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Renting a dumpster is not as trivial a matter as it may first appear. First-time dumpster rental customers are often surprised by the level of formality that occurs in arranging and finalizing the process. The formality exists mainly because the extent of the waste issue is being taken a lot more seriously by state authorities across the country. These municipalities are realizing that there won’t be enough space to accommodate the exponential volumes of trash being produced by residents and businesses every single day, which means stringent regulatory measures must be imposed to prevent and discourage the permanent dumping of solid wastes at landfill sites. Such rules influence many aspects of the dumpster service you will receive, some of which are mentioned in some parts of this section. 

How do I rent a dumpster?

You can get a dumpster by searching for a rental company that operates in your location. We recommend you rent from a hauler that cares about protecting the environment you live in, as this better ensures that your rubbish will be disposed of in the most beneficial way. 

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How much does it cost to rent a dumpster?

It can cost anywhere from $100 to $1,000 to rent a dumpster for residential or construction purposes, and above $1000 for major construction and demolition projects. Price largely depends on a customer’s specific requirements and the rental company. For example, with all other variables remaining constant, the price of renting a 10-yard dumpster is significantly less than rates to rent a 40-yard dumpster. Dumpster rates are also dependent on the state you are renting in. This is mainly due to the different fees dumpster companies are charged by municipal authorities for things such as licenses and tipping permits. Some services include the fees they are charged to dump the waste in the cost of the rental while others categorize it as an additional cost. 

What can and can't go in a dumpster?

A dumpster should not be loaded with items that are classed as hazardous. If you are not sure whether the items you have are hazardous you should run them by your dumpster rental company to be on the safe side. Flammable and toxic materials are also typically prohibited from going in a dumpster. As a rule of thumb, any item that is acceptable in a curbside bin can also go in a dumpster. Although acceptable household solid waste or construction debris such as asphalt roofing shingles and plasterboard are allowed, some haulers may forbid the mixing of recyclable materials with non-recyclable materials in the dumpster. 

Do I have to be there when the dumpster is dropped off?

Only if you prefer. For the most part, your dumpster can be delivered even if you are not present at the drop-off address. Just make sure to provide clear and accurate instructions for its placement. If there is a particular spot where you would like the container to be placed that requires some sort of special knowledge, then it is recommended that you or another person with that knowledge be there to provide guidance for delivery. 

Do I need any form of paperwork to start renting?

Not usually. You may, however, need to acquire a permit from your local parking enforcement or building permit office if you plan on placing the dumpster on public property, such as a nearby street. The length of the permit is determined by the issuer, so it would be wise to first check if you require a permit before actually booking your rental as a hauler may accept your custom before confirming your permit status.