The Roofing Contractors Guide to Bin Rentals

If you plan on disposing of or recycling large amounts of roofing materials, either as a homeowner or a contractor, you will probably need to rent a roll-off bin. You have likely seen them around as they are used in nearly all construction, demolition, and renovation projects.

Why? Roll-off bins are easy to order and often are accompanied with waste delivery services to nearby processing centers. This leaves you to focus on your project without worrying about delivering heavy loads of waste to different facilities.

Whether you are a new roofing contractor or a homeowner working to replace your own roof, we hope this article help make your next project a bit easier and less stressful.

Identify Your Waste & Determine If Its Recyclable

The first step in any roofing replacement project is determining what types of roofing materials you need to recycle. While dumpster rental companies like ours are able to accept just about all roofing materials, including shingles, tile, wooden shingles, tar, and polyurethane, we can’t stress enough how important it is that garbage dirt, brick, and concrete, cannot be intermixed.

If you plan on disposing of multiple types of waste or are unsure whether you can dispose of certain materials, ask for an list of approved materials before renting so that you can avoid any unexpected fees for disposing of unapproved or restricted materials.

Estimate the Volume and Weight of Your Tiles & Shingles

The weight of roofing tiles and/ or shingles can quickly add up and result in overage fees if you aren’t careful. Furthermore, it’s not uncommon for roofs to have multiple layers of shingles, so you’ll need to factor that in when determining the volume and weight of your waste.

Paying more up front for a larger bin can save you time and money, as going over your weight limit can rack up fees and if you fill your bin prematurely, lead to delays. Most dumpster rental companies recommend you rent a dumpster that’s at least one size larger than your estimated waste.

Collect a Few Quotes

While we would love to have you as a client, we recommend reaching out to at least two or three different dumpster rental service providers to compare quotes and ensure you get the best service for the best price. When it comes to dumpster rentals, rental periods, locations, bin size, waste type, and weight are all considering in pricing.

For example, we price our services by city, waste type, and bin size. Up to a certain volume and weight is included depending on the type of waste and we charge daily fee beyond the five included rental days.

Create a Long-Term Relationship with Your Dumpster Rental Company

Our last bit of advice is for professional roofers. If you’re a roofing contractor or business owner, you might want to consider making a deal with your dumpster rental service provider in exchange for regularly doing business with them. Not only can this drastically improve your speed and accuracy quotes, it can also lead to significant savings in the long run.

As one of the oldest and most well-established local providers of dumpster rentals here in BC, we have helped roofing contractors complete projects of all sizes. That’s why, whether you need a dumpster rental for a one-off project or a partner to help you complete projects for years to come, our team is here for all of your roofing and renovation needs.

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