Ultimate Dumpster Rental Guide: Bin There Dump That Answers Your Questions About Renting a Dumpster

If you need information, then this is the post for you. This post is flooded with all kinds of information you rent a dumpster with Bin There Dump That. We also included different types of information that you could use with nearly any roll-off dumpster rental. When you're going into a situation that you've never been in before, i.e. renting a dumpster, it's best to do your research so that you are knowledgeable. After you read this, you'll know what you need to look for in a dumpster rental company.

When renting a dumpster, you may think that you're not looking for service because it's a metal box sitting on your driveway but when you rent with Bin There Dump That, you'd be very surprised. We offer the best residential friendly service because we were made to be residential friendly. Rent a dumpster with Bin There Dump That and have your expectations exceeded.

***Note - The information in this article is a general guideline and may differ from each of our franchise locations. You'll want to speak to your Local Dumpster Consultant to ask about dumpster sizes offered, acceptable items allowed in the bin, etc.

  1. What Materials Can I Put in My Dumpster Rental
  2. What Materials Can't I Put in My Dumpster Rental?
    1. Household Hazardous Materials
    2. Old Tires
    3. Asbestos
  3. Do You Accept Straight Loads Of Materials?
  4. What Home Improvement Projects Require Me To Rent A Dumpster?
  5. How Do I Prepare My House For A Dumpster Rental?
  6. Can You Deliver A Dumpster Rental Today?
  7. Do Dumpster Rentals Have A Weight Limit?
  8. When Will I Be Expected to Pay For My Dumpster Rental?
  9. How Much Does It Typically Cost To Rent A Dumpster?
  10. What Does 'Delivering The Friendly' Mean?
  11. How Does Renting A Dumpster Work?
  12. What Happens To My Stuff After It's Put Into A Dumpster Rental?
  13. Can I Share My Dumpster Rental?
  14. How To Carry Heavy Items Into My dumpster Rental?
  15. Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Dumpster Rental Company
  16. Bin There Dump That Answers Your Questions
  17. What Added Benefits Do I Get When I Rent a Dumpster From Bin There Dump That?

ultimate dumpster rental frequently asked question

What Materials Can I Put in My Dumpster Rental?

You can put just about everything into your dumpster rental unless it's made of hazardous or dangerous materials.

One of the best ways to get an idea about what stuff is acceptable to toss into a dumpster is to take a stroll through a house and around the yard. We've compiled a short list of things you can get rid of sorted by the room.

Up in the Attic

  • Ancient household junk
  • Boxes of old collections such as, baseball cards, books
  • Boxes of abandoned hobbies
  • Duplicate wedding gifts
  • Old clothes and/or books

Down in the Basement

  • Kids' Toys
  • Damaged Tools
  • Scraps from old projects
    • Wood, bent nails, broken screws, fabric
  • Broken furniture
  • Construction materials

In Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Old and unused linen
  • Old and unused clothes
  • Empty plastic bottles
  • Frayed towels and washcloths

In the Garage - And Beyond

  • Material from home construction/demolition projects
  • Old roof shingles
  • Garden and landscaping items
  • Household clutter

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What Materials Can't I Put in my Dumpster Rental?

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It might seem just about anything can go into a Bin There Dump That dumpster rental. But there are restrictions:

Household Hazardous Materials

  • Propane tanks
  • Ammunition
  • Leftover paint, paint cans and paint thinner, stains and varnish
  • Household cleaning products
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Motor oil, gasoline and antifreeze
  • Aerosol cans
  • Pesticides and fertilizers
  • Pharmaceuticals and bio-medical waste

How to Dispose of Hazardous Material Safely and Legally

  • Permanent Waste Collection Facility
  • Designated Community Collection Days
  • Local Business Collection Sites
  • Curbside Waste Pick-Up

Old Tires

Where to Dispose of Old Tires?

If your local Bin There Dump That does not accept tires, then you will need to find another alternative. This means that your local landfills or transfer stations do not accept tires and you will need to recycle them. In order to recycle your old tires, you'll have to find a local tire recycling facility. Here's how you can find some in your local area:

  • Use Earth911's Recycling Locator
  • Call your local recycling center and ask them if they accept tires
  • Check with your regional EPA office for more information on tire recycling facilities
  • Call your city's waste services department and ask about their restrictions
  • Some communities host tire programs in which they collect tires at a lower price point or for free in order to reduce illegal tire dumping


What Happens to Old Tires?

