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Old 02-26-2019, 07:18 PM   #1
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Dear industry experts,

I had a contractor do some work for my house in Westchester, NY. He's done with the job now and has not been coming back for more than two weeks but the dumpster he was using is still sitting on my driveway. I asked him to remove it multiple times but he is not responding.

So I called the dumpster company at the number on the dumpster. They say they cannot remove it unless I pay them out of pocket, or they'll put a lien on my house for taking it away without payment. Obviously, I never asked the contractor or the dumpster company to put it on my property. The contractor probably got into a rental agreement with them.

Based on the contractor's behavior so far, I wouldn't be surprised if he takes no action for months. Now one of my choice is paying the dumpster company out of pocket for removing it from my property. In this case, aside from the immediate monetary cost, can there be any problem later on because, after all, the contractor is the one who is renting it and have some legal binding/ownership to it? I'd appreciate if anyone can shed some light on my options. Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2019, 07:33 PM   #2
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Dear industry experts,

I had a contractor do some work for my house in Westchester, NY. He's done with the job now and has not been coming back for more than two weeks but the dumpster he was using is still sitting on my driveway. I asked him to remove it multiple times but he is not responding.

So I called the dumpster company at the number on the dumpster. They say they cannot remove it unless I pay them out of pocket, or they'll put a lien on my house for taking it away without payment. Obviously, I never asked the contractor or the dumpster company to put it on my property. The contractor probably got into a rental agreement with them.

Based on the contractor's behavior so far, I wouldn't be surprised if he takes no action for months. Now one of my choice is paying the dumpster company out of pocket for removing it from my property. In this case, aside from the immediate monetary cost, can there be any problem later on because, after all, the contractor is the one who is renting it and have some legal binding/ownership to it? I'd appreciate if anyone can shed some light on my options. Thanks.
This is actually rocket surgery on how to take care of that problem... Contact Space-X... They can undoubtedly fix it.

Or call any official in NY and file a report someone is actually trying trying make money... Done and done.

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I'd decorate it so it's less unsightly.

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When I have a dumpster dropped off I have to prepay. as a contractor your self what is your normal way of ordering and paying for dumpster service ?.

You could put a for sale sign on it, start charging the company storage of a container
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Why don't you tell us a bit about what you do in the electrical trade? This site is for contractors, but honestly you sound like a homeowner--thus, we have no incentive to help you out as a professional courtesy.
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Dear industry experts,

I had a contractor do some work for my house in Westchester, NY. He's done with the job now and has not been coming back for more than two weeks but the dumpster he was using is still sitting on my driveway. I asked him to remove it multiple times but he is not responding.

So I called the dumpster company at the number on the dumpster. They say they cannot remove it unless I pay them out of pocket, or they'll put a lien on my house for taking it away without payment. Obviously, I never asked the contractor or the dumpster company to put it on my property. The contractor probably got into a rental agreement with them.

Based on the contractor's behavior so far, I wouldn't be surprised if he takes no action for months. Now one of my choice is paying the dumpster company out of pocket for removing it from my property. In this case, aside from the immediate monetary cost, can there be any problem later on because, after all, the contractor is the one who is renting it and have some legal binding/ownership to it? I'd appreciate if anyone can shed some light on my options. Thanks.


How much money do you still owe the contractor?
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I work in electric hardware but not "electrician". I was hoping for some advice but had no intention to pretend to be a contractor. He hasn't even submitted his full invoice but it'll be around 10 grand.
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Pay the dumpster company and take it out of his final invoice.

Sheesh.

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