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The Dream Project Essentials

It is a curious irony in life that in order to build up, you must first tear down. As we climb into a new year, this concept is undoubtedly on the mind of every person who drags themselves to the gym each morning before work. Muscles must be torn in order to bulk back up stronger than before, and bad habits must be demolished to make way for a newer, healthier lifestyle. This concept is true across any discipline; falling petals bring forth new buds, broken wheat makes fresh bread, and before construction, there must be the first demolition.

For many, the construction of a new house or commercial building, just as in the renovation of an old kitchen, constitutes a dream project. Like someone who wants to lose weight, the builder sees changes that have needed to be made for a while and they are finally tackling the project. But before we can hammer in nails and install the windows, we need to get our hands on the essential tools. Of course, not every project requires a backhoe or a dump truck. Not every project requires a planer, paint, or caulk. But almost without fail every project has to deal with waste disposal. 

The Case for Dumpster Rental

For the most part, any project of a magnitude greater than what can be done by a single person requires more than the typical home trash can. According to the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States, over 600 million tons of construction and destruction (C&D) debris was produced in 2018. This accounts for more than twice the amount of typical household trash–also known as Municipal Solid Waste–generated that year. Whether you are a general contractor or a DIY homeowner with a snazzy tool belt, any project that produces C&D trash needs a more robust waste disposal solution. At this point, the solution seems clear: we need to rent a dumpster.

What constitutes C&D Waste?

Construction and destruction refuse are perfect for a dumpster rental. C&D trash includes:

  • Old building materials like steel, wood, or drywall
  • Heavy, loose material like sand, gravel, or broken rock and concrete
  • Dangerous trash like rusted nails or broken glass
  • Hazardous materials (be sure to consult with your local waste management facility on how to properly dispose of this type of trash)

Isn’t Renting a Dumpster a Bit Much?

This is a question that comes up frequently at the outset of a big project. Isn’t a dumpster expensive? Cumbersome? Overkill? It’s important to remember that first and foremost a commercial dumpster is a tool, and tools are meant to make your life easier. If you anticipate an excess of trash, then the dumpster is worth it. But that doesn’t mean we can’t address the other concerns often connected to commercial waste disposal.

For those who have never rented a dumpster or have had a negative experience, either regarding the equipment itself or cooperating with the rental agency, these questions should help you. To answer each of them, we’ll take Western Elite as our control group, which is locally owned and operated within the state of Nevada.

Are Dumpsters Expensive?

You don’t need to break the bank to rent a dumpster. The typical rental period is usually 7 days for a commercial dumpster; Western Elite’s standard rental period is 15 days. That means that depending on the receptacle you rent, you could be spending as little as $21/day, compared to the $33/day that’s typical at other businesses.

I Don’t Know If I Can Fill a Whole Dumpster.

Most waste disposal management companies offer a range of sizes so that you can pick the dumpster that works best for your project. These sizes typically range from 15-yards to 30-yards. Comparatively, Western Elites offers more flexibility, with more size options than most businesses, and bigger dumpsters (ranging from 15-yards to 40-yards). Western Elite also offers our famous Lowboy dumpster, built specifically for the heaviest C&D waste.

Is a Commercial Dumpster Cumbersome to Manage?

When looking to rent a dumpster, customer service is key. Western Elite’s mission is to take away all the stress of cleaning up your residential or commercial building project. All you need to do is share with us your schedule, and we will deliver and retrieve the dumpster for you, even on the same day that you call us; we can have a truck there within 4 hours. And you never have to worry about us being on time either for an appointed drop off or pick up — we have a track record of punctuality that sits at over 99%.

How Do I Start My Dumpster Rental?

Renting a commercial dumpster doesn’t have to be difficult, and it doesn’t have to be overkill. Most jobs that require more than a day to complete or more than one person, are usually in need of one. If you are in the Nevada area, simply call Western Elite, and we can have a dumpster to your home within 4 hours or whenever you need us. With over 600 million tons of C&D refuse made annually, doesn’t it feel nice knowing that there are professionals equipped to deal with it?