Renting A Dumpster Bin In the Winter

Many homeowners in Southern Ontario tend to use spring and summer as their preferred months for home renovation, landscaping and construction projects. The weather is nicer, the ground isn’t frozen and they tend to take their vacations during those months.

However with more and more people working remotely from their homes, people are leaning towards completing some of their projects during the winter, which totally makes sense. If you’re already at home anyways, coupled with there isn’t really much to do during the winter (especially with the pandemic keeping us locked inside) then it makes great sense to get a head start on some manageable projects such as smaller home renovations like a kitchen or bathroom, or cleaning out the basement and garage.

Why not right? That way you can enjoy more of the spring and summer and maybe even use that time for those bigger projects you have always wanted to tackle, like a new patio deck or maybe even put an addition onto the house.

If you are planning a winter clean out or home renovation project then you are going to need one of our dumpster bins which leads to the questions, “what size do I need, and what do I do with it when it arrives?”

Naturally the best advice is to contact us and tell us the details about your next project so we can offer you our suggestions on bin size recommendations. However in order to get you started and provide you with a head start, we can tell you that the bin you need is mostly proportionate to the scope of your project.

For example, if you are cleaning out your garage, you know how much “stuff” you have. Therefore you can assume that if you don’t have a great deal of things to be removed, you can probably order our smaller 4 or 10 yard bins, and expect a few truckloads to remove everything. However if your garage is packed with things to be hauled away, then you may as well order our larger 16 or 20 yard bins and expect more truckloads to be removed. We can help you decide when you contact us, so really this is just to give you a brief overview of what you will need.

Once you have chosen your bin and picked a delivery time, you are going to have to decide on a space to put it, and since it is winter, you will need to do some preparation.

When we deliver your bin, we place it on custom made wooden planks, so it never leaves a permanent impression on your property, so since the ground is frozen you can decide if you want it placed on your driveway or similar flat surface. Once it is placed, you will want to be vigilant about keeping the walkway clear of ice for yourself or your workers. Make sure any snow and ice is routinely cleared away so that the job goes smoothly and safely.

You will also want to keep the latches on the bin severed from snow and ice because they can become more difficult to open when they are frozen. You may want to keep some ice remover handy if you are experiencing snowy cold weather during your project.

Lastly you will want to cover your bin during the evening so snow and ice doesn’t fill up the bin. It can add up quickly in a closed container space, which will mean that you will have less volume to remove your material, which translates into extra truckloads.