Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Renting a Dumpster


  • How Does roll-off Dumpster Pricing work?

    The pricing is influenced by several factors, including the size of the roll-off dumpster, the type of materials being disposed of (with heavier materials potentially incurring higher costs), and the distance to the nearest landfill or transfer station. Geography plays a role in pricing as well, as specific city fees, landfill expenses, and overall service provision costs can contribute to the overall pricing structure.

  • How is the weight priced for our dumpsters?

    The weight of your dumpster significantly influences the cost, as landfills typically charge per ton. Once we collect your container, your debris is weighed at the landfill, and the cost is determined according to their fee structure.

    Simplify your budgeting with our flat-rate pricing, encompassing disposal costs for a specified weight limit. As long as you stay within that limit, you’ll have a clear upfront understanding of your expenses—no need to speculate or wait until your debris reaches the landfill.

  • Are there any weight limits for the dumpsters?

    Yes, each of our roll-off dumpsters has a specified weight limit based on its size and capacity. These weight limits are designed to ensure safe transportation and disposal of waste materials. It’s important to adhere to these weight limits to avoid overloading the dumpster, which can lead to transportation issues and potential safety hazards. When you rent a dumpster from us, we will provide you with the weight limit for your selected container and offer guidance on how to load it properly while staying within the specified limits.


  • Will the dumpster damage my property

    While it is unlikely our dumpster will damage your driveway we recommend placing plywood down for extra protection.

  • How do we weigh our dumpsters?

    Upon arrival at the landfill, the dumpster is weighed, and the process is repeated after the debris is emptied. The variance between these two weights is then employed to calculate the weight of your debris and determine the disposal cost.

  • How do I estimate what my dumpster will weigh?

    We’ll inquire about the items you’re discarding to assess the weight of your debris. This enables us to recommend the appropriate bin size for your project. Additionally, you can utilize our dumpster weight calculators for a preliminary estimate.

  • How much weight can a typical truck carry

    Although the typical dumpster truck has the capacity to carry around 10 tons or 20,000 pounds, weight restrictions commonly range from 2 to 6 tons or 4,000 to 12,000 pounds to ensure secure transportation.

Rental Period

  • How long can I rent a roll-off dumpster?

    Our dumpsters are typically rented for 7-10 days.  If you need the bin for longer please discuss it with your representative as we can tailor the rental to best suit your project.


  • Where is the best location to place a dumpster?

    Identify a fairly level space with a minimum of 3 feet of clearance on all sides of the dumpster. Ensure there’s at least 22 feet of unobstructed overhead clearance and 34 feet of open space in front for a truck to facilitate pickup. When utilizing a paved driveway, it’s advisable to consider covering it or placing wood beneath the dumpster to mitigate the risk of damage.

  • How long is the dumpster delivery process?

    Generally it takes less than 15 minutes for our drivers to drop your dumpster.

  • Do I need to be home for the delivery?

    While it is not required for you to be present at the time of delivery,  we recommend it if you have any specific requirements regarding placement of the bin.

  • Where should I place my dumpster?

    For optimal placement of your roll-off dumpster, a level, paved section on private property is ideal. If you’re working on home projects, your driveway is a great choice. Contractors should designate a waste area separate from equipment or large debris. We’ll assist you in selecting the perfect location when you make your order.

  • When will my dumpster arrive?

    We’re unable to provide an exact delivery time due to our drivers’ routes being optimized for fuel efficiency to minimize costs. Possible delays could arise at the landfill, previous drop-off points, or due to traffic. Expect your dumpster between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on your scheduled delivery date.


  • How do I load the concrete into the dumpster?

    When loading concrete into the dumpster, it’s important not to exceed the top of the dumpster’s sides. Overloading can make it difficult or impossible for us to safely remove the dumpster. Break up large concrete pieces into smaller chunks to maximize space.

  • Is Concrete Recyclable?

    Yes, concrete is recyclable. The concrete from demolition sites is collected, crushed, and processed to separate the aggregate (gravel/rocks) from the cement paste. The recycled aggregate can then be reused as a base material for roads, and driveways, or as a partial replacement for virgin aggregate in new concrete production. Recycling concrete reduces the need for extracting new virgin materials, cuts construction waste going to landfills, and provides an economical source of aggregate. It is an increasingly common practice that offers both environmental and economic benefits over disposing of concrete debris.

