There aren’t many things in life that are certain. You can be pretty confident that your fries will be cold before you finish your Big Mac. You can be fairly sure when you accidentally bump into your water glass it’s going to tip over and spill all over your presentation notes. And you can guarantee that after you finally get around to starting one of the hundreds of doing it yourself projects you’ve been postponing since you moved in, you are going to need a dumpster rental to deal with the huge piles of construction waste that will be put aside!
At this point, you’re going to have three options. You can:
- a) Cross your fingers and hope that the dumpster facing your apartment will hold your construction waste alongside everyone else’s trash as you finish up.
- b) Find the nearest landfill, borrow a friend’s truck and haul off the trash since it starts to pile up, or
- c) Find a roll off dumpster rental.
Option (a) is a bust, for obvious reasons. By the time pickup rolls around each week, those dumpsters are overflowing anyway. What are the odds they’ll stay miraculously empty just for you? Having to stop what you’re doing every couple of hours to go to the landfill is a pain, and it’s likely to dramatically increase the amount of time it will take to finish what you’re doing-especially if the nearest landfill is some distance away. That just leaves option (c).
The company (usually a week or two). You fill the dumpster, they pick it up. Assembling your shed keeps rolling on schedule and you don’t have to worry about trash piling up. It’s a win-win situation.