Dumpster Rental 101

At Budget Dumpster, we strive to make renting a dumpster as simple as possible. Take a look at some of the articles, videos and infographics below to learn the ins and outs of the dumpster rental process. 

Rental Basics

Dumpster Weight Calculator

Our dumpster weight calculator will allow you to estimate the total weight of your debris, making it easier to select the right dumpster size for your project. 

Prohibited Items

See the full list of common items we cannot accept in our dumpsters.

Dumpster Delivery Tips and Guidelines

Learn how to prepare your driveway, work site or other location for a dumpster delivery. 


Learn when and how to pull a permit for your dumpster rental. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Browse our FAQ page to see if we have the answer. If you can’t find the answer, you can always call us at 1-866-284-6164 and we’ll help you out. 

Video Tutorials

See our dumpster rentals in action from delivery to final pickup with a complete walkthrough of the dumpster rental process. 

Dumpster Rental 201 

Learn more about using a dumpster, including what items are accepted and how to identify the right company for both your project and your budget. 

What Can You Throw in a Dumpster?

Use this quick guide to learn what you can and can't throw in a dumpster so you can avoid unnecessary dumpster rental fees.

Bulk Waste Disposal: How to Throw Away Difficult Items

Learn how to dispose of difficult items including appliances, furniture, electronics and mattresses.

Dumpster Rentals vs. Conventional Junk Removal Services

Read our guide to junk removal options and learn the best ways to get rid of junk for your project and budget.

How to Avoid Dumpster Fees

Learn what the most common dumpster fees are and how you can avoid them. 

How to Choose a Dumpster Rental Company

We explain the questions you should ask and what you should look for when researching a dumpster rental company.

Types of Debris

Learn about the different types of debris we accept, as well as those that require special disposal. 

Residential Dumpster Guide

Use this guide to choose the right dumpster and the right service for your cleanup, home improvement and other residential projects.


Dumpster Sizes and How Much They Hold

Learn which dumpster sizes we recommend for remodels, construction, demolition and other cleanup work.