Undertaking a home renovation or spring cleaning project can be stressful enough. However, what many people don’t consider until it’s time to get rid of the junk is how they will dispose of everything? That’s where working with reliable dumpster rental services comes in.

Sure, you can get rid of a few tin cans and boxes by loading them into your car and driving to the nearest landfill. However, what if you need to dispose of tiles, shingles, old furniture, pipes, and wooden items that are rotting away in your garage? That’s where you will need to hire a dumpster.

So, the next question is, how do you find “the best dumpster rental near me?” Well, that’s the question we’ll attempt to answer in this article. We’ll go over everything you need to consider when hiring a dumpster rental company or container service as it is called.

What Pricing Model Does the Company Use?

When in the process of shortlisting a dumpster rental company, it is essential to start with finding out what pricing model is used. For instance, find out if the prices mentioned on their website are all-inclusive or will there be additional costs involved. In addition, same-day service may cost more.

Many companies only mention the rental prices of each dumpster. However, the final pricing will vary depending on how far your home or construction site is from their service. The company may also factor in taxes and other expenses into the final bill like prompt service. So, you should be aware of this before hiring a dumpster in Long Island.

Ideally, you will only want to hire roll-off dumpsters from companies with all-inclusive pricing. If that’s not mentioned on their website, call to find out. This is the first step to shortlisting companies you can trust.

Excellent Customer Service

The dumpster rental you hire should have excellent customer service, to say the least even if it’s a budget dumpster service. You never want to be stuck with a dumpster rental where the company refuses to take your call or puts you on an extended hold before you can speak with someone.

Call their number to figure out how good or bad (even) the customer service is.  Call up the company’s customer service number and not the sales number. See how long it takes for you to reach someone. If it takes more than 15 minutes, the chances are that they are too busy for your business. You will also want to gauge if they offer a courteous service.

The sales lines are always open because dumpster rental businesses want people to book a dumpster. But they have fewer people manning the customer service number because they don’t care as much about customers as they say on their website. However, a great service will have things set up the other way around.

Read User Reviews

Customer-generated reviews about businesses on websites like Yelp and even on their Google profile can give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. The reviews will reveal essential points such as if they deliver dumpsters on time, if they are expensive, or if they have all sizes.

Even though no junk removal business will have a 100% perfect score, you will always want to do business with one that has at least a 4.5 rating, if not more.

Hire A Licensed New York Dumpster Rental Service

You always want to hire licensed dumpster rentals. The license ensures that they can be trusted. It also means that they strictly adhere to all current regulations regarding disposing of waste in the city.

As a business owner, how a dumpster rental company disposes of your waste should matter to you. Not only because it is essential for the environment but also your public image.

If the company’s website does not discuss how they dispose of various types of waste, like household junk call to find out how they will dispose of the waste your business expects to generate. This will then help you decide if the company is right for you. 

Do They Allow Construction and Demolition debris?

Generally, all dumpster rental companies near where you live will allow disposing of construction debris and, consequently, demolition debris. You can discard everything from tiles to broken stones, masonry, cement, concrete, etc. 

However, there are some types of material you can’t dispose of in these dumpsters. Materials like asbestos which was used to insulate old homes, can’t be disposed of in the dumpster. Asbestos has to be disposed of correctly as per current regulations.

It is always a good idea to ask the dumpster rental company what you can and cannot dispose of in the dumpster. Better yet, if they can provide you with a list or have one on their website.

Final Word

If this is your first time renting a dumpster in Long Island, Brooklyn, NY, or New York state, take time to do your research. Make sure to ask friends and family to see which company they prefer.

Ideally, you will want to shop around to find the right dumpster, the right container sizes, and near you. That said most homeowners fill find that the 10-yard and 20-yard dumpster size, is the best.

You will also want to hire a dumpster rental that’s nearest to you because that way, you will not be billed extra for long-distance delivery. Speaking of which, always ensure what a dumpster rental will cost you before renting it. Also, if they will allow the disposal of heavy debris.