When old tires get recycled, they're shipped to a commercial reprocessing plant where the tires are mixed and treated with chemicals that help break down the composition of the tires and into materials that can be reused. The material is ground up into smaller and tiny pieces. The EPA estimate that there are more than 110 different byproducts made of recycled tires.

Instead of going through this process, some people tend to reuse their old tires themselves. Some people make tire swings out of older tires. Alternatively, you can also use old tires for a different purpose, such as turning them into garden planters.

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Asbestos is a heat-resistant mineral fiber used in fire-resistant and insulant materials.

Years ago, it was used for everything from fireproof vests to home and commercial construction. It was woven into fabric and mixed with cement.

Now we know asbestos is toxic and is a known cause of mesothelioma cancer. Asbestos is banned in more than 50 countries, but not in the United States.

Where Could it Lurk in Your Home?

Most products made today don't contain asbestos. Those few that do are required to be labeled. But until the 1970s, many types of building products and insulation materials used in homes contained asbestos.

Some roofing and siding shingles are made of asbestos cement. Houses built between 1930 and 1950 may have asbestos as insulation.

Asbestos is found in some vinyl floor tiles and the backing on vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives.

Hot water and steam pipes in older houses may be coated with an asbestos material or covered with an asbestos blanket or tape.


When Asbestos Has To Be Removed

Damaged asbestos doesn't always have to be removed. Sometimes it can be repaired, which usually involves either sealing or covering the asbestos material.

Removal is usually the most expensive method and, unless required by state or local regulations, should be your last option. Removal poses the greatest risk of fiber release.

But removal may be necessary when remodeling or making major changes to your home that will disturb the asbestos.

Also, removal may be called for if asbestos material is damaged extensively and can't be otherwise repaired. Experts recommend you hire a contractor with special asbestos removal training, due to the health risks involved.

Ask asbestos professionals to document their completion of federal or state-approved training. Each person performing work in your home should provide proof of training and licensing in asbestos work, such as completion of EPA-approved training.

State and local health departments or EPA regional offices may have listings of licensed professionals in your area.

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Do You Accept Straight Loads of Material?

The average dumpster load is like an archaeological dig. You never know what's in there. Old rugs. Scrap wood. Uncle Elmer's bottle cap collection.

But sometimes, you have a huge load of one thing.

Dirt from your extensive landscaping project, or concrete chunks from your old patio, or shingles from a roofing re-do.

That's called a straight load, also known as a clean fill.

We know - calling a dumpster full of dirt "clean" seems like a misnomer. But in dumpster lingo, clean means you know exactly what you're getting. No rusty nails mixed in with the concrete. No pieces of wood in the load of roofing shingles.

Bin There Dump That operators are happy to take your straight loads of material. But there are a few things you should know about this dumpster rental frequently asked question.


Many landfill operators have special pricing for straight loads of material. Depending on what you have in there, a straight load can cost less to dispose of than a mixed load.

So in order to give you accurate pricing information, your local Bin There Dump That operator needs to know if you have a straight load of material, and exactly what it is.


Local Bin There Dump That operators determine their own pricing.

Some franchise operators charge for the dumpster plus its weight. So the heavier your items, the more you'll pay. Straight load materials - tile, concrete, shingles - tend to weigh more than items from a typical attic clean-out.

If your rental location offers "all-in" pricing, that price tag usually includes approximately 1 to 2 tons of junk. The heavier items in straight loads could exceed that weight limit.

But if landfills in your area offer discounts for disposal of straight loads, that could reduce the price you'll pay.

That's why it's important to talk to your local operator about your materials before you rent a dumpster.


Dumpster Sizes For All Your Home Projects

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Discover all the different dumpster sizes offered by your local Bin There Dump That franchise to accommodate the waste from your home project. Our franchise locations will offer a combination of these dumpster sizes:

When you talk to your local Bin There Dump That operator about your straight load of materials, they can also help you figure our what dumpster size you'll need to hold it all.

