Since you were a child, you’ve been taught sharing is a good thing.
But most of the time, sharing doesn’t benefit you as much as it does the other person — especially when it’s your favorite snack, outfit or car they want.
That's not the case with roll-off dumpster rentals, though. Our operators constantly get asked if people can share their rentals, and the answer is, "Yes." Not only is it allowed, but we encourage it.
People are sharing everything from cars (Uber) to their homes (Airbnb), and that's an important trend with our increasing population. In this sharing economy, there are 80 million sharers in the United States, and that number could double in the coming months, according to Web-Strategist.com.
Sharing helps save you money and conserve resources — a win-win for everyone.
Here are four reasons you should share your dumpster rental with neighbors.
Whether one person or an entire street uses the dumpster, the rental cost is still the same. By splitting the cost with your neighbors, you’ll all save money.
One person is responsible for paying the rental operator, so designate who that person will be. Then, have the others participating in the “dumpster day” pitch in with their portion of the rental.
If you have a homeowners association (HOA), you could even have them pick up the tab for the dumpster since it’s a neighborhood event. It can’t hurt to ask.
Meet New People
Did you know that fewer than 50 percent of Americans know their neighbors, according to Trulia?
In today’s fast-paced society, it’s easy to lose track of the people who live on your road or even next door.
Renting a dumpster to share with your neighborhood is a great way to introduce yourself and build camaraderie. You never know when you might need to call on them for help, so it’s good to strengthen those relationships. Plus, you might find out you have a lot in common and become good friends.
Families who just moved into your neighborhood will especially appreciate sharing your dumpster rental. They’re sure to have a lot of boxes and leftover items to throw out, and it will give them the opportunity to meet everyone.
There are plenty of social gatherings that call for a dumpster rental, like after yard sales or landscape projects.
You could even hold a block party where neighbors throw out old items, while also enjoying food, drinks and games. That way, you can get both children and adults involved in the activities.
It can even become something you do seasonally or annually. Maybe you hold a spring cleaning or yard renovation day each year. If you make it a regular event, people can plan ahead for it, increasing participation.
See which neighbors are interested in renting a dumpster by sending them emails, creating flyers, putting out a sign at the front of your street or going door to door.
Show Community Spirit
What better way to promote pride in your neighborhood than to hold a cleanup day?
Renting a roll-off dumpster to share with your street or community can encourage people to clear out clutter from their houses and beautify their landscapes. There are a variety of bin sizes to choose from, so find one that best fits your needs.
With the exception of hazardous materials, you can throw most household items in the rental. That includes clothing, paper, furniture, boxes or trash.
You can also put landscape materials like topsoil, plants, gravel and bricks in the dumpster.
So sharing the rental not only helps your neighbors feel good about sprucing up their spaces, but it could also help increase their homes’ values — and make your neighborhood more beautiful.
Ready to rent a dumpster? To set up a time for one to be delivered, contact your local franchise owner. And check out this handy dandy buyers guide below to get all of your dumpster rental questions answered.