Dumpster Rentals FAQ

Renting a roll-off dumpster seems so easy that everyone thinks it as simple as calling a company, having a dumpster provided and then the company will haul the dumpster away after it has been utilized. And there is some truth in that. However like any other home service, once you dig a bit deeper and get to know more about specific details about dumpster container rentals, you are likely to have more questions about it.

At Gainesville Dumpster Rental Center, we specialize in dumpster roll-off rentals and recycling services. In order to help with the main questions you may have, we have out together this FAQ list to guide you:

How large is the roll-off dumpster?

The dimensions of the dumpster are measured in cubic yards. For instance, a 30-yard dumpster will accommodate 30 cubic yards of waste items. Our standard dumpster sizes are 10, 20, 30, and 40 yards.

How long can I rent my dumpster?

You can rent a dumpster for any length of time ranging from one day up to four weeks with maximum rental services. However, bigger waste management companies like us can supply dumpsters which can be retained for more than four weeks or even on an on-going basis whenever required. In this setup, the dumpster is serviced to a regular curbside collection, with removal happening daily, weekly or even bi-weekly.

Is it true that I need to load the dumpster a certain way?

Yes, that’s true. Dumpsters must be loaded in such a way that the debris inside stay even. There must not be any concentrations of waste heaps or holes in a specific area inside the dumpster. You must likewise try not to overload the dumpster.

This means that the trash must not pass the top or stick out away from the container. Inappropriately filling a dumpster implies some risks and may lead to extra rental fees. Big dumpsters typically have a door to make it simpler to load it appropriately.

Is my presence needed during the dumpster pick up?

Your presence will not be necessary for the pickup given that the dumpster was loaded appropriately and there is no obstructions to access it.

In case I need the dumpster for an extended period of time, what extra cost will there be?

Whenever you realize during your rental that you possibly need to have the dumpster for a lengthier period than you originally booked, you must inform us as soon as you can. We are often flexible in these situations and will not give additional charges to keep the dumpster for a couple of days or more.

Do I need any form of paperwork before renting the container?

Generally not if you are in or around Gainesville. However there might be the need to obtain a permit from your building permit office if you have to place the dumpster on public property. The issuer defines the extent of the permit, so it would be wise to initially check if you need such a permit before actually booking your rental as a hauler may receive your custom before approving your permit status.

How fast can I get a dumpster?

Our dumpsters are available for rent on a first-come-first-serve basis due to the logistics involved, but do not worry as we have a large inventory. It is possible to acquire a dumpster on the same day you made your order in some cases, especially if you call early in the morning. We are very passionate for giving you an exceptional quality of services, so we will always deliver our dumpsters as fast as possible.

Furthermore, a dumpster can be picked up on the same day as delivery. We too accept bookings that are made one day in advance.

Is it okay for me to use a dumpster bag instead?

Yes, you can. However, you generally won’t get as much space and weight per dollar for preserving your waste materials with these bags in comparison with a dumpster.