The 4 and 6 yard dumpster are a good fit for small jobs - maybe for all the old tile from your kitchen and bathroom renovations

The 10 yard dumpsters are out franchise operators most commonly requested sizes. Putting on a new roof? Removing a patio? A mid-sized dumpster is likely a good fit for your project.

The 15 and 20 yard dumpsters are for the largest projects. Because straight loads are typically heavy - concrete, roof shingles, soil - they aren't meant for these largest dumpsters. The loads would be too heavy.

You can always rent more than one smaller dumpster if you have an over-sized load of material.

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What Home Improvement Projects Require Me to Rent a Dumpster?

A lot of home projects produce a lot of trash and debris, so renting a dumpster will make it easier for you to address the waste disposal.

Our customers throughout the United States rent dumpsters for various home projects. Here are popular projects that may require a waste container.

Home/Garage Cleanout

If you've started to notice junk piling up in your home or garage and you're determined to get your house and garage in order, you'll need to schedule yourself to do a cleanout project.

Often, this type of project is associated with spring cleaning but can be done any time throughout the year.

Many will clean their garage every autumn so they have room to park their cars in the garage if they live in a climate that faces harsh winters.

If you cannot park your car in a two-car garage, you have accumulated enough junk to warrant renting a dumpster. It's worth sorting your items into piles that you will want to keep, donate, recycle and trash.

After you've sorted your items, It's time to dispose of the trash, and a dumpster rental is the easiest form of waste disposal.


If you're planning on replacing your roof, there will be a lot of roofing debris from removing your old shingles and roofing paper, plus the debris from installing the new shingles.

Transporting old shingles to the landfill in your pickup is out of the question because shingles are dense and heavy; a pickup truck won't carry the weight.

When you rent a 10-yard bin for your roofing project, you can conveniently place the container close to the house so you, your roofing contractor, and crew can conveniently sweep the debris right off the roof and into the bin.


Depending on the remodel's size, you may not need to rent a dumpster. If you're remodeling a bathroom, you may find the construction debris created is minimal and can be transported to the landfill yourself or even can be added to your regular trash pickup.

However, renting a dumpster is ideal for waste disposal for larger bathroom remodels, kitchen and extensive remodels.

Some of the debris may be heavy or bulky. Disposing bulky rubbish is where the walk-in double doors on Bin There Dump That containers come in handy.

Rather than throwing that hefty debris over the side walls like most traditional dumpsters, open the French-style doors on a Bin There Dump That container and walk the waste into the back of the dumpster.

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How Do I Prepare My House For a Dumpster Rental?

When the truck shows up to drop off the dumpster, there are several things homeowners can do make sure they get the most out of their time.

Consolidate Your Junk

Junk comes in all shapes and sizes. It also accumulates, seemingly, in every room of the house. Basements, garages, attics and closets are the key repositories for the broken neglected bric-a-brac that once seemed so important.

In the days ahead of the arrival of your Bin There Dump That dumpster, one of the best things you can do is start collecting and consolidating those memories turned trash into a single spot. Perhaps it's one side of the back patio or the garage - maybe someone needs to park on the street for a couple of nights. (If that's the case, make sure to check with your local police department. Some communities prohibit overnight parking. A quick "heads up" can save you some aggravation.)

Sort the Junk

Junk is junk, right? Wrong. Most of your junk is just that and can be tossed into the dumpster without a second thought. But hazardous or toxic materials may not be placed into a Bin There Dump That dumpster as you may already know.


Don't Box Yourself Out

Think strategically. You've collected all your junk in one spot, taken out all of the hazardous materials making arrangements to dispose of them properly, and cleared a spot for the dumpster to go. That dumpster is going to be there a day or two. Make sure that wherever it goes, you have access to whatever you need on the other side.

That begins with scheduling your rental dumpster bin drop-off on the side of your driveway where your car isn't!

If the dumpster sits inside your garage, will you still be able to get the lawn mower out to cut the grass over the weekend? Do you have access to your tools? We don't want to keep you from tinkering on your auto over the weekend, even if it is parked on the street.

Whatever it is you need while the dumpster is in place might need to be relocated temporarily. A little forethought can save a lot of aggravation.

