Frequently Asked Questions:
- What is the process of renting a dumpster?
- How much does it cost to rent a dumpster from Easy Bins?
- Why isn't the rental cheaper if I keep it for less number of days?
- Will my driveway be damaged by the dumpster?
- Can I discard soil/concrete/asphalt?
- Why can't I load the bin higher than the bin walls?
- Why don't you accept paint?
- Why is there a same-day pickup fee?
- What does "prorated" mean?
- What items cannot be put in the dumpster?
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1. What is the process of renting a dumpster?
When you call, you will need to provide the following
a. Contact Information
b. Delivery Address & Desired Bin location
c. Credit Card / Payment information
a. We charge your card for the delivery fee, and then deliver on the agreed day.
b. You fill the bin
c. We pick it up in 7 days, or sooner if you call
d. We dump the contents, and bill your card for the Tonnage.
2. How much does it cost to rent a dumpster from Easy Bins?
The cost consists of a Delivery/Rental charge and a tonnage fee. The delivery charge includes the price of the Administration, Driver, Truck, Fuel, etc all rolled into one fixed costs. This cost fluctuates with the season of the year. Higher in the summer, lower in the winter. The tonnage fee is based upon the amount of debris placed in the bin. It is a rate that is based on the recycling centers in the area. Please see our dumpster rental pricing page for our current rates.
3. Why isn't the rental cheaper if I keep it for less number of days?
The price of a rental is based more on the cost of the truck moving, rather than how long the dumpter sits at your project site. Each rental includes UP TO 7 days, but it is your option to use it less.
4. Will my driveway be damaged by the dumpster?
We strive to ensure that no damage occurs to your driveway due to our dumpster. At the least, we will place boards below the contact points during loading, and use those boards as the runway for loading. You are welcome to provide your owns boards, too.
See our Photo Gallery to see examples of the board placement.
5. Can I discard soil/concrete?
We do accept soil/concrete, but can only haul approximately 6cy at one time. This is a WEIGHT limitation of the equipment. Only our 12cy bins are offered for dirt/concrete, and they typically can ONLY be loaded half-way, or less. (Soil turns to mud in the rain, and caution must be taken when loading in expectation of the pickup.)
Soil MUST be placed upon 4 to 6 mil plastic, as our bins only pitch-up a limited height on the trailer. This height is often not enough for the dirt to simply fall out, so the plastic is used to allow it to slide. We do not provide the plastic, and if we have to shovel soil from the bin, then an remediation charge is assessed.
Please front load as much of the material to ensure that the most weight is on the tongue of the trailer, and not the rear.
We highly recommend that you schedule a Load & Go such that a driver can monitor the loading. We can set the bin on the ground, but pick it up before it achieves the maximum weight capacity. After the bin is loaded on the trailer, it may be possible to load more materials.
6. Why can't I load the bin higher than the bin walls?
We must cover our loads, and our system is designed for only the height of the bin. Further, sharp objects of all types will snag on the curtain, causing delays or tears. Overloaded bins will incur an hourly fee for remediation.
7. Why don't you accept paint?
Most recycling centers do not accept paint, or if they do, only from the residents of the county. As a commercial hauler, we are not authorized to do so at any of these facilities. So, we must pay to discard it, and must pass that fee back to the consumer, of which most are unwilling to pay, when it's free to drop off on your own.
8. Why is there a same-day pickup fee?
Our schedule is usually set a day or so prior to the current day, which includes both our deliveries and pickups. The time and resources required to perform any rescheduling is passed back to the consumer. We ask that you give us at least 2 days notices of pickups other than what is originally scheduled.
9. What does prorated mean?
Much like a mortgage or the rental of a apartment, prorated is a term that implies that you only pay for the amount you use. In real estate, if you only live in the property for 17 of 31 days, then you'll only pay for 17/31th of the full month's payment.
We do not have a minimum tonnage amount, so if you only use .80 of a Ton, then we only charge you .8 x $75 for the tonnage fee. If you have 1.33 tons, then it is 1.33 x $75.
Visit our Dumpster Rental Pricing page for a working example.
10. What items cannot be put in the dumpster?
We are limited by the landfills and recycling centers where we can discard your debris. Tires, TVs, Computer Monitors, Paint, Hazardous Materials, loose sawdust or kitty litter, insulation, & styrofoam are the biggest offenders. (Mattressses and Box Springs are always allowed. Please place them on top.)