How To Rent A Dumpster

If you are looking to rent a dumpster, here is everything you need to know before you start:

What do I need a dumpster for?

Dumpsters are mostly used for construction work and big cleaning projects, e.g. garage cleanings, removal of yard waste, roofing projects etc.

What size?

Dumpsters typically come in 10,20,30 and 40 cubic yard containers, measured in accordance with how much they hold, e.g. 10 cubic yards will hold 10 yards of waste material. It can be hard to know how big a container you will need – too small and it can be a pain, too big and a waste of money.

What will impact upon the cost?

Your two biggest impacts on cost will be location and how much material you have to get rid of. Some authorities charge much more than others to dispose of dumpster contents so costs do vary wildly. It goes without saying that the more heavier your dumpster is, the more it will cost to remove. Additionally, there are a number of materials that you may be charged more to remove. These are likely to be electronic in nature, e.g. computers and screens or household equipment that needs to be landfilled in a certain way.

How do I compare quotes?

Most companies charge a flat fee per size of container for a certain number of days for a certain weight, e.g. $350 for a 30 yard dumpster, for 7 days, and not to exceed 3 tons. Once you move beyond the normal specification however, charges do vary for weight. You are also likely to be charged a daily rate for each extra day you keep the dumpster.

What can I not put in my dumpster?

You are not allowed to put anything in that may be poisonous or harmful in any way. Items that fall under this category are automotive fluids/motor oil, paints, batteries (which need to be disposed of separately), anything with gas, oil or freon, medical waste, household cleaners or items used in your garden such as fertilizers.

For Dumpster Rentals Portland OR, try Portland Disposal & Recycling, Inc – a family run company – which has been in business since 1936 and can use its expertise to guide you.