If you're gearing up for a big home renovation job, you may be wondering what to do with all of the waste that is created. Here is what you need to know about using a dumpster.

Know About How Dumpsters Are Useful

Home renovation projects can generate a ton of trash. Unfortunately, it's likely not possible to put everything on the curb on garbage day. Your city may have restrictions over how much trash can be collected on any given day, or have restrictions on how you prepare the waste for trash pickup. For example, carpet may need to be cut and tied into small rolls that are manageable for the garbage collectors to handle.

Dumpster rentals allow you to not worry about trash disposal during a home renovation project. For the most part, items can be thrown directly into your dumpster without much care.

Know About Dumpster Restrictions

That said, be aware that there will be restrictions when it comes to what can be put into a dumpster. In general, know that these restrictions will apply to think that are dangerous to the environment and need to be disposed of separately. Even your local trash collection service won't take these kinds of hazardous products.

For example, if you are removing asbestos floor tiles in a basement, know that you'll need to take dispose of these items in a special way. If often involves sealing the debris in a container and taking it to a facility that handles asbestos. Lead paint must be treated than latex paint, since lead paint can't be poured down a drain. This is another hazardous item that must be disposed of at a local facility that can accept the waste.

Know About Dumpster Pricing

The cost of a dumpster will change based on the square footage of the dumpster being rented and the length of the rental. You may pay up front for the initial deposit for your intended rental period, and then billed additional money if you need to extend the rental period to additional days.

If you fill up a dumpster prematurely, you will be able to have a truck come to your home and empty the dumpster into a bigger garbage truck, or swap out the filled dumpster with an empty one. This service will cost an additional fee, but can prevent the need of renting a dumpster that is too big for your job or your property.