Roll-Off Dumpsters

FAST, FRIENDLY SERVICE: As a small, family owned company, we offer the fastest service in town. We can usually deliver a dumpster the same or next day, subject to availability. Our smaller truck allows dumpsters to be placed where larger units won’t fit. Our 10 and 14 yard dumpsters take up less than 1 parking spot in your driveway. Regardless of whether you’re a contractor renting multiple roll-off dumpsters or a homeowner renting one for the fist time, you’re always on a first name basis with us and will always get our best service!

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Pricing:

Unlike many of our competitors, we offer straight-forward, competitive pricing. Many companies offer a low “base price” that seems great, until you realize that there are many other “mandatory” added fees, such as drop-off and pick up, fuel surcharges, landfill charges, tipping fees, etc. Our competitive fixed price includes drop-off, pick-up, 1 week rental, and all disposal charges up to the weight limit listed. The only additional charge to our fixed rental price is state and local solid waste management fees (SWM fees vary depending on materials and metro counties’ environmental charges), overweight charges, and hazardous or prohibited items. Use the order link above to show your total price including taxes.

 

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Types of Materials:

We offer 5 types of disposal: Trash, Demolition, Roofing, Compost, and Concrete/Asphalt. Trash includes all household wastes, garbage, furniture, clothing, etc. excluding hazardous or prohibited materials. Demolition includes building and remodeling debris, excluding liquid paint, varnish, and hazardous items. Compost can consist of brush, grass, leaves, and tree debris. Concrete/Asphalt is by quote only, and concrete/asphalt placed in our dumpsters must be pre-approved by the recycling facility. All items are disposed of in the most environmentally sensitive manner possible. If you have disposal needs for materials other than those listed, give us a call, we’ll be happy to help you!

 

Important roll-off rental details

The following are important details you should know when renting our roll-off dumpsters:

Hazardous/Unacceptable Items

The following items cannot be placed in our containers, many are considered hazardous wastes:

Any type of toxic or hazardous waste, such as oil, gas, or other automotive fluids, fertilizers, chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs or ballasts, liquid paint/varnish, items containing asbestos, etc.

Animal wastes, remains, or carcasses; infectious, biological, or pathological wastes

Batteries of any kind, or cordless devices containing batteries

Compressed gas cylinders or propane tanks

Household appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, A/C units, dehumidifiers, etc.

Electronics such as televisions, computer monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, etc. or any such items that may contain mercury such as thermostats

Explosives

Vehicle parts such as motors, transmissions, rear ends, etc

Yard waste, tree debris, stumps, etc if the container is used for household waste or demolition.

Tires

 

If in doubt about anything you want to place in the roll-off, please contact us first. While many items on the prohibited list are uncommon, others are not uncommon when performing activities such as cleaning out a residence, but are not accepted by the facilities we haul to. In the case of some of these items, we can still help you dispose of them, but disposal has to occur separately at a different facility and the items cannot be hauled with the rest of the waste.

Prohibited items found in the dumpster at the time of pickup will be removed by the driver and left behind on your property. Additional fees will be incurred for the driver’s labor to remove the prohibited items from the dumpster. Items discovered at the time of dumping will be dealt with according to the policies of the particular dump site used; this could mean additional fees, and/or the load being rejected and returned to the customer.

Delivery

Dumpsters are generally placed on hard surfaces, out of the right of way, such as a driveway. As roll-offs “roll off” the truck, the area the dumpster is placed requires a clear space in front of it for the truck to deliver it, such as a street surface, driveway, etc. Dumpsters can be placed on soft surfaces (grass, gravel, etc.) at customer discretion. Dumpsters are heavy, and the trucks delivering them are heavy as well, so damage is likely on soft surfaces. Boards are placed under the rear rollers and front of the dumpster to protect the driveway surface. While these boards prevent most common damages from occurring, it is still possible for the dumpster to sink into asphalt surfaces, especially if the surface is deteriorated, and/or when left for long periods of time in the hot summer months.

