Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We know there’s a lot to think through when you’re ordering a dumpster. Here are all the answers to our most frequently asked questions. Still have a question? We’re more than happy to hop on a quick phone call and answer it straight away: Call Now: 1 (800) 611-2467

What are the dimensions of a 12-yard dumpster?2024-01-21T15:44:53-08:00

A 6-yard lowboy dumpster, suitable for medium to large construction or yard cleanups, typically measures about 16 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 2.5 feet high. It is a large container, but low in height suitable for easy concrete, dirt, asphalt, or gravel disposal.

What are the dimensions of a 6-yard dumpster?2024-01-21T15:44:41-08:00

A 6-yard lowboy dumpster, suitable for small to medium construction or yard cleanups, typically measures about 12 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 2 feet high. Its compact yet spacious design makes it a great option for efficiently managing dirt, concrete, or asphalt waste.

How many pounds is a 10-yard dumpster?2024-01-21T15:44:33-08:00

A 10-yard dumpster can generally hold up to about 1.5 to 2 tons (3,000 to 4,000 pounds)of waste material. This capacity makes it an excellent choice for small to medium projects, such as a room remodel or a large yard cleanup, offering a good balance between size and weight capacity.

How much weight can a 15-yard dumpster hold?2024-01-21T15:44:07-08:00

A 15-yard dumpster can typically hold about 2 to 3 tons (4,000 to 6,000 pounds) of waste. This capacity is ideal for medium-sized projects like extensive landscaping work or smaller renovation projects, offering a perfect balance between size and weight limit for efficient waste management.

What size is a 3-yard bin?2024-01-21T15:43:55-08:00

A 3-yard bin, the smallest dumpster offered, is a compact and efficient waste disposal option, typically measuring around 6 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 4 feet high. It’s perfect for small businesses or regular waste disposal needs in places with limited space, offering a convenient and unobtrusive solution.

What size dumpster is rented the most?2024-01-21T15:43:48-08:00

The 20-yard dumpster is often the most popular rental size. Its mid-range capacity is perfect for a variety of projects, including home renovations, cleanouts, and small construction jobs. It strikes a great balance between size and manageability, making it a versatile choice for both residential and commercial users.

How much does a dumpster cost in Los Angeles?2024-01-21T15:43:26-08:00

In Los Angeles, due to high demand and urban density, dumpster rental prices are slightly higher, usually ranging from $340 to $480. This range accounts for various project scales, from small home renovations to larger commercial projects, offering a range of options to fit different needs in this bustling city.

How much is the smallest dumpster to rent?2024-01-21T15:43:14-08:00

The smallest dumpsters, often around 3 cubic yards, are perfect for minor home projects or small cleanouts. Renting one of these can be quite budget-friendly, typically costing between $240 and $400, depending on location and type of waste disposed. This makes them an accessible option for individuals and small businesses tackling smaller scale projects.

How much does it cost to rent a dumpster?2024-01-21T15:43:03-08:00

The cost of renting a dumpster varies based on size, location, rental duration, and the type of waste being disposed of. On average, prices range from $240.00 to $900.00 for a week’s rental. This range accommodates different budget needs and project scales, making it a flexible option for both small and large-scale cleanups.

Why would I rent a dumpster?2024-01-21T15:41:49-08:00

Renting a dumpster is a fantastic solution for efficiently managing waste during various projects, such as home renovations, large-scale cleanouts, or construction work. It simplifies debris disposal, helping keep your site clean and safe. Additionally, it’s an eco-friendly way to dispose of large quantities of waste, as many dumpster rental services ensure proper sorting and recycling of materials.

What is the most common type of waste?2024-01-21T15:40:09-08:00

The most common type of waste is municipal solid waste, which includes everyday items like packaging, food scraps, yard waste, and appliances. It represents the bulk of what we discard daily, making its management crucial for environmental sustainability.

What is a good waste management system?2024-01-21T15:39:59-08:00

A good waste management system efficiently balances environmental impact, economic feasibility, and social responsibility. It includes robust recycling programs, effective waste reduction strategies, responsible disposal methods, and community education initiatives.

What are the 3 types of waste management?2024-01-21T15:39:48-08:00

Three key types of waste management are: Recycling (converting waste into new materials), Landfilling (safe disposal in designated areas), and Composting (turning organic waste into nutrient-rich compost).

