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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What size container do I need for my project? And how to determine the size?

Step 1: Assess the Scope of Your Project

Before determining the size of the container, it is important to fully understand the scope of your project. Ask yourself the following questions:

What type of project are you undertaking (Renovation, construction, cleanup, etc.)?
How much waste or debris do you expect to generate?
How much space do you have available at your location for the dumpster?
What is your waste disposal budget?

Step 2: Estimate the Amount of Debris

Once you have an idea of the scope of your project, try to estimate how many cubic yards of waste or debris you will generate. This can be tricky, but you can use some general estimates:

  • A standard-sized room in your home generally produces 1 to 2 cubic yards of debris.
  • A kitchen or bathroom renovation could generate 3 to 5 cubic yards.
  • Larger construction projects can generate even more.

Step 3: Consult a Professional (Optional)

If you’re not sure what the right size is, you can always contact the BinsNow team. Container rental professionals are experienced in determining the right size for specific projects and can offer personalized guidance.

Step 4: Place an Order

Once you’ve determined the right size, place an order with BinsNow. Be sure to schedule delivery and pickup according to your needs.

Remember that it is preferable to choose a container that is slightly larger than necessary rather than one that is too small, to avoid capacity issues. It is also important to follow local regulations on waste and debris disposal.

2. If I compare several dumpster rental companies, what questions should I ask myself?

When comparing several dumpster rental companies, it’s important to ask yourself a series of questions to ensure you make an informed decision. Here are some key questions to consider:

What Is My Project’s Scope and Size?

Determine the specific requirements of your project, including the type and amount of debris you’ll generate. This will help you choose a company that offers the right container sizes and services for your needs.

What Is My Budget?

Set a budget for waste disposal and find companies that offer competitive pricing within your budget range.

What Are the Container Sizes and Availability?

Inquire about the sizes of containers each company offers and their availability. Ensure they have the right size container for your project and that it’s available when you need it.

What Is Their Pricing Structure?

Understand the pricing structure of each company. Ask about any additional fees, such as delivery, pickup, and overage charges. Compare the total cost of rentals.

What Is the Rental Duration?

Determine how long you’ll need the dumpster. Ask each company about their rental duration options and any additional charges for extending the rental period.

What Are Their Rental Policies?

Review the rental policies of each company, including rules on what can and cannot be placed in the dumpster, weight limits, and any specific regulations they have.

Do They Offer Delivery and Pickup Services?

Confirm that the company provides delivery and pickup services. Inquire about their scheduling flexibility and any associated fees.

What Is Their Reputation?

Research the reputation of each dumpster rental company. Read reviews and ask for referrals or recommendations from friends and family. A company with a good track record of customer satisfaction is preferable.

Are They Insured and Licensed?

Ensure that the company is licensed and insured. This protects you in case of accidents or damage during the rental period.

Is Their Customer Service Responsive?

Contact each company’s customer service to gauge their responsiveness and willingness to answer your questions. Prompt and helpful customer service is a positive sign.

What Is Their Cancellation Policy?

Understand the cancellation policy in case you need to change your plans or cancel the rental.

By asking yourself these questions and carefully comparing dumpster rental companies based on their responses, you’ll be better equipped to choose the one that best suits your project’s needs and your budget.

3. Will the dumpster fit in my driveway?

he ability for a BinsNow dumpster to fit in a driveway or driveway depends largely on the dimensions of the driveway and the size of the dumpster selected. Below, I will provide you with a guide based on the dumpster sizes you offer:

12 Yard Dumpster:

This dumpster has dimensions of 14 feet long, 6 feet wide and 4 feet high. For this container to fit in a driveway, you will generally need a driveway that is at least 15 feet wide and 15 feet high in terms of vertical clearance.

15 Yard Container:

This container is a bit larger, with dimensions of 14.6 feet long, 7.2 feet wide and 4 feet high. Therefore, to accommodate this container in a driveway, you will need a driveway that is at least 15 feet wide and 15 feet of vertical clearance.

20 Yard Container:

The 20 yard container is larger, with dimensions of 14.6 feet long, 8 feet wide and 5 feet high. For this container to fit in a driveway, you will require a driveway that is at least 15 feet wide and 16 feet of vertical space.

It is important to measure the driveway accurately and account for any obstructions or restrictions, such as tree limbs or overhanging electrical wires. If you are unsure if a specific dumpster will fit in your driveway, I recommend contacting BinsNow for additional advice to ensure that the dumpster can be safely delivered and placed at your location.

4. Can I place the dumpster on any surface?

The ability to place a dumpster on any surface can vary depending on the type of surface and the size of the dumpster. Here are some general considerations based on the information provided on BinsNow dumpsters:

Firm, Level Surface:

In general, it is advisable to place a dumpster on a firm, level, stable surface to avoid stability issues and to facilitate loading and unloading of materials. Concrete, asphalt or paved surfaces are ideal choices.

Weight Considerations:

You should consider the weight of the dumpster once it is full. Dumpsters can become quite heavy depending on the materials they contain. Therefore, it is important that the surface can support the weight of the full container without sagging or damage.

