You are well aware that there is a dumpster rental service available in your locality and you are tempted to avail of one. Before deciding to sign on, evaluate first your need and requirement for it. If you will be handling large volumes of garbage, that is one indication that you will need to rent a dumpster. Regular garbage receptacles or bins would not be enough to hold the amount of garbage you have. Make sure, though, that you cut up your garbage into smaller enough pieces that will fit into the size of the dumpster that you will be renting. Tree branches, for one, need to be sawed off into smaller pieces.
Make sure that you measure the largest piece of garbage to fit into the dumpster that you will rent. Construction debris, for one, would need open roll-off dumpster units as they have asymmetrical dimensions.
The weight of your garbage is also a consideration. Just because a certain dumpster unit can still hold a certain volume, it does not mean that you should fill it up. It might be too heavy for a roll off dumpster to be easily moved and to be easily carried by a dumpster truck. Different types of waste would need one dumpster unit each. Construction debris go into one dumpster unit. Kitchen wastes and other garbage that easily rot should go into another unit. Medical wastes go into another unit. Recyclable materials should go all together into another unit. You cannot mix all types of garbage into one unit just to save on the rental costs. Consider this things when you rent a dumpster unit. You might need more than one.