Debunking Dumpster Rental Myths

Common Misconceptions About Dumpsters

While many people may believe that renting a dumpster is a headache they don’t want to deal with, the truth is dumpster rentals are convenient and pretty easy to acquire. If you’re considering renting a dumpster, but have doubts about the process, take a look at these dumpster myths de-bunked.

Renting a Dumpster is Too Expensive 

Reality: Yes, price is always a factor, but you’re going to have to pay for the waste regardless of the removal method. You may haul the waste to your local landfill yourself, or break it down and throw it away in your weekly garbage. However, both of those alternatives aren’t simple and will still cost you.

At Dumpster Rental Inc, we offer drop off, rental days, weight, and disposal in our rental price. Think of it this way, you won’t have to spend time and waste gas making multiple trips to your local landfill, and then to pay for landfill offloading on top of it. We provide you with a dumpster that can handle all of your waste, and take the burden off your hands.

If I Rent a Dumpster, I Can Throw Anything Into It

Reality: Every waste removal company will have guidelines about what and how much you may throw into your dumpster rental. Certain waste requires special care, if you throw away items that need to be separated or disposed of in a different way, you may incur additional fees. Additionally, if you over fill your dumpster beyond the guidelines, you will receive an additional charge for going over your weight.

Be sure to ask about restrictions on what you can and can’t throw into the dumpster. Let your dumpster rental provider know what materials you are throwing away and how much waste you have before settling on a size and price.

Renting a Dumpster is Inconvenient

Reality: Some people may believe renting a dumpster is inconvenient, in reality what is inconvenient is taking multiple trips to your landfill yourself. Renting a dumpster is as easy as picking up the phone, you’ll need to give some basic information about the type and amount of waste, and we’ll do rest. Once your dumpster is delivered, you simply fill it up with your waste, and give us a call back so we may haul it away for you. It really is that simple.

The Size of the Dumpster Doesn’t Matter

Reality: Selecting the right size dumpster is one of the most important factors of your dumpster rental. If you order a container that is too big or too small, you’ll end up spending either too much money for something you did not need, or have to spend more money for a larger size. If you’re unsure about the size, our sales representatives will help you make an educated decision based on the project, amount of waste, and type of waste. Of course, we always recommend going with a larger size if you are really unsure.

Individuals Can’t Rent Dumpsters

Reality: People may believe that only contractors and businesses can rent dumpsters, when in reality individuals rent dumpsters all the time. Commercial projects may be more common, but homeowners need dumpsters for multiple reasons. From home improvements, yard clean up, household clean outs, and more. If you have a sizable amount of waste to remove, you should consider renting a dumpster yourself.


If you’re looking for a dumpster rental for your household waste, renovations, construction projects or more give us a call at Dumpster Rental Inc! Call us today for a free quote and get started on your dumpster rental!

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