While every precaution will be taken to avoid damage, factors beyond our control, such as driveway condition and changing weather conditions increase the odds of damage occurring. Placing a dumpster in the street varies by city. It is the customer’s responsibility to secure any permits required to place a dumpster in the street.

Acceptable Demolition Items

– Bathtubs, sinks, toilets

– Cardboard, shrink-wrap, and packaging materials

– Concrete block, bricks, ceramic tiles, and clean concrete *

– Counter-tops, cabinets, and cupboards

– Doors, flooring, tile, linoleum, carpet, and pads

– Insulation

– Metal, copper, iron, steel (excluding motors, transmissions, and other large/heavy vehicle parts)

– Paneling, wainscoting

– Plaster

– Plywood, lumber, wall-boards

– Roofing shingles and tar paper **

– Sheetrock

– Siding

– Styrofoam

* Demolition disposal is based on weight, so if you have a lot of concrete, contact us for more cost effective and environmentally friendly disposal options.

** Roofing jobs 3 tons (approx 20 squares of 3 tab, or 15 squares of architectural shingles) or greater are priced at $376 including tax. The maximum weight of a roofing dumpster is 5 tons.

Acceptable MMSW (Waste) Items

All demolition items in the previous list…

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– Clothing, bedding, drapery, furniture covers

– Furniture *

– Household trash

– Mattresses and box springs *

– Toys

– Electronic items (except mercury containing items such as computers, monitors, TV’s, and printers)

We strongly encourage not combining trash items above with demolition debris, as the entire load is subject to solid waste management fees. Whenever possible, it is best to dispose of waste separately unless you have a large quantity of waste.

* Mattresses, box springs, couches, and large chairs/recliners incur extra fees. Mattresses/box springs and couches are currently $35, and chairs/recliners are $20. These items can be added to your cart at the time of your order.

Dumpster Loading Tips

Load items lengthwise, enabling more efficient stacking to best utilize the dumpster’s volume. Avoid placing permeable items, or items that are likely to absorb and hold moisture, at the bottom of the dumpster. Items that hold moisture make the net weight of your disposed items heavier, and could result in overweight charges. Most companies prohibit loading a dumpster above the top rail. We don’t mind, as long as the load can be tarped or strapped in such a way as to prevent items from falling out in transport. If you have large items such as sheets of plywood, and know your load is going to extend past the top rails, save the plywood until last to “cover and contain” the rest of the items in the dumpster. None of the load can extend past the front, sides, or rear of the dumpster.

Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ

Q: What is the best use for a roll-off dumpster?

A: Roll-off dumpsters can be used for a variety of projects, from their typical use of remodeling or clean-up projects, to providing a convenient method of landscape material delivery and easy disposal of brush, leaves, etc. Some examples include:

Basement, garage, or attic clean outs

Spring cleaning projects

Yard waste removal

Tree debris removal

Home renovation or remodeling projects

Roofing tear-offs

Siding or window projects

Commercial or residential construction

Q: What size dumpsters do you offer?

A: We offer 10 and 14 yard dumpsters. Their lengths are 11-12 feet overall, and 8 feet wide. The biggest difference is in height, with the 10 yard units having 39” high sides, and 14 yard units having 51” high sides. While the 51” high units have higher capacity, they’re a little more difficult to load as the sides are about shoulder-height when standing next to them.

For roofing materials, we only offer 10 yard dumpsters, as 14 yard dumpsters full of shingles exceed the legal load capacity of our trucks.

Q: Can I overfill the roll-off dumpster?

A: Most companies will not pick up a dumpster that is filled past the top rail of the dumpster. We don’t have a problem picking up an over-filled dumpster that can be strapped or tarped so that none of the contents can fall out during transport, as long as the weight limits are not exceeded. If you believe your dumpster will be overfilled, setting aside boards, plywood, or other large debris and loading them last, over top of smaller overfilled debris is extremely helpful, and will allow us to strap the load, making it safe for transport. We will not pick up a unit that has debris protruding past the sides, front, or rear of the dumpster.