What are the 6 major types of waste?2024-01-21T15:39:34-08:00

The five major types of waste are: Municipal (household, commercial, and institutional), Industrial (from production and manufacturing), Hazardous (including BioMedical waste – requiring special handling), Construction and Demolition (building materials), and Electronic (discarded electronic devices).

What are the examples of industrial commercial waste?2024-01-21T15:39:25-08:00

Industrial commercial waste includes varieties such as manufacturing scraps, chemical byproducts, metals, plastics, and construction debris. It also covers electronic waste and sometimes hazardous materials, depending on the industry. Handling this waste responsibly can lead to significant environmental benefits.

What does commercial waste include?2024-01-21T15:39:16-08:00

Commercial waste includes a broad spectrum of materials, encompassing paper, plastics, metals, glass, and organic waste from businesses that are generated at a more consistent pace and requires frequent waste hauling. It also includes specialized waste from industries like construction or healthcare, making it a diverse category. Efficient management of this waste is key to sustainable business operations.

What are the different types of waste services?2024-01-21T15:39:01-08:00

Waste services come in a delightful variety, each tailored to specific needs. There’s residential collection for everyday household waste, commercial services for businesses, recycling programs to turn old into new, hazardous waste management for safety, and organic waste services for composting. These services collectively contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment.

What is the definition of residential waste?2024-01-21T15:38:40-08:00

Residential waste refers to the everyday items and materials discarded from households. This includes kitchen scraps, packaging, paper, plastics, and occasionally larger items like appliances or furniture. The great thing about residential waste is that much of it, like paper and plastics, can be recycled, turning what was once waste into valuable resources.

How do you dispose of waste on your property?2024-01-21T15:38:29-08:00

Disposing of waste on your property can be efficiently managed by separating it into categories like recyclables, organic waste, and general trash. Use designated bins for each type – one for recycling, one for compost, and one for general waste. For larger items or hazardous materials, it’s best to contact local waste management services for guidance on proper disposal. This organized approach not only keeps your property clean but also contributes positively to environmental conservation. If you have a larger project, or have more waste to dispose of, contacting a waste hauling company is efficient for fast and easy removal of large quantities of waste.

What are the different types of waste services?2024-01-21T15:38:14-08:00

Waste services come in a wonderful variety. They include residential collection for everyday waste, recycling services to help give materials a new life, yard waste collection for garden and green debris, bulk waste pickup for larger items, and hazardous waste disposal to safely manage dangerous substances. Each service plays a crucial role in maintaining a clean, healthy environment and promoting sustainable practices.

What are the 5 categories of waste?2024-01-21T15:34:04-08:00

The 5 categories of waste are: Municipal Waste (everyday items like packaging, food scraps), Industrial Waste (from manufacturing and industrial processes), Hazardous Waste (which includes toxic and harmful substances), Construction and Demolition Waste (materials from building activities), and Medical Waste (from healthcare facilities).

Can I move the container after it has been delivered?2024-01-21T15:28:25-08:00

Please do not move the container yourself. If for any reason you need the container relocated, a $150.00 relocation fee will apply. If there is any damage to the container due to an attempted relocation, you will be responsible for the damage.

Where can the dumpster be placed?2024-01-21T15:29:13-08:00

– It depends on the city. In some cities, we are allowed to place it on the street. However, we mostly place containers on driveways.
– Our drivers take utmost care when placing your dumpster on your property. At times we use wood slats to prevent the dumpster from moving. However, there is always a chance that your driveway may be damaged.
– Although there is always an inherent risk of damage from a full container, we do our best to place and remove containers with no damage to the property. We are not responsible for any damage incurred upon removal. Please note that specific concrete or asphalt driveways may not sustain the weight of some of our containers and could potentially break.
– We CANNOT place containers in alleys.
– It is the customer’s responsibility to obtain any required permits from the respective city.

Is there a weight limit or height limit?2024-01-21T15:29:19-08:00

– Our high-top containers do have weight limits, anywhere from 1.5 tons to 5 tons depending on the size of the container.
– Upon removal, if the containers are overweight, we charge a prorated fee of $125.00 per ton over.
– Our lowboys (for dirt/concrete) do not have weight capacities but can usually fit 5-10 tons of concrete, depending on the size of the container and the size of the material being disposed of.
– Do not fill any of our containers past the top. We must cover our containers with a tarp to safely transport the material. If there is any trash sticking out from the top of the container, we may not be able to remove it.

