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.
- Local fuel prices
- Local dumping fees at the landfill or transfer station
- employment wages
- Cost of living
It's best to reach out to your nearest Dumpster Consultant to discover the best value for the dumpster rental of your waste disposal project.
Paying For Your Dumpster Rental
Each Bin There Dump That operator handles his or her transactions differently. Generally, you'll need a credit card that will be preauthorized – you won't be charged until the bin is picked up. Another common approach to payment is paying when the agreement is made, upfront.
Common dumpster rental fees include: extra tonnage, fuel surcharges, extra days, hook requests, sorting, and banned materials. Find out if these fees will apply to you.
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. What you'll need to know about acquiring a permit.
Using The Dumpster
We think sharing is a great idea to get closer to your neighbors! Yes, by all means, go ahead and share your dumpster. Our top four reasons to share your bin.
Sometimes, you have a huge load of one material that you need to get rid of. That's called a straight load. Bin There Dump That operators are happy to take your straight loads of material. A few things you should know about this reason to rent.
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.
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.
Returning The Dumpster
Once dumpsters are picked up, they 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. How landfills work with Bin There Dump That.
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.