Rent a Dumpster for Remodeling While Social Distancing

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Updated February 23, 2023

With COVID-19 spreading quickly across the globe, many businesses are shutting down. However, as an essential business, waste removal companies remain open.

If you're finding yourself with more free time at home, now might be a great time to tackle any remodeling projects you have been putting off.

Waste removal is considered "essential" and remains open for business.

Waste services, which include services like garbage collection and dumpster rental, are considered essential businesses.

Just as people still need to get groceries and pick up their prescriptions, people need their trash picked up.

This means that most dumpster rental companies are still open for business, dropping off and picking up dumpsters as usual, allowing you to tackle a number of dirty jobs from the comfort of your own home.

Learn more about renting a dumpster:

You can rent a dumpster while following social distancing rules.

Renting a dumpster is a great way to manage the debris from all types of home projects, and it's compatible with social distancing protocols.

Dumpster delivery and pick-up can be organized without ever coming into contact with anyone.

How to Safely Rent a Dumpster During Social Distancing:

  • Get at least 3 quotes from dumpster rental companies in your area using Hometown Dumpster Rental—it’s free!
  • Explain to each one the type of debris you will be getting rid of. They will help you choose the dumpster size that is right for you.
  • Choose the dumpster provider that is right for you based on professionalism, reviews, price, etc.
  • Arrange a dumpster drop-off time with the rental company via phone or email and explain where you would like the dumpster to be placed upon arrival.
  • Fill the dumpster within your agreed-upon rental period taking care not to overfill the container or exceed your agreed upon weight limit.
  • Call the dumpster company when you’re ready to have the dumpster hauled away.
  • Pay for the dumpster services over the phone or online using a card.

The process is easy and stress-free! Don’t put off those remodeling projects any longer—rent a dumpster to get your home projects done today.

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Take advantage of the extra time on your hands.

While we are doing our part to slow the spread, there are countless things we can do to safely fill our time, one of which being tackling small remodeling projects that have been put off for too long.

Replacing your floors and trim, ripping out your old kitchen cabinets and appliances and installing new ones, updating your half bath, replacing your light fixtures, or even just an extensive spring cleaning—all of these are great ways to invest your time during social distancing.

Get inspired:

Home improvement stores, like Home Depot and Lowe’s, are still open during state lockdowns (though often operating under adjusted hours and with social distancing protocols in place).

However, you can also get practically anything you need to complete your project online.

Not only does online shopping minimize your risks of contracting COVID-19, but it also reduces the chance of you silently spreading the virus to others.

Note: At the time of this writing, there are 21 states that have been issued stay-at-home orders:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

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