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    When to Rent a Dumpster?

    When you’d prefer to clear out the junk/debris yourself, renting a dumpster is the way to go.

    It’s a simple process that involves calling the dumpster rental company, choosing a container size, having it dropped off at your property, filling it up, and having it hauled away.

    Dumpster rental is right for you if:

    You want the flexibility to load the container over time.

    You don’t mind loading the junk or debris yourself to save a little money on labor.

    When renting a dumpster, yards refers to the cubic yard capacity of the dumpster.


    Weight Restrictions

    Nearly every rental company enforces weight restrictions on the load. These restrictions are determined based on local regulations and landfill dumping fees.

    If your load exceeds the weight restriction set by the rental company, you may incur additional charges.

    Be sure to thoroughly understand the rental company’s weight restrictions.

    By discussing in detail the type of debris you plan to get rid of, the rental company can estimate the total weight of the load before you fill the container.

    To be safe, always over-estimate to ensure you don’t go over!

    Guard Against Damage

    A roll-off dumpster can easily weigh several tons once filled with debris.

    For example, a single layer of shingles torn off a 1,500 sq ft roof as part of a re-roofing project can easily weigh two tons (4,000 lbs).

    This amount of weight can wreak havoc on a concrete driveway, yard, patio, or asphalt.

    Many dumpster rental companies will place plywood or 2x4s beneath the dumpster when dropping it off to protect against damage.

    When Is a Trailer Dumpster a Good Choice?

    For small-to-medium sized cleanups where limited space is available for dumpster placement and/or the drop-off zone is on a delicate surface, like the lawn, a trailer dumpster is a great option.

    Rubber-wheeled dumpsters are not available in all areas. So if you are determined to rent a dumpster trailer over a traditional roll-off, you’ll likely have to call several rental providers to find one that offers them.


    Benefits of a Trailer Dumpster

    Being on rubber tires, these dumpsters provide a more cushioned load on concrete or asphalt compared to roll-off containers with steel wheels, which may reduce the risk of damage to driveways, parking lots, etc.

    Trailer dumpsters can be maneuvered and placed into locations roll-off containers sometimes can’t.

    Easier to move to a different location on the property compared to roll-offs

    Dumpster Rental Terms and Conditions: A Closer Look at the Fine Print

    Terms & Conditions

    Before Renting a Dumpster or Dump Trailer 

    It is important to understand the details of the terms and conditions of the dumpster rental agreement.

    Ensuring you understand your dumpster rental agreement will help avoid surprises later on, like additional charges, and save you money.

    See our checklist below to ensure you become a more informed customer and have a great dumpster rental experience with us.

    Know What Each Quote Includes

    Keep Prohibited Items Out of the Dumpster

    Know Your Weight Allowance

    Avoid Overfilling the Dumpster

    Understand Rental Duration

    Ensure Smooth Pick-Up

    Get a Permit If Necessary

    Avoid Driveway Damage

    Be Prepared for Rain or Snow


    Know What Each Quote Includes

    Dumpster rental costs are relatively straightforward, but they are not all-inclusive.

    Dumpster costs will typically include the cost of delivery and pick-up, as well as a certain amount of weight and a certain number of days.

    However, there are a number of fees or additional charges that can be tacked onto your original quote if you don’t follow the rules of your dumpster rental agreement.

    Examples of common additional dumpster rental charges:


    Additional days


    Hazardous materials

    Trip charges if dumpster cannot be delivered or picked up because of blockage by customer

    Permits; customer’s responsibility

    Terms and Conditions

    • RENTALS: When applicable, the rental period starts on the day the empty container is delivered. Rental charges will automatically start once the rental period has lapsed. The customer is responsible for scheduling pick-up.
    • SERVICE HOURS: Our standard service hours are 7am – 7pm, Monday-Friday. We may be able to service your container beyond these hours by request. A minimum of 24-hour advance weekday notice is needed to guarantee service on a requested day/time.
    • RUBBLE: Rubble mixed with other debris may be very heavy and will be subject to additional overweight charges.
    • DIRT: Dirt must be approved as clean fill. We do not accept contaminated dirt.
    • PROHIBITED MATERIALS: No mattresses or tires (additional fees will apply). NO Hazardous Materials including but not limited to: paints, solvents, food waste, e-waste, medical waste, asbestos, and more.
    • LOADING: Customer shall be solely responsible for safekeeping of container and proper loading of wastes into the container. Do not load container higher than the top edge of the container. Dumpsters should not be climbed on. Ensure all waste is inside the dumpster and does not extend beyond the top or sides of the container. If the dumpster is overloaded, you may be asked to remove debris and additional fees may apply.
    • WEIGHT LIMITS: Container must be under the legal weight limit for removal. Containers with rubble may not be able to be filled to capacity and remain under the weight limit.
    • PLACEMENT: You are responsible for directing the driver for container placement. We are not responsible for any damage to driveways, landscaping, curbs, etc., when a container is requested to be located on these surfaces. Customer assumes all liabilities for damages. We suggest putting down plywood or other protection if you have concerns about potential damage.
    • CLEARANCE: You must ensure the truck will have sufficient space and ease of access on stable, dry ground (70ft on ground, 35ft clearance). Look out for low hanging wires, branches, porch overhangs, etc.
    • PERMITS AND REGULATIONS: ­You are responsible for all permits, tarps, and plywood that correlate with your local municipality’s laws and regulations. Any fines that are issued for failure to comply with local regulations will be the responsibility of the customer and WILL NOT be paid for by Fox Dumpster Rentals. You may need a permit depending on where your site is located; check with your municipality for their requirements. Fox Dumpster Rentals not responsible for obtaining dumpster permits nor are we responsible for any fines incurred for failure to comply with city regulations. If your site is in the City of Philadelphia, you can call number (215) 686-5500. Note: In Philadelphia, dumpster renters are required to have a permit when the dumpster is located on a city street or sidewalk. Dumpsters must be placed on plywood and covered with a tarp when not in use.
    • TRIP CHARGES: You are responsible for making sure the container is able to be picked up when scheduled. If we cannot remove the container because it is over legal weight or overloaded, blocked and/or inaccessible, or otherwise not ready for service, a trip charge will apply.
    • ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS: By accepting the delivery on site, the customer agrees to these terms and conditions.
    • Materials We Don’t Accept: Hazardous waste, Paints, Solvents, Oils, Asbestos, Lead, Wet waste, Food waste, Tires, E-waste, Railroad ties, Mattresses, Medical waste, Mercury-containing devices, Radioactive material, Freon containing devices