Renting A Dumpster? Here’s Everything That You Need To Consider!

Are you planning to rent a roll-off dumpster? If this is a task you don’t take on often, you may have many questions, such as the size you need, how the process works, a fair price, etc!

Let us help you by detailing 7 key elements to consider in your selection process. A little legwork ahead of time can save you a ‘load’ (pun intended) of hassle during your project!

1. Research

Doing research before renting a dumpster sounds like a no-brainer, but it is essential to ensure that you can get the dumpster and service you require at a price with which you’re comfortable. There is a wide range of offerings and pricing in this industry.

Thus, do your due diligence ahead of time in selecting the perfect provider for you. Remember, an expert and experienced provider will also be able to offer you sound advice about your specific needs based on the details of your project.

2. Negotiation

After finding the right rental service provider, you may not need to settle for the price that they are offering. Companies may have room for negotiation.

Never hesitate to ask for a reasonable price reduction, and if you are a senior citizen or veteran, you might even get an additional discount.

3. The Perfect Size

Now, this is the most important detail to ensure the success of your project.

10-, 20-, and 30-yard dumpsters are the most common sizes available for rent. But if you are taking on a very large project, rarely a 40-yard dumpster may be required.

For reference, a 10-yard dumpster would be adequate for small projects like cleaning out your garage or a small kitchen remodel.

Similarly, a 20-yard dumpster could be used for a large deck demolition, and a 30-yard for commercial construction debris.

Again, though, an excellent dumpster service provider will be able to guide you in making the correct selection for your project needs.

4. Nature Of Your Waste

Most companies prohibit the combination of materials like gravel and fill.

Also, disposing of extremely heavy materials will prove more costly.

Discuss your materials with your selected provider before embarking on your project, so that you fully understand the specific restrictions and potential cost increases based on materials. We will also offer expert advice and alternative solutions for unique disposal needs.

5. Rental Period

Be sure to understand the specific time frame for which you have your dumpster.

Also inquire as to extension possibilities and additional charges, as DIY and construction projects often experience hiccups and delays.

A professional and prepared disposal company will have the flexibility and accompanying policies in place to help you through unforeseen scheduling concerns.

6. What Not To Dump

There are location-specific dumping restrictions on a variety of materials, often determined by local and regional government. For example, items like mixed demo materials and mixed plastics are often prohibited.

Always get a clear and detailed list from the dumpster rental company of permissible and restricted materials prior to beginning your project. Take a close look before you toss to save yourself wasted time and money!

7. Accessibility

Once you have ensured that you can dump what you want in a size that will fit your waste, you must also ensure that the receptacle you choose can be easily placed where you need it and removed when ready.

The dumpster should easily be able to reach the point of loading and be readily accessible for pickup. For example, if the pick-up point is in some landscaped area or spaces blocked by structures, it may prove difficult to access.

Be sure to discuss specific dimensions of your container and also clearance requirements for loading/unloading the dumpster with your service provider prior to embarking on your project. Again, an experience waste removal company will address these concerns with you promptly and thoroughly from the start to ensure a smooth and successful experience for all.


If you need roll off dumpster rental, Cobblestone Container Service is your best bet for expert service and advice at an affordable price.

We offer a vast array of dumpster containers that are transported by roll-off trucks that handle construction waste, demolition waste, industrial waste, and municipal solid waste. We feel confident that we are the pros you need to help you take the ‘load’ off your back when it comes to waste management!

If you have any waste removal needs, do not hesitate to call 877-853-2922 today!

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