Roll Off Dumpster vs Dumpster Bag Phoenix
Written by Brian Waters

Roll Off Dumpster vs. Dumpster Bag: Which Is Best for Your Project?

If you are a regular customer at Home Depot and/or Lowe’s, then it is quite possible that you have noticed those stands with the displays of disposable dumpster bags. These are the bags being advertised to be a lot more convenient to use and they are more affordable then renting a dumpster would be for those home clean-ups.

Are these dumpster bags actually better than a dumpster for the removal of home waste? Well, this all depends on how large of a project you have, and what your budget is. You can look for yourself below and see the comparisons before deciding the best option is the right one for you.

Difference Between Dumpster and Dumpster Bags

Both, the waste disposable bags and dumpsters are both used as containers used on one’s property to place debris and junk, which is later hauled off. Of course, there are a few main features that make them stand apart of one another: If you are thinking about using the disposable dumpster bag, you are going to want to check-in with the company that provides the service and be certain they offer pick-ups in your region. Keep in mind, whether the bag is used inside or outside of the home, it has to be within the 18-ft., reach of the hydraulic arm on the truck, otherwise, it won’t be possible for pick-up.

If you are considering a dumpster, it is best to estimate the weight of your junk and debris the best that you can in order to be sure you get one that is going to be big enough, and yet, one that is not going to be so big your wasting your money.

Pricing of Dumpster Bags vs. Dumpsters 

The key feature of the dumpster bags is their low prices, you can find them starting at (please call) (certain brands).  However, before purchasing it is significant that you know that the price only covers the bag itself. There will be an additional charge for the pick-up.
The cost for the pick-up (collection) of a dumpster bag once it has been filled with debris, and loaded with your junk, is calculated using a 3,300lb weight limit (3 cubic yards of debris and junk), and averaging around (please call), plus the (please call) cost of the bag itself. So, depending on the company that offers the service and your location the total cost could be up around (please call), take or give a few dollars, which is not so bad when you consider the cost of a dumpster itself.

Dumpsters vs. Dumpster Bags: Final Verdict

The concept of the dumpster bag is interesting, it gives a new idea to an old concept, making the removal of home debris and other junk easier and less costly than ever before, especially for smaller scale projects. However, for those large-scale projects, it would be more affordable to use a traditional dumpster, whereas, the same container is usable again and again, and a single dumpster bag should only be used once and thrown away, making them better for the smaller projects.

Phoenix Valley Dumpster Rental

In case you’re still wondering which would be the best to use, keep in mind that the dumpster bags are great for those smaller projects, but, if it is a large project you will more than likely be better off going with the traditional dumpsters. If you are thinking of dumpster rental, give us a call at 480-941-5800, and we will be glad to help you in choosing the most cost effective solution for your project.

Written by Brian Waters

Safe Dumpster Loading Tips

Rebuilds and renovations are a dirty and backbreaking business that takes a lot of work and focus. With some luck everything is on track on staying on budget. While ripping out everything including the kitchen sink it’s easy to make huge mounds of waste in the dumpsters.

It probably seems like if everything is inside the dumpster and not laying on the street that you are good to go. There are a few guidelines that should be followed when using rental dumpsters. Safety is always priority #1 and when loading a dumpster you should think about safety. Follow these tips and you will be on your way to a successful remodel or renovation of your home.

Know What Hazardous Waste Is

Most of us don’t consider what we have in our homes as hazardous waste. It doesn’t glow green or give any of us super powers, so it must not be hazardous. When you are remodeling or cleaning out a shed or house there are some products that are common to homes in the United States that are considered hazardous.  The cleaners we have in our homes are considered hazardous, so is paint, solvents, pesticides, and fertilizers. These items should not be thrown in with the construction waste and need to be disposed of at the proper facility, or hazardous waste pickup. The dumpster is also not a place for old electronics. Don’t throw your old computers, TV’s, or batteries in the dumpsters.

Watch The Dumpster Door

Most dumpsters are equipped with doors on one or both ends. These doors are there for the cleaning of dumpsters after they have been used. These doors are commonly opened up for easier loading. While that is not the designed purpose it is a fact of life. If the door is not secured properly when items are being loaded against the door, it can swing open and dump garbage. Not only can this be a hassle but it can be potentially dangerous to people standing in the area, or if a vehicle is parked nearby.

Overfilling the Dumpster

When we pay for something it is human nature to want to get the biggest bang for our buck. While this urge might be hard to resist when piling everything you need to get rid of from your job site it can end up causing you problems. If the dumpster is overfilled it can pose a risk to bystanders. Wind or settling can allow items to move and possibly slide out and fall onto the sidewalk or street. In addition there are states that will not allow the pickup an over filled dumpster.  If this happens you’ll be required to remove the excess waste before the dumpster can be removed.

Lightweight Items In the Dumpster

During renovations there are a lot of lightweight materials that comes out of houses. This lightweight material can get blown out of the dumpster during transport and end up on our highways. The types of lightweight material that are common in renovation projects are things like old wallpaper, fiberglass insulation, cardboard, or even ceiling tiles. Naturally you need to get rid of these materials in the dumpster, but make sure that they are weight down and covered by heavier materials.

Distribute The Weight Evenly

Landscaping and construction projects many times mean getting rid of heavy materials. If all of the heaviest material ends up on one side, or in the back or front of the dumpster it can affect the way the truck drives. For highway safety and the safety of the truck driver it’s best if the weight is evenly distributed in the dumpster.

Dumpster Rental – Phoenix Valley

If you have a large project coming up and you need a dumpster anywhere in the Phoenix Valley AZ Pyramid Services has a variety of sizes that will fit any project. Give us a call today for services at (480) 941-5800.

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