Frequently Asked Questions

Renting The Dumpster

Bin There Dump That has franchises across the United States, so finding a local dumpster rental company in your area should be easy.

Find your local Bin There Dump That operator here.

That's easy. Check out this blog all about asking the right questions for your upcoming rental.

Our most often-asked questions to our Dumpster Consultants across the country typically are:

  • How much does it cost to rent a dumpster?
  • What size of dumpster do I need?
  • How long is the rental period?
  • What items can I put in the bin?
  • Will my driveway be protected?
  • What is the charge if I go over the allotted disposal weight?

As a consumer, we expect that you'd like; a dumpster when you need it; you know exactly what you're going to pay for the dumpster; your property will be protected; to know what you can and cannot put in the container.

If a dumpster rental company can't answer that, it's better to look elsewhere.

Short answer? Most likely. Call your local franchise operator to ask, and you'll get some advice and insight into your needs. Typically, we're proud to offer same-day delivery across the country. In fact, we strive to carry extra inventory in the event you need to get a dumpster in 24 hours or less. 

Long answer? Read: How to get your dumpster when you need it.

Bin There Dump That franchises are happy to offer the following sizes of dumpsters for your next home project:

Check out the next question and answer to discover what dumpster size will be ideal for your home project.

Dumpster sizes are measured in cubic yards, which means measuring the length, width and height of the container and multiplying the three numbers together. For example, a bin that is 2 yards long, 2 yards wide and 1 yard tall is 4 cubic yards. Available sizes include 4, 6, 10, 14, 15 and 20 yards.

Of course, the size you'll need for your home project depends on the project and amount of waste. For small remodeling projects, like a bathroom, you'll probably be fine renting a 6 or 10 yard dumpster. Obviously, for larger remodeling projects like kitchens and basements, you'll want a 15 or 20 yard container.

Sometimes, weight and density of the waste will dictate what dumpster size you'll need. If you're undergoing a roofing project, you'll need to rent a 10 yard bin because many bin trucks can't lift a 20 yard dumpster full of shingles.

Let this article help you choose the right bin size for your next project.

Bin There Dump That's dumpsters come in a variety of sizes and have a footprint about the size of – if not smaller than – a minivan. Most driveways are at least 10 feet wide, providing plenty of room for the bin. More about our bin sizes.

Flat, hard surfaces – like a driveway – are ideal for dumpster placement. Surfaces to avoid include: slopes, city streets (without a permit), soft ground and property that's not your own. Ensure your dumpster's placement is safe and secure.

The only way to truly protect your driveway is to make sure that the dumpster itself never actually touches the ground. Our proper use of large strong wooden planks is the best and most effective method. This is all part of our driveway protection system. Check out our residential-friendly delivery process.

Nope. But be sure you clearly inform your local operator where you'd like your dumpster rental placed. Our Dumpster Consultants are trained to always ask where you'd like the container placed on your driveway, which allows you to be elsewhere when it's delivered to your home. Here's how to prepare your home for a dumpster rental.

Definitely. Dumpster bin availability is very good in the snowiest, blowiest season. We do ask that you grab a shovel and clear a space for the bin to ensure traction on wet, slippery driveways. Spreading a little de-icer is a great idea, too. More about dumpster delivery in winter weather.

Dumpster rental prices will vary depending on your location. Our franchise locations have specified pricing tailored to their territory. This pricing is determined by severa local factors, which include:
  • Local fuel prices
  • Local dumping fees at the landfill or transfer station
  • employment wages
  • Cost of living
  • Etc.

It's best to reach out to your nearest Dumpster Consultant to discover the best value for the dumpster rental of your waste disposal project.

If you're comparing how much Got Junk cost in comparison to a Bin There Dump That dumpster rental, you need to start on deciding on what your needs. In general, a Bin There Dump That rental will cost less than that of the services of a junk removal company. 

However, first decipher on your preferences of your waste disposal project. If you don't want to contribute any labor to the project, you'll have to hire a junk removal company. 

