Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Dumpster Placement

Dumpster Placement

When considering where to have your dumpster placed there are some items to think of access to placement location, placement surface, and ease of loading.

How will the dumpster get to location where you want it?  For most people this is simple; on the driveway to one side.  There are always some things to consider before ordering  your dumpster: height clearance (low wires), turn radius of delivery vehicle, and width (most common if going through a fence). In order for Bin There Dump That Dumpsters of Atlanta/Marietta to access a drop location we need a min of 10’ height and 9’ width clearance; those requirements are lower than any of our competitors.

When it comes to placement there are two main factors: slope/angle and surrounding hazards.  Slope/angle has never been an issue for our dumpster system; the only thing we need to able to do is be parallel with the slope.  A bin cannot be place at an angle or perpendicular to the slope. Surrounding hazards need a clearance of 5’ on the door end and 3’ on the sides. This ensures that we have a enough room to safely deliver and pick up all dumpsters.

With Bin There Dump That Dumpsters the surface where the dumpster is being placed is an non issue.  Whether it is being placed on a blacktop or concrete driveway we protect the surface 100% with custom boards (with stops) for the roll and rails; the bin never touches the surface.  When a dumpster is placed on a solid surface there is a high probably of damage from the roller and rails during the dropping and pickup of the dumpster.  Also, if the rollers and rails are in contact with the surface there is a good chance of rust stains.  If you are going to have it placed grass, gravel, or other natural surface the trucks can cause minimal surface displacement to severe damage.  Dumpster trucks can weigh 6 tons to 10 tons without any load!  Yet again our truck are the lightest in the Atlanta/Marietta market and will cause the least amount of damage.  Another thing to think about is the weather;  if it has rained and ground is soft this increase the probability of severe damage.

Loading the dumpster is extremely important.  You want to make sure that you can open both (or at least one) doors and have a straight clear access to the loading end.  Being able to open the door makes loading easier and prevents from having to lift items over the rim. Also, being able to walk into the bin makes it much easier to organize the loading and maximizes use of all available space.

If you are in Atlanta, Roswell, Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Powder Springs, Austell, Mableton, Dallas, Hiram, Lithia Springs, or Douglasville we access where no one else can. Furthermore, we are the only company to provide driveway protection and double doors for easy walk in loading.  If you have any question about a dumpster rental we can be reached at 404-692-2838.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Things to Consider When Renting a Dumpster

Things to Consider When Renting a Dumpster

Whether you are renting a dumpster to dispose of debris from a construction job or cleaning out a house there are numerous factors to take into consideration that can and will affect the rental. We will cover some of the top things you will need to consider:
  • Types of debris:  There are several types of waste, but the two main types that most deal with when it comes to dumpsters is MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) and CND (Construction And Debris).  Household items are considered MSW; kids toys and furniture are examples.  Most interior or exterior construction debris are considered CND.
  • Size: Dumpster sizes vary from as small as 3 cubic yards to 40 cubic yards and availble sizes vary by company.  One common misunderstanding is that dumpsters are based on linear feet, but they are actually based on “Cubic Yards”; 1 cubic yard is a 3’ wide x 3’ long x 3’ height box (27 square feet).  A 20 yard dumpster does not mean it will be 20 feet long, but that the interior dimension will hold 20 x 1 cubic yard boxes. Our bins sizes are 10, 15, and 20 cubic yards. They can be viewed here at www.atlantadumpsterrentals.net/order-bin.php.  If you need help figuring out what size, we will be more than happy to help you make an educated decision. FYI, if you were to take an Ford F-150 and fill the bed of the truck with water until it spilled over, the volume of water would be about 2 cubic yards.
  • Customer Reviews: Find out what others have to say about the company and their services.  You can look into Google reviews, Bing, Angie’s List, etc.  This will give you a solid idea on how how the company operates.
  • Tonnage: How much weight is included with your rental?  Majority of dumpster companies set how much weight they will cover until there is additional fees.  Some companies do not cover any weight.  Also, you need to find out what they charge for additional tonnage and if it is pro-rated. 99% of our customers do not go over the allotted weight.
  • Additional Services: What else do they offer and/or what do they charge for additional services?  A vast majority of dumpster companies do not offer any additional services, but some will offer some form of driveway protection.  At Bin There Dump That Dumpsters we offer 100% driveway protection (bin never touches the driveway) and post job cleanup under the bin at no additional charge.
  • Access, Placement, & Space:  Where you would like the dumpster to be placed, is there enough room for a truck to get in (hazards: low wires, narrow drive, sharp curves, etc) and then actually put the dumpster down? Also, will the dumpster size fit where you need it without restricting access to job site and/or loading?  Look at where you want it placed and then look at how the truck would get to that location.  We are able to access through 9’ or wider gates and 10.5’ height clearance. Furthermore, we use smaller trucks than any other company in Atlanta; we can access and place dumpsters where no other dumpster or trailer company can.  All of our bins are designed not to take up more room than a minivan and have double doors on the loading end that reduce the footprint needed.
  • Price: This is the most important consideration for most people.  Some things that need to be considered when gathering prices is:
    • Duration of use and what are the additional pre-day charges.
    • Weight included
    • Additional fees?  Fuel surcharge, delivery charge, environmental fee, tax, and/or service fees.
    • Type of debris.

Bin There Dump That would love to help you in your decision making process for renting a dumpster. We can be reached at 404-692-2838.