Dumpster Delivery Tips and Guidelines
What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Dumpster
So you’ve gone through the process of getting on the phone and renting a dumpster. Now you’re waiting for it to be delivered. Well, all you have to do is follow these 4 simple steps and you’ll be able to prepare your home or business for a dumpster delivery:
Step 1: Make Room for Your Dumpster Delivery
It’s essential to prepare your driveway or lot for your dumpster. Depending on which of our dumpster sizes you choose, you may need to move cars and other items occupying the space.
- 10 yard dumpsters typically measure out at 10 feet long and 8 feet wide.
- Larger sizes like the 20, 30 and 40 yard bins typically measure out at 20 feet long and 8 feet wide.
- Delivery trucks require about 50-70 feet of clearance in a straight line in order to back into your driveway.
- You should ensure your designated spot has a width of at least 10 feet so that there is room for the driver.
- You can place plywood down over the areas where the wheels will be placed to aid in a soft landing.
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 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.
Step 3: Don't Panic If It Isn’t There First Thing in the Morning
Dumpster delivery takes place within a 1-2 business days of ordering, depending on availability, and they can arrive at any time during normal work hours. Each delivery is scheduled based on the most fuel-efficient route for the driver. This helps keep costs low and ensures there’s enough time to deliver all the dumpsters scheduled for delivery on that day.
Step 4: After Dumpster Delivery
It’s critical to fill your dumpster with the right debris for its size and purpose and know what you can throw in a dumpster. For example:
- A dumpster rented for disposing of household debris should only be filled with miscellaneous items from the home.
- This could include furniture, clothing, plastics, paper and other general refuse.
- It should not be filled with materials like concrete, sheetrock or fixtures.
- These items would be better suited for a construction dumpster, one that will be taken to a separate landfill that exclusively accepts these kinds of materials.
- If you mix residential and construction debris together, you’ll likely going to have to remove either one or the other before the container can be picked up.
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.