Delivery Tips for Your Next Dumpster Rental

Now It's Time to Get Ready!

Your dumpster is rented, so now what? Just like you’re preparing your house for your next DIY project, you have to prepare your driveway for your dumpster rental. Here are a few steps to ensure a safe, successful, and stress-free delivery:

Step 1: Make Some Room

Make Some Room

Are any cars, basketball hoops, or home dumpsters going to get in the way if they aren’t moved? If you’re not sure, grab a tape measure and be aware of a few numbers:

  • Dumpster Sizes
    • 10 yards – 14 feet long by 7.5 feet wide
    • 20, 30, 40 yards – 22 feet long by 7.5 feet wide
    • Just to be safe, you should designate a 10-foot width for your placement location
  • Delivery Trucks
    • 50 feet of space needed in a straight line (14-22 feet of this length is for the dumpster)

Step 2: Check Clearance Height

Clearance Height

If there are any potential hanging objects, like telephone wires or tree limbs, get rid of them. The dumpster will not be over 7 feet tall, but you have to remember the height of the delivery truck and its raised flatbed. Plan for 14-18 feet of vertical clearance to ensure the dumpster or truck doesn’t have a chance of hitting anything during delivery.

Step 3: Know Your Date

Know Your Date

After ordering your dumpster, you should expect delivery within 1-2 business days after your order is placed. Your dumpster could show up at any time during business hours, so be sure that the area is clear well before your dumpster is scheduled to show up to avoid any fees for a delivery attempt and failure.

Step 4: Relax Bargain Dumpster Will Do The Rest


Having completed your preparations, rest assured that Bargain Dumpster's team of skilled drivers is poised to deliver your bin promptly on the scheduled day. It's worth noting that the delivery window spans the entire day, ensuring flexibility to accommodate your schedule. The convenience extends further, as you don't necessarily have to be present at home during the delivery—our dedicated team will seamlessly manage the process. This commitment to customer convenience is a testament to Bargain Dumpster's dedication to making your experience as effortless as possible.

Be Sure to Follow Local Permitting Requirements!

For more information regarding permitting be sure to check out our guide or just give us a call.  Our customer service reps are always available to help.

What's Next

Your dumpster is delivered…anything else? Yes! Be sure to know what you can and can’t put into your rented dumpster:

  • General household items like housewares, personal items, and clothing can all go in a dumpster
  • Remodeling debris like drywall, lumber, flooring, cabinetry, and siding is also accepted
  • Residential and construction debris should not be mixed
  • Items like furniture, clothing, plastics, paper, and other general refuse are meant for residential dumpsters
  • Materials like concrete, sheetrock, or fixtures should be placed in construction dumpsters
  • Heavier items will cost more to dump

For a more extensive list of what can and can’t go into a dumpster, check out our First Time Rental Guide or give us a call at 888-229-9302

Have any additional Questions?
Call us today and we would be happy to walk you through the rental process.

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