If you don't mind rolling up your sleeves and pitching your unwanted items into a bin, renting a dumpster is probably the more cost-effective method. Of course, because Bin There Dump That is residential-friendly, they can make this labor easy for you; we can conveniently place a dumpster where it will suit your needs best (like underneath a second story window). 
Our standard rental period is 7 days; this may differ a little from location to location. However, this rental period is built into our convenient all-in pricing model, which also includes delivery, pick-up, driveway protection system and a set disposal limit. As always, connect with your local Bin There Dump That franchise location to obtain the ultimate value for your dumpster rental.
A roll-off dumpster rental from Bin There Dump That is a residential friendly dumpster service that originates from a Ford F-550 vehicle that has a hook lift installed to operate the delivering and pick up of the bin onto and from the customer's driveway. The dumpsters are engineered to have rollers on the bottom so they roll off the hook lift and onto the driveway protection boards laid down by the Dumpster Delivery Experts. This process keeps your property safe from scratches. 


Once you have scheduled your rental, one of our delivery experts will arrive with your dumpster to the address you requested, and will place your rental in the exact spot you have determined with the consultant over the phone.  Our driver will lower the bin on to driveway protection boards, so that your dumpster never touches your driveway!  We also do not require that you have to be home at the time of delivery ... your rental will be there waiting when you arrive home!

Paying For Your Dumpster Rental

Each Bin There Dump That operator handles his or her transactions differently. Generally, you'll need a credit card that will be preauthorized – you won't be charged until the bin is picked up. Another common approach to payment is paying when the agreement is made, upfront.

Check with your local Bin There Dump That operator.

Common dumpster rental fees include: extra tonnage, fuel surcharges, extra days, hook requests, sorting, and banned materials. Find out if these fees will apply to you.

If you want to put the dumpster on your yard or driveway, you won't need a permit. However, if you want the operator to leave it on the sidewalk, street or a public alley, you will need to apply for a permit with your city's Public Works Department. What you'll need to know about acquiring a permit.

Using The Dumpster

There are a number of materials, some of them hazardous, that shouldn't be thrown into a rental dumpster, from asbestos and old tires to ammunition and leftover paint. If you're not sure about something, always ask your local operator. Our list of hazardous materials.

We think sharing is a great idea to get closer to your neighbors! Yes, by all means, go ahead and share your dumpster. Our top four reasons to share your bin.

Sometimes, you have a huge load of one material that you need to get rid of. That's called a straight load. Bin There Dump That operators are happy to take your straight loads of material. A few things you should know about this reason to rent.

Some franchise operators use “all in” fees while others use “bin plus weight” to set the costs. Because franchises have different pricing structures, we recommend checking with your local operator.

For locations pricing on an all-in structure, they typically give allotted weight allowances per dumpster size (i.e. 1 ton for a 4 yard, 3 tons for a 20 yard). Again, check with your local Bin There Dump That on their pricing guide.

The dumpster should be there in your driveway for as long as you need it – but not longer than you want it! Bin There Dump That franchisees usually charge on a 7-day basis and then on a per-day basis if you need the dumpster longer.

Currently, empty helium tanks are not accepted at the landfill, therefore you cannot dispose of them in your dumpster rental, however to find out how to recycle them, please visit https://www.balloontime.com/how-to/recycle/
Yes, you can throw out paint with a few easy steps ... The easiest and most inexpensive way to prepare cans of paint for disposal is to pour regular household kitty litter into the can, and leave open until the liquid is absorbed.  The contents can then be bagged up, and your can of paint is now empty and ready to go into your dumpster rental!

Returning The Dumpster

Once dumpsters are picked up, they immediately taken to a landfill or a transfer station; this way, we can provide you an invoice for your rental as soon as possible. For most bins, that's pretty much the end of the story. How landfills work with Bin There Dump That.

Unfortunately, there is no short answer for this one. Waste disposal varies greatly from area to area. Cities, towns, states, provinces and counties all regulate the disposal of trash differently within their own jurisdictions. Start your recyclable research with your local Bin There Dump That franchise operator.

The average stay of a dumpster in a residential driveway is just over three days. It is reasonable to expect that you may need to give 24-hour notice for the pickup, but it is also reasonable to expect that in some cases your local operator may be able to come quickly if they are not too busy.

After 7 days, you can expect your local Bin There Dump That Dumpster Delivery Expert to come pick up the dumpster unless instructed otherwise by you.

When you are done with your rental, just call one of our dumpster consultants at (716)246-2136, and schedule your pickup.  You do not need to be home, just ensure that the dumpster is a level load, even with the top of the bin, and that there is nothing blocking our truck from gaining access to your dumpster.  Our delivery expert will tarp the top of the dumpster, and give your driveway a quick sweep in case there was any debris left behind.  Can the other companies offer that kind of service?

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