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How to Rent a Roll Off Dumpster Like a Pro

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How to Rent a Roll Off Dumpster Like a Pro

If you are planning to rent a dumpster, you probably have a variety of questions and concerns. Certainly, getting these answered should help you in making an informed decision about this type of rental. The following are some of the most common questions related to renting a roll off dumpster.

Does your company deliver dumpster rentals to my location?

Dumpster rental companies are in every city and municipality, so securing a dumpster rental in your area should be easily doable. You can check your location via the search bar at the top of this page.

What exactly is a roll off dumpster?

This is a dumpster created with rollers on its bottom, enabling it to be rolled off a hook lift. The hook lift is part of the vehicle that delivers the bin. The dumpster is rolled off the lift and onto protective boards, which serve to avoid damage to your parking lot or driveway.

What details should I ask about when comparing dumpster rental companies?

These are some of the most vital points to cover when doing your research. Any company you are considering should be able to answer them readily:

  • What size of dumpster matches my needs?
  • How much is that size of dumpster to rent?
  • What is the length of the rental term?
  • How much will I be charged if I exceed the allowed disposal weight?
  • What items may I place in the receptacle?
  • Is my driveway protected from damage from the bin?

How soon can you deliver a unit to my property?

We can likely get a dumpster to you quickly. Contact us via our online form for more information on delivery days and times. We work hard to provide our customers with easy access and competitive availability.

What dumpster sizes are available?

You may choose from a variety of bin sizes. You can contact us online for the specific sizes available.

How can I determine the size of dumpster that will serve my purposes?

Think of the dumpster size in terms of cubic yards. This entails measuring the container by its length, its width, and its height. Then, you would multiply those three numbers together.

Here is an example: A receptacle that is 5 yards in length, 3 yards in width, and 1 yard height is 15 cubic yards.

To accommodate the needs of your project, you should also take the entire scope of the project under consideration, as various details may impact the amount of waste expended. If you are working on a minimal remodeling project, such as a guest bathroom, one of our smaller dumpsters will probably suffice. However, a more extensive project, like a major room addition, will likely require a bigger dumpster.

Another factor to consider is the density and weight of the waste you will be dumping. If you are involved in a project with heavy materials, you may need to rent a medium-sized bin instead of a bigger one; this is because various bin trucks cannot exceed various weight limits.

Will my driveway be able to accommodate the dumpster?

Dumpster Rental companies offer containers in an assortment of sizes. Generally, you can expect that a dumpster will be approximately the size of a minivan (or smaller), which makes placement in most driveways no problem.

Will the dumpster cause harm to my driveway?

Protective measures must be taken to protect the driveway from the bin. We provide materials that ensure the unit does not touch the ground.

Can the dumpster be positioned on any type of surface?

Ideally, the unit will be placed on a hard, flat surface, such as a driveway. It should not be placed on soft ground or on a slope, and it should not be positioned on a city street unless you have a permit.

If snow is on the ground, may I still rent a dumpster?

Absolutely! Just be sure to clear enough area to fit the unit while also accounting for traction if the driveway is slippery. It also helps if you spread a de-icing agent on the surface area.

Is a permit required to rent a dumpster?

You don't need to get a permit if you place the bin in your driveway or yard. If you wish to place it elsewhere, such as an alley, street, or sidewalk, you will be required to obtain a permit. In that case, you should contact your local authority for more information.

May I place anything in one of the units?

Certain items should not be placed in a rental dumpster, particularly hazardous waste materials such as unused paint, worn tires, batteries, medical waste and asbestos. Consult your local authority for a list of materials that may not be put in dumpsters. There are also full service options available, and you can hire a junk removal company to do all the work for you.

Learn More

CWS offers a variety of services and products, including delivery and pickup of rental roll off dumpsters. You can always call and talk with a waste disposal specialist and we will be happy to discuss any of your concerns, including length of rental terms, rental pricing, and delivery and pickup details. We are always happy to answer your questions, and we look forward to exceeding your expectations!

  • Published: 2019-06-04T20:08:23-07:00
  • Author: Harry Cotten