How to Avoid Extra Charges on a Dumpster
While pricing is typically set by size and weight, there are factors that can add to the cost of a dumpster rental. We’ve outlined several common extra costs below to help you keep your budget on track.
Common Dumpster Rental Fees
- Extra Trips: If we can’t drop off or pick up your dumpster due to obstacles such as vehicles or equipment blocking access to the delivery area, you will be charged a trip fee. Please make sure there are no low-hanging wires, tree branches or anything else that would prevent us from dropping off or picking up the dumpster.
- Hazardous Waste: Hazardous waste and other prohibited items are not allowed in our dumpsters. Disposing of them through our service will result in an additional dumpster fee. If you have a question about a certain item, ask one of our helpful customer service representatives prior to loading the dumpster.
- Overloading the Dumpster: Our dumpsters should never be filled higher than the container walls and there should be no items hanging over the sides. If you overload your dumpster, you will be charged a dumpster rental fee for driver delay and container dig-out.
- Exceeding the Weight Limit: A dumpster fee will also be charged for exceeding your dumpster’s weight limit. Utilize our dumpster weight calculator to help determine how much your debris weighs.
- Exceeding the Rental Period: Since we don’t automatically come for pickup, it’s important to stay within your rental period. Exceeding your dumpster’s rental period will result in pro-rated charges. When your dumpster is full, simply call us at 844-444-DUMP and we’ll schedule a pickup immediately.
Give us a call if you have any additional questions about the different types of dumpster fees or pricing. Understanding how to avoid extra charges on a dumpster rental will help you keep your project operating within your budget.