4 Tips For Hauling Your Trash To The Dump For The First Time

When you move to a rural area, you will more than likely have to haul your own garbage to the local dump because garbage companies do not typically travel to these areas. Knowing how to properly haul your garbage can be a bit difficult if you have never done it before. Use the guide that follows to learn a few tips to know when hauling trash to the dump when you move to the country.

Purchase a Tow Trailer

The first thing you need to do is to purchase a flat towing trailer. The trailer does not have to be anything fancy, because you will only be using it to haul your trash. Be sure that the trailer has all of the necessary stickers on it. It should have registration decals and an inspection sticker on it. The trailer needs to have passed an inspection because there are lights on the back of the trailer that let other drivers know when you are braking so that they do not run into you when you come to a stop when hauling your trash.

Learn What Can and Cannot Be Taken to the Dump

Next, you need to call your local dump to find out what items can and cannot be taken to the dump. Many dumps will not allow metal to go into the general trash because it cannot be broken down the same way that other pieces of trash can be. There are often disposal bins at the dump for those specific pieces of trash, so be sure to keep them aside when loading the trailer.

Secure the Garbage Cans

Next, you need to use ratchet straps or small bungee cords to secure the garbage cans to the sides of the trailer. This will keep them from falling over as you drive down the road. You want to be sure that you tighten the straps as much as you can as the contents of the cans will shake as you travel and when the weight is no longer evenly distributed, it can cause the cans to topple over.

Secure the Garbage Can Lids

Next, you need to secure the lids onto the trash cans. If the cans do not have handles that fold over the lids to keep them secure, you can use small bungee cords over the lids. Loop the cords through the handle on one side of the can, pull it tight over the top of the lid and then secure it to the handle on the other side of the can until the lid is secure. This will ensure that no trash flies out of the cans as you travel to the dump.

Once you have the cans loaded and secure on the trailer, you will be ready to haul your trash. Be sure to take your time when driving to the dump so you do not have to worry about one of the bungee cords coming loose as you travel to the dump. If you need a company to do your trash removal for you, visit Sullivan Refuse Inc.