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Dumpster Rental Tips

Dumpsters for Construction Debris

Reminders When Renting a Construction Dumpster:

Don’t go over your dumpster's weight allowance. The weight capacity will vary depending on who you rent from and the dumpster size you rent. Going over the weight allowance will incur additional charges as high as $100 per ton.

Standard rental periods are seven days (varies by company). A per-day late fee is applicable for keeping the dumpster longer than your contract covers, so make sure you understand your dumpster rental period to avoid paying extra.

The type of waste/debris is important. Some rental companies have rules in place based on the type of debris. The weight allowance may vary depending on the debris you're throwing away. Some companies may not allow you to mix certain debris, like concrete and household trash for example.

Some waste is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, hazardous wastes, tires, automotive fluids, and batteries.

Many dumpster rental companies recycle. Make it easier for your dumpster rental company (and potentially less expensive for you) by separating recyclable materials when possible, like concrete, asphalt shingles, dirt, cardboard/paper, and scrap metal.

Common Construction Dumpster Sizes

The most common size construction dumpster are 10 yard, 20 yard, 30 yard, and 40 yard containers. Sizes and availability vary by company, so check with a couple of different companies to get the size you need.

Some rental providers specialize in compact dumpsters designed specifically for residential use (e.g., home renovations, remodeling projects, small cleanouts, and other small home projects).

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