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Can You Deliver a Dumpster Rental Today?

Can you get a dumpster the same day you call? The answer should be, yes. And most of the time, it is. However, you do need to be reasonable about it. Is it 4PM on a Friday? Is it reasonable (and economically feasible) to expect delivery that evening? If it really is that necessary for you, then just ask! Maybe Saturday by 8AM is a better way to go.

A business can't realistically have employees manning the phones 24 hours a day - unless it's, say, a hospital or other emergency service. Bin There Dump That franchise operators always work to go the extra mile to accommodate customers needs, including an emergency delivery when the need arises. That said, a little preparation could save time and money.

Are You Ready To Rent A Dumpster?

If so, submit your request today! Additional questions regarding the Bin There Dump That dumpster rental experience can be answered on our FAQ page or by your local Bin There Dump That operator.

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Do Dumpster Rentals Have a Weight Limit?

And when it comes to clearing out the junk from your life, you might wonder if there is a limit to how much you can dump into a dumpster. The answer is: it depends on where you're renting a dumpster.

So the question is, "If I load a dumpster with very heavy materials, will it cost me more?" It's a simple question, but the answer is a bit more challenging - not one-size-fits-all, so to speak.

There is some flexibility in the pricing structure for each franchise operator, and a number of factors go into the final price customers pay for the dumpster they order. Among the factors that might be considered are the size of the dumpster and possibly the weight of the filled dumpster.

It should be noted: Whoever you rent your dumpster from should discuss all fees up front. At Bin There Dump That, there are no hidden fees.

Because franchise operators have different pricing structures, we recommend every customer spend some time asking questions. Some franchise operators use "all in" fees while others use "bin plus weight" to set the costs. It's in the best interests of the customer to clarify that pricing structure.

If there is a weight limit, tell your franchise operator the type of project you plan to use the dumpster for and the materials you will be placing in the dumpster. With that information, they can advise you on the dumpster size you're likely to need and the expected weight of your project's contents... For a frame of reference, dumpster contents from a home renovation or remodel projects typically weigh about 1 tonne.

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When Will I Be Expected to Pay for my Dumpster Rental?

Because we're a franchise company, our local franchise operators decide on when you pay for your dumpster rental. However, there are two common practices that most of our franchise operators follow. We generally seek a credit card all the time but that does not mean we charge it right away.

Authorize First, Pay Later

This practice is when the franchise operator asks customers for a credit card in order to seek pre-authorization. The customer is NOT charged until the dumpster rental is picked up and the franchise collects the tipping fee at the landfill or transfer station. If in the relatively rare instance that a customer goes over the weight limit allotted, there will be only one charge on the bill.

Pay Now, Dumpster Later

The flip side of the pre-authorization approach is payment at the time the agreement is made. So, when you call and book your dumpster, your card will be charged at that point or any time before the dumpster rental is delivered. If the dumpster is overweight, the customer's bill receives a second charge on the card.

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Are You Ready To Rent A Dumpster?

If so, submit your request today! Additional questions regarding the Bin There Dump That dumpster rental experience can be answered on our FAQ page or by your local Bin There Dump That operator.

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How Much Does It Typically Cost To Rent A Dumpster?

Throughout the United States, the average cost to rent a roll-off dumpster is $450. Of course, this will vary dramatically depending on where in the country you are located and how much it costs to discard waste at the local landfill or transfer station.

There are other variables that go into your nearby roll off dumpster rental prices. Consider the travel distance of the supplier bringing you the container, the weight of the waste and debris you're putting in the bin, the size of the container and the length of the rental.

The nearby providers you call should be able to articulate all these considerations and provide you an accurate quote for the rental.

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What Does Delivering The Friendly Mean?

"Delivering the friendly" is part of the Bin There Dump That business model. The concept weaves its way through many aspects of the business.

Delivering the friendly starts with customers connecting directly with their local franchise operator, not some automated system that offers a menu of option (and little satisfaction). Our franchise operators invest time in their customers to teach them the nuances of renting a dumpster and assuring the rental information is correct.

