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Oaks Dumpster Rental FAQ

What's the difference between a bin, dumpster and roll off container?

There is no difference. These terms are used interchangeably.

Does a dumpster or hauling service fits my needs?

If you foresee your disposal project lasting more than several days and you as the renter plan on filling the container(s) yourself, than a dumpster rental is what you need.

Where will the dumpster be placed?

Although there are some limitations, the customer can specify the best area to place the dumpster.

What fits in a 12, 15, 20, 30 or 40 yard dumpster?

Read our blog on how to choose the right size dumpster for your project.

Why selecting the right size matters:

Choosing the appropriate roll off dumpster size is important. Overloading your dumpster can cause you to exceed the weight limit and incur additional fees. If there is material hanging over the sides, and the dumpster cannot be picked up, you can be charged a trip fee and have to off-load some of the debris. NOTE: If you’re on the fence about which dumpster best suits your project, consider going up a size.

Should I cover my dumpster rental if it rains or snows?

Covering your dumpster in rain or snow is a good idea. A tarp over your roll off dumpster will reduce the amount of moisture that gets inside and prevent it from adding weight to your debris. If you aren’t worried about bad weather, you can leave the container uncovered when not in use. Call us if you have any questions.

Can I dispose of hazardous materials in the dumpster I rent?

No. Some of us have old paint, chemicals and containers of motor oil laying around that we just want to get rid of. While it is tempting to just throw these items into the dumpster, you can get hit with a hefty fine if you do.

What should you keep out of your dumpster? And what are prohibited items?

Though you can dispose of many different types of debris with Oaks Dumpster Rental, there are certain items that we cannot accept in our dumpsters. These include all flammable, toxic and hazardous materials, as well as certain items that can damage our containers or that landfills won’t accept.

To determine if your materials are toxic or hazardous, check for warning labels on the items in question. Most chemical products fall under those categories, including household cleaning solutions and sprays. If your debris is marked as such, do not throw it in your dumpster. Prohibited items are as follows:

Automotive Waste

  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Oils
  • Fuel

Household Items

  • Paints and Lacquers
  • Refrigerants
  • Hot Water Tanks
  • Ink & Resins

Organic Waste

  • Contaminated Soils and Absorbents

Additional Prohibited Items

  • Railroad Ties
  • Asbestos
  • Infectious Waste
  • Industrial Drums
  • Adhesives
  • Florescent Bulbs
What constitutes a hazardous material?

Hazardous materials include wet paint, oil (other liquids), asbestos, sealed tanks/drums, electronics (e-waste), tires, and some types of furniture.

Why is there such a wide range in price for renting a dumpster?

Typically, the cost of renting a dumpster ranges between $150 and $800, according to reports from Angie’s List. Most dumpster rentals are based on size as well as an estimated weight of the dumpster, once filled. The rental for completing a large renovation in a home versus getting rid of unwanted items is much higher in cost.

Are there hidden costs?

There are no hidden fees including no environmental fees, no fuel charges, no pickup fees, and no seasonal fees.

If you plan on getting rid of old mattresses or box springs, houseware appliances, or even old tires, it’s likely you will incur some extra disposal fees. Most waste companies have regulations in place regarding what you can and cannot put in your rented dumpster.

What are the signs of a reputable dumpster service?

Location: The first place to search for dumpster rental services is locally.

Proper Disposal: How the dumpster rental company disposes of the waste materials you put in their dumpsters, should be important. The company should work with local businesses that recycle or reuse much of the waste as possible.

Pricing: The cost of the dumpster rental should be simple and easy to understand. Always remember to ask about hidden fees like truck mileage or hours.

Delivery and Pickup: Prompt delivery and pick-up of your dumpster is one of the most important signs of a quality dumpster company.

What can you throw in a roll off dumpster?

If your cleanup involves common, everyday waste, chances are you can throw most types of household junk in a dumpster. However, each city has different rules on what can go in a dumpster rental. Furniture, appliances, electronics, stumps, and dirt may not be accepted in all locations. This is typically due to trash and recycling regulations: certain items may need to be sent to a separate landfill, transfer station or recycling facility.

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