While renting a trash bin is usually not a very difficult task, some people can be intimidated by the entire process and may be reluctant to make the call, worrying that something may go wrong during the whole process.
Therefore, we have created this guide to help beginners who are thinking of renting a trash bin for the first time in order to handle an upcoming home renovation or moving project. From trash bin rental sizes in Toronto to price points and rental lengths, there are many things that are involved in a trash bin rental.
First, you should be fully aware of the type of debris or waste that you will be working with, as well as the quantity in terms of metres or cubic yards. You should also know how long the project will take to complete. Then, once you have all of the information that you need, you can make the call to your local provider.
Fortunately, many reputable trash bin rental companies in Toronto will be more than happy to guide you through the process. They will likely also recommend the ideal bin size to meet all of your project needs without going overboard.
In addition, certain types of waste should not be combined with other types for legal and/or safety reasons. For instance, you should never mix general garbage with concrete debris that has generated from, say, a patio demolition. This is because the city recycles concrete debris, and it is often reused for manufacturing purposes.
Hence, it should not be mixed with your regular trash, as such garbage is intended for drop-offs at local landfills. Depending on how much waste your project generates, and the type of project, you may need more than one bin.
For example, you may need a bin for your home cleanout project as well as a second rental bin for your concrete debris. At the very least, you should have a frank and candid conversation with your trash rental company to discuss trash bin rental sizes, as they will likely have at least half a dozen options to choose from.
In terms of the range of trash bin rental sizes in Toronto, it really will depend on who you decide to work with. For example, one company may offer very small bins (think 3 cubic yards) for small projects, while others may offer bins as large as 50 cubic yards for big projects.
Even the style or types of dumpsters may vary from provider to provider. Some may offer commercial front-load dumpsters as well as trailer dumpsters, while others may provide roll-off and bag-style dumpsters, as well as short-sided roll-offs that are designed for very heavy loads.
Interestingly, the most popular rental dumpster in many jurisdictions is the roll-off trash bin. They are named this because they are rolled off of the back of trucks and onto a flat surface, such as a driveway.
Moreover, most roll-offs will include convenient doors that can be swung open and shut to facilitate easy loading. In addition, all roll-off rental bins will include steel feet and wheels to maximize durability.
If cost is a concern, then we would suggest that you take the time to research many companies in order to compare their products, services, and rates. For instance, one trash bin rental company may charge $200 for a one-week rental of a 10 cubic yard bin, while another company situated just two blocks down may charge $150 for the exact same size and rental duration.
There are also multiple questions that we would recommend you ask them in order to get the best product, service, and price possible. For example, you should ask them which bin type is ideal for your particular project and what sizes they provide. You should also ask them what rental periods they offer (for example, one week, 10 days, two weeks), and what each rental period will cost.
In addition, if you are planning on working with very heavy debris, such as roofing shingles, dirt, and/or concrete, then you should ask them about the maximum capacity for each bin. Overage charges are also something to be aware of, so you should ask your prospective provider how much they charge per ton that you go over the weight limit.
There may also be certain items that are prohibited, either by the company or the city. You should ask them what items are banned from being thrown into the dumpster just to be safe.
You may also have a particular date in mind for when you would like the dumpster to be dropped off. Therefore, do not hesitate to ask if you would like the rental bin dropped off on a specific date and time to accommodate your unique schedule.
It also wouldn’t hurt to ask them when the payment will be due, as well as what payment types they accept (for example, cheque, cash, debit, credit, or e-transfer).
In closing, it’s important to remember that the lowest price on the market does not necessarily translate to superb service. More often than not, you will get what you pay for, so it’s best to compare reviews, services, and products before deciding on which rental bin company to go with.
If you would like to procure the services of our hassle-free trash bin rental and disposal company, please visit Red Bins at our website or give us a call at 416-733-2467 for a free, no-obligation quote and consultation.