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Which Bylaws Should I Be Aware Of When Renting a Dumpster

Posted by on February 19, 2018
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A dumpster rental can be the ideal option for you if you’re undertaking a remodel of your property or simply removing a large amount of clutter from the home. But the bylaws in your area could restrict how you use the dumpster on your property. We’ll take a look at several of the bylaws to take into consideration when using dumpsters around your home.

Hazardous Waste Must be Placed in the Appropriate Container

The local bylaws across Canada detail the measures for dealing with hazardous waste. This means that, in most cases, the placing of hazardous waste such as cleaning products into a rental dumpster is forbidden. Any hazardous waste products must be removed from the home following the procedures set by the local authority.

Permits are Required Outside Your Property

If you are leaving your dumpster to be picked up outside of your property lines, you will need to get a permit from the local city officials. This is the law in Toronto and other major cities across Canada where illegal dumping of waste is a common problem. If you don’t want to apply for a permit, make sure the dumpster remains well within your property until it’s time for the pick up process to begin.

Noise Laws Can Impact Your Dumpster Use

Make sure that you set out the appropriate time to complete the removal work during the day. Some cities now have specific noise laws in place which can lead to heavy fines for loud noises during the evening time. Most noise laws set the times between 8pm and 8am as quiet times in the area, and you can be fined if you cause a disturbance during these times.

Neighbours Can Report Disturbances Throughout the Day

Your neighbours may call the local bylaw officials throughout the day if they feel a disturbance is taking place on their street, outside of the current laws. And so it’s often better to inform your neighbours if you’ll be renting a dumpster for construction work in the coming weeks. Make sure they know the exact timing of the work and that you’ll do everything possible to limit the impact on their activities and their property.

Our dumpster rental team can help you in following all the latest bylaws regarding dumpster use. To discover more about the process, call today.