Frequently Asked Questions
Renting The Dumpster
Bin There Dump That has franchises across the United States, so finding a local dumpster rental company in your area should be easy.
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That's easy. Check out this blog all about asking the right questions for your upcoming rental.
Our most often-asked questions to our Dumpster Consultants across the country typically are:
- How much does it cost to rent a dumpster?
- What size of dumpster do I need?
- How long is the rental period?
- What items can I put in the bin?
- Will my driveway be protected?
- What is the charge if I go over the allotted disposal weight?
As a consumer, we expect that you'd like; a dumpster when you need it; you know exactly what you're going to pay for the dumpster; your property will be protected; to know what you can and cannot put in the container.
If a dumpster rental company can't answer that, it's better to look elsewhere.
Short answer? Most likely. Call your local franchise operator to ask, and you'll get some advice and insight into your needs. Typically, we're proud to offer same-day delivery across the country. In fact, we strive to carry extra inventory in the event you need to get a dumpster in 24 hours or less.
Long answer? Read: How to get your dumpster when you need it.
Bin There Dump That franchises are happy to offer the following sizes of dumpsters for your next home project:
Check out the next question and answer to discover what dumpster size will be ideal for your home project.
Dumpster sizes are measured in cubic yards, which means measuring the length, width and height of the container and multiplying the three numbers together. For example, a bin that is 2 yards long, 2 yards wide and 1 yard tall is 4 cubic yards. Available sizes include 4, 6, 10, 14, 15 and 20 yards.
Of course, the size you'll need for your home project depends on the project and amount of waste. For small remodeling projects, like a bathroom, you'll probably be fine renting a 6 or 10 yard dumpster. Obviously, for larger remodeling projects like kitchens and basements, you'll want a 15 or 20 yard container.
Sometimes, weight and density of the waste will dictate what dumpster size you'll need. If you're undergoing a roofing project, you'll need to rent a 10 yard bin because many bin trucks can't lift a 20 yard dumpster full of shingles.
Let this article help you choose the right bin size for your next project.
Flat, hard surfaces – like a driveway – are ideal for dumpster placement. Surfaces to avoid include: slopes, city streets (without a permit), soft ground and property that's not your own. Ensure your dumpster's placement is safe and secure.
The only way to truly protect your driveway is to make sure that the dumpster itself never actually touches the ground. Our proper use of large strong wooden planks is the best and most effective method. This is all part of our driveway protection system. Check out our residential-friendly delivery process.
Nope. But be sure you clearly inform your local operator where you'd like your dumpster rental placed. Our Dumpster Consultants are trained to always ask where you'd like the container placed on your driveway, which allows you to be elsewhere when it's delivered to your home. Here's how to prepare your home for a dumpster rental.
Definitely. Dumpster bin availability is very good in the snowiest, blowiest season. We do ask that you grab a shovel and clear a space for the bin to ensure traction on wet, slippery driveways. Spreading a little de-icer is a great idea, too. More about dumpster delivery in winter weather.
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