  • Can I dispose of concrete at a landfill myself?

    While it’s possible to haul and dispose of concrete at a landfill yourself, it’s generally more convenient and cost-effective to rent a dumpster, especially for larger amounts. Most landfills charge by weight for concrete disposal, and you’ll need a suitable truck to transport the heavy material

  • What is the maximum weight limit for concrete in a dumpster?

    A 10 or 12-yard dumpster filled with concrete is the maximum size that can be hauled, weighing approximately 10-12 tons. Larger dumpsters cannot be filled with concrete due to weight limits.

    For a 20-yard dumpster, you can only fill it about 1/2 full with concrete before hitting the 10-ton weight limit.

    For a 30-yard dumpster, you can only fill it about 1/3 full with concrete due to the 10-ton weight limit.

    1 cubic yard of concrete weighs around 4,000 lbs.  So a 10-yard dumpster can hold approximately 2.5 cubic yards of solid concrete at the maximum 10-ton limit.



  • Can I mix concrete with other debris in the dumpster?

    It’s generally recommended to keep concrete separate from other materials like household waste or yard debris. Mixing concrete with lighter materials can cause the dumpster to exceed weight limits, resulting in additional fees. If you need to dispose of both concrete and other debris, consider renting separate dumpsters.

  • Can I dispose of yard waste, such as grass clippings and branches, in my regular trash pickup?

    In many areas, yard waste is not permitted in regular trash pickups due to environmental regulations. It’s typically recommended to dispose of yard waste separately to facilitate composting or proper recycling.

  • How can I effectively compost yard waste at home?

    Composting yard waste at home involves creating a designated compost pile or bin where organic materials like grass clippings, leaves, and vegetable scraps can decompose naturally. With the right balance of brown (carbon-rich) and green (nitrogen-rich) materials, along with regular turning and moisture management, you can produce nutrient-rich compost for your garden.

  • Are there any local facilities or programs that accept yard waste for recycling or composting?

    Many communities offer facilities or programs for recycling or composting yard waste. This may include drop-off locations for yard waste, curbside collection programs, or composting facilities that accept organic materials. Contacting local waste management authorities or checking municipal websites can provide information on available options in your area.

  • What are the environmentally friendly options for disposing of yard waste?

    Environmentally friendly options for yard waste disposal include composting, mulching, or utilizing local yard waste recycling programs. These methods help divert organic materials from landfills and can even provide nutrient-rich compost for gardens.

  • 8' x 10' Standard Storage

    Length Width Height Volume
    External 9' 10 1/2" (3.01m) 8' (2.44m) 8' 6" (2.59m) 671.50 cubic ft. (38.3 sq m)
    Internal 9' 4" (2.84m) 7' 8" (2.34m) 7' 10" (2.39m) 1161.07 cubic ft. (32.94 sq m)

  • Can I mix roofing materials with other types of debris in the same dumpster?

    It’s generally recommended to keep roofing materials separate from other types of debris to facilitate recycling and proper disposal. Mixing materials may also affect the weight limits or incur additional fees.

  • Do I need to obtain a permit for placing a dumpster on the street or my property?

    In many areas, you may need a permit to place a dumpster on the street or public right-of-way. However, if you’re placing the dumpster on your property, a permit may not be required. It’s advisable to check with your local municipality or the dumpster rental company for specific permit requirements in your area.

  • What CANNOT go in a roofing dumpster rental?

    Paints and Lacquers
    Hazardous Materials
    Contaminated Soils and Absorbents

  • What size dumpster do I need for a roofing project?

    For most roofing projects, a 10 or 20-yard dumpster is sufficient. A 10-yard dumpster can typically hold debris from smaller roofs or partial roof replacements, while a 20-yard dumpster is suitable for larger roofs or full replacements.

  • What CAN go in a roofing dumpster rental?

    Asphalt Shingles
    Slate Tiles
    Terracotta Tiles
    Concrete Tiles
    Felt Paper
    Wood Shingles
    Roofing Gravel
    Flashing and Trim
    Tar and Polyurethane foam – In most areas be sure to confirm with your account manager

  • How long can I have the dumpster in my driveway?

