5 Tips For Placing A Roll-Off Dumpster

Posted on: 2 June 2016


If you are renting a roll-off dumpster to remove material from your personal property, it is important that you are prepared for the dumpster to be delivered. This includes selecting an adequate space to place the dumpster, making sure the delivery truck can get on and off your property, and making sure that your property will not be damaged when the dumpster is delivered. These tips can help you prepare for the delivery of a roll-off dumpster. 

Make Sure There Is Enough Room for the Dumpster to Be Unloaded 

To unload a roll off dumpster, there needs to be enough room for the truck that is hauling the dumpster as well as the dumpster. Even if you are renting a small roll-off dumpster, the trailer that it arrives on may be full-length. To make sure that you will have enough room for the dumpster to be unloaded on your property, you should ask the delivering company for the exact dimensions that they require. You should keep in mind that you will also need adequate clearance on the sides of the dumpsters, so you should check any gates on your property and make sure they are wide enough for the truck to fit through. If they are not, you may need to use a public spot for the dumpster, such as on the street in front of your house. 

Check for Overhead Hazards 

To unload a roll-off dumpster, the front of the trailer is tilted up until the dumpster rolls off of the trailer. This can require significant overhead clearance. You should make sure that there are no telephone wires, electrical wires, or low-hanging tree branches near the unloading spot. If these items are near the end of the trailer, they may not cause a problem. However, if there are any obstacles near the middle or front of the trailer, the driver may refuse to attempt to unload the dumpster. 

Avoid Delicate Areas On Your Property 

Roll-off dumpsters can exit the trailer with considerable force. This can cause light damage to delicate areas of your property. For example, your grass may get slightly torn under the pressure of the dumpster. Additionally, areas such as outdoor tiles or decorative paving stones may not withstand the pressure of the dumpster being unloaded on top of them. It is best to have your dumpster unloaded on an area where there is little risk of damage, such as concrete or asphalt, or on an area of yard where there are no delicate plants. 

Fill Out a Liability Waiver If the Dumpster Will Be Placed On Your Property 

Most companies will not unload a roll-off dumpster on personal property unless the owner of the property has filled out a liability waiver. While you are booking the delivery of your dumpster, you should check to see if you need to fill out a liability waiver. To avoid complications, you may want to fax the waiver in before your scheduled delivery. However, you may be able to sign the waiver when the driver arrives at your home. 

Get a Permit If the Dumpster Will Be Placed On the Street Or Another Public Space 

If the dumpster will be placed on a public street, you will likely need a permit for it. In some cities, such as Denver, the company placing the dumpster is required to obtain a permit. In these cases, the permit fees are generally included in the cost of the rental. In other cities, you will have to file for a permit yourself. However, online applications generally make this a fast and easy process. 

While these tips will help you protect your property and have a smooth delivery, you should also contact a roll-off dumpster provider, such as East Central Sanitation & Recycling, for any specific requirements that they may have.