You may find yourself wondering what is the best way to dispose of your trash. Whether you are doing a large home clean out, some small spring cleaning, or a home renovation, it can be hard to determine whether you need a dumpster or if it’s just easier to bag your trash. We came up with a pro and cons list to both options to make this decision a bit easier!
Pros & Cons for Using a Dumpster
A dumpster provides more room for bigger waste. If you are prepping for a move or undergoing large home renovations a dumpster can hold coffee tables, couches, junk, debris, and so much more.
A dumpster offers safety. All your waste will be held safely in a confined space rather than on the sidewalk or on the edge of your property.
A roll-off dumpster is convenient. It is brought to you and picked up when you’re done.
A dumpster saves you time from driving to and from a waste drop-off location.
A dumpster gives you more flexibility with scheduling. You can choose when to have it picked up or plan to keep it for the full 21 days if you rent from Roll-Off Dumpster Direct.
There is an additional expense of renting a roll-off dumpster.
You will need to set aside space to place the dumpster.
Some homeowner’s associations may require a permit for a roll-off dumpster.
Pros and Cons for Bagging Your Trash
There is no upfront cost for bagging your trash.
Doing it yourself allows you to choose where to put the trash.
Bagging your trash allows you to have full space.
You cannot throw out a large amount of trash as efficiently as having a dumpster.
Some items can not be left out for routine trash pick-up and have to be lugged into a remote area. You may have to pay extra for this service and it’s also time and gas spent.
If you have a large amount of waste the regular trash pick-up may only take some of it.
We’ll Take Care of Your Trash
The answer to this question really relies on what you are doing. If the project that you are working on is going to create a large amount of waste, it might be in your best interest to rent a dumpster. This is where we can help! We have 4 different sized dumpsters to choose from – 10 yards, 20 yards, 30 yards, and 40 yards. A 10-yard dumpster can be a great alternative for smaller projects. We drop off our dumpsters at any location of choice and pick them up once you are done with it. If you are looking for more information, contact us today!
Although driveway damage is unlikely, please be aware of the possibility of damage caused by the weight of the dumpster and the contents placed in the dumpster.
Watch the process of a dumpster delivery below, and find out our tips for keeping your driveway protected.
Prevent Scratching & Cracks
We recommend that you place 4′ x 8′ plywood sheets or 2″ x 4″ boards on your driveway where the dumpster will be placed. The wood will prevent the dumpster from scratching or cracking the driveway. Please take the proper precautions to protect your driveway!
Dumpster permits are typically only required when placing a dumpster on public property such as a street, easement, or sidewalk.
Please contact your local township office or public works department to determine exact permit requirements for your specific situation. Permit requirements can vary within the same town based on placement specifics!
An empty dumpster weighs between 3,500 lbs. (10 yard dumpster) and 6,500 lbs. (40 yard dumpster). The weight of the dumpster itself does not affect pricing. Rather, ONLY THE WEIGHT OF THE MATERIALS PLACED IN THE DUMPSTER AFFECTS PRICING.
No, our roll-off dumpster rentals do not include any type of cover or lid. We highly recommend using a tarp secured with bungee cords to cover the dumpster to help keep out unnecessary weight from precipitation and unwanted debris from nearby residents.
The price of a dumpster rental includes a one-time delivery and removal for the selected roll off dumpster, a disposal weight allowance, and a stated rental period. All waste will be disposed of in a fully approved and licensed disposal facility.
Department of Transportation regulations limit the weight of any roll off dumpster to approximately 15 tons. Certain materials such as concrete, dirt, brick, drywall, roofing shingles, tree trunks, etc. can be very heavy. Before placing any heavy materials in your roll off dumpster, please review the applicable additional weight charges per the terms and conditions of your agreement and contact us at 888-885-2048 for guidance. Under no conditions should a roll off dumpster be loaded above the fill line, even with light material.
Yes, if the weight of the materials in your dumpster exceeds the included weight quoted in your order confirmation, you will be charged for the additional weight at the specified tonnage rate. We are charged by weight at the disposal facility and we pass along this charge accordingly.
The truck drives onto a scale at the disposal facility where an initial weight is recorded (gross weight).The truck then empties the contents of the dumpster.Next, the truck drives onto a second scale that records the weight of the truck and the empty dumpster (tare weight).The difference between the first and second weights (gross – tare) is the weight of the debris in the dumpster.The scales are regulated by state bureaus of weights and measures.