For all Bin There Dump That franchise operators, it means providing mini bins that are clean, attractive and comply with most homeowner association rules. Our dumpsters are compact and can fit into driveways, alleys and tight spaces. Dumpsters are easy to load from the rear, with double door access. Dumpsters do not rest directly on or damage driveways.

When customers order a Bin There Dump That dumpster they will NOT get a traditional dumpster, they will get a Residential Friendly Dumpster.

Residential Friendly means helpful, professional drivers arrive at customers' doors on time, always respecting their properties - delivery drivers lay down boards that protect the driveway - and when the dumpster is picked up, the franchise operator ALWAYS sweep up any left over debris from the rental.

Earning Customers For Life

As Howard says, our commitment is simple: to give you a residential-friendly dumpster service that is so good that you will refer us to family, friends or business associates.

We answer the phone promptly, listen respectfully and suggest solutions professionally.

We show up when promised, saving you time and stress. Our vehicles, dumpsters and drivers are clean. It's all a part of delivering the friendly.

The dumpster fits into the driveway - saves labor and time and usually allows you to park your vehicle inside your garage. Once the dumpster is full, simply call us and we will return at a pre-arranged time to remove the dumpster. The driveway area is swept before we leave, showing respect for your property.

Delivering the friendly is about providing customers with more than what they need. It also means giving back to the communities in which our customers live. For example delivering the friendly also means that we are community members first, often contributing to community effort like Habitat for Humanity.

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How Does Renting A Dumpster Work?

Renting a dumpster can be one of the easiest and convenient ways to address your waste disposal needs.

When you call nearby dumpster rental suppliers, they should capture the relevant information on your home project and suggest the appropriate dumpster size that will accommodate your waste and debris. You should reasonably expect delivery of the roll off dumpster in 24 hours or less.

From there, your local supplier will deliver you a container and like Bin There Dump That's Dumpster Delivery Experts hopefully place the bin on boards in order not to scratch your driveway.

Now it's your turn! Fill up the bin with your waste. When you're done, call back your provider and they'll send their drivers back to pick up the bin.

That's it!

At the end of the transaction, you should clearly understand how much the service will cost. With all-in pricing structures there are typically no hidden fees.

Renting a dumpster is a fast, convenient, and affordable way to get rid of your old furniture and trash!

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What Happens To My Stuff After It's Put Into a Dumpster Rental?

For many customers, the old adage "out of sight, out of mind" applies when it comes to the stuff that they deposit into a Bin There Dump That dumpster rental. Once they rid of their homes of material they no longer want or need, they simply don't care where it goes.

But some like to know where the bits and pieces of their lives end up. However, like many things in life, the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem on the surface.

Once dumpsters are picked up, they are immediately taken to a landfill or a transfer station. For most dumpsters, that's pretty much the end of the story. But there are limitations and exceptions (for example, while most materials are fine to place in a dumpster rental).

How Landfills Work


Non-hazardous material is left at a landfill and eventually gets covered with soil. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Americans produce about 4.6 pounds of trash per person per day (which adds up to 251 million tons - 228 million metric tons) of garbage per year. Incidentally, Americans produce about twice as much trash per person compared with other major countries.

A little over half (55 percent) of trash is buried in landfills (the rest is burned, recycled or composted).

A landfill is far more that a hole in the ground (or at least it should be). In a landfill, the material is isolated from the surrounding environment, sometimes with a plastic liner and sometimes with clay.

Landfills are carefully monitored. The groundwater is tested for several decades, and because potentially explosive methane can be produced in the airtight system, the gas is vented or burned.

Material that is taken to a transfer station is held temporarily before it is moved to a permanent location. Material there often receives some sort of further treatment before it is disposed of.

In most cases dumpsters are immediately taken to the landfill or transfer station where they are weighed and unloaded. After that, depending on the locations pricing structure (dumpster plus weight vs. all-in), the dumpster plus weight pricing structure will attach a copy of the ticket given to them by the landfill/transfer station to the customer's invoice.

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Can I Share My Dumpster Rental?

Share Your Bin There Dump That Dumpster Rental With Neighbors

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Sharing a dumpster can be a great way to meet the people around you, whether it's just your next-door neighbor or the entire street.

