Most homeowners and businesses that have rented a dumpster from us have reported a very satisfactory experience. Having a container to get rid of junk and debris that gets hauled away at a regular interval is convenient both for residents and business owners as well as for construction crews. Removing debris and waste from your area contributes to the health and safety of the environment. We are a dumpster rental company that knows how to dispose of all types of waste. However keep in mind that there are a few rules to know before you schedule a dumpster rental. Most of the time, it won’t be a problem but it’s still to be best informed.
Three Things You Should Know About Dumpster Renting
Regardless of what company you use, these 3 things are common to all.
- Material: What kind of materials will you be dumping in the container?
- Weight: How much weight do you need to dispose
- Dumpster capacity and weight-limit: what is the dumpster’s maximum capacity and can you fill it up to the brim?
Our dumpsters are durable and can handle heavy loads. However, some type of materials can be heavier than most. If you’re renting a dumpster for a demolition type of job, generated waste such as concrete, asphalt and brick can turn out to be very heavy. Because of this, it becomes dangerous to transport a dumpster that is near its weight limits. In some cases, drivers will out right refuse to load a heavy container because it endangers the safety of other people on the road and besides, in some states it is an infraction to drive with a container that is filled to the brim.
Another thing to keep in mind is that there are acceptable materials and unacceptable materials.
Acceptable materials are:
- Municipal solid waste – these are nonhazardous materials that are generated from single families, multi-family residences (apartment complexs, etc.), hotels, schools and universities and commercial and industrial waste (restaurants, individual shops, strip malls and so on).
- Construction and demolition debris generated from residential renovations, relocation, roofing work, drywall removal and so on.
- Yard waste (leaves, stumps, wood, dirt and everything that is considered “inert” according to laws and can be dumped in this kind of landfill)
Unacceptable materials are:
- Hazardous materials
- Toxic materials and chemicals (paints, oils, aerosols and so on)
- Infectious waste
- Medical waste
- Radioactive waste
- Any other type of waste that is prohibited by federal, state or local legislation.
It’s best to contact us if you’re unsure whether the waste you’re trying to get rid of is safe or not. In some cases we will accept electronic appliances and other hard-to-dispose of materials for a small fee.
As discussed above, some materials can be heavier than others and thus reach weight limits that wouldn’t be present with others. It’s good to calculate how much debris your project will generate in order to know what kind of dumpster will be suitable for your needs. It’s best to take a bigger size than be left with junk and another trip to the landfill, not to mention the cost to you.
Dumpster capacity is measured in cubic yards. A cubic yard is just a cube one yard on each side. Dumpsters are measured in feet according to: length, width and height. When you place an order for a dumpster the capacity is given in cubic yards but you will also be told total dimensions in feet.
Our roll-off, open-top dumpsters come in sizes 10, 20, 30 and 40 cubic yards.
For homeowners and smaller type businesses we have smaller dumpsters (from 2 yards to 8 yards) but you would have to call us to check for availability.
Cleaning Out the Area Before Delivery
Once you place an order for a dumpster, you will have to make sure that the area where you want to dumpster placed is free of any obstructions. We have a couple of guidelines for this. First, you need at least 60 feet of open space for the dumpster to be placed. Aside from that, at least 3 feet of space around the dumpster is required for safe installation. This is also needed to be able to feed the container easily. No wires or low-hanging trees please. We’ll let you know of these things in detail when you place your order.