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Dumpster Rental Services in Houston, TX

Roll Off Dumpsters for Rent

Compare reviews, container sizes, and prices among the top dumpster rental companies in Houston, TX.  Rent a dumpster for construction debris, roof replacement projects, household junk, or any larger cleanup project where a temporary dumpster is the best solution for your debris.

Temporary trash container rentals

Gainsborough Waste

5207 Kiam Street, Houston, TX 77007

Standards of excellence are the reasons so many companies maintain long term relationships with Gainsborough Waste. Our experience and resources help us to deliver, on-schedule and on budget. Call today and we'll schedule your delivery ASAP.

Call (713) 574-4937
  • 15, 20, 30, 40 yard dumpster rental
  • 14 day rentals
  • Residential/Commercial container service
  • Temporary and permanent dumpsters

General Site Services

Serving Houston, TX

General Site Services provides roll off dumpster rental to the Houston metropolitan area. If you have any commercial or residential project, give us a call and let us help. Call today and speak directly to the manager for a flat rate quote with no hassles or hidden fees.

Call (832) 327-8866
  • 17, 20, 30 yard rolloff container rental
  • Prompt pick up and drop off
  • Hassle free service
  • Same day service

Unverified Dumpster Rental Services

Astro Waste
6116 Cunningham Road, Houston, TX 77041
(888) 716-9401
Tuco Full Service
, TX
(713) 344-8284
Brooks Trash Hauling
5109 Dieppe St, Houston, TX 77033
(713) 733-6032
Nexus Disposal
6124 Cunningham Rd, Houston, TX 77041
(281) 440-5549
Waste Corporation of Texas
14403 Luthe Rd, Houston, TX 77039
(281) 448-1111
Apache
5601 Loma Linda St, Houston, TX 77085
(713) 729-3004
BFI
1001 S Dairy Ashford Rd, Houston, TX 77077
(281) 870-8100
Twister Waste
8615 Redcliff Rd, Houston, TX 77064
(713) 983-7699
Junk Guys
1707 Willowby St, Houston, TX 77008
(832) 301-8252
Junk Away Fast
11903 N Youngwood Ln, Houston, TX 77043
(713) 213-9016

Tips for Renting a Dumpster in Houston, Texas

Commercial Dumpsters Must Have a Permit

In Houston and South Houston it is required to have a permit to rent a commercial trash dumpster for your business. You will need to acquire the permit for the length of time the dumpster is needed. If you exceed that time frame there will be penalties and/or fines.

Residential Dumpster Rentals May Also Require a Permit in Some Cases

For residential trash dumpster rental it may be necessary to obtain a permit depending on the type of debris and job that is being performed. Please check with the rental company you choose whether or not this pertains to your specific situation.

You can learn more, as well as obtain a permit application online, by visiting the City of Houston's Solid Waste Management Department page.

Recycling Options in Houston

The City of Houston offers several recycling solutions for homeowners and businesses. Aside from the standard 18 and 96-gallon curbside recycling services, the city operates a yard trimmings pickup program, a Reuse Warehouse where you can drop off reusable construction materials for free, and Environmental Service Centers (ESC) for recycling household hazardous waste and e-waste.

These recycling programs can help reduce the amount of materials you throw out in your dumpster, potentially saving you money in the process by reducing the amount of weight you generate.

More Tips on Dumpster Rental in Houston, TX

What type of waste is not allowed in a dumpster?

Certain wastes are banned from dumpsters for environmental reasons. Local, state and federal laws govern what’s allowed to be dumped at landfills and disposal services must stick to these guidelines. These are the most common prohibited items:

  • Household hazardous wastes (HHW), such as cleaners, bleach, paint and other chemicals
  • Automobile fluids, such as motor oil, antifreeze and brake fluid
  • Explosives, such as fireworks
  • Any flammable liquid
  • Sealed 55-gallon barrels
  • Scrap tires
  • Lead-acid batteries (e.g., car batteries)
  • Debris containing asbestos
  • Certain appliances that contain toxic chemicals, such as refrigerators containing Freon

Keep in mind that this list is not exclusive. Talk to your dumpster rental provider about its policies on prohibited dumpster wastes, as well as where the proper place to dispose of these items is located.

5 common types of dumpsters and how they are priced

Commercial dumpsters – Used for weekly/monthly trash hauling services at businesses, like restaurants and gas stations. These "front load" containers are generally not for temporary use and are priced by the number of pickups during the week or month.

Roll-off dumpsters – "Open top" containers you rent for temporary use at home, construction sites or commercial cleanups.  Pricing method varies by company, but generally involves a flat fee with a set amount of weight included in the price.  Additional weight costs more.

Dump trailers – An alternative to roll-off dumpsters used by some rental providers. It offers the advantage of being on wheels, which decreases the risk of damage to your driveway.  Priced similar to roll off dumpsters.

Dumpster bags – Large 3 cubic yard bags are delivered or purchased locally and picked up by the provider when complete.  For small amounts of debris.  Purchase the bag (generally $30 - $40) and pay the hauler for the pickup (frequently in the $149 to $199 range).

Lowboys – Dumpsters with very low sides, ideal for loading heavy materials such as dirt, concrete or masonry.  These are often required to be "clean" loads in order to get the best pricing.  By clean, we mean only one type of debris.  For example, a load of clean concrete can be taken to the concrete recycler rather than the landfill for a much lower disposal fee.  Concrete recycling facilities do not accept "dirty" loads of mixed debris.

What are the most common roll-off dumpster sizes?

The most commonly available roll-off container sizes include:

  • 10 cubic yard bins – Ideal for residential cleanouts
  • 20 cubic yard containers – Versatile container can be used for a variety of cleanups
  • 30 cubic yard dumpsters – Good size for handling foreclosure cleanouts or shed/garage demolitions
  • 40 cubic yard dumpsters – Optimal container for new construction and demolition

1 cubic yard is equal to the volume of a 3 ft. x 3 ft. x 3 ft. object. A standard kitchen stove is approximately 1 cubic yard in size. Learn more about roll-off dumpster sizes.