Get answers to all your questions about renting a dumpster. If you don’t see your question in the list below give our friendly customer service team a call, and we’ll happy to answer it for you!

I don’t know how to rent a dumpster. What’s the process like?

That all depends on the dumpster service you select. We keep the process as simple and streamlined as possible. You can call us at 877-803-9259 and a representative can walk you through the steps and pricing, or you can find dumpster rental prices online. To order a dumpster all you have to do is call us, and we’ll find you the best deal and schedule a local dumpster company to drop off your dumpster.

What is a roll off dumpster rental?

A roll off dumpster, also known as a roll away dumpster, refers to waste containers with wheels that can be transported by truck, “rolled” into place and then loaded back up onto a truck after it’s full. It’s usually an open top dumpster that’s rectangular.

How much does it cost to rent a dumpster?

The cost of trash dumpsters varies depending on several factors: the dumpster service provider, dumpster size, number of days rented and weight of the debris. Your location could also be a factor in the overall cost of a dumpster rental.

How do I pay for my trash dumpster?

When you order a dumpster we will process the payment at that time over the phone.

How do I schedule the dumpster delivery and pick up?

You can schedule your first dumpster delivery over the phone by calling 877-803-9259. When you are ready for the trash container to be picked up just give us a call, and we’ll arrange for a local dumpster company to come by and load it back up. If you’ve already ordered a dumpster with us you can also re-order waste containers online.

Can I rent a dumpster for a day?

Possibly. Depending on the scheduling logistics, we may be able to drop a roll away dumpster off in the morning and pick it up in the afternoon. Live-loading, in which our delivery driver remains on-site while the dumpster is loaded, may also be an option. If you need to rent a dumpster for a day please ask your customer service representative if that will be possible.

What if I need more than one waste container rental or multiple pickups for a big, long-term project?

At we are able to accommodate customers with short or long-term projects. You can also rent more than one dumpster at a time if needed.

How far in advance do I need to schedule the dumpster delivery?

To rent a dumpster it’s best to call at least one day in advance. Same day delivery cannot be guaranteed. If you have any special needs or requests you should schedule your trash container rental ASAP.

Do I need to be there when the rollaway dumpster is delivered and/or picked up?

Nope. As long as you provide detailed directions on where the dumpster should be placed our experts can handle the rest. However, we always advise that customers be there during delivery whenever possible just to ensure the waste container is placed correctly.

How big is a 10 yard dumpster? Or a 20 yard dumpster?

A rule of thumb is that the yardage for standard dumpster sizes represents cubic yardage capacity inside the junk bin rental. For example, a 10 yard dumpster rental has 10 cubic yards of space inside. A 20 yard dumpster rental will have 20 cubic yards of space.

Can I rent a small dumpster or are they all large?

Sure! We have small 10 yd dumpster rentals that are the equivalent of about 4 pickup truck loads.

What size dumpster do I need?

That all depends on the project. Both the size of the debris and weight of the debris have to be considered. It may be more affordable to rent a larger size dumpster rather than having two smaller dumpsters or multiple loads. Your job site will also influence the size of dumpster you can rent. Our knowledgeable customer service representatives can help you select the most cost efficient dumpster.

What can I put in my portable dumpster rental?

Dumpster rentals are convenient because a wide variety of debris can be thrown out in one container. Our roll off dumpster rentals can hold everything from dirt and gravel to appliances. Before renting please read our list of prohibited dumpster items that can never be put in a rental container.

How should I load garbage dumpsters?

Use the doors at the end of the dumpster to load in heavier items in order to avoid injury. Try to load in the debris so it’s evenly distributed. Also never overload your waste container rental so that debris is over the container’s waterline or hanging over the edge.

Is a permit needed to rent a trash dumpster?

Typically permits are not needed unless you intend to place the dumpster in a public area or on the street. Permitting is also specific to your local area. The cost, if any, and time period of the permit is decided by your municipality. Your customer representative will let you know if a permit will be needed before your dumpster can be delivered. In some cases we can even secure the permit for you.

Will I need a residential dumpster service for a home renovation project?

Home renovation projects tend to create a lot of debris, especially if more than one room is being remodeled. A roll off dumpster rental is usually a good idea because work sites can become dangerous if debris is not contained. It is also much more efficient than making multiple trips to the landfill.