Roll Off Dumpster Rental Assumptions Debunked

14 October 2021
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If you're trying to clean out your home, construction site, or yard, you may need a dumpster rental. However, like most things, people make assumptions of what to expect when renting a roll-off dumpster. 

The reality can either be different from your assumptions. Below are some of these assumptions debunked. 


Would a person who was cleaning out their yard after mowing the lawn require a similarly sized dumpster as a construction company clearing a site? No, because they have varying quantities of waste. The former can use a smaller roll-off dumpster while the latter needs several large dumpsters. 

Before you choose your preferred roll-off dumpster rental, consider the amount of waste you'll produce. For example, if you're renovating your home, you'll likely change the carpets, furniture, drywall, and flooring. All these won't fit a smaller roll-off dumpster. 

When choosing a roll-off dumpster, you typically have to rely on estimation to get an appropriate dumpster. So, you can start by contacting a roll-off dumpster rental company and explaining the project you're working on and the scope. This will help the rental company make a more informed estimation. 

Another option would be to choose a rental company that offers a one-size-fits-all option. Such companies will provide a roll-off dumpster and charge only for the space used. If you choose a bigger dumpster than you need, you'll only pay for the space you use. That means that you don't need to predetermine how much waste you are going to create.

You Can Use Your Dumpster Without Restrictions 

The best part about roll-off dumpster rental is that you can use it as you please. Although this is somewhat true, there are a few restrictions. You can't throw everything you find in your dumpster. Most roll-off dumpster rental companies will have a prohibited list that details all the items you can't throw in the dumpster. The most common items are tires, car batteries, and toxic chemicals. 

Dumpster Rental Companies Offer Labor 

A roll-off dumpster rental does not include labor. You'll choose the dumpster you want, and it will be delivered to your location. Once delivered, it becomes a self-service arrangement where you'll have to load the roll-off dumpster. 

If you have a couch that you want to throw away, you'll have to figure out how to get into the dumpster. If you need help to move some items, ask if the company offers junk removal services. 

For more information about roll-off dumpster rentals, contact a local company.