5 Tips to Avoid Extra Dumpster Rental Fees
Avoiding Extra Fees for Renting a Dumpster
Extra fees are the worst, especially when you never expect them. Renting a dumpster is no different, as there are many fees you may have to pick up for afterwards. If you are concerned about any extra fees, stop worrying! We’re here to tell you what they are and how easy it is to avoid them.
5 Tips to Avoiding Extra Dumpster Rental Fees
As we walk you through these tips, we want to let you know that we are on your side. Too many times have we had people come to us with past stories with dumpster companies. They get quoted a price and end up padding their budget to fit a pricey dumpster service they didn’t ask for. You too can find yourself paying far more than what you want to if you don’t watch out for hidden fees or simple mistakes you can avoid with ease. Here are 5 of the best tips out there for avoiding those extra dumpster rental fees.
Be Sure to Ask Questions About Extra Dumpster Fees
We aren’t able to stress enough in words how important it is to ask the dumpster service you’re using questions concerning extra dumpster fees. A roll-off dumpster rental company more than always has the answers to your questions. Make this your advantage by asking them a few simple questions such as –
What is the price of the dumpster rental?
How much is the delivery fee? Pickup fee?
What is the cost per tonnage?
Are there city regulations I need to know about?
Are there other fees I should be aware of?
The best part about asking questions is it gives you more control over your roll-off dumpster service. Most of these questions can be answered through email, which means you’ll have a written record between you and the dumpster rental company so they cannot sneak any hidden fees onto your receipt.
If the company you’re working with isn’t giving you straightforward answers about their pricing and what they are charging, or perhaps no answer at all, it’s time to find a company that will.
Plan Ahead Your Project
Don’t wait until demolition day to rent a roll-off dumpster. Most dumpster rental companies will charge you a rush fee for ordering last minute. It’s best to call and schedule a dumpster a couple weeks prior to the start of your project to ensure a dumpster will be delivered on time
While planning the delivery of your dumpster rental is important, so is planning the pickup date. Dumpster rental companies give you up to 10 days before they start charging you an average $10 a day for keeping it over that mark. However, they won’t come and collect the dumpster and you call in first. Once you’re done with your cleanup project, call the dumpster rental company to schedule a pickup time to avoid late fees.
Recycling is Cheaper than Dumping
This is on our tip list because not many people know too much about this. It’s much cheaper to recycle an entire project, like a gutted building, than to send the debris to a landfill. You’ll save lots of money in the end, hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Reason being is because tipping fees at landfills are incredulously expensive, and most dumpster companies will pass that fee onto you when you’re done with your project. If you have a project that is recyclable, make sure that your waste gets hauled to a recycling plant to reduce the dumping fees.
Don’t Try to Sneak In Prohibited Items
There are certain items that are just not allowed in dumpsters, as they are harmful for the environment. Items that can never be dumped in a roll-off dumpster includes – flammable, toxic or hazardous materials.
Some of the most common prohibited items we see includes:
Understand that there are guidelines when it comes to dumping hazardous materials. They simply cannot be dumped in a landfill like everything else, and will result in a serious fine as the dumpster company will have to deal with disposing of it correctly. You can save the environment and avoid big fees by searching for legal ways to dispose of these prohibited items.
Don’t Max the Weight Limit or Overflow the Dumpster
When a dumpster rental company comes to pick up your dumpster, they will check to see if you meet these two limits. If there is waste that goes past the overflow line, the hauler will not pick up the dumpster until it’s under the line. For causing the hassle, you will be charged a hassle fee for making the hauler wait for you to fix something you should’ve kept an eye on the whole time.
The same goes for the weight limit. When the hauler goes to the landfill to expel the waste, it rolls onto a scale that measures the weight of the hauler and the container before and after dumping the trash. If it exceeds the weight limit of the container, it will be noticeable, and you will notice an overweight fee on your receipt.
There are a couple ways to avoid these fees. First, rent a container that correctly matches the amount of debris you’re looking to get rid of. It’s better to rent a size that’s bigger than needed than one that is too small. Second, breaking down dense objects will not only help you make room for more waste, but keep the weight of it down.
Choose Green City for Your Next Project
One of the goals we have at Green City Waste and Recycling is to provide affordable and reliable dumpster rental service. We are on hand to answer all your questions about renting a dumpster, and will work with you and your project to avoid these fees stated above. Want more information, or wish to request a free quote? Give us a call today at (800) 528-7089. We are committed to providing courteous, reliable and on-time service in the Denver metro area.