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Is the waste recycled? If not, where does it go?

Some do and some don’t. In recent years, recycling efforts have picked up drastically and so an increasing number of roll-off rental companies are starting to offer recycling services.

The best way to ensure your debris is recycled is to first ask if it’s offered. If so, you’ll need to keep recyclables in a separate dumpster. For example, concrete debris should go in one dumpster and non-recyclables in another.

Loads that are not recyclable will go to local municipal landfills, C&D landfills or waste-to-energy plants.

Going with a larger dumpster may save you money, here’s how…

It’s very difficult to accurately estimate how much your debris or junk is going to weigh and how much volume it will consume inside a dumpster. While dumpster rental companies are remarkably good at helping you choose the right size dumpster for the job, it’s still just an educated guess.

For this reason, it may be a more cost-effective strategy to go with a slightly larger container than you think you may need. The extra $50 to $100 in rental fees may in fact be less expensive compared to the potential overage charges incurred if you go over the weight limit on a smaller size dumpster. Overage charges generally range from $50 to $100 per ton but can be more than that in some instances.

Going with a bigger container is also cheaper in situations where you rent a bin that’s slightly too small to complete the job and so you end up renting another. For example: You rent a 10-yard container for a home cleanup and it turns out there’s about 15 yards of debris. You may have paid $250 for the rental but now you’ll need to pay an additional $250 to rent a second 10 yard dumpster to complete the job. If you have rented a 20 yard roll-off in the first place for $350-$400, you would’ve saved a substantial amount of money – not to mention time.

***The prices in the example above are for informational purposes only and your local rates may vary.