What You Need to Know Before Renting a Dumpster

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If you’ve never rented a dumpster before, you want to be aware of the options that are available as well as the process. Renting a dumpster is an easy and safe way to dispose of many different types of items.

At Sweitzer Waste Removal, we make the process as easy as possible while offering you a wide variety of options for our roll-off dumpsters. Our team is always ready and available to answer your questions. As you prepare to rent a roll-off dumpster, we have 4 things you’ll want to keep in mind so that you make the right choice for your project.

What is a Roll-Off Dumpster?

A roll-off dumpster is a huge waste container that can collect many items that are not allowed in a regular garbage pickup. They have wheels so that they can be moved easily from one place to another. They are typically moved around using special trucks that drop them off and pick them up when they are full. 

Roll-off dumpsters are a great choice for construction projects, demolition, roofing, large home cleanups, and yard cleanups. They are a safe way to dispose of large, heavy items.

4 Things to Know Before Renting a Dumpster

Roll-Off Dumpsters Come in Different Sizes

There is a roll-off dumpster for pretty much every project because they come in different sizes. This is why it’s always a good idea to know how much waste you’re going to have to get rid of. You don’t want to pay for a larger dumpster you don’t need, but you also want to have enough room to fit everything that you need.

Sweitzer Waste Removal offers the following dumpster sizes:

  • 10 Yards (2-ton limit)
  • 12 Yards (2.5-ton limit)
  • 15 Yards (3-ton limit)
  • 20 Yards (4-ton limit)
  • 30 Yards (5-ton limit)

If you’re not sure what size dumpster would best suit your project, just ask one of our friendly staff members who will be happy to help you.

Roll-off Dumpsters Have Weight Limits

As we listed above, each size dumpster has a weight limit. If you go over the capacity limit, you will be charged extra. Also, don’t overfill the dumpster. Filling it only to the brim is recommended.

Some Items Can’t Be Thrown in a Dumpster

Many people have the misconception that they can throw everything in a dumpster. But, there are certain hazardous materials that you can’t toss in a dumpster. These include:

  • Hazardous or Medical Waste
  • Vehicle or Tractor Batteries
  • Gasoline
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Tires

If you have any of these items, you’ll need to find a proper way to dispose of them.

Check the Permit Requirements

Generally, if you are placing a dumpster on private property, a permit is not required. But, if you are planning on placing it on public property such as a parking lot or street, you’ll want to check the requirements.

Call Sweitzer Waste Removal for Your Dumpster Rental

When renting a dumpster is on your to-do list for any project, call Sweitzer Waste Removal. We offer convenient drop off and pickup for our 10 to 30-yard dumpsters. For more information, contact us today at 203-245-8840 or reach out to us online.