Everything You Need to Know about Renting a Waste Management Dumpster

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Disposing of waste is often a complicated matter–especially if you have an abundance to dispose of for one reason or another. If you are renovating, hosting a big event, cleaning up after a natural disaster or otherwise dealing with a huge amount of waste, chances are your normal curbside pickup does not cut it in terms of disposal. If this is the case for you, it may be time to consider dumpster rental. Before you commit to a rental, keep the following in mind, and you will have a stress-free disposal process.


While you likely will not need a permit to temporarily keep a disposal container on your own property, if there is chance any of the container will be on public or shared land, it is important that you hammer out these details ahead of time. Additionally, it never hurts to make certain that it is acceptable to have the container in the first place. Some neighborhoods have covenants in place that require you receive permission from the neighborhood association before keeping a container on the property.

Length of Use

Many rental and waste management companies charge based on how long you keep the rental waste container. Find out what the costs are for different time periods and see if you can utilize it for as short of a time as possible. This likely means scheduling for it to be dropped off when you are available to do your work. By doing this, you will save money on the rental fees.

What Can You Dispose?

Just because you are renting a disposal container doesn’t mean you don’t have to follow standard disposal procedures. Contact the company you are renting from and find out what you can and cannot put in the unit. Many cities have regulations about disposing of chemicals, paint, lightbulbs, old TV’s, batteries and possibly other products so it is important that you understand these before you throw something away that could cause trouble.

Key Takeaways

Whether you are doing a big project around the house or need to dispose of outdoor waste, renting a disposal container is a great solution to your waste woes. This is especially true if you keep the above mentioned things in mind.

You’ll be able to accomplish all your disposal goals if you remember these three things:

  • Always check if you need a permit.
  • Try to get the job done as quickly as possible.
  • Don’t dispose of items that aren’t allowed.

Interested in renting a dumpster? Contact us to learn about the number of dumpsters we have available and which ones will better fit your needs.


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