Should You Rent A Dump Trailer Or A Garbage Dumpster?

19 July 2018
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If you are moving or remodeling your home, there is going to be a lot of garbage. Your normal trash cans will not be enough to hold it all. Trying to keep it all under control can be a daunting task. Instead of building a mound of trash bags and putting it out a little at a time over the course of a couple of weeks, you can ask the garbage company to bring a large dumpster or rent a dump trailer. Depending on the situation, there are pros and cons to each option. 

Renting a Dump Trailer

A dump trailer can be moved around on the property. This means that you can put it outside the door or window where you are working and easily toss out the trash.

You can also rent the size trailer you need. This will keep the number of dump runs to a minimum. As soon as the trailer is full, you can take it to the dump so you can keep working instead of having to wait for the garbage company to come and empty a dumpster.

In addition, the trailer can be used to help move your belongings or help with some landscaping tasks around the new place. Finally, the cost to rent a dump trailer will be less than paying for a dumpster if you have to have extra pickups.

Getting a Garbage Dumpster

Getting a garbage dumpster is easy and convenient, you will not need to make trips to the dump to empty it. If you have the room, you can place it right next to a door or window. However, you will need to have the garbage company come to move it if you need it to use it at another location or will have to carry the trash to it.

While dump trailers do come in many sizes, you may be limited on what you can pull with your vehicle. When you rent a dumpster, you can go with as big a unit as you want because the company will be doing the moving. 

Whether you rent a dump trailer or a dumpster, keep in mind there are some items that will need to be handled separately. Make sure you understand what items are considered hazardous and find out how they need to be handled. For more information, contact a dump trailer rental service such as S&H U-Call We Haul.