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Yello Dumpsters

120 Stevens St SW, Grand Rapids MI 49507

The professional team at Yello Dumpsters have the equipment and resources necessary to accommodate projects small and large. Our range of disposal solutions are ideal for residential and commercial cleanups. Contact our friendly team today for a free dumpster rental quote.

Junk Knights, Inc.

4344 Buchanan Ave SW, Grand Rapids MI 49548

Through our prompt, prepared, and professional services, it is our mission at Junk Knights, Inc. to keep West Michigan clean and green with our environmentally-friendly junk removal services. It is our vision that the disposal and recycling efforts of Junk ...

VH Dumpsters LLC

46 Lowell Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503

VH Dumpsters started with one dump trailer that was purchased for the owner's construction company. When not in use, the trailer was rented out to dumpster rental customers. This is when he saw a need in the market. VH Dumpsters is ...

Plummer's Disposal Service

4750 Clyde Park Ave. SW Suite C, Wyoming MI 49509

At Plummers, we've been proudly serving the community since 1957, making us one of the most experienced dumpster rental companies in the area. We're a locally-owned company that is able to provide a more personalized service compared to the 'big' ...

Commercial Waste Management Tips for Wyoming, MI

Commercial Waste Dumpsters

What sizes do front load dumpsters come in and how do I know what size my business needs?

Commercial front load dumpsters come in a range of different sizes, including 2 yard, 3 yard, 4 yard, 6 yard, and 8 yard.

These containers can usually be used for garbage or recycling depending on your area and service provider. 

If you are a new business and are unsure just how much garbage or recycling your company will be accumulating, here is general idea:

  • 2 yard: small companies, restaurants, retail stores with 20 employees or less
  • 4 yard: slightly larger companies such as office buildings, restaurants, etc. with under 100 employees
  • 6 yard: larger stores or businesses, clinics, office buildings, apartments with under 250 residents or employees
  • 8 yard: larger facilities and businesses with under 500 employees or residents

Keep in mind that the terms of your contract will determine the frequency of pick up which can be daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. 

I just opened a new business and have never signed a commercial waste contract before, how does it work?

When signing on with a commercial waste hauler, it can be confusing if you are choosing the right company and contract.

Usually, cities do not have franchised haulers for commercial waste removal, so that means you will be in the market for a private hauler that offers commercial services.

It is always a good idea to get a few quotes from local or national haulers before signing a contract for any length of time.

A few of the major national players in the commercial waste industry are Republic Services, Waste Management, and Advanced Disposal to name a few. Yes, these folks can handle massive amounts of clients, but they may not give you the personal attention you may need.

A private, local hauler may be a great option for customized care, open communication, and contract negotiation.

Negotiate. Negotiate. Negotiate. Commercial waste management is a game of negotiation for the price and length of the contract.

Try to sign the shortest contract with the best local company at a reasonable rate.

A short contract allows you to get familiar with the company and decide if you want to stay on board long-term or find another hauler.  

Determine how often your dumpster will need to be emptied. This will be determined by the amount of trash consumed and pick up guidelines of the hauler.

Not sure? Let your chosen hauler know and they can help you nail down a timeline that will work best.

Be sure to ask about recycling in your area and if your contract would include recycling pick up, and if single-stream or source-separated is available.

Some cities do not mandate recycling and are not always offered with a waste contract.

Keep reading: Commercial Dumpster Service Guide for Business Owners