Ground Protection:

If you want to place the container on a grassy, dirt or gravel area, it is advisable to use wooden planks or protective sheets under the container to avoid damaging the ground and to prevent the container from sinking into the ground.

Access for Delivery and Collection:

Make sure that the area where you want to place the container has enough space for the delivery truck to safely access and drop off the container. Likewise, there must be space for the truck to pick up the container when you are finished.

Local Regulations:

Check local regulations and permit requirements related to dumpster placement in your area. Some areas may have restrictions on where dumpsters can be placed.

In summary, while in many situations you can place a dumpster on a variety of surfaces, it is important to consider stability, weight and site access. If you have any specific questions or would like additional guidance on placing a dumpster in a specific location, I recommend that you contact BinsNow directly for personalized advice and to ensure that the location is suitable for your needs.

5. Will a dumpster damage my driveway?

Concern about whether a dumpster will damage a driveway is understandable and common. Here are some points to consider based on the information provided about BinsNow dumpsters:

Driveway Surface:

The impact on your driveway can depend largely on the surface on which you plan to place the dumpster. If your driveway is made of concrete, asphalt or pavement, it is less likely to suffer damage due to the weight of the container compared to a softer surface such as grass or dirt.

Container Weight:

Containers can become quite heavy once they are full, especially larger containers. If your driveway is sturdy and in good condition, it is less likely to be damaged. However, if your driveway already has cracks or structural problems, the additional weight of the container could make them worse.

Driveway Protection:

To minimize the risk of damage, you may consider placing wooden planks or protective planks under the container. These will help distribute the weight more evenly and reduce point pressure on the driveway.

Communication with the Rental Company:

If you are concerned about the impact on your driveway, it is advisable to contact BinsNow prior to delivery to discuss your concerns. They can offer specific guidance on how to place the container safely and minimize the risk of damage.

Driveway Inspection:

Prior to container delivery, it is good practice to conduct an inspection of your driveway to identify any existing damage or problem areas. This will help you better assess the potential risk.

In general, with proper caution and communication with the container rental company, it is possible to minimize the risk of damage to your driveway. However, it is always important to be aware of the condition of your driveway and take steps to protect it if necessary.

6. Can I rent a dumpster when there is snow on the ground?

Yes, at BinsNow you can rent a dumpster even when there is snow on the ground. We understand that weather conditions can vary and we are prepared to provide our services year round. Here are some important points to keep in mind:

Availability During Winter:

BinsNow offers dumpster rental services throughout the year, which includes the winter season. You can contact us and make arrangements to rent a dumpster at any time, regardless of weather conditions.

Access and Preparation:

If you plan to rent a dumpster during the winter, it is important to make sure that the area where the dumpster will be placed is accessible and prepared. This may include clearing snow and ice to ensure safe access for dumpster delivery and pickup.

Communicating with BinsNow:

We recommend that you contact BinsNow in advance to discuss your winter rental plans. We can provide specific guidance on how to prepare the site and ensure a smooth rental experience in winter conditions.

Scheduling Flexibility:

During the winter, keep in mind that you may need to be flexible with scheduling due to changing weather conditions. Container delivery and pickup times may be adjusted to ensure safety.

In short, BinsNow is prepared to serve your dumpster rental needs year-round, including winter. The key is preparation and communication to ensure a safe and efficient rental process, even when there is snow on the ground. If you have any specific questions about dumpster rental in winter conditions, don’t hesitate to contact us for proper advice and planning.

7. How to take advantage of the space in a container?

Making efficient use of a dumpster’s space is critical to maximizing its capacity and, therefore, optimizing waste management and reducing costs. Here I provide you with some tips on how to make the most of a dumpster’s space, based on the information you provided about BinsNow dumpsters:

Organize Materials:

organize materials before loading them into the dumpster. Place larger, heavier items on the bottom and along the sides of the dumpster to distribute the weight evenly.

Disassemble and Decompose:

Disassemble or break down items whenever possible. For example, remove cabinet doors, disassemble furniture or cut long materials to fit more efficiently.

Pack Compactly:

Compact waste as much as possible. Break up larger materials if necessary. Avoid leaving empty spaces or air in the container.

Utilize Vertical Space:

Take advantage of the vertical space in the container by placing smaller items on top of larger materials. However, make sure the cargo remains stable and secure.

Load Strategically:

Load materials strategically to avoid unbalancing the container. Distribute the weight evenly and make sure the heaviest items are near the center of the container.

Trash Compactors:

If you have access to a trash compactor, use it to reduce the volume of waste before loading it into the dumpster.

Avoid Wasted Spaces:

Don’t leave wasted spaces between materials. Fill every corner of the dumpster effectively.

Consult with the Rental Company:

You can always consult with the dumpster rental company, such as BinsNow, for specific advice on how to load the dumpster efficiently. They can provide additional guidance based on the size and type of container you are using.

Remember that safety is critical when loading a container. Make sure the load is stable and that there is no risk of falling or injury when opening the container door. With a careful focus on organization and efficiency, you can make the most of a dumpster’s space and save on transportation and disposal costs.