When the time comes for a home renovation or junk cleanout, getting a rental dumpster can be extremely handy for rubbish removal; however, without the proper precautions, a rental dumpster can cause damage to your property. For this reason, it is important to know the best methods for protecting your driveway from your dumpster bin rental. At Onestop Disposal, we rent dumpsters to homes and businesses all over the Lower Mainland of BC and we know the best ways to keep your driveway in excellent condition during a job.
How to Protect Your Driveway from Your Rental Dumpster
There are many ways to keep a rental dumpster from denting or marring your driveway. Some steps to take to protect your driveway from a rental bin include:
Keep the Rental Dumpster on Plywood
Before your rental dumpster is delivered, lay down a sheet or a couple of boards of plywood for the castors to rest on. These castors are typically made of heavy-duty metal and they are much harder and more resilient than a concrete or asphalt driveway. This means that, if not handled carefully, the castors will scratch, chip, and dent your driveway. Plywood will provide a buffer between the dumpster and your property.
Do Not Move the Rental Dumpster
Make sure that you think through where you would like the rental dumpster bin placed before its delivery. Once the bin is in place, moving it is incredibly difficult and can damage your driveway. Plan ahead for foot traffic, parking, and bin access and give the bin rental company clear instructions on where to place the dumpster.
Fill a Rental Dumpster Properly
Make sure that the type of debris going into your rental dumpster is properly suited to the size of the bin. If a bin is being filled with large amounts of heavy construction or landscaping waste, make sure that the contents do not exceed the recommended volume of the bin. A dumpster should also be filled evenly to properly distribute weight across the castors. If a rental dumpster is overfilled, a piece of debris could fall out and damage your driveway during pickup.
Lay a Tarp Under Your Rental Dumpster
Although most rental bins are maintained, dumpsters can occasionally leak. If any kind of liquid waste or wet materials are being thrown in the dumpster, place a tarp underneath the bin to prevent leaks from staining your driveway.
If you would like to learn more about dumpster bin rentals and protecting your driveway, or if you would like to find out about any of our junk removal services, please contact Onestop Disposal at 604-613-5271. We offer services throughout Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, and the Fraser Valley.