With many states still partially locked down or working from home when possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one might assume that the waste our communities produce would be significantly lessened. But the reality is that while the waste production of some people and businesses has gone down, it’s gone up for others. And because of this, waste removal businesses have continued to play a vital role in keeping our communities clean and sanitary. For commercial waste haulers like Accurate, this also means that dumpster rental operations are up and running — with a few social distancing tweaks here and there, of course.
Why Rent a Dumpster Now?
If you’re stuck at home, or if your business doesn’t have much going on right now, it may be a good idea to get some spring (summer) cleaning out of the way. There has never been a better time to clean out your home or place of business than now. And if you have the time to go even further, now’s the time to get those home and business renovations you’ve been dreaming of out of the way. Renting a dumpster will help make all of your quarantine projects go more smoothly.
Of course, quarantine-specific projects aren’t the only reason you may need a dumpster. Construction is an essential business that is still able to operate as long as specific guidelines for social distancing are followed. And wherever there’s construction, there’s bound to be a lot of waste that needs clearing. If you run a construction company, Accurate is here to make your site clearing more efficient.
Residential and Commercial Construction
In Pennsylvania, construction is currently allowed to take place as long as certain social distancing guidelines are followed. These guidelines must be followed regardless of whether the construction is on residential or commercial property:
- The number of workers on-site at any one time must be minimized to the best of your ability.
- Social distancing of at least 6 feet apart must be observed whenever possible.
- Workers should travel to and from the job site separately to avoid any unnecessary contact with each other.
- Enclosed spaces should have their access limited to the minimum number of people possible and to only those who require access.
- Sanitation stations must be provided at the worksite.
- Meetings should be performed virtually rather than in-person to reduce human-to-human contact.
- A “Pandemic Safety Officer” must be designated to ensure all safety restrictions are being properly followed.
For residential construction specifically, there is one more guideline that must be followed: No more than 4 people can be working on-site at any one time. This personnel limit includes both primary and subcontractors.
Rent a Dumpster While Maintaining Social Distancing
To help you maintain social distancing while renting a dumpster, we have established a contactless rental system. Renting is as easy as calling and paying over the phone or internet. You’ll then schedule drop-off and pick-up days and times and won’t ever have to come into close contact with one of our employees throughout the process. This is just one way we’re striving to keep both our customers and employees safe during these uncertain times.
Why is now the best time to rent a roll-off dumpster? Because residential construction and renovation projects are more prevalent than ever due to homeowners having more free time to start the projects they always dreamed of. And while commercial construction work may have slowed down, it’s still ongoing, which means waste still needs to be removed from the worksite. Dumpster rental can also be done in a contactless way that respects social distancing guidelines.
Accurate Recycling Dumpster Rental
If you need a roll-off dumpster for your next project, whether it’s as small as cleaning out an old garage or as large as a commercial construction project, Accurate Waste Services can help. Our goal is to make the waste removal process as simple as possible for our customers. Contact us today to learn more about how to rent a dumpster from a (social) distance.