Dumpster Rental FAQ
We've been in the business of dumpster rentals in Vancouver GVRD for over 20 years.
Over the years, many of our clients ask us similar questions, so we've compiled a list of common questions and answers here so you can get an answer quickly.
Contact us directly if you have any questions about our bin rentals that aren't answered here.
Primary uses for roll off dumpsters
- - Building a home
- - Demolishing a home etc.
- - Landscaping
- - Roof removal
- - Home siding replacement
- - Home Cleanup
- - Home upgrades
- - Home improvements
- - Landscaping upgrades
- - Garbage disposal
- - Office clean-outs
- - Building remodeling
- - Renovating home
- - Cleaning a garage
- - Removing a deck
- - Gutting rooms
- - Tearing down walls
- - Home/building demolition
- - Clean-outs
- - Remodeling
- - Home/building repairs
Prices for disposal rates depend on weight, debris type, and container bin size plus by disposal location in GVRD. We are very experienced and in a few minutes when you call us by phone, you will have a quote. You can also contact us for a quote by email to get accurate information on pricing.
Most companies include a weeks time and then charge in the $30 per day range. Skinnybins is extremely generous and gives you extra time FREE for any reasonable time extra should you require more time. Often when doing renovations bins can sit on site for a longer time than homeowner expected.
Delivery time and pickups vary from possible same-day deliveries to 1 or 2 days' notice.
It is best to plan for your disposal dumpster a few days in advance so we can best meet your timing requirements.
Once you contact us, it will be our pleasure to replace your full dumpster.
The rental fee of an additional dumpster is not discounted.
Deliveries are generally made between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. However, if you have special circumstances, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.
Clean fill materials are what you might find in your backyard, like soil, sod, dirt, concrete, and asphalt.
We have specific dumpsters for heavier materials like these.
Due to weight restrictions, we need to discuss what size dumpster is suitable for heavy items.
We cannot dispose of refrigerators, air conditioners, and freezers due to the refrigerants such as freon. Items such as tires, batteries, chemicals, propane cylinders, railroad ties, and any other hazardous waste cannot be placed in disposal dumpsters.
*Note - It is illegal to place any form of hazardous waste in a disposal dumpster. Please inquire at the time of booking if you have questions about the material you want to be removed.
What you shouldn’t put into your dumpster:
Here is a list of several materials that should NOT go into the dumpster:
Electronics – computers, televisions, VCRs, DVDs
Appliances – microwaves, fridges, toaster ovens
Paints & Solvents – oil-based paint, lead-based paint, paint thinner
Pesticides – no chemicals, granules, liquids or sprays
Oil & Gas– motor oil, lubricants, gasoline, petroleum
Yard Waste – grass, leaves, branches
Recyclables – cardboard, glass, newspaper, plastic
Light Bulbs –fluorescent bulbs, incandescent bulbs
Batteries – car batteries, alkaline batteries, lithium batteries, rechargeable batteries
Mattress and Box Springs
You may require a permit. Please ask us about your local regulations.
Yes, however, we do require a signed waiver to place the dumpster on your property in non-traditional locations.
You can; however, we will need a cash deposit. Once the dumpster is picked up and dumped, we will reconcile and determine the total bill.
If the total cost of the dumpster use and disposal fees are less than the deposit, a refund will be issued within 30 days of the pick-up.
Yes, there are restrictions on certain items. For starters, only solid waste items are permitted in containers.
- Other materials that are not permitted: radioactive, volatile, highly flammable, explosive, biomedical, infectious, and toxic or hazardous in nature.
- No liquids are allowed.
- Examples include chemical products, oil filters, propane tanks, antifreeze, and paint (except for completely dried latex paint cans).
- Electronics – computers, televisions, VCRs, DVDs
- Appliances – microwaves, fridges, toaster ovens
- Paints & Solvents – oil-based paint, lead-based paint, paint thinner
- Pesticides – no chemicals, granules, liquids or sprays
- Oil & Gas– motor oil, lubricants, gasoline, petroleum
- Recyclables – cardboard, glass, newspaper, plastic
- Light Bulbs –fluorescent bulbs, incandescent bulb
- Batteries – car batteries, alkaline batteries, lithium batteries, rechargeable batteries
- Mattress and Box Springs
Unfortunately, we will have to bill you an additional trucking fee.
To avoid incurring extra costs, please notify us of changes to your order at least one business day in advance.
All changes to your order must occur at least 1 business day in advance to allow for processing, as terms and conditions apply.
There is NO additional charge for keeping the container longer than designated in your order, with advance notice.
No, it is not necessary to have someone on-site for the delivery or removal of dumpsters. The driver will use his best judgment to place the container in the safest most accessible area. However, if you do not have a person on-site and you are not happy with the location of the dumpster, you will be responsible for all charges associated with its relocation.
Not required if you give clear drop-off instructions. A photo emailed to us is very helpful firstname.lastname@example.org
For dumpster removal, you must agree to provide unobstructed access to the dumpster on pick-up day. If the equipment is inaccessible, you will be responsible for additional pick-up charges, as terms and conditions apply.
Before delivery please notify us of what you intend to load in a container, we need to supply a suitable type and size for heavy material such as dirt, stones, and rocks etc..
Yes. Additional charges apply when tonnage exceeds that quoted in your order.
Please check with us regarding your local municipality bylaws. Permits may be required.
We accept the following credit cards: VISA, Mastercard, cash.
Electronics and Appliances –
Some retailers will offer coupons or discounts on replacement items when you bring these items back to the store for proper recycling. Municipal sites may accept these items at certain times of the year for approved disposal.
Paints, Solvents, Oil, Gas, and Pesticides –
Many municipalities have drop-off programs for these types of waste. Contact your municipality for upcoming events.
Cardboard, paper, cans, and bottles can be picked up with your regular residential service or dropped off at collection centers. Metal can be sold at scrap yards.
Check with local tire or auto parts retailers for drop-off and recycle programs.
Do you have more questions about what you shouldn’t put into your dumpster? We’re happy to help you sort it all out... call us!
This really depends on what you are disposing of. Indoor home renovations usually require larger bins like a 15-yard bin because the waste mostly consists of drywall, wood and other bulky rubbish. Smaller dumpster rentals such as a 10 yard bin are probably enough for outdoor home renovations including landscaping and removal of soil, dirt and concrete.
To get a better gauge of the size of the bin you will need, use our online calculator. For an even better estimate give us a shout so we can make sure we have all your needs covered.
One thing we do like to mention when choosing a bin size is that our trash dumpsters cannot be overloaded for safety reasons (we don’t want flying toilets on the highway) and we’ll have to charge extra if your bin is overloaded.
YES! We take special care to bring the bin to the correct recycling facility. You’d be surprised at the amount of rubbish and waste that can be reused or recycled. We make every effort to operate a green waste bin rental business and work green because it’s our planet too.