Whether you are dealing with a fixer-upper project of an old house, or you are in the business of a commercial building, you must not neglect the importance of clean working surroundings and you need to make arrangements for a waste disposal. A single pickup truck or steel waste containers – which would you benefit from the most? Depending on the evaluated waste amount, you should be able to conclude if you are going to be able to do it all by yourself, or the renting out of waste containers will be the best solution for the managing process of all the debris.

Let us take a closer look at the challenges you might be facing with.

The wise waste management for DIY projects

Let’s say that you just bought the house that needs a complete renovation, from the basement to the rooftop. If that is your second house and you have enough time, you could make a bold decision, roll up your sleeves, and get yourself into the DIY process of re-mastering the looks of your new home. If you put aside the redesigning and rebuilding assets for a moment, and focus on the first steps that need to be taken, it means that soon you will be dealing with a demolition process – the biggest and probably the most challenging part of the work. That could mean several days, maybe even a week, of crashing down, tearing everything apart, bringing all the things out, and cleaning the space for new furniture to come in.

First of all, if that is too much of a bite for yourself alone, you should consider including professionals into your project. And, another advice you should consider is putting the wise waste management high up on your to-do list.

What does the wise waste management mean?

It involves carefully thinking through the whole renovation process and calculating the projected amount of material disposals, solid waste, and other forms of debris.

Evaluating the projected waste amount

You can try out the calculation by getting an approximate evaluation of a demolition waste. For example, if the basement spreads over 20 square meters and it is jam-packed with various stuff, you could pull out around 3 to 5 cubic meters of waste from within. Furthermore, with a kitchenware dissemination and maybe tearing some walls down to make the living and dining area an open space, it could become 8 to 10 cubic meters of waste, and so on, depending on the size of the house. Approximately, from a multi-room remodeling, you can end up with up to 20 cubic meters of waste altogether.

There will be some waste to manage for sure, and you should consider managing it smartly.

If you are all into the DIY, you could do the waste transportation by yourself. All you need is a pickup truck. But, prepare for the multiple outgoings to the dump hole in order to take care of everything, because the pickup truck can take up to 2 cubic meters of waste per one load. So, make sure to include the time in your equation of a successful renovation, and bear in mind that you may need from 30 minutes up to 2 hours per one waste transfer with your truck.

Another option to consider would be using the skip containers. Those may be the perfect solution for your waste. Their volume is up to 10 cubic meters of waste and, if the renovation process isn’t too big, these should be large enough to embrace all the waste at once. In that case, only one transfer within the whole project should get you covered. The dedicated skip-loading vehicles for the containers can help you with going through the demolition nice and easy.

Steel waste containers for large-scale projects

Renovating a single house is considered a small-size project in comparison to the process of repurposing the whole 5-store building into the office space within a municipal residential area, for example. Big-size projects like that include serious preparation before the severe demolition takes place, and then comes the setting out of the construction site, bringing in the cranes, renovating store by store, finishing up the project, and, of course, doing the master cleaning in the end. All of that, while considering the keeping low the noise level, not making damage to the rest of the buildings in the area, having also in mind all the people living there and their quality of life during the upcoming months of the renovation process. Then, there is a special need for an environment and the energy efficiency consideration. Well, you simply need to take care of everything there. Managing the waste disposal and the waste transportation is no exception.

What could you do to make it all go smooth?

The complete makeover of a building is, by all means, a large-scale project. The whole process will include the big amount of solid waste, metal, cardboard and other packaging materials, something needs to be done with other forms of debris as well. At this point, bringing in a small truck is not an option. Not a wise one, that is.

Considering renting out the steel waste containers is more likely to help you finish the project with elegance. As you can assume, the formula is simple here: the bigger the project, the bigger the waste container you need.

For the waste amount of up to 10 cubic meters, skip containers could be a good option. Their high-grade steel and deep presses re-enforcements make these containers truly stable and highly reliable.

For the management of a waste volume between 10 and 40 cubic meters, roll dumpsters could be the best solution. Transportation and installation of these are done with Hook-Lift vehicles, and the compactors can be ideal for managing the municipal waste collection.


To resume, we covered some of the benefits you may get from using the various shapes and sizes of steel waste containers for a waste disposal, and we hope that the principles of a wise waste management can help you choose the best cost-effective solution to finishing your projects successfully.


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