Southeast Michigan's Questions and Answers Regarding Renting a Dumpster

A roll off bin (also known as roll off dumpster) is a steel container that is typically delivered to a property for a one-time waste removal project, such as a home remodel or construction job. While most containers are open top, there are closed top containers that can be made available as well. The container is delivered and hauled away by a specially-designed roll off truck. There are two types of roll off delivery systems – winch-cable system, and a hook-lift system. We are one of the few companies that use the hook-lift dumpster system to place containers at your location. This system has several important attributes:

  • The hook-lift allows us to drop off dumpsters in tighter areas.
  • Some of the dumpster delivery trucks we use to carry our containers are smaller than those used with the winch-cable system, allowing us to place containers in tighter spots and on less-sturdy surfaces.
  • With our hook-lift dumpster system we are able to softly place containers on the ground instead of literally dropping them as roll-off trucks do. What this means is that we treat your concrete, asphalt and lawn much gentler.
  • We offer small 6, 10, 15 and 20 cubic yard containers that are perfect for those small jobs in tight spaces.
We currently offer 6, 10, 15 and 20 cubic yard dumpsters. A cubic yard is 3’x3’x3′ and weighs nearly 1 ton for sand or dirt, but much less for most construction and trash material. Detailed specs are on our website.

Yes. Standard dumpster rentals have the following weight limits. Additional charges will apply if the stated weight limits are exceeded.

  • 6 yard dumpster - 2 ton weight limit
  • 10 yard dumpster - 2 ton weight limit
  • 15 yard dumpster - 3 ton weight limit
  • 20 Yard dumpster - 4 ton weight limit

For roofing contractors -- We offer a flat rate dumpster rental for asphalt shingle. Please call for further information.

If you call our office, we can help you estimate the size of the container you will need. Below is a chart showing the approximate weight per cubic yard for various waste content. Please note that 1 ton is approximately 2000 lb.

Material Weights for Dumpster Rental

Any type of hazardous material cannot be accepted in the dumpster. Specifically, the following is prohibited.

  • Paint
  • Chemicals
  • Solvents of any kind
  • Asbestos
  • Oil Drums
  • Radioactive
  • Volatile
  • Highly Flammable
  • Explosive
  • Bio-Medical
  • Infectious
  • No free liquids of any kind are allowed
  • Tires
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • AC Unit/Dehumidifier
  • Any other Toxic or Hazardous Materials

Liability for appropriate waste remains with the customer as agreed to in the terms and conditions of service.
You can only fill the dumpster to the top rail of the dumpster. Over filling the dumpster will cause the debris to slide off when the dumpster is loaded onto the truck. Per Michigan DOT regulations, we cover all filled dumpsters with tarp before transportation, and will not carry overloaded or overweight dumpsters.
Our standard rental period is 7 days. Please call our office if you need it for shorter or longer periods.
We place a protective buffer of wooden boards under the bin, which disperses the weight. So, the bins won’t touch or scratch your driveway. The operator will do the same thing for bins placed on lawns or dirt. After you’ve put all of your trash in the bin, the operator will sweep your driveway to get rid of any unwanted materials like nails, glass shards or wood scraps. They’ll also place a tarp over the dumpster when driving away, keeping debris in and away from your property.
In most cases, you will only need a permit if you are placing the container on the streets or other public property. That said, we suggest checking with your local city ordinances for any exceptions.

Payment is made over credit card (we accept all credit card types). We typically pre-authorize when the order is placed, and charge the day before scheduled delivery. 

We provide our residential-friendly dumpster rental service to the following areas of Southeast Michigan:
Many residential homeowners rent our dumpster for their yard work/projects. If you're getting rid of dirt/soil, we recommend the 4 yard or 6 yard depending on what our dumpster consultants recommend.

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