Common Home Projects You Need a Dumpster For This Spring

May 3, 2023

Spring is a natural time for renewal and reinvention. It’s also the perfect time of year to let the fresh air in and get the clutter out. After a long cold winter, you may have developed some grand plans for the next renovation or landscaping project. Or you could just be tired of staring at the same old furnishings in your home.

Whatever the case, any number of common spring household projects will inevitably produce a lot of debris–the sort that typical sanitation companies won’t haul away. That’s when a roll off dumpster is invaluable. Read on to learn more about Pete & Pete’s dumpster services and get our pro tips on the best size for your spring project.

Indoor Home Projects

General Decluttering / Spring Cleaning

Tired of the same old surroundings and excessive clutter? If you’re ready for a change in your interior living spaces, spring is an ideal time to make a new start. Using a dumpster delivery service allows you to clear out regular household items of all sizes, including furniture, toys, clothing, small appliances, books, and more. If you have any doubt that the volume of things you need to clear out won’t be hauled away by your garbage service, then working with a junk hauler is the answer.

It could also be that you have a vacant investment property or an estate of a loved one that needs to be cleaned out. Call on a rental dumpster service so that you can handle business without having to make a single trip to the landfill. For this scale of a project, the ideal roll off dumpster size depends on your total load and its weight, but a 20-yard dumpster is usually a safe bet here.

Room Remodel / Renovation

Over time, most of us decide to renovate or remodel the rooms in our home. Even the smallest room can generate a lot of debris, especially if you’re changing the layout of the space or replacing fixtures and appliances. Whether you need to get rid of kitchen or bathroom cabinets and countertops, shelving, flooring, or old and damaged drywall and shower enclosures, renting a roll off dumpster is the perfect way to simplify your project. If big, bulky items need to go, then a junk hauler is your go-to solution.

For the average room remodel, we’d generally recommend a 20-yard dumpster, while a 30-yard dumpster may work better for kitchens. If you feel your room is smaller or larger than what’s typical or if there are a lot of things to dispose of, feel free to get in touch for a customized dumpster rental suggestion.

New Floor Installation

If you are installing a new floor throughout your home, or even in just a few rooms, you’ll likely need to dispose of the old flooring, along with all the packaging and odds and ends left over from the project. Carpeting is especially difficult to wrangle and may not be accepted by your usual garbage disposal company. For all home flooring projects, we’d recommend roll off dumpster rental to get rid of the debris that your project will generate.

Generally speaking, a 10-yard dumpster or 20-yard dumpster will be large enough to remove all waste effectively. If you have questions, feel free to reach out!

Outdoor Home Projects

Roofing and Gutter Replacement

After the potential snow and ice of winter and spring wind, rain, and storms, an already aging roof could be ready for replacement. If you’ve had a roofing project on your list for some time now, take advantage of spring’s mild temperatures to get it done. While fall is often recommended as the ideal time to replace a roof, if winter weather has taken its toll on your home’s roof, then waiting until fall may not be a possibility.

Roofing projects generate a lot of debris to haul away–shingles, wood, paper, nails, underlayment, old guttering, flashing, soffits and any warped or damaged fascia. To accommodate the amount of trash you’ll need to use a rental dumpster that corresponds to your total roof size. A 10-yard dumpster often provides plenty of space, but larger homes may need to upsize. For specific recommendations, get in touch.

Landscaping Overhaul

You spent winter perusing magazines and social media for the perfect landscape design and now you’re ready to tackle that project. If you plan to take your current landscape down to nothing in order to build it back up to your picture-perfect garden, you could have a huge load to haul away. From entire trees, pruned branches, bushes, and other plants and weeds, to outdoor furniture, fixtures, features, and hardscaping, there will be a lot of debris to remove. You may even need to excavate areas to add water or power lines, or to level the landscape, resulting in bucketfuls of heavy soil and rocks without a home. You could also just need to clear some land of bushes, trees, brush, or other growth.

Whether it’s best to use a roll off dumpster or a front load container will depend on the size and scope of your landscaping project. Get in touch with our team of pros to get a customized dumpster rental suggestion.

New Structural Elements

As spring begins, you’re itching to get outdoors and spend more time enjoying your property. That could mean that a new patio, terrace, deck, shed, or other structure is in the works. But before you can break ground, you might need to break down and haul away old structures, level areas, and excavate soil and rock. An old or unused swimming pool might need to go to make way for your new outdoor living space.

Whatever your outdoor project is this spring, a rental dumpster makes debris removal simple and streamlined, with a central collection point and ample space for everything you need to get rid of. Contact us to speak with our trained staff who can help you to decide whether a front load container or roll off dumpster is best for your specific project.

Things to Remember When Using a Rental Dumpster

Bringing a roll off dumpster onto your property is a great way to get rid of hard-to-remove items and project debris, but there are some key things to keep in mind about placement and use.

  • Prepare and maintain a clear path for dumpster use for the duration of your project
  • Build or create a ramp for use with dumpsters that are not flush with the ground
  • Plan ahead how you will fill the dumpster for the most efficient use of space

There are limits as to what can be placed in a rental dumpster for junk hauling. Approved items include:

  • General Trash
  • Yard Waste
  • Construction Material
  • Concrete/Dirt
  • Organic Material
  • Cardboard
  • Metal

Choosing the correct size of roll off dumpster or front load container will ensure that you are getting the most out of your project budget. If a dumpster is too large, you’re paying for that unused space. And if it’s too small, you’ll need a second rental dumpster to accommodate the debris. Working directly with the seasoned pros at Pete & Pete will allow you to make the best choice for your specific project.

Pete & Pete, Your Local Dumpster Service Experts

Choosing to utilize a dumpster delivery service frees up your time and resources so that you can concentrate on the project at hand. You’ll be able to spend more time working and less time hauling away debris, which will save money, energy, and time. You’ll also be freed from the worry of how to properly dispose of items, since a dumpster delivery company deals with the trash for you.

Now that you have a better idea of how a rental dumpster or front load container can benefit your upcoming spring project, what are you waiting for? At Pete & Pete we can help to support you every step of the way, with recycling and construction disposal services and available landscape products. Get in touch with our team today to get expert, personalized suggestions.

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Roll off dumpster service available in these counties. Front load dumpster service available in Cuyahoga County. Service is provided outside Cuyahoga County, but may be subject to additional charges. Please contact us for a quote.

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