The 4 R’s of Waste Management — Rent, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

When it comes to taking care of our trash, we’ve often heard the three R’s – reduce, reuse, and recycle. However, there’s another “R” that’s making a large impact. It’s “rent” as in “dumpster rental”. It’s an easy way to make sure that your trash is getting to the proper facilities and being disposed of properly as well. So here’s the guide to using the unofficial fourth “R” and what you need to know about it.

The idea of renting a dumpster is not really a new one. It’s probably been around since commercial trash removal services started. But it’s one that’s gaining popularity. You can easily find lots of businesses centering around the idea, both locally and across the country. And just like the other commercial trash removal, it’s designed to make it easier for you to dispose of your trash in a way that’s convenient and better for the environment.

Dumpster renting is a fairly straightforward process. You choose the dumpster you need based on how much you’re trying to throw away, and schedule a date for it to be delivered and picked up. This can be really beneficial if you generate a lot of trash regularly. Or, if you know you’ll need one for an upcoming project such as cleaning out an old storage shed, or wanting to take care of all the limbs in your yard. Dumpster renting makes it easier on you. You don’t have to drag everything off to a dump site yourself or anything like that. The employees will come and pick it up for you once you’re done and take it off for you.

Reducing, reusing, and recycling don’t require a large lifestyle change. However, if it’s still too difficult for you, now you have a fourth “R” to try – renting a dumpster. Even if you don’t need one on a regular basis, consider using it once or twice to see if this is the change you can make. It’s not a big hassle and they’ll do all the hard work for you. So try it out and see how easy it can be to make an impact on your environment.