3 Ways To Make Sure You Don'T Pay Dumpster Overage Fees

27 August 2019
 Categories: Business, Blog

When you rent a dumpster, the last thing you want to happen is to pay overage fees because you overfilled the dumpster. You can avoid paying overage fees by being smart about your dumpster rental.

Choose the Right Size Container

First, you need to make sure you choose the right size container. You don't want to go too small. Going too small can really cost you. When you go to smaller and you overfill your container, you will be charged for overfilling your container.

It is better to go for a slightly larger container than a smaller container. If you go for a slightly larger container, even if you don't fill the container up all the way, you will only have to pay the regular rental costs. You will not have to pay any fees for overfilling the container.

If you are not sure about the size, go up one size so that you know you will have enough space for everything you are getting rid of.

Cover the Dumpster Up

Next, you need to keep the dumpster covered up. You want to keep the lid over the dumpster whenever you are not using the dumpster. Keeping the lid on the dumpster will keep water from getting into the dumpster when it rains.

Even though dumpsters have a drain on the bottom to let out water, the drain can easily get clogged with garbage. All of that water can log the items inside of your dumpster and make your regular trash heavier. Water weight can easily make your dumpster exceed the max weight and cost you.

You can prevent this by keeping the dumpster covered up to avoid unnecessary water weight.

Find Other Ways to Get Rid of Things

You need to make sure that you are not throwing away things that you shouldn't be throwing away. Or example, if you have an old couch that is still in good shape, don't put it in the trash. Donate it to an organization that helps provide low-income families with furniture. If you have clothing that is in great shape, take it to a secondhand shop, don't throw it in the trash.

Just because you have access to a dumpster doesn't mean that you should throw those items away. You should instead donate and recycle the items that can be donated and recycled, and make sure that you are only throwing away things that are really trash.

When it comes to renting a dumpster, you want to make sure you are not charged an overage fee for overfilling the dumpster. You need to make sure you choose the right size container; it is okay to go big. Keep the dumpster covered up so it doesn't get weighted down with water weight. Contact a service, like Samson Construction LLC DBA Samson Disposal, for more help.