    This differs among cities. Even if a permit is unnecessary for keeping a bin in your driveway, your city may have specific dumpster placement regulations, including duration restrictions. Time limits typically range from a few days to a month in most areas, with our standard rental period averaging seven to 10 days.

  • Will I need a permit if placing the dumpster in my driveway?

    Occasionally, certain towns mandate residents to obtain a permit prior to the delivery of a roll-off dumpster to their driveway. In instances where the dumpster is placed in a driveway or on private property, the city or Homeowners Association seeks confirmation that it is a temporary addition to the property. Verification may also be necessary to ascertain the purpose of the dumpster rental, especially if it is associated with other projects requiring building permits.

  • What information do I need to provide to get the permit?

    Your government office may request information such as the rental period dates, a traffic control plan (if necessary), and details about the project. Additionally, you might be required to submit a diagram illustrating the planned placement location of the roll-off dumpster.

  • How long can the dumpster stay on the street?

    Every municipality has its regulations. The time constraints on a dumpster permit depend on the location and the nature of the work being undertaken. Generally, time limits can span from a few days to a month. Our customers typically opt for an average rental period of seven to 10 days.

  • Can I place my dumpster in the street?

    The permissibility of placing a dumpster on the street depends on your town’s ordinance or your Homeowners Association’s regulations. Budget Dumpster can deliver a bin to the street as long as the customer obtains any required permit in advance. If a dumpster permit for street placement is necessary and not obtained before our arrival, the driver will refrain from delivering the bin, and a fee will be incurred. It’s important to be aware that we are unable to drop off a dumpster on a street with a steep incline.

  • What can happen if I don't get the proper permit?

    Failure to possess the required permit during delivery may lead the driver to opt against dropping off the bin, resulting in a trip fee imposed by Bargain Dumpster. If the bin is delivered without the necessary permit, your city may issue a citation and instruct the removal of the bin. Additionally, if Bargain Dumpster has to relocate your roll-off dumpster due to your fault, a trip fee will be incurred on your part.

  • How much does a dumpster permit cost?

    While fees for permits vary by location and the type of project.  Generally, they run less than $200.

  • Is a dumpster permit required?

    Should your city’s municipal code mandate a dumpster placement permit, obtaining one is a prerequisite before we can proceed with your rental delivery. This permit serves two primary purposes: A) Allowing the use of property that isn’t yours, and B) permitting the placement of a dumpster in your driveway, provided specific requirements are met.

    Placing your bin in the street can result in the obstruction of parking spaces and/or necessitate a lane closure, requiring city resources for management. Consequently, some cities stipulate the need for a permit for street placement of dumpsters. This permit essentially establishes an agreement between you and the city, aiming to minimize public inconvenience while working in the right-of-way.

  • Do HOA's allow me to rent a roll-off dumpster?

    It’s advisable to verify any potential restrictions imposed by Homeowner’s Associations before finalizing your dumpster rental and selecting a placement location.

  • Does a roll-off dumpster require a permit?

    Typically, dumpster permits are necessary only when situating your roll-off dumpster on a street, sidewalk, or any public area. If you choose to place it in your driveway or a privately owned space, a street permit is usually not required.  If you have specific placement requirements be sure to discuss them with your representative.

  • What does scrap metal weigh?

    Scrap metal weighs approximately 225 pounds.

  • How many pounds are in a ton?

    A ton equals 2000 pounds.

  • How much does it cost to remove bulky items?

    Junk removal costs an average of $240 with a typical range between $132 and $372. A full truckload runs $400 to $800. The minimum for a single item costs between $60 and $150. Each additional item runs $20 to $40 each. Removing construction debris, gravel or dirt runs $100 to $600 per truckload. Dumpster rentals range from $300 to $600 per week.

    Junk Removal Price List
    Appliances $60 – $200 (plus $20 for each additional)
    Furniture and mattresses $100 – $600
    Yard waste $50 – $550
    Tires $5 – $15 each
    Piano $200 – $300
    Hot tub $300 – $600
    Construction debris $100 – $800
  • Can I donate any of my bulk waste?

