How to Prepare for Your Dumpster Rental

How to Prepare for Your Dumpster Rental

As you’re waiting for your dumpster to be dropped off, there are several measures you can take to ensure a successful delivery. Please follow the steps below to familiarize yourself with how best to prepare for your scheduled dumpster rental.

Step 1: Creating Space for Your Roll-Off

Make sure the area for your dumpster is clear of any infringing objects, such as cars, trees, or hanging wires. Be aware of the size of your delivery. Here are a few dimensions to keep in mind:

  • 10 yard dumpster: About 14 feet long and 7.6 feet wide
  • 15 yard dumpster: About 16 feet long and less than  7.6 feet wide
  • 20, 30, and 40 yard dumpsters: All about 22 feet long and 7.6 feet wide but different heights
  • The size of your delivery area should be a minimum of 10 feet wide

Click here for more information about dumpster sizing.

Still have questions about your dumpster placement? Don’t worry! Before your delivery, we will help assist you in preparing a safe space for your rental.

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Step 2: Accounting for Delivery Trucks

Although most of our dumpsters are about 8 feet tall, you also need to allow for the height of the roll-off style delivery truck. This requires a vertical clearance of 14-18 feet depending on the size your dumpster. Your delivery area should be free of tree limbs, power lines, and any other interferences around this height. In addition to the height of the delivery truck, it also requires 50 feet in a straight line for parking purposes.

Step 3: Knowing Your Dumpster Delivery Date

With Dumpster Market, you choose your exact delivery date when you process your order so you will know when to expect it.  If your project requires the roll-off container to be dropped early in the morning or at a specific time on said date, just indicate this in the “delivery details” portion of your order.  If this is a strict requirement we also recommend calling either us or your the dumpster rental company we’ve paired you with.  The delivery trucks try to reduce their carbon footprint by mapping out fuel efficient routes when delivering dumpster rentals.  With enough advanced notice, however, we can usually accommodate for your desired delivery time.

Step 4: Filling Your Dumpster

Be conscious of what type of debris your dumpster rental is intended for. Depending on its purpose and size, there are certain limitations as to what you can fill your container with. Familiarize yourself with what can and cannot be put into your dumpster here.

What can I throw in my dumpster?

  • Common household items
  • Lumber, drywall, flooring, siding, and cabinetry
  • Appliances and furniture
  • Yard debris
  • Asphalt, brick, or concrete

    What cannot throw away in my dumpster?

  • Items that have the potential to contaminate the environment or pose a health hazard
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If you have any additional questions or need more tips on how to prepare your roll off rental delivery

Just call 1-844-728-3533 and we'll be happy to lend our honest opinion.

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