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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. However, for a Coles Notes version, you should consider asking the following questions:
  • How quickly can I get a dumpster?
  • Do you have an all-in pricing model or bin + weight pricing model?
  • What items/trash do you accept in the bin rental?
  • What’s all included in the rental fee? Are there other fees I should know?
  • Will you protect my driveway?
  • What dumpster sizes do you have?

Can you deliver a dumpster today?

Answer: Short answer? It more than likely we can get you a bin rental with same-day delivery. In fact, your nearby franchise intentionally carry additional inventory to provide this same-day delivery service. 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. This will also allow you to park your vehicle on the other side of a two-car driveway. 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 'Driveway Protection System' includes proper use of large strong wooden planks, which 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 Dumpster Consultant where you'd like your dumpster rental placed when you call to place the order. However, if you are home, our Dumpster Delivery Experts, from a safe distance, can show you how to utilize the convenient and accessible walk-in double doors. 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.

How much does it cost to rent a dumpster?

Answer: There are several factors that go into the bin rental prices in your local communities. Some of these factors include: Size of the bin you need, Local landfill/transfer station tipping rates, Local fuel prices, the waste and debris you’re getting rid of, where in the franchise territory you live, how long you’ll need the container for, etc. For more information on pricing, please contact your local Bin There Dump That Dumpster Consultant.

How much does Junk Removal costs compare to Bin Rentals?

Answer: Bin rentals will typically be less expensive, because you don't hire the labour that comes with junk removal. If you want your waste disposal project to be completely hands off you'll need to hire a junk removal service. One thing to caution, it's more difficult to get an estimated quote on junk removal services because they need to evaluate your waste and by then you're too late to compare prices. When renting a bin with Bin There Dump That, we give you upfront costs and inform you of any extra charges that may occur.
Check out our more comprehensive guide to dumpster rentals vs junk removal.

How much to rent a dumpster for a day?

Answer: Bin There Dump That's dumpster rental period is a full 7 days. You may not have to keep it for the full 7 days but it's good to have, and you may be thinking why? Well, a last minute de-cluttering session or a look through the household will prove its worth. These 7 days are included in the price of the rental, which would also include the delivery, pick-up and our driveway protection system.

What is a roll off dumpster?

Answer:A Residential Friendly roll off dumpster from Bin There Dump That is a bin engineered to easily be rolled off the truck from its hook lift and rolled onto driveway protection boards Bin There Dump That's Dumpster Delivery Experts lay down on your property. A roll off bin follows a rectangular footprint. It usually means that the container is placed by "rolling it off" the truck and same with it being picked up, it "rolls onto" the truck. These kinds of dumpsters can only be placed and picked up by special trucks that have a hook lift. Bin There Dump That services roll off dumpsters, so call now to book yours!

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.

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: here 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. A few things you should know about this reason to rent.

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. Our top four reasons to share your bin.

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: 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.

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.

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