Most DIY projects require a substantial amount of sweat equity – and tend to generate more debris than your regular garbage collection service will cover.
Whether you’re changing flooring or installing kitchen cabinets, you can avoid a messy situation by planning ahead for project waste removal. You have several options to get rid of the debris quickly, depending on the size of your project.
For smaller projects, contact your trash removal company to schedule a special pickup. Most companies will accommodate special requests and can deliver an extra trash container to be collected with your regular garbage. They may also schedule an extra pickup day to clear the trash right away.
For larger jobs, consider renting a temporary dumpster or roll-off container. These large metal containers work well for bulky items, such as drywall and wood, or heavy materials like concrete and dirt. Most trash companies offer dumpster and roll-off rentals in a variety of sizes, often ranging from 2 cubic yards up to 40 cubic yards. A service representative should be able to help you choose the right container size for your project, and the rental fee should include delivery and removal of the container.
If your project involves trimming a tree or landscaping, be sure to verify that your company accepts yard waste. In addition, some garbage removal companies require yard waste to be kept separate from regular household waste and may provide you with a different container.
Whether you’re just mending a fence or tearing down walls, don’t forget to plan ahead for removing the waste. A special pickup or dumpster rental allows for efficient garbage removal and eliminates costly, time-consuming trips to the landfill.