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Common Dumpster Rental Questions

We're here to take care of your waste removal needs, including any questions you may have about our services. Browse our answers to frequently asked questions below or click the link in the question header to learn more information on each topic. If you have additional questions, call 877-814-9748 to talk to our team.

Dumpster Pricing

How much does it cost to rent a roll off dumpster?

Prices for our roll off dumpster rentals vary based on your location and a number of other factors including: dumpster size, debris type, debris weight and length of rental period.

If you are a contractor renting roll off containers for projects, we offer consolidated invoices to simplify billing across your jobsites.

How is ongoing commercial dumpster service billed?

Commercial front load dumpsters are billed on a monthly basis. You'll receive a monthly invoice, and the delivery date noted is when your credit card payment will be processed each month.

How much will commercial dumpster service cost?

The cost of a commercial dumpster varies depending on your location, front load bin size, pickup frequency and agreement length. To get an exact price for commercial dumpster service in your area, request a quote online or reach out to our team.

What are dumpster fees?

A dumpster fee is separate from the upfront invoice and is charged in situations when rental terms are broken, like when a dumpster is overfilled. Don't worry — dumpster fees are avoidable, and we'll go over any local restrictions in your area when you reach out.

Can I request a quote for dumpster service?

Yes, you can request a quote online or call to find out more about dumpster pricing in your area.

Roll Off Dumpsters

How do I rent a roll off dumpster?

Renting a dumpster with us is as easy as selecting a dumpster size and reaching out to place your order. Our team will recommend which size dumpster best fits your project and schedule your delivery date. Once you're done cleaning up, schedule a pickup online or by phone, text or email so that we can haul the junk away.

Which size roll off dumpster is right for my project?

Choosing the right dumpster size depends on factors like the type and weight of your debris. When you order a dumpster, our team will ask questions about your project to help you select the right container that fits your needs.

What's the difference between a roll off and front load dumpster?

A roll off dumpster is a temporary rental that works best for residential projects, jobsites and construction projects at a commercial business. A front load dumpster collects daily business trash and stays on the commercial property, with a custom pickup frequency and agreement contract that fits your unique business needs.

What projects are roll off dumpsters often used for?

Roll off dumpsters are typically used by homeowners and contractors to get rid of debris from projects including renovation, construction jobs, demolition, yard waste disposal and more.

Will my dumpster be picked up automatically?

No, once you are done filling your dumpster, you can schedule a pickup online, or by phone, text or email.

Can I order additional dumpsters?

Yes, if your dumpster fills up before your project is complete, you can reach out and schedule empty-and-return service or order additional dumpsters for your project by reaching out to our team by phone.

How long are typical rental periods?

The average dumpster rental period is typically 7-10 days, but you can schedule a pickup before the end of your rental period if you're done with your clean up. If you need to keep your dumpster for additional days, you might be able to extend your rental for a low daily fee.

Commercial Front Load Dumpsters

Which front load dumpster size is right for my business?

Choosing a permanent dumpster size depends on the size of your business, your industry and the volume of your waste stream. Submit a Business Waste Audit to help determine which size dumpster will work best for your business.

How often will my trash be picked up?

We currently offer weekly, biweekly and monthly pickup frequencies for commercial dumpsters. You can choose the best option for your needs when you set up your service. If anything changes over the course of your contract, simply reach out to your account manager to modify your pickup schedule.

Loading Your Dumpster

How should I load my dumpster?

When loading a dumpster, ensure all debris is placed inside the container. Do not leave anything hanging over the sides or sticking through the top of the dumpster. This could delay your waste pickup because drivers cannot haul overloaded dumpsters.

What are dumpster weight limits?

Dumpster weight limits measure how many tons of debris you can throw in a specific roll off bin. While our dumpsters include generous tonnage for your projects, check out our weight calculators or reach out to our team to help determine which container size will work best for your disposal needs.

Is there anything I can't put in a dumpster?

There are some items we cannot accept in our dumpsters. These include hazardous chemicals or other items that can cause damage to the container or landfill. Don't worry — we'll let you know which items can't be thrown in your dumpster when you order.

Scheduling Service

When will my dumpster be delivered?

We typically deliver dumpsters between 6 a.m - 6 p.m. on weekdays, but this depends on availability and seasonality. Our driver delivery routes are dynamic and based on fuel-efficiency, so our team often can't provide an exact arrival time.

Permanent service dumpster deliveries will depend on when your existing waste removal contract ends. If your business doesn’t have an existing service, your dumpster will typically be delivered within three business days after we receive your signed agreement.

Do I have to be present for delivery and pickup?

No, you do not need to be present for delivery or pickup. We'll take down detailed placement instructions when you order and instruct the driver to drop it off in your designated spot. When you're done cleaning up, simply schedule a pickup online or by phone. Just ensure there are no cars or other obstructions blocking the delivery area when our driver arrives.

How do I schedule a dumpster pickup?

When you're done disposing of your debris, simply schedule a pickup online or reach out by phone, text or email. You don't even need to be present for pickup — just make sure the surrounding area is cleared and our hauler will take your trash to the landfill for you.

About Our Services

Who is Dumpsters.com?

Dumpsters.com is a waste and recycling company that relies on strong relationships, smart processes and helpful technology to provide a best-in-class dumpster rental experience. With a nationwide reach, we streamline the cleanup process for any debris type at any location - residential, construction or commercial.

What kind of dumpster services do you offer?

We offer roll off dumpster services to homeowners, contractors and construction companies for various projects. Available roll off dumpster sizes typically include 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40 yard dumpsters. Keep in mind that availability depends on your location.

We also offer front load dumpster service for businesses looking for regular, ongoing waste disposal. Available front load sizes include 2, 4, 6 and 8 yard containers.

Where do you offer services?

We operate nationwide, serving customers across the country with temporary roll off and permanent front load dumpster services.

Additional Resources

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