Bin There Dump That Answers Your FAQ About Renting a Dumpster

We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions customers ask when looking to rent a dumpster. Below we have a list of answers to questions about the dumpster rental process, using your dumpster rental, and about us! Find your answer in the section that most relates to your question.

The Information below 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 dumpster, and other location specific questions.

Dumpster Rental FAQ

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. Maybe it's 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.

Bin There Dump That operators are happy to take your straight loads of material. Cost can change depending on weight and material, so call one of our friendly Dumpster Consultants to get accurate pricing!

Our customers throughout the United States rent dumpsters for various home projects, such as basement cleanouts, bathroom remodels, roof repair, home renovations, yard cleanouts, garage cleanouts, downsizing, spring cleaning, and more. We also work with contractors!

Speak with our friendly Dumpster Consultants to learn which dumspter size is right for your project.
When the truck shows up to drop off the dumpster, consolidating and sorting your junk before hand can be a real time saver. This will ensure you make the most of your dumpster rental period!
Throughout the United States, the average cost to rent a roll-off dumpster is $450. 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.
Speak with our friendly Dumpster Consultant to get a free and accurate pricing quote.
Bin There Dump That has franchises across the United States, so finding a local dumpster rental company in your area should be easy.
Find your local Bin There Dump That operator here.
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.
Ask our friendly Dumpster Consultants which dumpster size you need for your project as sizes vary from location to location.
Bin There Dump That's dumpsters come in a variety of sizes and have a footprint about the size of – if not smaller than – a minivan. Most driveways are at least 10 feet wide, providing plenty of room for the bin.
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.
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.
Yes, you can rent a dumpster even during 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.
Dumpster rental prices will vary depending on your location. Our franchise locations have specified pricing tailored to their territory. This pricing is determined by several local factors, which include:
  • Local fuel prices
  • Local dumping fees at the landfill or transfer station
  • Employment wages
  • Cost of living
  • And more
Each Bin There Dump That operator handles their transactions differently. Generally, you will be charged for your rental upfront when you place your order.
Additional fees commonly include: overweight charges, additional time, and restricted materials. Find out if these fees will apply to you by speaking to our friendly Dumpster Consultant.
If you want to put the dumpster on your yard or driveway, you won't need a permit. However, if you want the operator to leave it on the sidewalk, street or a public alley, you will need to apply for a permit with your city's Public Works Department.
The dumpster should be there in your driveway for as long as you need it – but not longer than you want it! Bin There Dump That franchisees usually charge on a 7-day basis and then on a per-day basis if you need the dumpster longer.

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 yard 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.

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.

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
You can put just about everything into your dumpster rental unless it's made of hazardous or dangerous materials.
There are some items that just can't go in the dumpster:
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Chemicals
  • Flammable Liquids/Propane Tanks
  • Batteries
  • Light Bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Fertilizer
  • Bio Waste
Some locations will take tires so long as you place them on top of the rest of your junk, just be sure to call and ask ahead of time!

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Getting your unwanted furniture, appliances, large boxes and other heavy objects into your dumpster rental is easier than ever! Make sure you have a clear path from where you start carrying the heavy item to where your dumpster rental was placed. Prevent injuries by opening the dumpster's wide double doors and walking the item right into the dumpster, rather than tossing over the dumpster wall.
Currently, empty helium tanks are not accepted at the landfill, therefore you cannot dispose of them in your dumpster rental, however to find out how to recycle them, please visit
Yes, you can throw out paint cans with a few easy steps:

The easiest and most inexpensive way to prepare cans of paint for disposal is to pour regular household kitty litter into the can, and leave open until the liquid is absorbed. The kitty litter/paint contents can then be bagged up, and your can of paint is now empty and ready to go into your dumpster rental!

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.
The answer should be, yes, and most of the time, it is. With a reasonable amount of notice, most of our locations can deliver a dumpster same day. Just ask our friendly Dumpster Consultants during operation hours! We always aim to do our best to deliver in a timely manner.
Some franchise operators use “all in” fees while others use “bin plus weight” to set the costs. Because franchises have different pricing structures, we recommend checking with your local operator.

For locations pricing on an all-in structure, they typically give allotted weight allowances per dumpster size (i.e. 1 ton for a 4 yard, 3 tons for a 20 yard). Again, check with your local Bin There Dump That on their pricing guide.

Each Bin There Dump That operator handles his or her transactions differently. Generally, you will be charged for your rental upfront when you place your order.

Check with your local Bin There Dump That operator for more details.

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.

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.

If you're comparing how much Got Junk cost in comparison to a Bin There Dump That dumpster rental, you need to start on deciding on what your needs. In general, a Bin There Dump That rental will cost less than that of the services of a junk removal company.

However, first decipher on your preferences of your waste disposal project. If you don't want to contribute any labor to the project, you'll have to hire a junk removal company.

If you don't mind rolling up your sleeves and pitching your unwanted items into a bin, renting a dumpster is probably the more cost-effective method. Of course, because Bin There Dump That is residential-friendly, they can make this labor easy for you; we can conveniently place a dumpster where it will suit your needs best (like underneath a second story window).

Our standard rental period is 7 days; this may differ a little from location to location. However, this rental period is built into our convenient all-in pricing model, which also includes delivery, pick-up, driveway protection system and a set disposal limit. As always, connect with your local Bin There Dump That franchise location to obtain the ultimate value for your dumpster rental.
Once you have scheduled your rental, one of our delivery experts will arrive with your dumpster to the address you requested, and will place your rental in the exact spot you have determined with the consultant over the phone. Our driver will lower the bin on to driveway protection boards, so that your dumpster never touches your driveway! We also do not require that you have to be home at the time of delivery ... your rental will be there waiting when you arrive home!
Once dumpsters are picked up, they are immediately taken to a landfill or a transfer station; this way, we can provide you an invoice for your rental as soon as possible. For most bins, that's pretty much the end of the story.
Unfortunately, there is no short answer for this one. Waste disposal varies greatly from area to area. Cities, towns, states, provinces and counties all regulate the disposal of trash differently within their own jurisdictions. Start your recyclable research with your local Bin There Dump That franchise operator.
The average stay of a dumpster in a residential driveway is just over three days. It is reasonable to expect that you may need to give 24-hour notice for the pickup, but it is also reasonable to expect that in some cases your local operator may be able to come quickly if they are not too busy.

After 7 days, you can expect your local Bin There Dump That Dumpster Delivery Expert to come pick up the dumpster unless instructed otherwise by you.

When you are done with your rental, just call one of our dumpster consultants, and schedule your pickup. You do not need to be home, just ensure that the dumpster is a level load, even with the top of the bin, and that there is nothing blocking our truck from gaining access to your dumpster. Our delivery expert will tarp the top of the dumpster, and give your driveway a quick sweep in case there was any debris left behind. Can the other companies offer that kind of service?

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

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.