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When looking to rent a dumpster, there are several common questions that may arise. One of the first questions is usually about the size of the dumpster needed for the project. Our dumpsters come in various sizes, so it’s important to select the right one for your needs. Another common question is about the rental period and how long you can keep the roll off dumpster at your location. Disposal of debris is another important topic, including any weight limit restrictions. Our dumpster delivery and pickup process is also a frequent inquiry, as well as pricing and additional fees that may apply.

Here are some common dumpster rental questions:


What dumpster size do I need?

This can vary depending on the amount of waste you have, so it’s important to provide an estimate of the volume of debris you need to dispose of, USA Dumpster and Recycling has multiple choices for every situation, a 10 yard or 20 yard are usually sizes for residential projects, a 30 yard or 40 yard is usually a commercial dumpster. Keep in mind the price depends on the size.

What is the rental period of the dumpster?

USA Dumpster and Recycling will allow you to keep the dumpster for a specified amount of time before additional fees may apply. If you need to keep the dumpster longer than the specified rental period, you may incur additional fees. It is important to check with the dumpster rental company about our rental period policy and any extra charges that may apply for extended use of the dumpster. Planning ahead and coordinating with USA Dumpster and Recycling can help avoid any unexpected fees. 

What items are allowed in the dumpster?


Solid waste:

Means all non- hazardous putrescible and non- putrescible solid waste and recyclable materials
Household Waste: Everyday discarded items such as food remnants, paper, and nonrecyclable
Yard Waste: Organic materials from your yard, including leaves, grass clippings, and
Clothing: Any textiles or clothing that are no longer suitable for wear or donation.
Food Waste: Kitchen scraps such as fruit peels, vegetable trimmings, and other
perishable food matter.
Paper Waste: Newspapers, magazines, and other paper goods that are not laminated
or plastic-coated.
Wooden Furniture: Wooden items without paint or other treatments, such as chairs
and tables.

Construction debris:

Concrete: Pieces of concrete from demolished structures.
Bricks: Unused or broken bricks from construction or demolition.
Drywall: Scraps or sheets of drywall from new constructions or remodels.
Lumber: Wood waste including offcuts, shavings, and old lumber.
Metal: Scrap metal from construction sites, including steel, aluminum, and copper.
Tiles: Ceramic or vinyl tiles removed during demolition or remodeling.
Plastics: Construction plastics that are not part of the packaging, such as PVC piping.
Insulation Materials: Fiberglass, foam, or other insulation materials removed during
Roofing Materials: Old shingles, roofing felt, or other roofing materials that have been
Glass: Broken windows or glass from construction or demolition.

What are the prohibited items?

This includes but is not limited to industrial waste, asbestos-containing materials, septic waste, paint, chemical cleaners, biomedical waste, pesticides, solvents, automotive components, tires, oils, batteries, appliances with freon, aerosol cans, electronics, and any other materials categorized as hazardous under applicable regulations. In the event that prohibited materials are discovered within the collected waste, we may assess an additional handling fee.

What if my dumpster is overfilled?

Overload fees are charges that come into play when a dumpster rental company, like USA Dumpster and Recycling, picks up a rental dumpster that is filled over the designated limit. This is because an over-filed dumpster may allow debris to fall out and cause damage to other vehicles and it’s surroundings. Be careful once the dumpster is loaded not to overfill the dumpster. It is important to be aware of the weight limit and capacity of the dumpster you order to avoid incurring extra charges. 

Can I extend my dumpster rental period?

Yes, you are able to extend your rental period. If you need the dumpster for a longer time than originally scheduled, simply contact us before the end of your rental term to arrange the new length of the rental period.

Are there additional fees for extra days?

Additional fees will apply for extending your rental beyond the initial period. The cost for extra days varies depending on the duration of the extension. Please contact our customer service team for specific pricing details and to arrange your extension.

What are the clearance requirements for placing a roll off dumpster?

To ensure safe delivery and placement of your dumpster, the building or premises must have a minimum vertical clearance of 20 feet. This measurement is taken from the ground to any overhead obstacles such as branches, cables, awnings, or structures. This clearance is necessary to accommodate the truck’s access to the designated area. Ensuring this clearance helps prevent damage and allows for the safe and efficient placement of your dumpster.

Can you provide dumpster rentals for other situations?

Yes, we offer dumpster rental services for a variety of needs, including large events, beach cleanups, and post-storm cleanups. Our flexible rental options and range of dumpster sizes ensure we can accommodate your specific requirements, whether it’s managing waste from a large gathering or helping to clean up debris after a storm.

How do I get the most out of my dumpster?

To maximize your dumpster rental:

  1. Plan Ahead: Estimate the volume of waste to choose the right dumpster size.
  2. Efficient Loading: Break down large items and place heavier debris at the bottom to optimize space.
  3. Prohibited Items: Avoid disposing of prohibited materials like hazardous waste to prevent additional fees.
  4. Even Distribution: Distribute weight evenly to prevent overloading one side, ensuring safe transport

What is the Dumpster Rental Process?

Renting a dumpster with USA Dumpster Rental and Recycling is straightforward and hassle-free. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you understand the process of how to order a dumpster:

  1. Contact and Ordering: Reach out to USA Dumpster Rental and Recycling by phone or through our website. Provide details about your project to help determine the appropriate dumpster size.

  2. Size Selection: Choose from a variety of dumpster sizes, ranging from 10 to 40 yards, depending on your needs.

  3. Delivery: Once you’ve selected a size and completed the rental agreement, USA Dumpster Rental and Recycling will schedule a delivery. The dumpster will be dropped off at your specified location at the agreed-upon time.

  4. Usage: Fill the dumpster with your waste material, ensuring not to exceed the weight limit your dumpster can hold or include prohibited items.

  5. Pickup: When your rental period is over or the dumpster is full, contact USA Dumpster and Recycling will pick up the dumpster and dispose the waste responsibly.

Have any additional questions? Call us!

If you have more questions about dumpsters or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our customer service team in USA Dumpster Rental and Recycling is here to help you with all your dumpster rental needs and ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free experience.

Do you want to get affordable dumpster rental in the Miami area and get the best prices in the market?

Call us at (305) 614-2737 and we’ll be there to assist you!