When you’re planning your next big project, having a reliable and effective waste management solution for your construction debris is crucial. Most project waste requires more space than a regular trash bin can hold, and without a proper container, you’ll waste time and money making countless trips to the landfill. Renting a dumpster from Avian Carting is necessary for any project. Before you order, however, knowing the ins and outs of the dumpster rental process can help you avoid common mistakes, unexpected delays, and unnecessary headaches.

What are the common mistakes we see in the dumpster rental business? Our Avian Carting professionals weigh in.

Placing Your Dumpster in an Inconvenient Location

Choosing a safe and easily accessible location to store your dumpster rental is an essential step. If your rental is situated in the wrong area, you’ll have difficulty throwing away your debris and removing the dumpster once the project is complete. Luckily, our Avian drivers are experts in their field and can deliver and position your dumpster in the best job site location – Ideally, a hard, flat surface that’s away from doors or windows and does not block walkways.

Not Getting a Permit

Another common mistake people make when renting a dumpster is not getting the necessary permits. Depending on where you live in North Carolina, you may be required to obtain a permit before placing the dumpster on the street or on your property. Disregarding your county’s permit laws can result in fines, so always check with your local governance before you order.

Overfilling Your Dumpster

Loading your dumpster past the fill line is hazardous, in many facets of the word. A dumpster filled past its max weight causes difficulty during pick-up and may result in additional expenses. Aside from the extra costs and annoyances, excess debris can cause pollution and health problems if decomposed particles enter the air. Lastly, an overfilled dumpster is a paradise for rats, raccoons, and other rodents drawn to its smell and contents. That’s why choosing the right-sized dumpster for your project is particularly important. Our largest dumpsters are bold, durable, and have the capacity to hold 5 tons. If you’re unsure as to which size will best fit your project, give us a call and our team will help you choose the right yardage for the job.

Not Scheduling a Pick-up

Another common mistake renters make is not scheduling a pickup for the dumpster at the project’s end. Without a scheduled date and time in place, you run the risk of a delayed pickup. The dumpster can sit on your property for an extended period of time, acting as a neighborhood eyesore and attracting pests.

Throwing Away Hazardous Materials

Disposing of hazardous waste in your dumpster can pose danger to you, your workers, and our team; not to mention cause harm to the environment. When renting an Avian dumpster, keep in mind that we don’t allow biomedical or radioactive waste, motor oil, oil filters, animal waste, batteries of any type, fuel/propane tanks, fluorescent lights, mercury thermometers, glass alcohol containers, antifreeze, or oyster shells in our dumpsters. If you’re unsure about whether an item is accepted, always give us a call to check before you dispose of it.

Choosing the Wrong Company

If you’re living in Southeastern North Carolina, look no further than Avian Carting for your dumpster rental needs. We offer flexible rates and rental terms, exceptional communication and service, and reliable waste management solutions for any size job. Choosing another dumpster rental company can lead to various issues, such as paying more than necessary and getting the wrong size container. But, our Avian team members are experts in their field and are happy to answer questions and determine the best dumpster for your job site at an affordable rate.

Ready to get started on your next big project? Call us today (910) 465-0424 for a quote!