Dumpster Rental FAQs

Below you will find the answers to the most common dumpster rental faqs we hear all the time.  This short video also explains some common questions regarding how much space is required for delivery and usage guidelines.  If you have any questions at all, contact us anytime.

Most Common Dumpster Rental FAQs

No! At Trash Daddy Dumpsters, we have all-inclusive flat rate pricing. That means you only pay ONE price, as long as you stay under the weight limit (which most people do). Although dumpsters can hold up to 10 tons of material, the heavier the weight, the more it costs for disposal, which is why the various sizes have their own weight limits. If you exceed the weight limit, there will be an extra charge due to the extra cost of disposal. That's why it's important to talk to an expert before renting a dumpster - so they can help minimize the possibility of going over the weight limit based on what you are putting in the dumpster.

That said, there are 3 instances where an additional fee MIGHT occur - (1) IF a driver comes out and can't place or pick up the dumpster because it's blocked, which would result in a "dry run" fee of $200, and (2) IF you have a pick up or delivery scheduled and cancel. If you cancel same day there is a cancellation fee of $100, and if you cancel 24 hours ahead of your pick up or delivery day there is a cancellation fee of $40, and (3) IF you change your mind after delivery on where the dumpster was placed (it wasn't the fault of the driver placing it wrong) and you want it moved, there would be a $100 relocate fee. See terms and conditions on our website for all the details.
In most areas, we offer next day availability, but this can vary during the busier times of the year (typically summer time). On occasion we can offer same day availability, but this depends on the day and the area where you live. This means that if you order a dumpster today, the soonest it could be delivered would be tomorrow. Also, this is Monday through Friday. So if you order on Friday, the soonest would be Monday, and if you order on Saturday the soonest would be Tuesday. The reason for this is because the drivers' routes for any day are configured early in the morning of the scheduled haul, and it's difficult to change them during the day.
Almost anything can be thrown away in a roll off dumpster. It's much easier to just list what can NOT be thrown away, as that list is much smaller. It's all determined by what can go in landfills, which are strictly regulated. Please make sure you never put any of the items below in any dumpster:

Electronics - TVs, computers, etc.
Air conditioners
Paint cans & chemicals
Household cleaners
Propane tanks
Medical waste
Oil & gasoline
Contaminated soil
Any other hazardous chemicals

Yes, even our largest dumpsters will fit in most residential driveways. The 20 yard, 30 yard and 40 yard sizes are all about 22 feet long, which is about the length of an average driveway. When you order, we will pull up your address on Google maps and let you know if we see any issues with placing the dumpster in your driveway, unless you want it placed somewhere else.
The 40 yard dumpster. A 40 yard is the largest size available from just about any dumpster rental company. At about 8 feet wide, 22 feet long and 8 feet high, it is capable of holding a large amount of junk and debris. It can hold roughly 16-18 pickup truck loads of junk. There is a door on the back that swings open so it can be easily loaded up. The 40 yard is good for very large cleanup jobs - large construction projects, large remodeling projects, home demolition, estate cleanouts, and more.
Sometimes, but please be aware this takes time. If every customer asks for an eta, it will be difficult for the dispatch department to do their job. The drivers are on a tight schedule in order to be as productive as possible, and they are prohibited from being on their phones for safety reasons. While dispatch does know where the drivers are through the day, it's not a simple thing to narrow down a specific time window for individual deliveries or pick ups (and this is with any hauler, not just our company). See the question "why can't you just ask dispatch for an ETA" for more information.
Because if we did this for every scheduled delivery or pickup dispatch wouldn't be able to do their job. Please be patient and understand that the drivers have many deliveries and pickups on their routes every day. All of them are important to get done, and when the dumpster is delivered depends on a number of factors on any given day.
Our standard rental period in most areas is 14 days and is included in the flat rate price. In some areas it's 7 days. Check your service area for details. If you need the dumpster longer, it's $15 a day after that. Of course we can always pick it up sooner if you want. You just let us know.
No, because we don't rent dumpsters one day incrementsIn fact, we don't know anyone in the industry that does.  However, you can KEEP a dumpster rental for only one day. There are always a number of days included in the rental term. At Trash Daddy the rental term depends on the city you are in, and it's either 7 or 14 days. You can have have the dumpster picked up any time, even one day after it's dropped off, but it doesn't change the price.
Yes, but it depends on the service area. Check your service area page for details, or reach out to us. Most of the time the earliest we could get you a dumpster would be the next day, but sometimes we can get customers same day service. Give us a call if you would like us to check for you!
Yes! We specialize in helping customers with residential dumpster rental. One of the reasons we started this company is to make dumpster rental easy and affordable for anyone, especially for residential homeowners. A roll off dumpster rental is by far the most convenient and easy way to get rid of old junk accumulating around your house or garage. It's perfect for home cleanouts, home remodeling projects, move outs, yard waste cleanup, and much more.
Yes! All dumpsters that we rent have a door that swings open on one end. All you do is lift a locking handle, and the door will swing outward. NOTE: when placing dumpsters in driveways or up against structures, the drivers will always place them with the door toward the structure, as opposed to in the street. Keep this in mind if you want to use the door, but it's pushed right up against something.
It depends on your area. Prices vary across the country, and they can change with the local economy. That said, the prices with Trash Daddy range from about $375 to $949, depend on the size and the area of the country in which you live. Give us a call or use our live chat to get specific prices.
That's fine. You can have the dumpster picked up as soon as you want. All of our dumpster rentals have a rental period that is included in the flat rate price. In most areas it is 14 days. The price does not change if you need it for less time. If you would like the dumpster picked up sooner, just let us know and we will pick it up when you are done.
Yes. However, there is a distinction between weight restriction (or weight limit or weight allowance) and weight capacity. As for capacity, all dumpsters are capable of carrying well over 10 tons of weight. However, most local regulations prohibit hauling dumpsters that heavy. Most dumpster rental companies that use flat rate pricing (like Trash Daddy), will have a weight limit, or sometimes called weight allowance, associated with each size. The weight limit refers to how much weight is included in the flat rate price, not how much weight the dumpster can hold.
Yes! We have dumpsters for heavier projects like concrete, dirt, brick, rock or sod. These would be mainly 12 yard, 15 yard or 20 yard dumpsters, and they come with a weight limit up to 10 tons. Give us a call for pricing and details.
No, as long as nothing is blocking the area for the driver to place or pick up the dumpster. We get your placement instructions at the time of the order, so you do not have to wait for the driver if you don't want to.
It's fine but there will be an extra charge. The dumpster can still be hauled, unless it's over-loaded and/or over 10 tons. However, when it is dumped they are all weighed, and if it's over the weight limit, there will be a charge of up to $95 per ton (pro-rated) over the weight limit of that dumpster.
Yes, most of the time, but it does depend on the area/city. In most cities this is not an issue. Other cities will allow it if you have a permit, and other cities don't allow it at all. We will let you know when you order if that is an issue.
Probably not, but possibly, depending on the city and where you place the dumpster. If you put the dumpster in your driveway you shouldn't need one. However, some (not all) cities do require permits for dumpsters placed on the street. We can let you know which cities require a permit, and handle all of that for you. Give us a call for details.
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