Dumpster Rental Cambridge, MA

Your complete guide to easy, affordable dumpster rental and more sustainable waste services in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Sourgum Waste helps homeowners and businesses with their waste and recycling needs. Our roll-off dumpster rental service is convenient and easy to use. Dumpsters are perfect for cleaning out your home, fixing it up, or running a job site. With Sourgum, you get great customer service and flexible rental times. We also have different sizes of dumpsters to fit your needs. Choose Sourgum for simple and eco-friendly dumpster rentals in Cambridge, MA.


Serving the Cambridge Area

Cambridge is the largest city in Middlesex County and is home to famous schools such as Harvard and MIT. We cover all of it, offering dumpster rentals in local neighborhoods such as East Cambridge, West Cambridge, North Cambridge, and Cambridgeport. Whether you are in Harvard Square, Inman Square, Central Square, or Kendall Square, we are here to serve you.

Why Choose Sourgum?

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Simple, reliable
& dependable

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Low prices with
no hidden fees

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People and
planet friendly

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Dumpster Rental Services

Homeowners need dumpsters for many projects. You might be cleaning out your home or doing a small renovation. Sourgum has small dumpsters perfect for these jobs. We make it easy to manage your waste.

Businesses, job sites, and property managers need big dumpsters. Sourgum provides large dumpsters and flexible rental times. We help you handle waste easily and professionally.

Roll-off dumpster rentals work for many projects. From fixing up your home to big job sites, these dumpsters are handy. We drop off and pick up the dumpsters when you need them.

Long-term dumpster rentals in Cambridge, MA, are good for ongoing projects or steady waste needs. They help keep your space clean over time. Sourgum offers long-term rentals to fit these needs.

Short-term Cambridge dumpster rentals are great for quick jobs. You might be doing a weekend cleanup or a small project. Sourgum’s flexible rental times let you pick how long you need the dumpster. It’s an affordable way to handle waste on a short-term basis.

Dumpster Sizes in Cambridge, MA

Dimensions: 14' x 7.5' x 3.5'
Capacity: About 4 pickup truck loads

Good For

  • Small cleanouts

  • Single-room remodels

  • Small bathroom renovations

Dimensions: 16' x 7.5' x 4.5'
Capacity: About 6 pickup truck loads

Good For

  • Small to mid-sized cleanouts

  • Roofing

  • Small kitchen or large bathroom renovations

Dimensions: 22' x 7.5' x 4.5'
Capacity: About 8 pickup truck loads

Good For

  • Home renovations

  • Mid-sized cleanouts

  • Minor demolitions

Dimensions: 22' x 7.5' x 6'
Capacity: About 12 pickup truck loads

Good For

  • Major renovations

  • New construction

  • Big cleanouts

Dimensions: 22' x 7.5' x 8'
Capacity: About 16 pickup truck loads

Good For

  • New construction

  • Large home renovations

  • Business waste removal

The Cambridge Dumpster Rental Process

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Order Your Dumpster and Schedule Delivery: Visit our website or call us to order the right dumpster for your needs. Schedule a convenient delivery time. Many times, we can offer same-day delivery.

  2. Get Your Permits: In Cambridge, you need a Dumpster Permit for both temporary and permanent dumpsters if you plan to place the dumpster on a city street or public property.

  3. Fill the Dumpster: Use the dumpster for your project. Make sure not to overfill it.

  4. Sourgum Takes Care of Pick-Up: Once you’re done, we will come and pick up the dumpster. We handle the waste and recycling for you!

Permits for Dumpster Rentals in Cambridge, MA

In Cambridge, a Dumpster Permit is not required if your dumpster is placed entirely on private property. If your dumpster will be placed on a city street, you need a Dumpster Permit from the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department.


  • Choose an Accessible Spot: Pick a place that is easy to reach and doesn’t block entrances or pathways.

  • Keep a Safe Distance from Structures: Have the dumpster placed on level ground that is not too close to buildings.

What Is the Cost to Rent a Dumpster in Cambridge, MA?

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Pricing for dumpster rentals can vary. The price depends on the size of the dumpster, how long you need it, your location, the type of debris and overall weight of the trash. Other companies charge extra disposal fees, but not Sourgum.

Tips for Saving Money

  • Avoid Overfilling: Don’t fill the dumpster past its limit.

  • Plan Ahead: Only rent for the time you need.

  • Separate Waste: Sort your waste, keeping banned items out of the dumpster, to avoid higher disposal fees.

What Can Be Placed in Our Dumpsters

Dumpsters can only handle certain items, while prohibited items have to discarded in a special way. This is just a general idea of what items are allowed in the dumpster and which are not.

What you can throw in

What you cannot throw in

  • Furniture
  • Appliances (without Freon)
  • Toys
  • Clothes
  • Wood
  • Drywall
  • Tiles
  • Bricks
  • Branches
  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Non-hazardous Waste
  • Cardboard
  • Plastics
  • Paints
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • TVs
  • Computers
  • Electronics
  • Needles
  • Expired Medications
  • Fridges, Air Conditioners with Freon
  • Gasoline
  • Oil
  • Flammable Liquids

What to Do With Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials are strictly prohibited in our dumpsters. If you need to get rid of hazardous materials, contact a local disposal facility for proper handling or attend one of the City of Cambridge’s collection events.

Why Use Sourgum for Your Dumpster Rental Needs?

Sourgum is the best choice for dumpster rentals in Cambridge, MA. Here's why:

  • Great Service: We always help you with a smile.

  • Eco-Friendly: We care about the Earth and recycle as much as we can.

  • Flexible Rentals: You can rent a dumpster for as long as you need.

  • Clear Prices: No hidden fees. You know what you are paying for.

  • Easy to Use: We deliver and pick up the dumpster, making it simple for you.

Ready for your dumpster rental in Cambridge, MA? Order a dumpster or contact us for a free quote today!

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