    Yes, most Habitat ReStores offer pickup of furniture donations, as well as other large items including appliances, building materials, and more.

  • How to dispose of a bulky item?

    To arrange the removal of large items for disposal, it’s best to get in touch with the designated public waste collector (PWC) responsible for your area. Do note that there will be a separate fee associated with the removal of bulky items. Alternatively, you have the option to hire the services of any licensed waste collector for this purpose.

  • Can you help with recycling efforts?

    Yes, we are committed to promoting responsible waste management, including recycling efforts. If you have recyclable materials as part of your waste stream, we can provide separate dumpsters or containers specifically designated for recyclables. This allows you to easily segregate recyclable materials from other waste and contributes to environmentally friendly waste disposal practices. Our team can provide guidance on what materials are recyclable and how to ensure they are properly separated and disposed of in accordance with local recycling regulations.

  • Do you offer same-day delivery?

    Same-day delivery is possible based on our availability and your location. We understand that some projects require immediate access to a roll-off dumpster, and we strive to accommodate such requests whenever feasible. To inquire about same-day delivery options, please contact our customer service team as early as possible to check availability and discuss your specific needs. Keep in mind that same-day delivery may be subject to additional charges based on logistics and scheduling.

  • Can I rent multiple dumpsters for one project?

    Yes, you can certainly rent multiple dumpsters for a single project if the volume of waste generated exceeds the capacity of a single container or if you need to segregate different types of materials. Renting multiple dumpsters allows you to efficiently manage waste on a larger scale and tailor your waste disposal solution to the specific needs of your project. Our team can assist you in determining the appropriate number and sizes of dumpsters required for your project and ensure that they are delivered and picked up as needed.

  • What payment methods do you accept?

    We accept all major credit and debit cards.

  • How should I load the dumpster?

    Properly loading the dumpster is essential to ensure safety during transportation and efficient use of the container’s capacity. When loading the dumpster, distribute the materials evenly to prevent uneven weight distribution, which can lead to transportation issues. Additionally, avoid overfilling the dumpster, as materials should not exceed the top of the container to ensure safe transport and compliance with regulations. If you have questions about loading guidelines or need tips on maximizing the space within the dumpster, feel free to reach out to our team, who can provide guidance based on your specific needs.

  • What can I put in the dumpster?

    Our roll-off dumpsters are designed to handle a wide range of non-hazardous waste materials commonly generated during construction, renovation, cleaning, and other projects. This includes items such as household junk, construction debris, furniture, appliances, yard waste, concrete, roofing materials, and more. However, it’s essential to note that hazardous materials, such as chemicals, paints, solvents, and asbestos, are strictly prohibited from being disposed of in our dumpsters due to environmental and safety concerns. We are committed to responsible waste disposal and can provide guidance on the proper disposal of hazardous materials.

  • Do I need to be present for delivery and pick-up?

    While it’s not mandatory for you to be present during the delivery and pick-up of the dumpster, we recommend that you or a designated representative be available if possible. Being present ensures that you can provide clear instructions on the precise placement of the dumpster, such as in your driveway or on your property. However, if you’re unable to be there, our experienced drivers can often place the dumpster accurately based on the information you provide during the rental process. Rest assured that our team is committed to ensuring a hassle-free experience for our customers, whether you’re present or not.

  • How long can I keep the dumpster?

    Our standard rental periods typically range from 7 to 14 days, providing ample time for most projects. However, we understand that projects can have varying timelines. If you require the dumpster for a longer duration, please let us know, and we can adjust the rental period to align with your needs. Keep in mind that there may be additional charges for extended rentals, so we recommend discussing your timeline with us in advance to avoid any unexpected costs.

  • Can I mix different types of waste in one dumpster?

    Generally, you can mix various types of non-hazardous waste materials in a single dumpster. This allows you to efficiently dispose of different types of debris generated during your project. However, some restrictions may apply depending on local regulations and the type of waste involved. For example, some municipalities may have specific rules about segregating recyclables from other waste materials. To ensure compliance and responsible waste disposal, we recommend checking with our team for specific guidelines related to your location and project.

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