Dumpster Rental Frequently Asked Questions
Renting The Dumpster
Do you deliver dumpster rentals to my area?
Answer: Bin There Dump That has franchises across Canada and the United States, so finding a local bin rental or dumpster rental company in your area should be easy. Find your local Bin There Dump That operator here.
If I'm comparing multiple dumpster rental companies, what questions should I be asking?
Answer: That's easy. Check out this blog all about asking the right questions for your upcoming rental.
Can you deliver a dumpster today?
Answer: Short answer? Most likely. Call your local franchise operator to ask, and you'll get some advice and insight into your needs. How to get your dumpster when you need it.
What size bin do I need for my project?
Answer: Bin sizes are measured in cubic yards, which means measuring the length, width and height of the container and multiplying the three numbers together. For example, a bin that is 2 yards long, 2 yards wide and 1 yard tall is 4 cubic yards. In Canada, bins come in 4-, 9-, 12-, 14-, and 20-yard sizes. In the United States, sizes include 4-, 10, 14, and 20 yards. Choose the right bin size for your next project.
Will the dumpster fit in my driveway?
Answer: Bin There Dump That's bins come in a variety of sizes and have a footprint about the size of - if not smaller than - a minivan. Most driveways are at least 10 feet wide, providing plenty of room for the bin. More about our bin sizes.
Can I place the dumpster on any surface?
Answer: Flat, hard surfaces - like a driveway - are ideal for dumpster placement. Surfaces to avoid include: slopes, city streets (without a permit), soft ground and property that's not your own. Ensure your dumpster's placement is safe and secure.
Will a dumpster damage my driveway?
Answer: The only way to truly protect your driveway is to make sure that the bin itself never actually touches the ground. Our proper use of large strong wooden planks is the best and most effective method. Check out our residential-friendly delivery process.
Do I need to be home when you deliver the dumpster?
Answer: Nope. But be sure you clearly inform your local operator where you'd like your dumpster rental placed. Here's how to prepare your home for a dumpster rental.
Can I rent a dumpster when there's snow on the ground?
Answer: Definitely. Dumpster bin availability is very good in the snowiest, blowiest season. We do ask that you grab a shovel and clear a space for the bin to ensure traction on wet, slippery driveways. Spreading a little de-icer is a great idea, too. More about dumpster delivery in winter weather.
Paying For Your Dumpster Rental
When will I be expected to pay for my dumpster rental?
Answer: Each Bin There Dump That operator handles his or her transactions differently. Generally, you'll need a credit card that will be preauthorized - you won't be charged until the bin is picked up. Another common approach to payment is paying when the agreement is made, upfront. Check with your local Bin There Dump That operator.
What dumpster rental fees should I be aware of?
Answer: Common dumpster rental fees include: extra tonnage, fuel surcharges, extra days, hook requests, sorting, and banned materials. Find out if these fees will apply to you.
Do I need a permit when I rent a dumpster?
Answer: If you want to put the dumpster on your yard or driveway, you won't need a permit. However, if you want the operator to leave it on the sidewalk, street or a public alley, you will need to apply for a permit with your city's Public Works Department. What you'll need to know about acquiring a permit.
Using The Dumpster
What materials can I not put in the dumpster?
Answer: There are a number of materials, some of them hazardous, that shouldn't be thrown into a rental dumpster, from asbestos and old tires to ammunition and leftover paint. If you're not sure about something, always ask your local operator. Our list of hazardous materials.
Can I share my dumpster rental?
Answer: We think sharing is a great idea. Yes, by all means, go ahead and share your dumpster. Our top four reasons to share your bin.
Do you accept straight loads of material?
Answer: Sometimes, you have a huge load of one material that you need to get rid of. That's called a straight load. Bin There Dump That operators are happy to take your straight loads of material. A few things you should know about this reason to rent.
Do dumpster rentals have a weight limit?
Answer: Some franchise operators use "all in" fees while others use "bin plus weight" to set the costs. Because franchises have different pricing structures, we recommend checking with your local operator.
How long can I keep my dumpster rental?
Answer: The dumpster should be there in your driveway for as long as you need it - but not longer than you want it! Bin There Dump That franchisees usually charge on a 7-day basis and then on a per-day basis if you need the bin longer.
Returning The Dumpster
Where do you take the dumpster after I'm done using it?
Answer: Once bins are picked up, they immediately taken to a landfill or a transfer station. For most bins, that's pretty much the end of the story. How landfills work with Bin There Dump That.
Will the contents I put in my dumpster rental be recycled?
Answer: Unfortunately, there is no short answer for this one. Waste disposal varies greatly from area to area. Cities, towns, states, provinces and counties all regulate the disposal of trash differently within their own jurisdictions. Start your recyclable research with your local Bin There Dump That franchise operator.
How much notice does a dumpster company need to pick up my bin?
Answer: The average stay of a dumpster in a residential driveway is just over three days. It is reasonable to expect that you may need to give 24-hour notice for the pickup, but it is also reasonable to expect that in some cases your local operator may be able to come quickly if they are not too busy.