There are several times renting a dumpster to share can be useful. For example, you can all use the dumpster for a spring cleaning day. Enjoy the warmer temperatures by throwing out old clothes, furniture and other junk.

You can even use your roll-off dumpster rental for a neighborhood landscape renovation whether you're trimming bushes, pulling dead trees or cleaning up trash, you can put all of those items in the dumpster.

If there's a bad storm that knocks down limbs and other debris, you could also share a dumpster to collect the fallen branches.

To make the process easy for everyone, find a convenient spot to put the dumpster, such as your driveway or yard. Your neighbors can also use their trucks and cars to carry heavier items to the dumpster.

Once you all finish using the dumpster, do something to relax, like have a community grill out. Each family can bring food and drinks - which you'll definitely need after a long day of work.

Are There Extra Costs?

There's no extra charge if more than one person uses your dumpster, and we often encourage it. One person is responsible for paying the dumpster operator, but others can chip in and give that person money toward the rental. Once you talk with the franchise operator about how much the dumpster will cost, calculate how much that will be per family.

If you need to move the dumpster from your house to another one, there's normally a moving or "hook" fee. That ranges from $50 to $1000 depending on the location.

We'll tarp the dumpster when it's ready to be moved, preventing items from flying our during the transport.

How to Contact Neighbors

If you're planning to share the dumpster with multiple neighbors, you'll need to plan and let everyone know ahead of time.

You can send everyone an email if you have a contact list from your homeowner association. Another option is to go door to door asking if they want to participate. You can also put up a sign advertising the dumpster event and ask neighbors to email or call if they want to be involved.

In addition to telling them about the event, explain the pricing structure of the rental. Mention there will be extra charges if you go over the maximum weight.

You should also let them know what they can and can't put in the dumpster. Most landscape and home items are fine. But you can't throw out household hazardous waste, which includes items like batteries, aerosol cans, leftover paint, tires and pesticides.

4 Reasons You Should Share Your Rental

  • Cost Savings - Whether one person or an entire street uses the dumpster, the rental cost is still the same. By splitting the cost with your neighbors, you'll all save money.
  • Meet New People - Renting a dumpster to share with your neighborhood is a great way to introduce yourself and build camaraderie. You never know when you might need to call on them for help, so it's good to strengthen those relationships. Plus, you might find out you have a lot in common and become good friends.
  • Neighborhood Activities - You can even hold a block party where neighbors throw out old items, while also enjoying food, drinks and games. That way, you can get both children and adults involved in the activities
  • Show Community Spirit - Renting a roll-off dumpster to share with your street or community can encourage people to clear out clutter from their houses and beautify their landscapes. There are a variety of dumpster sizes to choose from, so find one that best fits your needs.

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How to Carry Heavy Items into my Dumpster Rental

Getting your unwanted furniture, appliances, large boxes and other heavy objects from inside your home to your dumpster rental outside can seem like a daunting task.

But with the proper safety precautions, help and equipment, you can take some of that pressure - and weight - off of you.

Create a Path

Before you start carrying objects outside, you need to figure out the easiest way to get outside and the best location for your dumpster rental.

Once you figure out the path you'll take, move any obstacles that could get in your way. That includes boxes, furniture or loose items. You also need to move rugs or anything else that could cause you to trip.

If you have to carry the objects up or down stairs in your path, have someone spot you to tell you when you are getting near the steps.

Use Gear and Equipment

Dropping heavy objects can lead to damage or injury. So, wear and use tools that will help you better carry the items and make your job easier.

You can get a more secure hold on things with tacky-grip moving gloves. They will keep items from slipping out of your hands.

For large items like furniture or appliances, you can put sliders on the bottom of them so that you can push - instead of carry - the objects.

Having a hand truck will also take some weight off of you. Make sure to strap and secure the item to the truck before transporting it.

Prevent Injuries

Lifting heavy items can wreak havoc on your back if you do it incorrectly.

You should use your legs to prevent pulling or straining anything. Place your feet shoulder-width apart, tighten your abs and bend your knees in a squatting position.

Don't bend over when you lift, and look up while lifting. That will help reduce the possibility of spine injury. Wearing a back brace or support can also help prevent hurting yourself.

