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Your Guide To Protecting Your Driveway When Renting a Dumpster

Aug 03, 2021
If you are renovating your home or landscaping your yard, then a dumpster rental will be extremely helpful. They help with the convenient and safe disposal of your waste. Often the placement for the bin is limited to only the driveway, and you want to ensure that no damage occurs. Since customer satisfaction is always our priority, we put together some tips to help you protect your driveway.

Place Plywood Between Your Driveway and the Bin

This simple step makes all the difference. Make sure to lay down plywood on your driveway where the bin will be placed. This will help prevent the dumpster from sinking into the ground, especially as its weight increases with waste added to the bin. It is also a good idea to lay down plywood where delivery trucks or equipment might be working. You don’t want to complete an expensive project and then be left with unsightly ruts or sink marks on your driveway.

Don’t Move Your Bin Around

You should know ahead of time where the best location is on your driveway for your residential dumpster rental. Once the bin has been delivered, do not try to move it. This is not only a safety hazard for you due to the size and weight of the bin, but it will also likely cause damage to your driveway. Leave the heavy work to us, we will drop it off and pick it up.

Don’t Overflow Your Bin

Make sure you are aware of the weight limitations of your waste management dumpster rental. You want to ensure that you do not overfill your bin. Construction and landscaping waste are heavy and can easily weigh down a dumpster if you are not cautious. Knowing the recommended fill levels for your bin will keep your driveway safe. It is also important that you distribute the weight of the waste evenly. Avoid placing all the heaviest debris only on one side, spread it out across the bin. If your bin reaches maximum capacity, call us, and we will come to do a pickup. Ultimately this ends up cheaper for you than repairing any damage left behind from an overfilled bin.

Watch Out for Leaks

Make sure that you inspect your dumpster upon arrival for any weak points such as rust, corrosion, or gaps. If you find any areas of concern, make sure to request an alternative dumpster. Without an adequate bin, placing anything inside your dumpster that can leak can potentially stain your driveway. It is always a good idea to put a tarp down on the ground under the dumpster. Even if you are not disposing of waste liquids, some items can still cause stains with excessive rain. A tarp will ensure that if a leak does occur, your driveway remains protected.

In the end, it all comes down to proper planning and preparation. If you follow our advice, you should not experience any driveway damage as a result of a dumpster rental.

Haul It A Day makes it even easier, we take care of most of these steps for you as a part of our service. We guarantee to deliver high-quality bins and we will help you determine the best location to place them. We will go over the dumpster capacity with you and give you additional tips for the safe use of the bin.

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