At Dumpster Mule, we are all about convenience for you and completing your projects. We’ve got the delivery and pick-up covered, but how you load it can not only save space but time. The better prepared and informed you are on how to pack your dumpster, the quicker you can clear out and clean up your space.
How to Begin Loading Your Dumpster
When you are starting your project, a good first step is to make sure you are keeping track of where your heavier items are. The best thing about our dumpsters is that our convenient swinging back door allows you to walk right in to start hauling out your materials. A bonus- they are cleaned before and after every use, so you won’t have to worry about running your shoes, or smelling up your space.
1. Load the Heavy Items First
The heaviest items in your haul should be placed first over the axis of the dumpster, which in this case is near the wheels. This will ensure that the weight is evenly distributed throughout the dumpster and will prevent any unevenness when you are entering and exiting the dumpster. If you have an excess amount of large items, ensure to stack them securely to keep ample room through the middle of the dumpster. Also, if your heavy items are placed too far back or too far up in the front of the dumpster, it can make it more difficult to remove them from your property upon pick-up.
2. Avoid Un-Dumpable Items
You can find a list of items that cannot be loaded into the dumpster on our website. The reason why some items can’t be hauled away is due to local dump regulations. Placing non-permitted items into the dump can lead you to pay extra fees. Keep clear of additional costs, and be sure to refer to our list before you start to load your dumpster.
3. Take the most of your space
Before starting your project, it’s essential to think about how much you are getting rid of. At Dumpster Mule, we are happy to be able to provide our customers with multiple dumpsters for their project needs. So, if your project is particularly large, it might be a good idea to get an extra dumpster to avoid additional fees and a potentially bigger mess. One of the core values and missions of Dumpster Mule is to help keep our community clean. If your dumpster becomes overloaded, it will cost you more and increase the risk of debris falling from it, and littering our roads.
4. Implement Your Loading System
Even when you have a lot of things to get rid of, you can come up with ways to make it a smooth clean-up process. One of the classic ways to efficiently load your dumpster is by creating an assembly line. You and your team can create a line to pass off your items from your project right into the dumpster.
Using these tips can save you loads of time and money when going through your projects. One of our missions is to make your dumpster rental experience the most efficient it can be. We’ll be there to handle the placement of your dumpster, and take it away when you need us to. We hope that these tips will only assist you in completing your projects, and leading you to a more organized, clean life.