After you have the object off of the ground, keep it close to your body, with your back straight. Move slowly, and keep from jerking or going too fast.

If you need to sit the item down, return to the same squatting position, keeping your back straight.

Make it Lighter

Carrying heavy objects can be difficult, even when you use all of the right techniques. So, do anything you can to make the items weigh less.

You can take drawers out of the dressers or cabinets, carrying them separately. If it comes apart, remove any pieces to make it easier to transport.

Ask For Help

One of the most important things you need to do when carrying heavy objects to the dumpster is getting help from someone else.

Large pieces of furniture, heavy boxes or appliances are at least a two-person job. It's also good to have another person spot you both and let you know if you're approaching steps or other obstacles.

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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Dumpster Rental Company

Asking the right questions can help consumers save money, time and aggravation. We encourage anyone interested in renting a dumpster to ask a lot of questions.

Many people haven't rented a dumpster before and might not even know what questions to ask. It's our belief that the more you know, the more likely you'll be to rent from one of our franchise operators.

With those two in mind, we offer to share some questions you might want to ask before you make your final decision.

The Basics

  • How much will it cost to rent a dumpster?
    • What other fees are involved?
  • Where will you put the dumpster?
  • What size dumpster should I get?
  • Do you have any references?

Beyond the Basics

  • How do you differ from your competitors?
  • What items can't I put in the dumpster?
  • How should I load items into the dumpster?
  • Can you help me understand the size of your dumpsters?

Red Flags to Look Out For


  • Nobody answers the phone - If you can't get a real person to answer the phone, take your business elsewhere.
  • The owners are someplace else - Local ownership makes a huge difference. You may end up connecting with a broker service which means you'll pay more than you need to because the service takes a cut.
  • Unsightly bins - Your dumpster rental will be parked in your driveway for a few days. It should be clean, tidy and professional.
  • They won't give you references - Big red flag. A reputable company knows word of mouth is key to business success.
  • They're not licensed, bonded and insured - If anything goes not according to plan, it's always a good thing to know you're covered.

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Bin There Dump That Answers Your Questions

Now, we answer your questions... The basic questions and even beyond. We love to answer questions about our dumpster rentals because we believe that an informed decision is the best decision. When you rent a dumpster with Bin There Dump That, we want to make sure that you know you've made the right choice and decision.

How much will it cost to rent a dumpster?

We are a franchise company so our franchise operators decide their pricing model. It depends on where you are located. For more information on pricing in your area, contact your local Bin There Dump That operator.

Are You Ready To Rent A Dumpster?

If so, submit your request today! Additional questions regarding the Bin There Dump That dumpster rental experience can be answered on our FAQ page or by your local Bin There Dump That operator.

What other fees are involved?

Just like the previous question, it depends on the location. There are a few things that determine what fees are involved. Most franchise operators choose an "all-in" pricing model where there are no extra fees unless one of these things happen:

  • You go over the allotted weight limit
  • You ask for the dumpster to be relocated during your rental period
  • You live outside of our regular service area
  • You need to rent another dumpster

Where will you put the dumpster?

We prefer you direct us to a hard, flat surface, such as an un-slanted driveway. If you'd like us to place our dumpster on the road or street in front of your house, be sure that you have a permit for the dumpster.

There are many places our residential friendly dumpsters can be placed - we can place our small to medium sized dumpsters inside garages, tight alleyways and occasionally our largest dumpster can make the squeeze too. We can essentially place the dumpster wherever you want because our dumpsters can fit just about anywhere.

What dumpster size do I need?

For us to answer this question, we have a few questions for you:

  • What's going in the dumpster?
  • What project are you undertaking?
  • How big are the items going into the dumpster rental?

These are the few questions that we will ask you in order to give you an informed suggestion on what size dumpster would be best for your project.

Do you have any references?

Yes, of course we do. We have a page dedicated for testimonials and you can find any of our reviews on our various Yelp pages and Google My Business map listings.

How do you differ from your competitors?

Most companies and businesses that you will find on Google will be broker services which means that they are not actually a local business. These broker services will take your business, book a job and then sell it to an actual local dumpster rental service company.

Bin There Dump That is a franchise but it is locally owned. Every owner of a Bin There Dump That lives either in your area or surrounding areas, your local franchise operator is always local.