Improperly loaded dumpsters that require adjustments to the load by the driver before they can be safely transported will incur an extra fee.

Q: What about shingles and the 2 ton limit?

A: Roofing materials (shingles) are handled differently because of their weight, and are transported directly to the landfill, rather than via transfer stations or recycling facilities due to their weight, and subsequent cost of transport and disposal. Due to this, we treat roofing materials as a separate “category”, with a weight limit of 5 tons. Smaller roofing jobs that are expected to generate less than 2 tons of debris are welcome to use a demolition dumpster at a lower cost, understanding that the overweight charges of $100/ton will apply if the net weight exceeds 2 tons.

Q: How soon can I get a dumpster delivered?

A: We can deliver a dumpster as soon as the same day depending on availability. During our busy summer season, availability may be more limited, so it’s always best to schedule in advance whenever possible to ensure a dumpster is reserved for you!

Q: When will my dumpster be picked up?

A: Our standard rental is 1 week, however, we can schedule your pickup date at the time of your reservation, for whatever date you need. Whether you need it for a week or months, we’ll work with you! Our flat rate includes a one week rental (Monday to Monday for example), so unless you schedule a different pick up date, it will be picked up in 1 week. Additional weeks are $45/week (or $7/day, whichever is less) April-November, and $25/week December-March. If you wish to extend an existing rental, please give us at least 2 business days notice to avoid your dumpster being reserved for another customer.

Q: What areas do you service?

A: We service the entire twin cities metro area. We can deliver a unit within a reasonable distance outside of the metro for a minimal additional charge as our schedules permit.

Q: Do you offer long term rentals?

A: Absolutely! We have remodeling contractors and builders that love our “just right” size dumpsters and fast friendly service! Contractors often keep our dumpsters for the duration of their projects, which can sometimes be months long. Our weekly charge is $45/week April-November, and $25/week December-March, for as long as you need the dumpster. We only ask that you keep in touch with us during your rental so that we can keep our scheduling updated. Lastly, keep in mind that many cities require a permit for long term dumpster placement. Any required permits are the customer/contractor’s responsibility.

Q: What things could impact the cost, what could lead to additional charges?

A: With our fixed pricing, the only things that add additional cost are additional weeks, weight overages, and prohibited items. Our fixed pricing is for a 1 week rental and disposal up to the weight limits (see the rental page for weight limits). Also, every metro county has different taxes and fees for municipal solid waste (garbage) disposal. Demolition, roofing, yard waste, and asphalt/concrete are not affected by these environmental fees.

Mattresses, box springs, couches, chairs/recliners, and tires incur extra fees of $20-35 for each item.

Q: Can I move the dumpster after it is delivered?

A: No. If you need the dumpster moved after it is delivered, please contact us to make arrangements for us to move it. Attempting to move dumpsters with a vehicle, skid loader, or other equipment could cause damage to the dumpster and the surface underneath it. In addition, moving the dumpster could prevent proper re-loading onto our trucks causing damage to our equipment and/or your property.

Q: What items cannot be placed in a dumpster?

A: Any type of toxic or hazardous waste, such as oil, gas, or other automotive fluids, fertilizers, chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs or ballasts, paint, items containing asbestos, etc.

Animal wastes, remains, or carcasses, infectious, biological, or pathological wastes

Batteries of any kind, or cordless devices containing batteries

Compressed gas cylinders or propane tanks

Household appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, A/C units, dehumidifiers, etc.

Electronics such as televisions, computer monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, etc. or any such items that may contain mercury such as thermostats

Explosives

Vehicle parts such as motors, transmissions, rear ends, etc

Yard waste, tree debris, stumps, etc if used for household waste or demolition.

