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Tips for Efficient Dumpster Use

Planning and organizing are important when using a large dumpster for a demolition project.

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Make sure there is a good clear path to work along and haul stuff by. If there will be a lot of trips from the backyard to the front and vice-versa, it may be beneficial to remove a panel of the fence for quick and easy access to all areas of the project.

If using a large dumpster with an opening that is not flush with the ground, use a piece of plywood and some cinder blocks to create a makeshift ramp so the wheelbarrow can easily be rolled right into the big trash bin, saving energy and time.

With a large dumpster, be sure to think ahead about the best way to utilize the overall space. Try to keep everything toward the back to start, filling it first and then working toward the front of the dumpster. This is to keep from blocking access to the rest of the bin, which will happen if heavy debris is dumped haphazardly. Then heavy items may have to be moved twice to clear a path for more dumping. Do it right from the start.

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