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Get Your Dumpster FAQs Answered

Ready to rent a dumpster? You might have questions. Here are the answers:

How far in advance do I need to book a dumpster rental?

As with any business, the sooner you know the dates for your rental, the better we’ll be able to accommodate your needs. There are certain periods of the year when the need for dumpster rentals increase. Usually, around the first of the month when folks are moving and need to get rid of junk is a busy time. However, there are many occasions where you could get a unit delivered on the same day. When you’ve decided you need a dumpster, call a service representative to get the ball rolling.

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Do I have to be home when the dumpster is delivered?

If our service crews have clear instructions for drop off, you don’t have to be there. Of course, it is always advisable for you to be present for the drop off to make sure the unit is placed right where you need it to go. On the bigger dumpster rentals, once they are secured, they can’t be moved again until the pickup. If the dumpster is going on the street, you might want to use traffic cones to block out the area the night before.

Is there a weight limit for a dumpster?

Yes, there are some instances where you can overfill a dumpster. This typically happens when your rubbish includes concrete or stones. In those cases, you might only be able to fill a dumpster half way. But if you have the bigger unit, you should be able to get everything hauled away in a single appointment.

Will a dumpster damage my driveway?

It is always recommended that pieces of plywood be placed under a dumpster rental. As it fills up, that unit is going to get extremely heavy. If you prefer to avoid your driveway all together, the dumpster can be situated on the street outside your property. This might require additional permits but these are easy to come by.

Is there anything I can’t put in the dumpster?

Just like with your weekly garbage pickup, there are restrictions to dumpster trash, specifically with hazardous materials. If you look up what is considered a hazardous material on the city’s municipal website, the same rules apply. This doesn’t mean you can’t get rid of those items; you’ll just need to drop them off at the proper facilities.

How long can I keep the dumpster?

You should have some idea of how long you need the dumpster before you set up the contract. The prices are based on dumpster size and duration of the rental. Most home cleanup rentals are for three days. There are extended contracts. Once you begin your cleanup, if you feel the need to keep the dumpster longer, you can easily switch your contract by calling the reps.