What size dumpster should I rent? Can you provide any guidance or recommendations for selecting the right dumpster size for my needs?
Choosing the right dumpster size between a 12-yard, 15-yard, or 20-yard depends on the amount of waste you need to dispose of and the size of your project. Here are some general guidelines to help you choose:
12-yard dumpster – Suitable for small projects, such as a bathroom or smaller kitchen renovation or a garage cleanout
15-yard dumpster – Great for medium-sized projects, such as a average kitchen renovation or a basement cleanout
20-yard dumpster – Our most common dumpster rental, this size is suitable for larger projects, such as a major landscaping project
25-yard dumpster – Perfect for homeowners who are cleaning out an entire property or doing a major home renovation
If you’re still unsure which size to choose, consider the type of waste you need to dispose of. For example, if you’re disposing of bulky items like furniture, you may want to choose a larger dumpster to ensure you have enough space. Similarly, if you’re disposing of heavier items like concrete or roofing materials, you may want to choose a smaller dumpster to ensure you don’t exceed the weight limit.
What sizes of dumpsters do you offer, and what are the dimensions of each size?
We offer dumpsters in various sizes, measured in cubic yards.
12-yard dumpster – 14 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 3 feet high ≈ 12 cubic yards
15-yard dumpster – 14 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 4 feet high ≈ 15 cubic yards
20-yard dumpster – 14 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 5 feet high ≈ 20 cubic yards
25-yard dumpster – 16 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 5 feet 6 inches high ≈ 25 cubic yards
How long can I keep the dumpster on my property?
Typically, we offer dumpster rentals for 7 days or less. However, if you need the dumpster for a longer period of time, we can accommodate your request for an additional fee of $20 per day after the initial 7-day rental period.
How much weight is included in the rental price, and what are the fees for exceeding that weight limit?
The weight limit included in the rental price varies depending on the size of the dumpster. For our 12-yard dumpster, the weight limit is 2 tons. The weight limit for our 15-yard dumpster is 2.5 tons, and for our 20-yard dumpster, it’s 3 tons. If you exceed the weight limit, we charge a fee of $65 per ton over the limit.
What types of waste can I dispose of in the dumpster, and are there any prohibited items?
See our article on What Can You Throw Away in a Rental Dumpster?
Do I need a permit to place a dumpster on my property or in the street?
Depending on the location, a permit may be required to place a dumpster on your property or on the street. Some cities, such as Massillon and Copley, require a dumpster permit when the dumpster is placed on the street. However, if the dumpster is placed entirely on your property, a permit may not be necessary. We recommend checking with your local government or permitting agency to determine whether a permit is required in your area.
How much notice do I need to give before scheduling a delivery?
We typically request at least 4 hours notice before scheduling a delivery for a dumpster rental. However, we understand that some customers may need rush delivery, and we can also accommodate those requests. Please let us know your specific needs, and we will do our best to work with you and schedule a delivery that fits your schedule.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept several forms of payment for our dumpster rental services, including cash, check, credit card, Venmo, Cash App, Zelle, and PayPal. Please note that there is a $15 fee for credit card payments.
Do you offer any discounts for long-term rentals or repeat customers?
While we do not offer any special discounts or promotions specifically for long-term rentals and repeat customers, we pride ourselves on offering very low rates for all of our dumpster rental services. We believe that our prices are competitive and reflect the high-quality service that we provide to all of our customers, both new and returning.
What is your policy on early pick-up or extension of the rental period?
We are happy to accommodate early pick-up of the dumpster rental if you have completed your project ahead of schedule. If you need to extend the rental period, please give us a call to request an extension. Please note that there will be an additional charge for each day over the initial 7-day rental period.
How do you calculate the rental price, and are there any additional fees or taxes that I should be aware of?
The rental price for a dumpster is calculated based on several factors, including the size of the dumpster, the rental period, and the location of your property. We include a 25-mile radius from Akron in our rental prices. However, if your property is outside of this radius, we charge an additional fee of $8 per mile for every mile beyond the initial 25-mile radius. For example, if your property is 30 miles from Akron, the surcharge would be $40. Please note that there are no taxes associated with dumpster rentals.
What is the process for scheduling a pickup when I’m finished with the dumpster?