Tires

 

If in doubt about anything you want to place in the roll-off, please contact us first. While many items on the prohibited list are uncommon, others are not uncommon when performing activities such as cleaning out a residence, but are not accepted by the facilities we haul to. In the case of some of these items, we can still help you dispose of them, but disposal has to occur separately at a different facility and the items cannot be hauled with the rest of the waste.

Q: Discounts?

A: Absolutely! We offer discounts for cash payments, short term rentals if we can re-rent the dumpster to another customer the same week, and repeat customers/contractors. We also discount “empty and return” rentals if a customer ends up needing more than one dumpster for their project.

Q: How do I pay?

A: We accept payment by cash, credit card, or checks (checks with pre-authorization only). Payment of the flat rate and taxes must be received on or before the delivery date unless you have a credit account with us. If you believe you will exceed the weight limits, we will estimate your total to be paid on or before the delivery date, and settle up with you after pick-up. If you have an overage discovered after disposal of your materials, the additional charge will be placed on your credit card, or you will receive an invoice from us which will be due upon receipt if you paid by cash.

Q: Is there a weight limit?

A: Yes, our trucks can legally haul up to 5 tons of materials. This generally isn’t a concern with our roll-offs, as most construction debris and household wastes are not heavy enough to exceed this weight limit. Containers loaded full of asphalt shingles, concrete, or aggregate materials can exceed this limit.

Material and dumpster size specific weight limits are as follows: Household waste 10yd – 1 ton. Household waste 14yd – 1.5 tons. Construction/demolition debris 10yd – 1.5 ton. Construction/demolition 14yd – 2 tons.

Q: Can different materials be mixed in one load?

A: If you’re renting a dumpster to be disposed of as construction debris, any household waste (commonly referred to as MMSW or mixed municipal solid waste) placed in the container, will cause the whole load to be disposed of as MMSW, and charged accordingly, with lower weight limits. While our disposal fees are the same for demolition debris and MMSW, the taxes and weight limits are not.

Compost and yard waste cannot be mixed with demolition or MMSW and vice versa; processing facilities are unable to sort these loads, and will reject loads with mixed materials. Compost, tree branches, and yard debris must be recycled separately in accordance with state law.

Dumpsters rented for roofing materials may contain other demolition debris, but may not contain any household waste or yard waste.

Q: How do your dumpsters compare to bagsters?

A: We’ve all seen the big green bags, so they must be a good value right? The answer is as loaded as the question…

No doubt, the bagster is marketing genius at work, but from our experience, they’re only a good value if you have a very small amount of stuff/debris to dispose of. Bagsters hold a maximum of 3 yards, and ask anyone who’s ever thrown anything away how quickly a bagster, dumpster, pickup truck, etc fills up, and you’ll quickly realize they’re not a good value for the consumer. Take the initial cost of the bag ($30), combined with the $120-$150 pickup cost, and you have an effective “per yard” rate of $50+. Compared to our 10 and 14 yard dumpsters at our fixed rates, the cost per yard via bagster is nearly double the cost of a dumpster ($29/yard in our 10 yard dumpster, and $23.50/yard for our 14 yard). Add to this the fact that bags are clumsy and hard to fill compared to a dumpster, the irresponsibility in adding more plastic to our landfills unnecessarily, and the notion of spending $30 on something just to throw it away, we believe the bagster is bad for the consumer’s wallet and the environment. We won’t even get started with how profitable bagsters are for waste management having to only visit the customer property once for pickup, rather than twice for traditional dumpster drop off and pickup. Then again, if all you need to dispose of is less than 3 yards (about the volume of a pickup truck bed), the bagster comes out cheaper than renting a dumpster. With our experience of our customers rarely wishing they had ordered a smaller dumpster, and the fact that most bagster customers rarely have just one by their curb, we’d say the big green bag is a great idea… for it’s inventor!