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A Dumpster Rental Makes Cleaning Out Your Retail Shop An Easier Job

by Robert Larson

Moving out of your old retail shop can be a huge undertaking when you have a lot of inventory. You may also find you have a lot of clutter and junk that's built up in your building that you need to get rid of. A dumpster rental will probably come in handy so you can get rid of things you don't need to move. Here are some tips that might help.

Comply With Regulations For Dumpster Placement

If you own your property, you might be able to place the dumpster rental close to your loading dock or back door for convenience. If you lease your building, you'll need to find out from the property owner and the city where you're allowed to place a rented dumpster and how long you'll be able to keep it.

Think About The Dumpster Size

Renting the right size for your dumpster is important because if the dumpster is too small, the company will have to empty it and bring it back, and that will cost more. If you don't think you'll have much trash, then renting a small dumpster will save money. However, keep in mind that you may end up throwing out more than you plan on, especially if you decide to get rid of a lot of your furniture rather than move it.

Get A List Of Prohibited Items

You might have things in your building that aren't allowed in a dumpster. This might include cleaning chemicals and electronics. Get a list from the dumpster rental company so you don't face issues when they come to pick up the dumpster and find prohibited items in it. You might also want to know if you need to separate junk to keep things that can be recycled away from trash. If so, you might need more than one dumpster.

Consider Using A Tarp At Night 

You're not usually allowed to fill a dumpster above the top, so it's easy to keep a tarp on at night. You might want to cover the dumpster rental to keep the rain out, especially if you'll be throwing in things that soak up water, such as cardboard boxes, paper products, or upholstered furniture.

A dumpster rents by size and weight. If your junk is soaked with rain, it could possibly exceed the weight limit when it gets picked up. You can avoid paying extra fees by covering the dumpster at night.

Another reason to cover the dumpster is to hide your junk from people who might want to scavenge through the dumpster when you leave. Also, a tarp might keep others from throwing in their trash and filling the dumpster before you've thrown out all your junk.

Contact a local dumpster rental service to learn more.