What Everyone Should Know Before Getting a Dumpster Bin Rental

Whether you are remodeling a home or cleaning out a garage, a dumpster bin rental may be the solution to the problem of what to do with the materials that need to be disposed. The bin is delivered to the place of your project and once filled is picked up and hauled away. You save time and do not need to have a truck to complete the project. However before scheduling the bin delivery, there are a few things you should know.


Many people find a dumpster bin rental to offer an affordable way to dispose of materials. The actual cost may be subject to the distance from the transfer station as well as the weight or volume of the materials.


Normally, the rental is for seven calendar days. If it will be needed longer, the renter should make arrangements with the contracts. The contract normally includes a single pickup and dump of the bin. If it is filled and needs to be dumped before the week, the homeowner will need to pay for another bin.


Unfortunately, you cannot put any waste materials in the bin. If your project includes hazardous materials, you should speak with the company before ordering the bin. In addition, companies may not be able to pick up bins where trash is piled too high for safe transportation. Companies may charge extra for hazardous materials or those which are more difficult to dispose, including tires. Materials which are considered hazardous include:

  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Batteries
  • Propane tanks
  • Chemicals
  • Paint
  • Oil
  • Treated wood
  • Asbestos


Speak with the company representative concerning the space required to safely deliver and pick up the bin. It is important that the driver have enough room to maneuver the truck, offload the bin and pick it up after it is loaded. If the bin must be placed in a driveway, be sure to make arrangements for parking the vehicles that normally occupy this space.


In addition to the cubic footage charge, some companies also charge if the materials cause the bin to be overweight. Be sure to speak with the company in order to determine if the any cost of additional weight. Many customers are concerned about the potential for the bin to collect water; however, water is relatively light and under most circumstances will not cause the bin to be overweight.

A dumpster bin rental may be the perfect solution for the trash that is generated from your next remodeling or home cleaning. There are some limitations that should be taken into consideration before scheduling the service. If you are able to work within these limitations, the bin may be the best method of disposing of materials that are no longer needed.

Sarah Reeve is an architect student and freelance writer. Her passions include architecture, home improvement, and construction. Most recently she has been writing for a service forĀ bin rentals in Scarborough.

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