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How to Keep Rainwater Out of The Dumpster?

A blue dumpster bin placed on the side of the wall

With any large construction project, renting a dumpster is a convenient way to dispose of the debris without going back and forth from the disposal site. But before you start loading up your dumpster, you should ensure the bin is protected from the rain. You may be wondering why does it even matter? We answer this question in our blog and provide tips to make your dumpster rental process go smoothly.

Why Does it Matter?

When it rains or snow, the precipitation ends up in the bin and gets absorbed by the debris, which causes the bin to weigh more. However, there are several easy ways to avoid the extra weight.

Look at the Weather Forecast

To prevent water from soaking your bin, you should find a day when the conditions will be dry. Look at the weather forecast and find a week when there will not be rain before you schedule the dumpster delivery. It would be best to avoid high humidity, as moisture in the air can settle on your trash.

Put a Cover on Your Dumpster

If your dumpster doesn't have a lid, you can use a tarp or place a plywood board to cover your dumpster. You can place a heavy object on the tarp or the plywood to prevent it from blowing away.

Find a Spot With a Cover

Ideally, if you have the space, it is best to place it inside a building or close to the job site. If the project is for a residential home, placing the dumpster under the overhang is a good way to protect your dumpster from the rain. But make sure the rain rolling off from the roof doesn’t land inside the dumpster.

Dumpster Bin Rentals In the GTA

With our tips, you’ll be able to keep most of the rainwater out of your dumpster. If you’re looking for dumpster rentals in the GTA, call us! Ontario Trucking & Disposal provides large rolling bins for construction sites and residential renovation projects. Order your dumpster with us today!

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