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Dumpster Delivery Tips and Guidelines

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Dumpster

So you’ve gone through the process of renting a dumpster. Now, while you wait for your container, it’s important to prepare your home or business for a successful delivery. Watch the video and follow the steps below as a guide for how to do so.

Step 1: Make Room for Your Dumpster Delivery

Make sure all cars and other objects are removed from your placement location and its surrounding area. Keep in mind the following while preparing for delivery:

Dumpster Delivery

If this at all seems overwhelming, don’t worry. We take care of placement at the time of ordering, ensuring there’s plenty of room to deliver the dumpster so you can have a successful rental.

Step 2: Check Clearance Height for Delivery

Make sure the delivery area is clear of potential hanging objects like wires or tree branches. Our largest size dumpster is 7 feet tall, but you also have to account for the height of the truck and its raised flatbed. All things considered, the truck will need to have at least 14-18 feet of vertical clearance depending on the size of the dumpster you choose.

Clearance Height for Delivery

Step 3: Know Your Delivery Date

Dumpster delivery typically takes place within a 1-2 business days of ordering, depending on availability. Each delivery is scheduled based on the most fuel-efficient route for the driver, meaning your container can show up at any time during business hours. This helps ensures there’s enough time to deliver all the dumpsters scheduled on that day.

Step 4: Filling Up Your Dumpster

It’s critical to fill your dumpster with the right debris for its size and purpose. Use the following as a guide of how to go about filling up a dumpster.

Find out more about what you can throw in a dumpster.

Items to Fill Up Your Dumpster

Follow these simple dumpster guidelines and we’ll ensure an easy, affordable rental. If you have any additional questions, give us a call at 1-866-284-6164.