We differ from our competitors with our service as well. We offer many different services that our competitors do not, like:

  • Same day or next day delivery
  • Clean and tidy dumpsters
  • Driveway protection system
  • Sweep around the dumpster
  • Metal sweep around the dumpster rental
  • Open and continuous communication throughout the rental period

What items can't I put in the dumpster?

Refer to this question - if there is an item you are unsure about, please connect with your local franchise operator or a dumpster consultant. Some items can be accepted in some areas, and some, not.

Are You Ready To Rent A Dumpster?

If so, submit your request today! Additional questions regarding the Bin There Dump That dumpster rental experience can be answered on our FAQ page or by your local Bin There Dump That operator.

How should I load items into the dumpster?

Some key things that you need to remember while loading your dumpster rental are:

  • Keeping a level load - many counties require tarping over the dumpster when hauling trash so that the trash does not fall out/litter all over the roads. This is something to keep in mind because we can only tarp your dumpster if it keeps a level load.
  • Walk in heavy items - our dumpsters come equipped with tall full length doors. Instead of trying to toss over heavy objects over the walls of the dumpster, walk them in through the doors. This will make it easier for you to fit more items in the dumpster because you can meticulously place and calculate the square footage you need.
  • Refer to this question for some tips on how to load heavy items into a dumpster.

Can you help me understand the size of your dumpsters?

Here is a table with the exact height, length and width measurements for each dumpster.

Dumpster Size Floor Length Wall Height Outside Width
4 Yard Dumpster 10 Feet 24 Inches 66 Inches
6 Yard Dumpster 10 Feet 36 Inches 66 Inches
10 Yard Dumpster 10 Feet 48 Inches 84 Inches
15 Yard Dumpster 11 Feet 54 Inches 95 Inches
20 Yard Dumpster 11 Feet 72 Inches 95 Inches

What Size Dumpster Do I Need For Shingles?

Bin There Dump That's most frequently rented roll off container for shingles and roofing debris is the 10 yard dumpster. This bin will hold up to 100 bundles of shingles or 33 square feet. The weight of the shingles is roughly 750 pounds per cubic yard.

What Size Dumpster Do I Need For A Bathroom Remodel?

Your standard bathroom remodel is one of the smaller renovations you'll do in your home. For these projects, our franchise locations are typically renting out a 10 yard bin.

The 10 yarder will comfortably accommodate your floor tiles, old toilet, tub surround and more. You can comfortably fit 4 pickup truck loads of waste in this bin.

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What Added Benefits Do I Get When I Rent a Dumpster?

We've answered your questions and now it's time to find out what else you get on top of your dumpster rental with Bin There Dump That. When you rent a dumpster, you get a little more than you bargained for and we're happy to do that.

No Property Damage

Before the roll-off dumpster even thinks about touching your driveway, the drop=off spot needs a little prep work. A protective buffer (wooden boards) is always placed beneath the rental. This helps disperse the weight of the dumpster and keep your driveway scratch- and gouge-free.

Sweep Up Afterwards

We Sweep Your Driveway of Any Lingering Debris

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Our Dumpster Delivery Experts will always make sure to sweep your driveway when we come to pick up the bin. This means we leave your driveway free of debris? We'll even run a magnetic broom over the driveway to pick up any lingering nails that could damage your vehicles. 

Once your dumpster is filled to capacity and the driver loads it back onto the truck - but before it hits the road and out of your life - the driver will give your driveway a thorough sweep. This helps keep nails, glass shards and scraps of wood from sneaking into your lawn or getting stuck into a tire.

No Rush with Your Dumpster Rental

When you rent a dumpster with Bin There Dump That, most franchise operators include a 7 day rental period. This gives you time to clean and make sure you get every single item that needs to be thrown away into the dumpster rental

Last Minute? Just Ask

If you need a dumpster today, and you call for one today, there's a good chance that it'll happen. But if it's getting a little bit late, why not shoot for the first thing tomorrow morning? It's always good (and appreciated) to have realistic expectations in the turnaround time a franchise operator might need to make the trip out to your residence with an empty dumpster. But then again, it never hurts to ask.