with some ideas on how to get the information you will need to provide or give to a dumpster rental company. You may ask some questions in order to get the best price and possibly avoid any unexpected fees or penalties. You will also need to adequately prepare the location where you will want to place the dumpster in order to avoid causing any type of damage to your property.