As the temperatures fall and winter weather arises, residential and commercial projects persist. Winter Dumpsters require different care. As these projects continue into the winter months, so does the need for dumpsters.
The winter season comes with a few additional challenges pertaining to dumpster rentals. How does the winter affect dumpster rentals? How to properly care for a dumpster?
Continue reading to fully understand the precautions and proper care methods of your dumpster.
How Does Winter Weather Affect a Dumpster?
- Frozen Waste
- Frozen Dumpster Hinges
- Snow in Dumpster
- Snow Blocking Dumpster Access / Winter Road Conditions
As expected, winter weather is likely to heavily impact everything. Unfortunately, your dumpster rental will be affected.
Garbage can stick inside your dumpster rental due to low, cold, freezing temperatures. Low winter temperatures can result in garage-cicles, also known as, garbage icicles.
Frozen Dumpster Hinges
Cold metal dumpsters containing cold trash make cleaning quite the challenge. Additionally, frozen hinges are even a big concern.
Snow in Dumpster
Snow storage may accumulate on/inside your dumpster rental If you’re renting a dumpster during a snowstorm. In most cases, snow accumulated in the dumpster will melt as the climate thaws.
Yet, the dumpster will hold water weight. Water-logged waste is much heavier, bumping up the dumpster’s weight.
Snow Blocking Dumpster Access / Winter Road Conditions
As the snow falls, roads become inaccessible. Along with the winter road conditions, access to your dumpster may be limited.
Unfortunately, winter road conditions have the potential to delay or even risk your dumpster rental delivery and pick up. We want to ensure that any dumpster delivery is fulfilled safely.
Pros of Renting a Dumpster in the Winter
Summer and spring are the most popular seasons to rent a dumpster for construction sites, remodels, outdoor events, residential and commercial cleaning, and other projects. This usually means dumpster rentals are scarce. When you rent a dumpster in the winter, you are more likely to receive the dumpster you want when and where you’d like.
If you plan on renting a dumpster during the winter, it is wise to understand how to care for a dumpster in the conditions. Follow these 6 winter dumpster care tips.
How to properly care for a dumpster? 6 Winter Dumpster Care Tips
- De-Ice the Area
- Plow Snow
- Cover Dumpster
- Check Weather Ahead of Time
- Clear Pickup Path
- Dress for the Weather
De-Ice the Area
De-icing the area of your project is crucial for a safe work area, as well as creating a stable spot for your dumpster to set. Ice melt will help safely clear your area.
In addition to de-icing, you may need to plow snow, especially if you are in the northern Utah area. Make sure to check your local weather report to plan accordingly.
When snow falls, it may be helpful to cover your dumpster with a tarp to prevent snow from falling into the dumpster. Tarps offer an easy cleanup, allowing you to swipe the snow away as your remove the tarp.
Check Weather Ahead of Time
Preparation is key! Whether you are expecting your dumpster delivery, pickup, or just dumpster use, it is wise to check the weather ahead of time.
Clear Pickup Path
Expecting a dumpster pickup? As said earlier, check the weather ahead of time. With that, make sure your pickup path is clear of snow, ice, and any obstructions. Make sure the path is large enough for the truck to drop off or pick up the dumpster. When our dumpster haulers come to pick it up, the process with be smooth and straightforward.
Dress for the Weather
Last but not least, dress for the weather. This especially applies to the winter or any time of the year. This tip may seem like an obvious one but preparedness is important to a successful project.
Rent a Dumpster this Winter
If you are looking to rent a dumpster this winter, please contact our team today.