Frequently Asked Questions
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Are there any restrictions on the type of materials I can put in a dumpster?
Yes, most rental companies will have guidelines about what items are allowed in their dumpsters. Generally, you can put most general household and yard waste into the dumpster, as well as some construction-related debris.
However, certain hazardous or prohibited materials, such as chemicals and tires, may not be accepted. It is important to check with your rental company before filling the dumpster to ensure that all of your items are allowed.
How much does a dumpster rental cost?
The cost will depend on various factors, such as size and location. Generally, larger dumpsters will cost more than smaller ones, and the price may also be affected by the distance the dumpster needs to travel. It is best to contact your local rental company for an accurate quote.
How long can I rent a dumpster?
Again, this will depend on your rental provider and the size of the dumpster. Generally, you can rent a dumpster for anywhere from one day to several weeks, so it is important to check with your rental company for specific terms.
How should I prepare for dumpster delivery?
Before the dumpster arrives, you must ensure a clear path for the truck and that all necessary permits are in order. You may also need access to an outdoor power source to hook up the dumpster, such as a standard outlet or generator. It is also important to check with your rental company about any special requirements for delivering the dumpster.
Do I need to obtain permits to have a dumpster on my property?
Depending on where you plan to place the dumpster, you may need to acquire certain permits from your local government. These vary depending on the city and county, so it is important to check with your rental company or local authorities before ordering a dumpster.
Can I put the dumpster on my driveway or street?
In most cases, you can place a dumpster on your private property, such as a driveway or yard. However, for large dumpsters or if you plan to place the dumpster on a public street, sidewalk, or other publicly-owned space, then permission from your local government may be required. It is important to check with your rental company and local authorities before placing the dumpster.
Do I need to be present when the dumpster is delivered?
In most cases, you don't need to be present when the dumpster is delivered. However, if your rental company requires a signature or other specific instructions, then it may be necessary for you to be there. It is best to check with your rental company beforehand so all details can be worked out ahead of time.