Frequently Asked Questions about Renting a Dumpster

If you have questions about renting a dumpster, we have the answers. Easy Dumpster Rental has compiled this list of Frequently Asked Questions just for you. If for some reason you do not find the information you are looking for, please give us a call at 1-888-792-7833.

Dumpster Rental FAQ’s

Q. How long can I keep the dumpster?

A. You can keep the dumpster for the entire length of the project.
If you have a long term project (more than 60 days) or if you need a permanent dumpster, your Easy Dumpster Rental representative can provide you with the right dumpster quote for your needs. Dumpster pricing may be different for these scenarios.

Question ImageQ. Can I put the dumpster roll off container in the street?

A. Every location is different. Where you can place your dumpster rental in Indianapolis may be different than where you can place one in Detroit. Check with your municipality or homeowner’s association first if you need to put the dumpster in the street. Many of the rules and guidelines regarding dumpster placement differ according to the city and neighborhood where you live.

Q. What’s the difference between a roll off container and a dumpster?

A. Residential dumpster – a standard dumpster usually located in an area of a business or complex for use of the general waste that is produced by those locations. Normally this refuse only consists of household and office waste. These dumpsters are handled on a regular, pre-set schedule by the local waste management service. Dumpsters are emptied into a large compactor and remain as a permanent fixture in the area they are located in.

Roll off containers – designed for construction and demolition clean up. It is important to note that some items are prohibited to be placed in these containers depending on the hauler and local regulations. Roll-off containers are long rectangular dumpsters that typically range in capacity from 10 cu. yds. to 40 cu. yds. When full, a roll off is removed from an area using a special truck designed to carry it from the fill location to the dump site.

Q. Will the dumpster damage my driveway or lawn?

A. Due to the dumpster’s weight, there is a risk that it may cause some damage to your lawn and certain types of driveways. If this is a concern of yours, we recommend having pieces of plywood ready when the container is delivered to place under the wheels of the dumpster. This should help minimize any damage. Easy Dumpster Rental does not take any responsibility or liability for any damage caused to your lawn or driveway, however.

Q. How far in advance do I need to order a dumpster rental?

A. Please order your dumpster 48 hours in advance if possible. However, in certain situations, your Easy Dumpster Rental representative may be able to deliver the container sooner.

Q. What if I need an additional haul?

A. When you order your dumpster, your Easy Dumpster Rental representative will consult with you to find out the size of your project and schedule the correct amount of hauls needed. We want you to be completely satisfied with your dumpster service so we will schedule any additional hauls, if needed.

Q. What are my payment options?

A. We think you’ll be happy with the dumpster rental price you get from Easy Dumpster Rental. You can pay for your dumpster rental in advance with cash, money orders, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Q. Is it necessary for someone to be present when they deliver my dumpster?

A. It is not necessary for someone to be present when your dumpster is delivered. However, if you have any special directions or placement requests, it is advisable that someone is present to be sure that the driver understands your needs.

Q. Are there any items I can’t put in my dumpster?

A. Generally speaking, you cannot dispose of hazardous wastes in your dumpster. Below is a list of hazardous wastes that are unacceptable materials to put into a roll off dumpster. Please contact your Easy Dumpster Rental representative about any items you are uncertain about.

Q. What are the unacceptable materials for roll-off dumpsters?

A. Generally speaking, you cannot dispose of hazardous wastes in your dumpster. Below is a list of hazardous wastes that are unacceptable materials to put into a roll off dumpster. Please contact your Easy Dumpster Rental representative about any items you are uncertain about.

PCB’s
Lead
Acid Batteries (automotive batteries, etc.),
Cadmium containing batteries
Used oil, Oil filters or Oil containers
White goods: refrigerators, freezers, ranges, water heaters, washers, dryers, etc.
Whole tires
Liquids or Sludge
Street sweepings
Regulated Asbestos (friable)
Mercury containing lamps and devices (fluorescent light tubes, ballast, thermostats, smoke detectors)
Propane tanks
Refrigerant parts
Automotive parts
Railroad ties, Telephone poles
Electronics, Computers, TVs, Stereos, etc.

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