Need To Rent A Bin For Garbage Removal? 4 Tips To Help You Avoid Trouble

If you're going to be renting a bin for your spring cleanup projects, make sure you follow some simple guidelines. Renting a bin is the best way to ensure plenty of space for your spring cleaning; however, you can get yourself into some trouble if you're not careful with the planning and the use. Here are four simple tips that will help you avoid the trouble. 

Don't Dump Hazardous Waste

If you're going to be using a bin rental, take care with what you toss out. Bins can be used for most types of household waste, such as tree and lawn trimmings, residential trash, and even most building materials. However, there are some substances that simply can't be tossed into a rental bin, especially hazardous waste. The items you should not toss into your bin include paint cans, dead batteries, old tires, and electronic waste. If you're not sure what electronic waste is, it's things like old televisions and computers. Contact your local municipality for hazardous waste disposal locations. 

Don't Block Street View

If you're going to be having a bin delivered to your property, make sure you take care with the placement. This is particularly important if you're going to be placing your bin near the street. Before you settle on the location, ensure that you aren't blocking the street view. You should be able to have a clear view of the street and sidewalks when backing out of your driveway. If your bin is blocking that view, you should move it immediately. 

Don't Crowd the Property Line

Another thing you should consider when placing your bin is the property line. You don't want to cross the boundary lines between your property and your neighbors. You may think that your bin is far enough away from your neighbor's property line, but that might not be the case, especially when it comes to loading and unloading your bin. When you have the bin delivered, watch to see the path that the delivery truck takes. If there isn't enough space between the bin and your neighbor's property line, consider moving the bin a few fit farther onto your property. 

Don't Park on City Streets

Finally, if you want to make pickup and delivery easier, you may decide to have your bin parked on the city easement. Unfortunately, that decision could cause you problems, especially if you've opted for long-term rental. To avoid penalties and fines, park your bin off the city streets.