Top 4 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring A Roll Off Container In Cobb County

If this is your first time renting a roll off container in Cobb County, you have come to the right place. Renting a dumpster or a roll off controller for the first time can be a confusing experience for most people as they usually don’t know the factors they need to consider in order to choose the right Cobb County roll off dumpster rentals for their needs. Also, many companies offering dumpster rentals are used to dealing with contractors who know everything there is to know about renting a roll off container. In some cases, the company offering dumpster rentals may not be of great help if you want to know a thing or two about renting a roll off container.

Many homeowners make some common mistakes when renting a dumpster and they end up paying a far higher price. So, here is a list of some of the top mistakes made by people when hiring a roll off container and how you can avoid them.

Mistake #1: Not Knowing the Correct Size of the Dumpster

If you are renting a dumpster, you should know that dumpsters are available in a wide variety of sizes. Typically, dumpsters are classified as a 10 yard dumpster, 20 yard dumpster, 30 yard dumpster and a 40 yard dumpster. Some of the rental companies also offer roll off containers in other sizes. It is also important for you to know that these dumpsters come in different heights.

As far as the size of the dumpster needed for your particular project is concerned, you will need to estimate the amount of waste likely to be generated. If you are not sure about the size of the dumpster that you want to hire, you need to give a call to a few companies offering roll off container rentals in order to figure out the right size needed for your project.

It is important to keep in mind that if you do not choose the right size dumpster, you will end up paying a lot more money than needed. For instance, if you underestimate the amount of waste that will go into the dumpster, you will end up renting a smaller than required size, and then you will have to pay for overage. Similarly, if you end up renting a far bigger size than needed, you will be paying unnecessarily for excess capacity that is not needed for your project. Therefore, ensure that you are aware of the dumpster size you will need to avoid overpaying.

Mistake #2: Putting in Prohibited Items

You also need to be aware of the fact that there are certain prohibited items that cannot be put in a roll off container. For instance, various toxic substances including car tires, oil, gasoline, asbestos and other such hazardous waste needs to be disposed of in a specialized manner by well-trained professionals.

So, if you end up filling your dumpster with these prohibited substances, you might be required to pay fines. In some cases, you might be asked to unload the dumpster and arrange for another service to dump the toxic waste. Therefore, it is important that you ask the rental company about the items that are allowed to be put in the roll off container.

Mistake #3: Placing the Container Inappropriately

If you are renting a roll off container for a residential project, you need to prepare the location where the roll off container can be placed. You need to make this decision ahead of time in order to save time and money. Make sure there is a clear path for the truck to safely drop off the container. You also need to consider whether you are going to need vehicle access around the container. In case you have a new driveway, it is recommended to cover the driveway with plywood in order to prevent any accidental damage.

If you are going to place the container on the street, you might need to get a permit from the city. Usually, these permits are arranged by the rental companies but it is important that you first check with them about requirements for permits and arrange for the permit before placing an order.

Mistake #4: Renting the Dumpster from the First Company You Come across

It is one of the most common mistakes made by people who are renting a roll off container for the first time. They usually think that all the companies are the same and they do not need to shop around in order to get the best deal. It is important for you to know that different companies have different take on pricing, weight limits, rental time-limits as well as the kind of things you can put in the container. Therefore, it is important that you shop around and ask for estimates from at least three different companies in order to get the best deal on your dumpster rental.

Overall, you need to be prepared and do your research in order to get the best deal on your dumpster rental. It will not only save you money but will also make the whole process stress-free as you will be aware of the price you need to pay at the end of the rental period.

Airport Beginnings

The beginnings of Pitt Meadows Regional Airport date back to May 1961, when the Department of Transport announced its decision to build a new airport at Pitt Meadows that would serve as a satellite to Vancouver International Airport.

It would also have a seaplane base on the adjacent Fraser River. The site was 704 acres [285 hectares] in area and, initially, the airport was to have two graded landing strips, 2,500 by 50 feet, one gravel and the other grass.

The airport opened on July 20, 1963. Pitt Meadows is thirty-two kilometers(approx. 20 miles) northeast of Vancouver International Airport and serves the area north of the Fraser River from Mission to and including Vancouver. It is a general aviation satellite airport, catering to flying training, aircraft maintenance businesses, and commercial charter operations. A new parallel asphalt runway, 08R-26L, was opened in June 1970, and today, the airport has three asphalt runways: 08L-26R, 2,485 by 75 feet, 08R-26L, 4,692 by 100 feet (extended in 1986, 400 by 100feet) and 18-36, 2,484 by 75 feet. A portable control tower began operations in September 1967, and the permanent tower was opened in August 1969. In 1975 a new seaplane ramp was built providing access to the airport for float aircraft.

Travelers on a Canadian or U.S. registered private, company-owned, or small charter aircraft carrying no more than 15 passengers have to use a telephone reporting system to get permission from a customs or immigration officer to enter Canada. However, there are different benefits for CANPASS permit holders and travelers without CANPASS permits.

The Pitt Meadows Regional Airport was transferred from Transport Canada to the Pitt Meadows Airport Society in 1998, effective May 19, 1999. We are a not-for-profit organization, focusing on enhancing and promoting development and growth within the region.

Airport Day 2013

YPK to Host Annual Airport Open House – July 21, 2013
Fly-in Weekend with Events for Aviators

A fun, family friendly aviation day that is sure to capture the hearts of the community both young and old!

Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc. in cooperation with the Pitt Meadows Airport Society and Airport Day is presenting a Mountain Flying and related Safety Informational Session running from 8:30am to 11:30am on Saturday July 20th. There is a small $5.00 per person charge for the seminar with the proceeds going to a worthy Junior Ab Initio Pilot Scholarship Foundation. There will also be an Emergency Response Seminar to follow in the afternoon. Seating is limited to 125 Pilots or interested individuals so RSVP accordingly and safe flying. Please RSVP with your name(s) to

This year’s Airport Day will be hosted on Sunday July 21st 2013, from 10-4pm! The theme for this family oriented day will be “Careers in Aviation”– so bring the family out and enjoy a free day of fun, browsing and learning all that aviation has to offer. Commercial and aviation related booths will be set-up throughout the grounds along with tons of food! There will also be free flights for children and adults being offered, so come down and have a look around.

If anyone is interested in having a commercial booth or an educational/ promotional booth set up, please fill out the following form and re-submit for approval since space will fill up quickly. Display Booth/ Application Form

If anyone is interested in participating in the Car Show n’Shine please follow this link and submit your application or contact Andrew Field at 778-789-2404 Car Show n’Shine Application Form

The Terminal building address is:

100-18799 Airport Way
Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B4
Tel: 604-465-8977