Junk sure does pile up over time, and sometimes, a single project results in a whole heap of it. Regular trash containers just aren’t big enough, and full service junk haulers are expensive. That’s when you start looking for affordable dumpster rental. “I need dumpster rental near me!” you say as you look at garbage containers for rent. Businesses and industries in Denver also produce waste, and often need regular bulk refuse removal services. We all know that a waste management company is the solution, but not everyone knows how to go about choosing a reliable roll off dumpster service for residential and commercial debris removal. Use this simple checklist to get a good deal:
- List the materials you are hoping to get rid of through the trash service so that you can inform companies as to your needs and get the best advice.
- Find out what size roll off dumpsters will fit your requirements. A customer service consultant should be able to give you assistance in making the right choice.
- Choose local businesses to limit transportation costs. The big guys that operate across the country are usually pricier.
- Get estimates from a minimum of three service providers to get a feel for market prices and get a better deal.
- Find out whether the companies you are considering contracting have a good service reputation.
How much does it cost to rent a roll-off dumpster?
As with so many things, the answer to this question is “it depends”. Obviously, the distance the roll off containers have to travel to get to your home or place of business is a factor. You should therefore try to get dumpster hire as close to the Denver, CO address where the junk or debris you want to get rid of is located. Dumpster rental cost does vary, so the first step towards affordable dumpster rental will be getting quotes for your waste removal and waste disposal.
Here are a few facts to keep in mind when asking for quotes and evaluating your debris removal estimates:
- A 40 yard dumpster will likely cost you less than four 10 yard dumpsters so rightsizing is important. You wouldn’t want to waste money on a half empty large dumpster, but if your smaller one isn’t big enough, you could end up paying more.
- Local landfill costs are calculated by weight, and your junk removal service will pass this cost on to you.
- The same applies to your trash pickup cost. The heavier your junk, the more it costs.
- How long will it take you to get your dumpster loaded up? The longer it stays on your property, the higher the cost. Next day trash pickup can save you big time!
With all these variables it really is difficult to tell you what to expect, but assuming your junk will be good to go pretty quickly, you’re looking at around $325-$375 for a 10 yard dumpster. A 20 year dumpster rough estimate would amount to $400 – $450.
Which dumpster size to rent?
You’ll find that the type of material you need to get rid of will also play a role in selecting dumpster sizes, but broadly speaking the following holds true:
- 10-yard dumpster: 12 ft L x 8 ft W x 4 ft H. Usually ideal for household junk removal and small-time construction waste.
- 20-yard dumpster: 22 ft L x 8 ft W x 4.5 ft H. Also mainly for domestic projects, but in this case, ones that are rather more extensive.
- 30-yard dumpster: 22 ft L x 8 ft W x 6 ft H. We are now approaching a size that would be useful for some of the larger cleanups homeowners may face, and the smaller ones industries may undertake.
- 40-yard dumpster: 22 ft L x 8 ft W x 8 ft H. This is the big daddy of dumpsters for those really big trash removal service jobs.
- Some companies offer mini-dumpsters just 6 yards long, and an intermediate 15 yard dumpster size.
What materials can you place in your container?
You can dispose of a wide variety of materials using a dumpster, but certain types of debris shouldn’t be mixed up.
- General waste: The type of materials that would usually go in a trash can or rubbish bin. Remember to separate out recyclables and hazardous materials such as pesticides or cleaning agents.
- Garden waste: Prunings and clippings and garden dirt will usually be taken for composting, so don’t include any general waste or rubble in this load.
- Construction waste: Materials such as building rubble, old drywall, metals, roofing and flooring materials, wood and piping all fall into this category and require bulk junk removal. Once again, recyclables should be disposed of separately as will the heavy materials such as brick, concrete, etc.
- Appliances and old furniture: Please be aware that e-waste is hazardous and has to be disposed of separately. Check with your dumpster company if you are unsure whether the items you want to dispose of would constitute a hazard as landfills will not accept hazardous waste. Place any such items in a box and find out about local hazardous waste disposal.
How you should prepare for dumpster arrival
Now that you know where to get a dumpster and how much you’re likely to pay for it, you can place your order, but it’s still not time to sit back and relax. To avoid last-minute panic, you need to plan carefully. You know how big your dumpster will be, and it will arrive on a truck, so you need to choose a place with easy vehicle access and ample space to place the dumpster.
If you’re thinking of placing it beside the street, outside your property, you may need to get permission from your local authorities. Ask your dumpster rental company to help you in obtaining a permit.
You also need to remember that your dumpster is going to be very heavy, especially once it has been filled up. Soft ground will not support the weight, and your dumpster may sink in, making loading it up onto the truck again extremely difficult or even impossible. If you want to place the dumpster on a paved area such as a concrete slab, you won’t want the wheels to damage the surface, plywood sheets under the wheels can protect surfaces. If in doubt, check with the dumpster rental company.
Do remember that a dumpster can’t be filled to the brim during transport for traffic safety reasons. It has to be covered up and debris must remain in the container. Ensure that about 25% of the height of the dumpster is left empty for this reason.
To get more specific advice, ask your local contractors what dumpster size they would recommend for your volume and type of waste.