When you are finished with the dumpster rental, you can schedule a pickup by calling us at 330-620-7899. We will arrange for the prompt return of the dumpster and ensure that it is picked up in a timely manner. Please let us know the desired pickup date and time, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Do you offer any additional services, such as hauling or clean-up, or is the rental fee strictly for the use of the dumpster?
Our rental fee is strictly for the use of the dumpster. However, we do offer additional services for an extra fee, such as hauling and junk removal. If you need junk removal services, we can provide those with or without a dumpster rental. If you choose to use our junk removal services without renting a dumpster, we will bring the necessary equipment to remove the items from your property and dispose of them properly. If you prefer to use a dumpster for the removal of your items, we can deliver the dumpster to your property and remove it on the same day.
What is your policy on canceling or rescheduling a rental order?
If you need to cancel or reschedule your dumpster rental order, please give us a call as soon as possible. We understand that schedules can change unexpectedly, and we are happy to work with you to accommodate your needs. We do not charge a cancellation or rescheduling fee, so please don’t hesitate to let us know if your plans change.
Are there any restrictions on where the dumpster can be placed on my property?
There are some restrictions on where the dumpster can be placed on your property. We cannot place the dumpster near a septic tank or well for safety and environmental reasons. However, we can place the dumpster on a hard surface such as the street, driveway, pavement, or yard.
Do you have any specific requirements for loading the dumpster, such as filling it to a certain level or arranging the items in a certain way?
Yes, we do have specific requirements for loading the dumpster. Each dumpster has a yellow fill line near the inside top of the dumpster. Waste may be filled up to this line. If you go above this line, you will be charged an overage or difference for each yard of waste over the line. We ask that customers do not place any waste or debris above this line to ensure safe transportation of the dumpster and avoid any additional fees.
What is the procedure for addressing any issues or concerns that may arise during the rental period?
If you experience any issues or concerns during your dumpster rental period, please don’t hesitate to call us. We will work to resolve any issues or concerns that may arise as quickly as possible. If you have questions about the rental process, need assistance scheduling a pickup or delivery, or have any other concerns related to your dumpster rental, please call us to discuss.
What happens if the dumpster is damaged during the rental period?
If the dumpster is damaged during the rental period, the responsibility for payment of damages would typically fall to the contractor or homeowner who rented the dumpster. While we expect large and heavy items to be thrown in the dumpster, it’s important to take care when loading the dumpster to avoid causing any damage. Please notify us as soon as possible if damage occurs, and we will assess the situation and determine the appropriate steps to take.
Can you provide a written contract or agreement outlining the terms and conditions of the rental?
Yes, we can provide a written contract or agreement outlining the terms and conditions of your dumpster rental. Each customer is required to sign a terms and conditions document upon delivery of the dumpster. This document outlines the rental period, weight limits, prohibited items, pickup and delivery procedures, and other important information related to your rental. We want to ensure that our customers have a clear understanding of the rental process and their responsibilities, and a written contract helps to ensure that everyone is on the same page.
What is the process for requesting an additional dumpster or scheduling a switch-out (swap-out) if I fill up the first one before the rental period is over?
If you fill-up the dumpster before the rental period is over and need an additional dumpster or a switch-out, please give us a call. We will arrange for a new dumpster to be delivered to your property and start a new rental for the new dumpster. The 7-day rental period for the new dumpster will start from the time it is delivered to your property.
Do you offer any special discounts or promotions for first-time customers?
While we do not offer any special discounts or promotions specifically for first-time customers, we pride ourselves on offering very low rates for all of our dumpster rental services. We believe that our prices are competitive and reflect the high-quality service that we provide to all of our customers, both new and returning.
What is the maximum rental period for a dumpster, and is there a discount for longer rentals?
The maximum rental period for a dumpster is typically 7 days. However, if you need the dumpster for a longer period of time, we can accommodate your request for an additional fee of $20 per day after the initial 7-day rental period.
Are there any restrictions on when or how often I can have a dumpster rental at my property?
We do not have any restrictions on when or how often you can rent a dumpster for your property. However, it’s possible that your local government or HOA may have regulations or guidelines that pertain to the use of dumpsters in your area. Before renting a dumpster, we recommend checking with your local authorities to ensure that you are in compliance with any rules or restrictions that may be in place.
Can you provide any guidance or recommendations for disposing of hazardous or dangerous materials?
See our article on What Can You Throw Away in a Rental Dumpster?