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How Construction Dumpster Rentals Work—A Dumpster Rental Guide

Whether you’re a contractor, homeowner, or business owner, you know how important it is to dispose of construction waste properly. You can rest easy when your jobsite is neat, clean, and free from hazards created by construction and demolition debris. See how to best prepare for your construction dumpster rental delivery here.

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Call for Reliable Service Anytime

The pro sales staff at Cobblestone Container Service will take calls on M-F from 8 AM to 4 PM. If you call after we’re closed, our answering service will take your call 24 hours a day, and we’ll return that call during the next business day.

Give us at Least 24 Hours’ Notice for a Construction Dumpster Rental

The typical lead time for delivery is 24 hours from securing your construction trash dumpster rental. However, availability in your service area could extend this timeframe. Therefore, we ask that you allow one additional business day. For instance, if you need a 20-yard construction dumpster or 30-yard construction dumpster for Wednesday, call us by Monday morning EST.

To Cancel or Make Changes to Your Construction Dumpster Rental Order

If you need to change your rental period or the size of your construction dumpster—or if you have to add another roll-off container or cancel altogether, you can do that.

To cancel your construction container rental at any time, call Cobblestone. When you call, be ready with the delivery address, order number, and confirmation number, and note that if you cancel less than 24 hours before the delivery date, a cancelation charge may apply.

Construction Dumpster Rental Period Specifics

If the initial construction site dumpster rental period expires and the container is still at your site, additional rental charges will accrue at the rate discussed at the time of the quote.

The typical limit on construction dumpster rentals without service is 30 days, so please note such rentals may be subject to an inactivity fee or may need to be scheduled for removal.

If you’d like your construction dumpster rental to end sooner than ten days from delivery, we may be able to accommodate that; however, no discounts can be applied. Please allow one business day from the time of your request for the roll-off container to be removed.

Construction Dumpster Rental Fees

When you order a construction dumpster and we quote a price, that cost generally includes the rental fee, delivery and pick-up, and waste removal. In some instances, additional fees may apply. For example, some locations may have a delivery fee for the first construction debris dumpster rental. We won’t charge you an additional delivery fee if you need a dump-and-return. However, if you’re not ready to give up your container rental when the driver arrives, a trip (dry run) fee will be charged.

If the weight of your filled roll-off dumpster exceeds the weight allowance included in your rental agreement, disposal charges will be added. You will be made aware of this rate at the time of quote.

Finally, when you rent a roll-off dumpster, we’ll collect pre-payment with any major credit card (subsequent charges will be applied to the same card).

Allow Enough Room for Your Construction Dumpster Rental

Our dumpsters for construction debris come in various sizes, and it’s important to ensure you have enough room. See our construction container sizes and allow double the container size. Also, check for overhead obstructions like wires that might make unloading difficult.

Please provide precise instructions if you cannot be present for a dumpster delivery. If we have to return to relocate the dumpster, fees are applicable.

Additionally, further charges may apply if we are not provided with open access to the dumpster at pick-up time.

Choosing the Placement of the Roll-Off Dumpster

Roll-off dumpsters are heavy, so you should be prepared to protect surfaces with 4’ x 8’ plywood sheets under the rollers. Our dumpster rental service cannot be responsible for damage to asphalt or other surfaces. Some municipalities will allow containers to be delivered to the street (although you might need a permit).

What Can Go in Your Construction Dumpster Rental

Most debris from a construction project is permitted in your construction dumpster rental—EXCEPT for the following:

  • Air Conditioners
  • Hard Drives
  • Computer Monitors
  • Food Waste
  • Asbestos
  • Mattresses
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Regulated Waste
  • Industrial Waste
  • Medical Waste
  • Chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Oil Filters
  • Oil (Motor, Hydraulic, Transmission)
  • Antifreeze
  • Liquids (flammable or not)
  • Soil (contaminated or not)
  • Microwaves
  • Televisions
  • Freezers
  • Refrigerators
  • Asbestos
  • Lead Paint Chips
  • Paint (except latex dried in the can)
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Railroad Ties
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries
  • Tires

Check with your local municipality and landfill for additional prohibited items.

Roll-off containers may be filled up to 2” from the top to allow for proper tarping during transportation. The exception is clean concrete waste, which can only be added to the halfway point (for weight restriction purposes).

Not All Debris is Equal

It matters what type of waste you’ll add to your roll-off rented dumpster. We’ll ask some questions to determine this.

General Waste Debris

Light debris from a clean-up. Green waste is permissible.

Clean Construction Debris

Waste created by a construction crew during renovation or new-building construction (Styrofoam, ceramic goods, sheetrock, insulation, plaster, wood, shingles, tiles, etc.).

Clean Concrete

Just concrete. NO asphalt, bricks, or ceramics.

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