Dumpster Rental Services in Washington DC, DC

Compare reviews, container sizes, and prices among the top dumpster rental companies in Washington DC, DC.  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.

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PO Box 15237, Chevy Chase, MD 20825

Don't pay for more dumpster than you need! Smaller containers save you money.... so rent our 14 yard trash dumpster. It's the perfect size for the majority of clean up projects by homeowners and small contractors. Call today for next day delivery with Dumpsters & More.

(240) 483-4816
611 Ray Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20910

Next Day Dumpsters offer friendly dumpster rental services and have an excellent reputation as an affordable and reliable junk hauling company. We offer same-day service and guarantee preferred service within 24 hours.

(240) 595-6743
7209 Lockport Place, Lorton, VA 22079

Federal Roll-Off is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council; we recycle all bulk waste. We have been an active member of the community since 2003, and continue to build upon our reputation as a reliable and affordable rental company.

(703) 584-7946
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7954 Cameron Brown Ct, Springfield, VA 22153

Trust Function Enterprises to rent you a roll-off dumpster that is clean, affordable and on-time. We work hard to meet the budgets and timelines of homeowners and contractors who need roll off dumpster service. We are a locally owned service that guarantees your satisfaction.

(571) 642-4369
Serving Washington DC, DC

Northwest Refuse is the local choice for roll off containers or commercial dumpster rentals. Homeowners and contractors will benefit from our "on time on budget" guarantee and the fact we offer upfront, transparant pricing.

(443) 687-9184
Serving Washington DC, DC

TCC offers $200+dump fees for our 15 yard dumpsters. Dump fees range from $50-70 each ton depending on location. Same day delivery available.

(240) 487-9926

Temporary Dumpster Rentals in Washington D.C.

DPW offers residential trash/recycling collection but not commercial services

Businesses, apartment complexes and residential buildings with four or more units must hire trash/recycling services from a private dumpster company, as the Department of Public Works does not handle commercial dumpster services.

Will I need a permit to rent a trash bin in Washington DC?

You will probably need to secure a permit if the container is to be placed in the public right-of-way, such as a city street or alleyway. The cost of these dumpster permits is $75 per month.

Check with your dumpster rental company to see if they handle permitting requirements for you or if you need to secure the permit yourself.

Washington DC recycles construction and demolition debris

The DPW in Washington D.C. does not collect construction and demolition debris as part of its bulk waste collection service. C&D debris is collected and recycled by private waste removal companies.

Most, if not all, Washington DC dumpster rental companies accept construction debris in their dumpsters and will properly recycle it.

Mandatory recycling of some debris

Recyclable materials are required to be source separated in the D.C. Metro area. This includes paper, cardboard and yard waste. These items shouldn’t be mixed in with general household trash.

Learn more about recycling rules and regulations in D.C.

Contact the DPW of Washington D.C.

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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.