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How to Choose a Dumpster Company

Questions to Ask When You Need a Dumpster Rental

Choosing between various dumpster companies can be tough, especially if you’ve never rented a dumpster before. But it’s important to do your research to ensure you’re working with a company you can trust. Whenever you need a dumpster rental, use this list of questions to determine which company to choose.

Do They Offer Upfront or Flat-Rate Pricing?

Some dumpster companies charge a flat rate, while other companies charge by the ton. Flat-rate pricing is nearly always the best choice because you’ll have a solid cost to factor into your budget rather than a question mark to work around. If you know exactly how much debris you have, it may make sense to pay by the ton. But if not, flat-rate pricing gives you the peace of mind of knowing what you’re paying upfront.

Are They Honest About Potential Extra Charges?

Most dumpster companies will charge extra fees if you don’t follow various terms in your rental agreement.  A trustworthy company will make sure you have all the information to fully understand the situations where you could potentially incur additional charges. Fees might be charged for situations like exceeding your rental period or exceeding your dumpster’s weight limit. Always ask about extra charges before renting. 

How Long is the Rental Period?

When you need a roll off dumpster rental, it’s important to consider how long you’ll need it for. Some companies will let you keep your dumpster for nearly two weeks while other rental periods may last only five days. If you aren’t confident you can complete your cleanup on a tight deadline, it’s best to pay a little more upfront for a company with a longer rental period.

Is the Company Prompt?

When choosing a dumpster company, you want one you can trust to work quickly and efficiently. To gauge this, pay attention to how long it takes a company to answer your calls. Choose a company that won’t make you wait on hold whenever you have a question. You should also choose a company that gives you a clear date and time range for when your dumpster will be delivered. 

Can the Staff Answer All Your Questions?

If you’re new to renting dumpsters, you need a dumpster rental company you can trust to help you throughout the rental process. Look for a company with a knowledgeable staff who can quickly and accurately answer any questions you have. 

Bringing it All Together

When you need a dumpster rental to help you complete a trash cleanup, choose a dumpster company that charges a flat rate for a long rental period and is staffed by helpful and knowledgeable employees.


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