Hiring garbage bins is an excellent way of removing rubbish from your home — you simply choose and order the bin you want and it is delivered to your place and picked up when you are done using it. But this kind of service is not rendered free of charge — you will incur rental costs depending on the type and size of the bin you require, your location and the length of time you will need to use the bin.
Smart homeowners know that there is always a way to save money when it comes to disposing of the rubbish in their homes using rental garbage bins. Here are a couple of tips you can follow to ensure you save money when you are renting garbage bins.
Reduce your rubbish
One of the costly mistakes most homeowners make is to think that anything that is not being used in the home is destined for the landfill. As a result, they end up with huge piles of rubbish that have to be disposed of, and this calls for the use of large-size bins. Keep in mind that size significantly affects the cost of garbage bin rental. Generally, the larger the size of the bin required, the higher the cost of bin rental. Therefore, it is a smart move to reduce your rubbish whenever you can so that you can avoid the need to hire a larger bin.
There are various ways to reduce the volume of rubbish that you may need transported out of your home. You can recycle your green waste and donate or sell unused items instead of putting them in the bin to be collected and disposed of at the landfill. Compost yard waste, such as leaves, weeds, grass clippings, and twigs together with fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen. Donate unused clothes to a local charity and sell your old guitar to a local antique shop. These are just but a few ideas you can use to reduce the amount of rubbish you will need to remove from your home, and thus slash the cost of renting a garbage bin.
Understand the terms of service
Interestingly, many homeowners do not usually take time to carefully read through the terms of service before ordering the garbage bin they want. They simply jump into making an order so they can embark on their waste disposal job as soon as possible. Most often, this results in violation of the terms of service, as the bin renters end up putting the wrong types of waste in their bins, repositioning the bins without the bin provider's knowledge, missing a collection, etc., all which lead to payment of fines and penalties. Reading the special clause on the terms of service only takes a bit of time, but it has the potential to save you a significant amount of extra dollars that could potentially have been spent on bin rental.