Tips on renting a dumpster in Mackinaw, IL
Some cities require a dumpster permit
You’ll need to obtain a dumpster permit in the event the container will be placed on the side of a city street or on the sidewalk. These permits are called “temporary occupancy permits” in some cities.
When you have the dumpster placed on your private property, such as your driveway, no permit is necessary. To be sure you satisfy all of your city’s permitting requirements, discuss it with your dumpster rental provider prior to obtaining the rental.
Two ways to reduce total weight of the load
The weight of debris inside a dumpster can add up quickly, especially when loading dense debris like dirt, concrete or roofing shingles. Here are two tips that can help minimize the weight of a load:
- Tarp the dumpster when not in use, otherwise rainwater can drench the load and add a significant amount of weight. It’s possible you could end up paying overage fees if this puts you over the dumpster’s weight allowance.
- Some junk or debris may be valuable to others, such as salvaged bricks, working appliances, or reclaimed wood. Leave these things out of the dumpster and instead, place an ad on Craigslist to offload it for free.
Always be aware of the weight allowance on your dumpster, and discuss this in detail with your dumpster provider if you plan to load dense debris, such as cement or masonry.