Frequently Asked Questions
Q.How do I determine what size dumpster I need for my project?
A.Determining the right size dumpster for your project depends on the amount and type of waste you will be disposing of. A general rule of thumb is that a 20-yard dumpster can typically hold debris from a small basement, attic, or garage clean out, while a 30-yard dumpster is suitable for larger remodeling or renovation projects. It's best to consult with us to assess your project's needs and determine the appropriate dumpster size.
Q.How do I schedule a dumpster delivery?
A.To schedule a dumpster delivery, you can contact a reputable dumpster hauling company like Modern Waste Disposal either by phone or through their website. We will typically ask you about the type and size of dumpster you need, the delivery address, and the duration for which you'll require the dumpster. We will then coordinate the delivery based on your requirements.
Q.What are the different types of waste materials that can be disposed of in a dumpster?
A.We accept a wide range of waste materials, including household junk, construction debris, yard waste, old furniture, and electronics. However, certain hazardous materials like chemicals, asbestos, batteries, and paint may require special handling and cannot be disposed of in regular dumpsters. It's important to check with us for a comprehensive list of what is and isn't allowed in their dumpsters.
Q.How much does dumpster hauling cost?
A.The cost of dumpster hauling services can vary based on factors such as the size of the dumpster, the duration of service, the type of waste being disposed of, and the location of the project. Generally, Modern Waste Disposal charges a flat fee for delivery, pickup, and waste disposal. You can expect to pay anywhere from $400-$600 for a dumpster rental depending on size and length of rental.
Q.Are permits required for placing a dumpster on the street?
A.In some cases, you may need a permit to place a dumpster on a public street or sidewalk. Permit requirements can vary depending on the city or municipality in which the project is located. It's important to check with local authorities or your dumpster hauling company to determine if a permit is required and to obtain one if necessary. Failure to comply with permit requirements can result in fines or other penalties.
Q.How far in advance should I book a dumpster?
A.It's generally advisable to book a dumpster as soon as you know the dates you will require it. Schedules can fill up quickly, especially during peak seasons. By booking in advance, you can ensure the availability of the dumpster size you need and avoid any potential delays in your project timeline.
Q.What items are not allowed in dumpsters?
A.While specific restrictions may vary among dumpster hauling companies, certain items are generally prohibited from being disposed of in dumpsters. These include hazardous materials like chemicals, paint, asbestos, batteries, tires, propane tanks, and flammable or explosive substances. It's important to consult with Modern Waste Disposal for a complete list of prohibited items or to inquire about proper disposal methods for such materials.
Q.Can a dumpster be placed on a driveway or a tight space?
A.Yes, dumpsters can be placed on driveways or tight spaces, considering the area can accommodate the dimensions of the dumpster you choose. However, it's important to consider any weight restrictions, potential damage to driveways or surfaces, and obtaining any necessary permits if the area is not privately owned. It's recommended to discuss your specific space requirements with us to ensure proper placement.
Q.What happens to the waste after it is hauled away?
A. After the waste is hauled away, we take it to a designated facility for sorting, recycling, and proper disposal. We follow local regulations and environmentally responsible practices to minimize the impact on the environment. Some materials may be recycled, salvaged, or donated, while others may be disposed of in a landfill or treated accordingly. Always choose a reputable and environmentally conscious dumpster hauling company to ensure proper waste management.