When ordering a dumpster there are a few things you should do to have the best experience possible. First, you should try to find a dumpster from a company who can get it out to you within a day or possibly the same day. If they tell you nothing is available for a week or two, chances are when you are done, it may take a week or two before they will schedule you for a pick-up.
When the dumpster is on your driveway there are a couple things we recommend you do. If it rains, monitor the water that comes out of the dumpster. They are not water tight, so water will leak out of the front or back depending on the slope of your driveway. Sometimes the water will be rusty (it is a big steel box after all). If you take your hose and rinse down the area where the water leaks out, you will not have any issues with staining. Just as if something spilled on your floor, rinse it off and it will go away. If you forget to do this, not to worry. The rust stains will come off. It will just take a little more effort to do so. Rust stains are not permanent.
Along those same lines, no liquids are allowed in the dumpster. This includes paint, gas, solvent, etc. The dumpster is not water tight and they will leak out on to your driveway. Not to mention, the state considers them hazardous and we can not transport them.
Use common sense. We have to drive on the highway at 65 mph. Having the top layer made up of leaves or papers is just not a very good idea. They will blow out and make a huge mess. Please place all loose items on the bottom, or better yet secure them in trash bags. It is the law that nothing can be over the top edge. If you overfill the dumpster, we will not be able to remove it from your property until it is leveled off.
Call us. If you have any questions please call and ask. When you are done, please call and tell us so we can schedule a time for pick up.
Follow these simple best practices and your dumpster experience will be awesome.