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Dumpster Rental FAQs

All Your Dumpster Rental Questions Answered

Arranging waste removal is a simple process once you know the answers to a few common dumpster rental questions. Use these FAQs to determine the right dumpster service for your needs, understand dumpster rental pricing, learn more about a dumpster’s features and specifications, and prepare for a hassle-free delivery.


Q: Why use Budget Dumpster?

When you rent a dumpster from us, you’ll save time and money. We provide property owners, contractors and business owners with quick and courteous waste disposal services at low, flat-rate prices. To learn more, call us at 1-866-284-6164. 

Q: What dumpster sizes do you offer?

A: We offer many different residential dumpster sizes, including 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40 cubic yards. In some service areas, we also offer commercial dumpster sizes in 2, 4, 6 and 8 cubic yards. No matter what size your job, you can find a dumpster that’s up to the task.

Q: How do I rent a dumpster?

A: All it takes is a quick phone call. Our customer service representatives will help you choose a dumpster size and set up your order within minutes. 


Q: How much does a dumpster cost?

A: The cost of a dumpster is made up of several factors: the size of the dumpster, the weight of the debris, the length of the rental period and local taxes and fees. This means that the exact price of a dumpster varies according to location and the specifics of your order. No matter where you’re located or how much you’re disposing of, we offer simple flat-rate pricing on all of our dumpster sizes, so you’ll always know the full price up front. Find pricing for your area on our Pricing page. For a free quote, call 866-284-6164.

Q: What types of payment are accepted?

A: Budget Dumpster accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

Q: How do I pay for my order?

A:  Payment is made to us over the phone at the time the order is placed.

Q: Do you offer discounts on dumpsters?

A: We offer regular deals and promo codes for our dumpster rentals. Visit our Deals and Coupons page to learn about receiving discounts.

Dumpster Features

Q: What size dumpster do I need?

A: The right dumpster size for your project depends on the type and amount of debris you’re throwing away. Call us up and describe your project, and our customer service team can help you choose the best dumpster for the job.

Q: Will my dumpster have a weight limit?

A: Each of our dumpster sizes has a weight limit that represents the amount of debris you can dispose of without going over your original price quote. Exceeding your weight limit will result in an additional fee. Use our weight calculators to find the approximate weight of your debris and determine which dumpster size best lines up with your needs. When in doubt, give us a call at 866-284-6164. 

Q: What can and can't I put in a dumpster?

A: Use your dumpster to dispose of common household debris and construction debris. Flammable, toxic or otherwise hazardous materials are not allowed in our dumpsters. Learn more about what can be put in a dumpster.

Q: Will my dumpster have a door?

A: Most of our dumpsters feature a door that can be opened to carry in items that are too large to toss over the side. The door is located on the end that rolls off the truck first. You’ll need at least eight feet of space in front of the dumpster to open the door completely.

Q: Is there a right way to load a dumpster?

A: It’s best to load a dumpster as evenly as possible. This will allow you to fit more debris inside and help to ensure you don’t overload the dumpster. It’s also important to make sure that no items hang over the side or stick up over the top of the container, since this can make it dangerous for the hauler to pick up the dumpster. Please note that you may be charged an additional fee if your container is overfilled.

Q: Do I need a permit for a dumpster?

A: You’ll only need to acquire a dumpster permit if you intend to have your container dropped off on a street or other public property. Our service representatives will be able to tell you if you’ll need a permit before we set up your order. Learn more about obtaining a permit for your dumpster.


Q: When will my dumpster be delivered?

A: Our deliveries generally take place between 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, but this can vary based on the current schedule and availability. Please contact the team member who set up your order if you have any additional questions regarding your delivery.

Q: Should I be home for delivery/pickup?

A: There’s no need to be present for delivery or pickup. On delivery and pickup day, just make sure the area where you want the dumpster placed is clear and not blocked by cars or anything else that may prevent us from accessing the spot. Please also be sure the dumpster is loaded properly, with nothing sticking up over the top or hanging over the sides.

Q: Can a dumpster sit on an incline?

A: As long as the ground is even and the slope is less than a 15 percent grade, we can generally place a dumpster on an incline. A good test is whether a parking brake is needed for vehicles on your driveway: if a parking brake is needed, we cannot place a dumpster there. Be aware that it is always up to the driver’s discretion to determine whether your driveway presents a safety hazard. 

Q: How much space is needed?

A: Our delivery trucks need roughly 60 feet in a straight line leading up to the spot where you want the dumpster placed, with at least 10.5 feet in width. We also need at least 23 feet of overhead clearance to raise the back of the truck and roll off the dumpster. 

Q: Should I lay down plywood?

We don’t require you to lay down plywood or other materials where you want the dumpster placed. However, we do recommend it to help protect the surface from any scratches or scrapes.

Q: Can I request a specific delivery time?

A: Because our drivers may experience delays at the landfill, at previous customers’ properties or due to traffic conditions, we cannot guarantee an exact delivery time. Your dumpster will arrive anytime between 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. on your delivery date. We will take requests for delivery times but cannot guarantee that the driver will be able to meet them.

Q: Who do I call to pick up my dumpster?

A: When you’re ready for pickup, simply call us at 1-866-284-6164 or schedule your pickup online.

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