Renting a Dumpster in 6 EASY Steps

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Renting a dumpster isn’t rocket science.


To those who haven’t been through the process before, there are some nuances that need to be understood; if you don’t understand those nuances, you could be in line for a real unpleasant residential dumpster rental experience.

This unpleasant experience could lead to unexpected charges to your invoice, a damaged driveway or a dumpster that is too big or too small for your waste disposal project.

Here's what you will discover...

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Below you will learn which dumpster service companies to call first, because they will simplify the process for you. The dumpster rental company you want to rent from will be the company that can properly estimate what bin size you will need, deliver you a trash container when you need it, pick it up at an approved time and ensure no signs of a dumpster being in your driveway are left behind

Here's the deal..

After you finish a home improvement or de-cluttering project, the last task is junk removal, getting rid of the construction debris and clutter.

How do I get rid of this junk? Rent a waste container? Make frequent trips to the landfill? Hire a junk removal service? Throw it down the ravine? (You know we’re kidding on the last one right?)

While there are some alternative methods to choose (not the ravine though), let’s examine, this simple step-by-step process to renting a dumpster.

6 Steps To Renting A Dumpsterdumpster rental dumpster consultant

  1. Centralize all your waste to help determine the scope of your trash removal project.

  2. Research dumpster companies in your community.

  3. Call and speak to a Dumpster Consultant.

  4. Collaborate with the Dumpster Consultant to agree upon the best dumpster size and rental period.

  5. Fill up your dumpster with your construction waste and/or junk.

  6. Call the Dumpster Consultant back to schedule a pickup of your bin.

Make Your Disposal Estimation Easy, Centralize Your Waste

Besides being asked, “how much does a dumpster cost to rent?”, “what size dumpster do I need?” is the next most asked question to our Dumpster Consultants across North America. It’s recommended that all waste is collected in one area (the garage is good a location as any), this way you can appropriately estimate what dumpster size is needed for your waste removal.

Research Dumpster Service Companies That Will Simplify The Process

Do a quick Google search for “dumpster rental” and you’ll find dozens of local companies that provide this service. One way to help you separate your options is to read online reviews.

NOTE*** If you choose to not rent from Bin There Dump That or there is not a Bin There Dump That Franchise in your area, you need to recognize many of these outfits that look to be locally owned and operated dumpster companies are in fact just a broker who sells jobs to a local supplier, marking up the price of the rental. This is a question all customers should ask.

Customer Service Expectations You Should Have With Dumpster Service Companies

When you call or submit a dumpster request to your local dumpster rental providers, note the following:

  • Did they answer the phone or did the call go to voicemail? If it’s the latter and you’re not called back in any shorter time than an hour, it may be an indication that may not have the capacity to service you
  • Who is answering the phone? Are they able to pay attention to your needs, asking you questions about your project to provide you the best solution or are they operating their dumpster truck?
  • If you submitted a request on a dumpster order, was the request followed up immediately or did you receive follow up hours or days later?

Your local company is the expert in this field, they should confidently provide the best solution for your project. Once you’ve booked your dumpster, ask for a confirmation email to assure your delivery is scheduled.

The Dumpster Delivery Expert is now ready to deliver your bin. If you have small children or there are young children in your neighborhood, gather them around; they love to watch roll-off dumpster trucks in operation! After the Delivery Expert has dropped off your container, fill ‘er up with your unwanted items; you’re nearly at the end of your project! You’ve made it!

You’re All Done, Doesn't That Purge Feel Great?

You’re all finished with the dumpster! Call back your provider to arrange a pick up of your bin. To avoid potential damage to your driveway or car tires from nails, ask your dumpster provider to sweep up the remaining debris left on your driveway. Bin There Dump That Dumpster Delivery Experts never leave a driveway unswept. Finally, after the provider has tipped your dumpster at the local landfill or transfer station, you should be invoiced. If you’re satisfied with the service provided, do them a solid and leave them a review on Google, Yelp or Facebook.

It’s That Easy!

A pretty simple 6-step process on how you will rent dumpster. If by chance, all your questions were not answered, we invite you to read our thorough consumer guide on Everything You Need To Know About Renting a Dumpster Bin.

If you follow these 6 steps, your experience of renting a dumpster should hopefully be as pleasant as Brent's in Chicagoland. Brent's experience is detailed below from the consultation to pick up and removal of the trash container.

Bin There Dump That: Residential Friendly Dumpsters 165 Cross Ave., Suite 303, , ON Contact your local franchise operator for more details. 5 out of 5
I originally went with Bin There Dump That because they had a wider assortment of dumpster sizes and substantially better prices than other dumpster services

The really pleasant surprise was that their customer service throughout the process was just outstanding. Marissa guided me through the process of selecting the right size for the job (I had no clue what size would be appropriate) and patiently answered all my questions. She followed up our telephone conversation with a confirming email of the pricing for the various sizes we discussed and also provided an informative 'How to Rent a Dumpster' PDF guide. 

Making the actually reservations for drop off and pick up was a fast and efficient process. The dumpster was dropped off on time and the driver, like Marissa, was friendly, courteous, and made sure I had no questions before leaving. Pickup was on time and no mess was left behind. 

Dumpsters may not be a glamorous product/service to endorse, but the team of people at Bin There Dump That are truly something special. I would recommend whole-heartedly to everyone.
, Berkeley , November 2019

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