Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

As with any service, many of our clients have questions regarding dumpster rental, especially around what can go in the dumpster and some of the specifics regarding the services we provide.

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions that we have received here at Dumpster Rental Michigan; if you don’t find the answers to your questions below, please give contact us and we will be happy to assist.

Q: What size of dumpster do I need?

A: The size of dumpster that is required depends on the type of project you’re working on, and the type of waste that it will generate. A major house cleaning involving throwing away clothes, bagged trash and some light furniture will need less dumpster space than a construction project involving tons of concrete and rebar.

When you contact Dumpster Rental Michigan for your free quote, our experts can help determine how much waste you will generate, and we will deliver a dumpster that’s sure to handle everything you need to toss in to it.

Q: Where does Dumpster Rental Michigan offer service?

A: Dumpster Rental Michigan is proud to offer service to eight major metropolitan areas in Michigan, encompassing millions of people. Please visit the Dumpster Rental Michigan Service Area page for a map and a list of cities in which we offer our services.
If your city isn’t listed, or if you are unsure if Dumpster Rental Michigan will deliver to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Q: Where can you place the dumpster?

A: The Dumpster Rental Michigan delivery driver will work with you to ensure that the dumpster is placed in the most convenient location that is accessible by the trucks that are used for delivery and pick-up. While our roll off dumpsters are safe for most surfaces including driveways, it may be suggested to place the dumpster somewhere other than your original desired location to ensure that no issues occur.

It’s also recommended to have the dumpster on as flat a surface as possible, and with enough room to allow the end doors to swing fully open. This enables you and your team to walk heavy items into the dumpster instead of trying to toss them over the side.

Q: What types of materials are not allowed in the dumpster?

A: There are a few items that are banned from dumpsters, and that’s because they require special disposal practices and cannot be mixed with regular trash and waste.

Please avoid putting hazardous waste, flammables, paints, solvents, chemicals, other unknown liquids, batteries or asbestos-containing items into your dumpster. Please note that this list is just a guide; there are other items that may not be allowed based on the city or county that you reside in. As with anything else, please do not hesitate to contact Dumpster Rental Michigan if you have questions about what can and cannot go into your dumpster.

Q: Do I need a permit from the city or county?

A: Generally, dumpsters for home use won’t require any form of permission or permits unless they are intended to be used in a public area, or stored on a roadway instead of your driveway. In circumstances such as these, it’s best to give a call to the city to ensure that you won’t need a permit.

Businesses and construction sites do sometimes require permits for dumpsters that are going to be around longer than a couple of days. Again, it’s best to contact the city inspection or enforcement officials in your area to find out more.

Q: How long can I keep the dumpster?

A: It’s nice to hear that you fell in love with having a dumpster around! Generally, our clients can keep the dumpster as long as they’d like to continue renting it – with some small fine print. We’ll need to know at least a couple of days in advance of the pick-up date if you’re going to need to keep the dumpster longer; this is because Dumpster Rental Michigan is busy and we may have booked the dumpster for another client.

If you need to keep your dumpster – simply give us a call and let us know. We’ll work something out and adjust your pick-up date.

Q: How much will it cost to rent a dumpster?

A: The cost of renting a dumpster depends on a number of factors, which is why Dumpster Rental Michigan offers free quotes for all of our dumpster rental jobs. The main factors involved with pricing a dumpster rental are how long you’ll need the dumpster, how much waste is going inside (this is known as the ‘tonnage’) and how many times (if any) we’ll need to empty the dumpster and return you a clean one so that you can continue.

Once we know a bit more about what you are looking to do with the dumpster, we’ll be able to supply you a price quote that will be competitive with every company out there.

Q: What if I own a business and want a permanent dumpster?

A: Dumpster Rental Michigan is happy to supply your business with a regular dumpster service. Contact us to let us know some key details, and we’ll supply you with a price quote.

Q: I have other questions, where can I find answers?

A: All you need to do is contact Dumpster Rental Michigan, and we’re happy to answer any questions that you have. Don’t be shy – our team is a friendly bunch and we’re happy to help!

Don’t forget – you can contact Dumpster Rental Michigan today for a FREE price quote on your next dumpster rental! Simply give us a call at ###-###-#### or visit the Contact Us page to fill in our contact form, and one of our staff members will get back to you as soon as possible.