Dumpster Rental Questions

Dumpster rentals can be a convenient and the best way to get rid of that household junk that you have been storing for many years. Rather than putting all that waste in your truck and hauling it to the dump, give Detroit Dumpster Rental a call and we’ll have a dumpster delivered to your site. Fill the dumpster to the top, please do not overfill. Then we’ll pick it up and haul it away to the landfill. It’s just that easy.
Before you rent a dumpster, there are a few things you should know. For instance, are they a local dumpster company and not a broker from out of state? Brokers take the order and then try to find a local dumpster company to deliver the container. The price is usually higher because the broker makes a fee for their service.

The very important question is: Do I need a permit? Not every city requires one. Here is a link to the City Of Detroit to check if you need a permit.

Another question you need to ask is whether there is a delivery and pick-up fee or fuel surcharge. What items are prohibited? Many companies will not allow toxic chemicals, Freon, batteries, TVs, computer monitors, microwaves, or tires. And they do allow these, is there an extra cost? Also, ask if there is a weight limit, and if so what is it? How much does it cost per ton over the weight limit? You may have many more questions. Don’t be afraid to ask, because it may cost you later if you don’t! Many Detroit dumpster companies do not take medical waste, pesticides, oil, paint, propane tanks, liquids, hazardous materials, or yard waste. You may need a separate and special dumpster for those items. Here at Detroit Dumpster Rental, our friendly staff will answer all the above questions and whatever questions you may have.

Detroit DumpsterThe next step in renting a dumpster is choosing the right size container you will need. Give us a call so we can go over the items you are putting into the dumpster. We can help you choose the right size. As a rule of thumb, if you think you need a 10-yard dumpster and you have bigger items such as furniture you may want to go with a 20-yard dumpster. If you are cleaning out more than three rooms then rent a 30-yard or 40-yard dumpster. If you are remodeling a kitchen or bathroom or a garage and basement then a 10-yard dumpster may be all you need. If you chose the wrong size dumpster and another has to bring out, this will increase the cost of your project.

There are many types of dumpsters. Front-load dumpsters are the ones you see at places of business. Roll-off dumpsters are the ones you usually see a construction site. And there are rubber-wheeled dumpsters that you usually see at residential sites. Many people are concerned about their drives, especially if it is an asphalt driveway. Dumpster Rental Detroit carries roll-off dumpsters and driveway-friendly rubber-wheeled dumpsters.
Please remember, if the container is overfilled there will be a charge and a dry run charge. If we are not able to tarp the container, we can not pick up the dumpster. Having items fall out will lead to tickets and fines.

Another question you want to ask is, how long can I keep the dumpster? Many companies will let you keep the dumpster for 10 to 14 days then a fee will be applied per day after the allotted time. Ask what the cost will be and if there will be a pickup fee. Also, will they automatically pick up the dumpster at the end of the rental period, or do I have to call to have the dumpster picked up when I’m finished? Many companies will make you call, hoping you will forget so they can charge for extra days.

As you can see there are many factors that come into play when renting a dumpster. And if it is your first time it can be overwhelming and confusing. Here at Detroit Dumpster Rental, we have been helping people in the Detroit metro area for many years. So give us a call for your next dumpster service and we’ll help you choose the right size dumpster for your project and answer any questions you may have. After all when you have the name Detroit Dumpster Rental you have to live up to your name.

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