All About Residential Dumpster Rental

July 26, 2021

So you need to clean out that garage or basement? Maybe you are searching for junk removal to get rid of a lot of old junk that has been accumulating around the house for years. The most convenient option is a residential dumpster rental. However, most homeowners don't know where to look, or who to call, or how the process works.

The easiest option is to turn to Google and locate a good, local dumpster rental company - like Trash Daddy Dumpster Rentals. We make it easy for residential homeowners to easily reach someone very experienced in the dumpster rental industry. In just a couple minutes on the phone (or using live chat) you can have a dumpster delivered to you. We will place it where you want it and pick it up after it is full, all at an affordable price.

There are several things to consider when looking for a residential dumpster rental. In this article we don't talk about affordable prices because most customers already expect that, and we know our prices are affordable. Don't take our word for it - take our customer's words in many of our 5-star reviews. We will go into other important things to consider, such as how easy is the process, how soon can delivery be scheduled, what you can expect from the process, common roll off dumpster rental sizes, the experience of the team you are talking to, and the transparency of the company.

How Easy Is The Process?

One important thing to consider is how easy the company you are working with makes it for you as the customer. Many dumpster rental companies today employ sales people. This often means getting a price or asking a simple question turns into a whole sales pitch, and they often follow up and bug you for days or weeks. At Trash Daddy Dumpster Rentals, we do NOT operate that way. The more experienced companies make it easier for their customers, not harder. At Trash Daddy, we will answer all your questions, and you can even order a dumpster online via our live chat! When you do decide to order a dumpster, you can complete the process in about 5 minutes.

How Soon Can A Dumpster Be Delivered?

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Of course, how fast you can get a dumpster depends on the company. How many dumpsters the company has in its inventory, and how many trucks it has on the road are key factors. It also depends heavily on the local economy and the time of year. If you live in an area of the country (like Denver, Colorado or Houston, Texas) where the construction industry is busy, then you can generally expect it will take you longer to schedule your dumpster rental. How long is "longer"? In the busy summer months it would be smart to plan for delivery 5-7 days out, on average.

What Can You Expect From The Process?

The dumpster rental industry is very different than many other industries. At Trash Daddy, we always walk our customers through what they can and should expect when renting a dumpster, even if it's not with us. All haulers in the trash industry face the same issues. Here are a few things to keep in mind when renting a dumpster:

  • Delays can, and do, happen. Most haulers deliver and pick up the vast majority of hauls the day they are supposed to be. However, here are just a few examples of what can cause delays: trucks breaking down, traffic accidents, landfill closures, flat tires, weather related issues (rain/snow), and more.
  • When there is a delay, haulers will rearrange the routes in real time to compensate. This causes delays for some customers. Because roll-off dumpster drivers are regulated by the Department Of Transportation, it's not always possible to make up the delays as fast a company (or customer) might want to.
  • You do not have to be present for delivery or pick up of the dumpster, unless there is something blocking the area where it will be placed.
  • It's not possible to deliver or pick up the dumpster at a precise time. This is because all haulers will always try to fill the routes for each day. The routes are made very early in the morning, and when your dumpster is delivered (or picked up) just depends on where your address lands on the route for that day.

Keeping these things in mind before you rent a dumpster hopefully will easy any possible frustration, should any delay occur.

Common Roll Off Dumpster Rental Sizes

There are a few sizes that are very common with roll off dumpster rentals, no matter where you live. The most common dumpster sizes are 12 yard, 20 yard and 30 yard. A "yard" is actually a cubic yard. A 20 yard is probably the most popular dumpster size. It's large enough to hold a lot of household junk, construction debris, or any kind of remodeling debris. The 20 yard dumpster holds approximately 8 pickup truck loads of debris. It's popular because it's not very tall. It's only about 4 to 5 feet high, so it's easy to throw your junk over the side.

Is The Team Of The Company Experienced?

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In any business, experience counts! It makes any customer experience, easier, more convenient and usually cheaper. Dumpster rental service is no different, and unfortunately, there are a LOT of dumpster rental companies that quite simply do not have much experience in the dumpster rental business. Almost all of them employ call center representatives that read scripts, or salespeople that are paid on commission. At Trash Daddy Dumpster Rentals, neither is true. Our team has been in the dumpster rental industry over 15 years, and we know how to help our customers rent a dumpster fast and easy and keep the cost as low as possible.

How Transparent Is The Company You Are Considering?

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In the last several years there have been a lot of dumpster rental companies popping up on Google. However, what most people don't know is many of these are just one or two individuals, or they are some marketing call center from out of the area. It's normally easy to tell because they may have very few (or no) reviews, or their website is very generic or poorly designed, or they don't post a local address or phone number.

Our team at Trash Daddy has been in the dumpster rental business a long time. We would recommend if you are considering a company you see on Google to see how transparent they are. Does their website have an "about us" section? Do they list who the people are that work there? Does it show the owners? Do they post their background and experience? Personally, I like to do business with a company when I know who I am dealing with. Be cautious of these non-local "companies" for dumpster rental, and there are a lot of them. At Trash Daddy, our background, pictures, and experience are posted right on our website so you know who you are talking to, and you know our background in the industry.


There are a lot of residential dumpster rental companies that show up on Google these days. However, most of them do not know the industry very well (or at all), and none have a team as experienced as ours at Trash Daddy Dumpster Rentals. Keep these things in mind when considering a residential dumpster rental such as how easy is the process, how soon you can expect delivery, what you can expect from the process, common dumpster rental sizes, how experienced the team/company is, and how transparent the company is. We are always happy to answer any questions and walk you through the process. We hope to hear from you when you rent your next dumpster!