Are there any extra fees?2024-01-21T15:29:25-08:00

Our dumpster prices include delivery, pickup, and standard dump fees up to the respective weight capacity of the container. Our lowboys, for concrete/dirt, are a flat fee.

Other fees may apply in the following situations:

• Overweight fee (high-top dumpsters): If the container is overweight at the time of removal: Prorated at $125.00 per ton over.
• Relocation fee: If the container needs to be moved or relocated after the delivery has been completed: Starting at $150.00 (price varies on distance)
– Trip Charge: If the order is canceled while the driver is on the way to deliver a dumpster or there are obstructions or complications where we cannot remove the container. Starting at $150.00 (price varies by distance)
– Specific dumpsite: If a container needs to be dumped or recycled at a particular facility, we will charge extra for transportation and a fee for dumping (depending on location).
– Daily usage fee: After seven days (in select areas), a container can be kept on the property for an additional fee per day, the price varies by the amount of extra time is needed.

Where can I throw away electronic or hazardous waste?2024-01-21T15:29:31-08:00

Each city or county has its own e-waste and hazardous waste programs. Please check with your county for any centers in your area. Check out the following links for your county for more information:

Los Angeles County: https://pw.lacounty.gov/general/enotifyCalendar/Calendar.aspx

Orange County: https://oclandfills.com/hazardous-waste

San Bernardino County: https://sbcfire.org/hhw/

Riverside County: https://www.rcwaste.org/hhw

What is not allowed in the dumpster?2024-01-21T15:29:43-08:00

In ALL containers:
– NO paint (dry or wet)
– NO hazardous waste
– NO liquid waste
– NO tires
– NO electronics like TVs or monitors (appliances are OK)
– NO flammable waste

IN High Top Containers (3,10,15,20,40-yard containers):
– NO Concrete or asphalt
– NO dirt
– NO bricks or rocks
– NO Stucco or Shingles

How long is the rental period?2024-01-21T15:29:48-08:00

Rentals vary between 5-7 days, depending on the city. For cities allowed up to 7 days, there is a daily usage fee if you wish to keep the container longer. There is no extra fee if you’d like the container to be picked up earlier.

How early in advance do I need to place an order?2024-01-21T15:29:54-08:00

We suggest placing an order with us at least two days before your desired delivery date. We do offer same-day delivery, only when available.

What forms of payment do you accept?2024-01-21T15:30:05-08:00

We accept cash, credit cards (most major credit retailers), or debit cards.
Payment is collected upon delivery only.

What areas do you service?2024-01-21T15:30:12-08:00

We service select areas in the Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange County areas. Please call us at 1(800)611-2467 to determine if we service your city.

Do I need to be there on delivery and removal?2024-01-21T15:30:16-08:00

You do not have to be present for the delivery unless you need to physically pay the driver, or if there are objects obstructing where you need the container placed. If you cannot be present during the delivery, please give the representative detailed instructions on the placement of the container to avoid having to relocate the container later, which comes with an additional fee. Please consider any possible obstructions to garage space, parking, or job sites.

Likewise, you do not have to be present on removal, unless there are objects or vehicles obstructing the container. If the driver is unable to remove the container due to obstructions in the customer’s control, a trip fee will apply.

How does the dumpster rental process work?2024-01-21T15:30:21-08:00

When you are ready to order, we will obtain all necessary information, including the address, placement information, contact information, and payment information.

1. On the day of delivery, our driver will place the container where needed, open the container doors, and collect payment.
2. The customer will fill up the container, below or at the max fill line.
3. The container will be picked up from the property on the designated removal date, otherwise, if the customer is finished early, they give the office a call and an earlier removal date may be scheduled.
4. On removal, our driver will arrive on-site and remove the container from the property. The driver will then take the container to the appropriate landfill or recycling facility. If the container is overweight, the office will send the weight ticket to the customer with the overweight amount and will collect the payment.

How long can the dumpster be at the job?2024-01-21T15:30:33-08:00

Some cities only allow a dumpster to sit for 5 days. Others allow 7 or more.

What is the cost of a dumpster?2024-01-21T15:30:38-08:00

Prices vary based on dumpster size, time of rental, and location. We’ll give you an accurate quote over the phone: 1-800-611-2467

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