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What to Consider Renting a Rolloff Dumpster

When renting a roll-off dumpster, several factors must be considered to ensure you choose the right size and type for your needs, comply with regulations, and manage costs effectively. Here are some key considerations:

Size and Volume

Roll-off dumpsters come in various sizes, typically measured in cubic yards. Common sizes include 10, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yards. Consider the scope and scale of your project to choose the right size. Renting a dumpster that’s too small may require additional hauls, while a larger one may be more expensive and take up unnecessary space.

Type of Waste

Understand what materials you’ll be disposing of. Some materials may be prohibited (like hazardous waste, certain electronics, tires, and refrigerants) or may require special disposal methods. Ensure the dumpster rental company allows the type of waste you plan to dispose of.

Weight Limit

Each dumpster has a weight limit and exceeding it can result in additional fees. Be mindful of the weight of the materials you’re disposing of especially heavy debris like concrete or dirt.

Rental Duration

Know how long you’ll need the dumpster and understand the rental company’s pricing structure. Some companies charge daily, while others have a flat rate for a set number of days with additional fees for extra days.


Depending on where you plan to place the dumpster, you may need a permit from your local city or homeowners’ association. Check local regulations and obtain any necessary permits before the dumpster arrives.

Location and Placement

Plan where the dumpster will be placed. It should be easily accessible but not obstruct traffic or violate local codes. Ensure the ground is firm enough to support the weight of a full dumpster and consider protecting the surface (e.g., with plywood) to prevent damage.

Pick-up and Delivery

Coordinate the delivery and pick-up dates with the rental company. Make sure the area is clear for drop-off and pick-up to avoid additional fees.

Pricing and Fees

Understand the total cost, including base price, potential overage charges, late fees, and charges for prohibited items. Some companies include a weight limit in the price, while others may charge for weight overages.

Recycling and Sustainability

If you’re disposing of recyclable materials, ask if the company offers recycling services. This can be more environmentally friendly and, in some cases, may reduce costs.

Customer Service and Reviews

Choose a company with good customer service and positive reviews like Circle J Roll-Offs. Reliable customer service can make the rental process smoother, especially if you encounter any issues.

By carefully considering these factors, you can select the right roll-off dumpster for your project, comply with regulations, and manage costs effectively.

Circle J Roll-offs offers roll-off dumpster rentals in Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama to meet your commercial and household needs. We offer dumpster rentals for construction or home projects and also offer recycling services, environmentally-friendly waste removal options, services for the National Cardboard Pickup Program, and LEED-certified waste management.

Contact us today to get started with your roll-off dumpster needs.

Need Help creating a Waste Management Plan for Your Business in the Mobile / Montgomery Area ?

Look no further than Circle J Roll-Offs. We have been serving Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama, and the surrounding areas since 1969. We provide waste management services for commercial and industrial businesses, as well as full-service dumpster rentals. We provide different sizes and types of dumpsters to meet your specific waste management needs. Give us a call at (215) 661-0001 or fill out our online form to speak with one of our waste management planning experts today.

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