Renting a dumpster is not something your average person does on a daily or even a monthly basis. Here at Budget Dumpster, it’s our job to rent dumpsters and provide our customers with the most information possible about our business. There are a quite a few aspects of this business, most people don’t understand and I am here to shine light on some of these common misconceptions.

  1. There Are Different SizesDumpster-Sizes-Infographic (3)

Just like love, our dumpsters come in all different shapes and sizes. Here at Budget Dumpster we offer a wide variety of dumpster sizes due to our large inventory of roll off containers. Depending on your project, we can offer a dumpster that will adequately fit everything you have to throw away. If you are unsure about what size dumpster you need, our customer service representatives can steer you in the right direction.

  1. We Have Different Dumpsters for Specific Materials

This is something I didn’t know until I started working for a dumpster rental company. I assumed all dumpsters were built the same but I soon learned that is not the case. We offer different dumpsters for household debris than we do for construction debris, because construction debris usually weighs a lot more and this means your dumpster will need a higher weight limit.

  1. All You Have to do is Call

When it comes to renting a dumpster from Budget Dumpster, it’s as simple as making a phone call. Our customer service representatives are happy to explain how the dumpster rental process works and what out flat rate prices include. In just under 5 minutes, you can have your dumpster ordered, paid for, and on the schedule for delivery.

  1. There Are Weight Limits

Every time you rent a dumpster, you will be given a weight limit for your dumpster. In our case, it is not just the size of the things you put in the dumpster, but  also the weight of the container. Our customer service representatives will do their best to match you up with the best dumpster depending on how much stuff you have to toss in the dumpster and how much everything you have weighs.

  1. You May Need a Permit

Depending on where you want your dumpster placed, you may need to obtain a permit from the city. Most often, if you would like to have the dumpster placed on your property you will not need a dumpster, but if you want to have the dumpster placed in the street, you will most likely need a permit.

  1. You Usually Need to Call 2 Days in Advance

As soon as you realize you need a dumpster, it is best to give us a phone call. We are usually unable to provide same-day service and we recommend our customers to call in about two days before you would want your dumpster to be delivered. This timeline greatly varies on the availability of dumpsters we have in your area, but if I was you, I’d call two days in advance.

  1. We Offer Empty and Returns

If you have enough trash for more than one dumpster but not enough room for multiple dumpsters on your property or work site, you have the ability to request an empty and return. An empty and return is where you call us when you fill your dumpster and our driver will come out to your location, empty the container at the proper facility and then return to your property. If you are interested in this service, all you have to do is ask.

  1. Look for Coupons

Renting a dumpster is similar to most other purchases when it comes to searching for coupons before purchasing. We offer coupons for dumpsters around most holidays and we occasionally promote them on our social sites. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook,subscribe to our blog, and sign up for our emails for a better chance to see a coupon before you call in to order a dumpster.

  1. You Don’t Need to be Onsite for Delivery or Pickup

Most customers assume they need be home for their dumpster to be delivered but that is not the case. The only instance where you need to be onsite for the dumpster to be delivered or picked up is when the driver will need to come through a locked gate. As long as our drivers have the ability to drop off or pick up the dumpster, you do not need to be there.

  1. You Cannot Put Hazardous Materials in Dumpsters

You would think this would go without saying, but unfortunately we have learned that not enough people care about what they are tossing into our dumpsters, and eventually into the earth. Our dumpsters cannot handle any type of hazardous or flammable materials. To see a list of these items, check out our prohibited items page.

Occasionally, I forget that not everyone spends 8 hours a day thinking about dumpsters. Renting a dumpster does not need to be a difficult process, especially when you rent a dumpster with Budget Dumpster. Do you have any more things you didn’t know about renting a dumpster? Share it with us in the comments below!