|FAQ Mini Bin Roll Off Dumpster
Here are the answers to some of the commonly asked questions.
What can I put in my dumpster?
Dumpsters can be used for general waste which is typically anything involved with a general cleanup around the house and property that is neither liquid nor of a hazardous nature.
What can't go in the dumpster?
Hazardous waste can not be placed in the dumpster, paints, solvents, liquids or any asbestos.
To dispose of any of these materials you need to contact the recycle hotline. They will be able to provide you with a contact who can dispose of anything hazardous or not accepted in your dumpster (i.e. food waste). Which waste types are serviced? Household Debris, Clean Construction Debris, Clean Concrete, Stump and Brush.
What is Household Debris?
What is Clean Construction Debris?
Wood, Plaster, Insulation, Styrofoam, Tiles, Shingle, Ceramic Goods, Sheet Rock/Drywall.
What is Clean Concrete?
Concrete ONLY. DO NOT PUT: Anything other than clean concrete in this receptacle. NO bricks, asphalt or ceramics.
What is Stump and Brush?
Tree stumps and branches. Please note this is a basic guide, some Haulers may not service all of these waste types.
How high can I fill the dumpster?
Dumpsters can be filled level to the top, except for the Clean Concrete waste type. This dumpster must not be filled any further than half way due to weight restrictions. (Haulers face prosecution for unsafe or overweight loads).
What if I have two different waste types? Can I mix them?
The only dumpster in which you may mix more than one waste type is the Household Debris dumpster. If you are placing heavy waste in this dumpster there is a weight limit of 250 pounds per 1 cubic yard so you may be charged an extra weight fee if you fill over and above this limit. It is suggested that you order a small dumpster for each waste type you are disposing of rather than just one large one.
How do I know if I need a Permit?
Each city may have differing expectations in regard to permits required for placing a dumpster on public or private land. To ensure you are aware of the expectation, time frame and cost required for arranging any necessary permits, contact your local county office and they will be able to provide you with this information.
How much does it cost?
Depending on the waste type, size of the dumpster and length of rental, costs will vary. Call us and we will offer the lowest price to meet your requirements, with no obligations.
Will the truck be able to get up my driveway?
Wel have smaller trucks for tricky locations. if you think that access may be difficult, call and chat with us.
Know the Lingo
Since container companies usually deal with contractors, they may get impatient with a homeowner who doesn't know the terminology or the ins and outs of renting a rolloff. "Container" and "rolloff" are both acceptable terms for these large metal boxes, "dumpster" less so. Containers are rented in standard cubic yard sizes. if you were renting a 40 cubic yard container, you'd say you want to rent a "forty yarder."
Check with Proper Authorities if It's Going on the Street
Your local parking enforcement office or building permit office can give you information about permits needed if you're putting the container on the street. If you have room to place it on your own property, you won't have these worries.
Clear Space in Front of the Container
Whether the container is going on the street or your property, the truck dropping off and picking up the container needs room to maneuver. I have bought several serious-looking traffic cones to reserve space in front of my container on the street. There's nothing worse than being at work and having an irate truck driver call because he can't back in. More likely, the container simply won't get picked up.
Rent the Right Size Container for the Job
You will almost certainly need a container one size bigger than you think you need. Carpeting, scrap wood, drywall--all of these waste products take up volume. Concrete, rock, and dirt are more weight than volume, and usually you can only fill the container quarter full. Finally, containers of similar volume may come in different dimensions.
10 Cubic Yard Container.
Imagine a metal box twelve feet long, eight feet wide, and four feet high. That's a ten yarder. It won't get you very far. If you're tearing out a small bathroom, the ten yarder might be right for you.
20 Cubic Yard Container.
Twenty-two feet long, eight feet wide, four and a half feet high. This is about the minimum size container you should ever get. This would accomodate the waste from a small bathroom.
30 Cubic Yard Container.
The thirty yarder is the optimal size. This fits in front of most house without too much complaint from neighbors. You can fit carpeting, drywall, and wood in a thirty yarder without too much trouble. Also, if you're disposing of concrete or rock, you'll need a larger container since you can't fill the container up very high.
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