A dumpster rental provides an easy way to clean out your home and complete renovations. No matter what size dumpster you rent for your home, you want to make the most out of the space available. If you have used plastic bins, then you can learn to utilize the bins as you fill the dumpster.
Follow these five tips and tricks to help get the most out of your dumpster and increase safety at the same time.
1. Broken Glass
Dumpsters are ideal for throwing away old candles, broken vases, or damaged aquarium tanks. While you can easily toss the glass straight into the dumpster, a plastic bin will improve the safety as you use the dumpster. If you toss and scatter broken glass pieces around the dumpster, you may leave sharp shards inside and outside the dumpster.
Dumpster rentals often come with large doors, so you can walk items inside the dumpster. If you have pieces of glass on the floor of the dumpster, you could create a slip-and-fall hazard each time you enter.
If broken glass gets on your driveway, you do not want the pieces to lodge in car or bike tires and cause a flat. Place all of the glass items inside a plastic bin.
To help save space, you can carefully break the glass pieces yourself. Wear safety glasses and gloves as you carefully hammer the glass. For extra protection, place glass pieces inside plastic bags before you smash them.
When you break down glass, you can fit more into the bin and save extra space. Once the bin is full, you can secure the lid and keep the glass from spreading across the dumpster.
2. Junk Drawer Items
Another safety hazard involves junk drawer items. Many homes have a junk drawer, a location with extra screws, tacks, and old junk. Your garage may also have a junk drawer or coffee can with all of the little items. When a nail or screw gets stuck in a car tire, you may have to deal with leaks, repairs, and extra costs.
As you empty out junk drawers, keep all of the items in a sealed plastic bin just like you would with the glass. If you do not have a lot of glass pieces, then you can combine the two bins into one. If you rely on a garbage bag for the items, you do not want small sharp objects to hit a snag and cause the bag to burst open.
3. Paper Waste and Documents
Sharp objects can cause garbage bags to rip, but paper waste may not weigh garbage bags down enough. If you have shredded documents you want to throw away, rely on a bin to place the paper in. You do not want paper to blow away and spread around your neighborhood. Some of the documents may contain sensitive information you do not want blowing freely around.
A plastic bin with lock tops will keep papers secure and prevent excess wind from blowing the items around.
4. Food Waste
A dumpster rental is an ideal way to get rid of large amounts of food waste. For example, after Thanksgiving, a dumpster rental provides an ideal space to toss out an eaten turkey or large batches of spoiled leftovers. If you had a major power outage, then you may have large amounts of food that spoiled in the refrigerator or freezer.
The open top of a dumpster rental leaves the food waste vulnerable, especially if you leave it open or in trash bags that pests can easily access. The open food can attract pests like rats, raccoons, or skunks who seek out the food.
Keep the food secure inside of a tightly closed plastic bin. Not only will you keep pests away from your home and dumpster, but you will prevent odors on your property. If you have a dumpster rental for a week or more, you do not want the scents spreading around your property.
5. Room-by-Room Organization
As you clean out your home, you do not want to keep making trips back and forth to the dumpster for every little thing. To keep items organized, place a plastic bin inside each room you clean out. Once the bin is filled, you can attach the lid and place it inside the dumpster.
Not only will you save on the number of times you go back and forth between the dumpster, but you can save space within the dumpster. If you have an area with organized plastic bins, you will have plenty of extra room for bulky items like old furniture and used bikes.
Call Tri-State Disposal today to reserve a dumpster. We will deliver the dumpster right to your home, and pick it up after you fill it. We make renting a dumpster easy and convenient.