Dumpster Rental in Durham County, NC

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Rent a Dumpster in Durham County

Wondering if a dumpster rental is right for you? We recommend considering projects that generate significant waste, such as home renovations, landscaping endeavors, and large-scale cleanouts. If you have additional questions about if you would need a dumpster for your project, don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

At Sourgum, our focus is handling waste efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable manner. We are also committed to providing transparent pricing for all rentals, meaning there will never be any hidden or fishy fees. Our dedication to both your savings and environmental sustainability is evident in our practice of planting a tree for each dumpster rental and avoiding landfills when disposing of trash. When you choose Sourgum Waste, you choose yourself and you choose the environment.

Why Would I Need a Dumpster Rental?

Depending on your waste needs, you might need a dumpster for your project. There are a lot of different scenarios that could require you to rent a dumpster. Here are some of the top reasons:


You might need a dumpster if you are considering emptying out your garage and getting rid of accumulated items. It is easy to keep storing things we no longer need without paying attention to the large pile of trash that quickly adds up. Decluttering allows you to maximize your space and get some use out of discarded items.


Remodeling and renovating parts of your house can generate a lot more waste than your regular trash container can handle. So you might need to rent a dumpster to help you get rid of the pulled-down walls and everything in between.


From trees, shrubs, yard debris, and everything you need to get rid of for proper landscaping, you can quickly have more trash than a trash container can handle. If you have a landscaping project coming up, you should have a dumpster delivered.

Demolition and Construction

A construction site is a home to trash. Job sites for full-on construction or demolition are considerably safer and better managed when you have a good waste management system. You also keep your job efficiency up when you get a dumpster onsite to use for routine trash pick-ups.

How to Order a Dumpster Rental in Durham County NC

Renting a dumpster can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be. There are four main steps you need to know when it comes to getting a dumpster rental.

  1. Pick a Dumpster Size, Type, Weight Limit

    Before you place an order for a dumpster or receive a quote for a dumpster, you should know the dumpster size you'll need, the type of material you'll be getting rid of, and the weight limit you'll need.

  2. Place Your Order

    Once you've figured out these details, you can place your order. We offer three ways to order through us for your convenience—over the phone, by email, or online.

  3. Receive Your Dumpster

    You do not have to be physically present for your dumpster delivery, just give us instructions for the dumpster placement. You can also sign up to receive delivery alerts if you want to be home or want to know when your dumpster's ETA. Once you've received your dumpster, you can start filling it!

  4. Call Us For Pickup

    Once the two-week period of your rental service ends, call us for the dumpster to be picked up or extend the duration of your rental. Our trucks will come to pick up the dumpster and you'll receive an invoice once we've dumped your trash.

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What Is the Cost of Renting a Dumpster?

In Durham County dumpster rentals start at $375, but to get an accurate pricing estimate, you'll need to consider four things: your location, the type of materials you plan to discard, the dumpster size you'll need, and the weight limit you'll need. You'll have to estimate the amount of waste you will generate, but our dumpster sizes page can guide you. There you'll find the best uses for each size of dumpster.

For instance, if your project is a single-room renovation, a 10-yard dumpster with a weight limit of 1.5 tons would likely suffice.

There are four primary factors to consider when it comes to dumpster pricing: location, material, size, and weight limits.

  • Location: The distance your waste must travel and the facility it's delivered to depend on your location. Moreover, not all waste facilities accept all types of waste which can involve additional hauling time, and dumping fees for different materials and weights change depending on the facility.

  • Material: Different materials can have varying volumes, weights, recyclability, and toxicity levels. They can also be charged different dumping prices per material. While some materials can be easily and efficiently recycled, others are more challenging and costly to process due to their toxicity or non-recyclability.

  • Size: The size of the dumpster is a crucial factor in determining the cost of your rental. It's essential to select the best dumpster size for your waste disposal needs to avoid overpaying for space or overfilling your dumpster.

  • Weight Limits: Weight limits refer to the maximum amount of waste allowed in the dumpster. Exceeding the limit can result in additional fees. Accurately estimating the amount of waste you plan to dispose of and selecting an appropriate weight limit is important to avoid additional fees.

Our customer service team can provide expert guidance to help you make the best choices for your specific needs.

Dumpster Sizes Available in Durham County

The dumpster size you need depends on the amount of waste you need to get rid of as certain dumpsters are better fits for certain projects. For example, the 10-yard dumpster is great for single-room renovations but would be too small for a multi-room renovation.

Our dumpsters are measured in cubic yards and may vary in dimensions slightly. Below is a breakdown of the different sizes of dumpsters and some of their use cases:

10 Yard Roll Off Dumpster

A 10 yard dumpster is the smallest size available, and is best if you do not have a lot of debris or the space to fit a larger dumpster. A 10 yard dumpster can hold 10 cubic yards of material, about 4 pickup truck loads, typically holds approximately 2 tons of debris.

A 10 yard dumpster's dimensions that is offered by Sourgum Waste's rent a dumpster division.

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Delivery and Pickup. 2 Tons of Disposal.
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Dumpster Types Available in Durham County

These are some of the most common types of dumpsters people in Durhham rent from us:

  1. Construction Dumpsters: These are large roll-off dumpsters typically used at construction sites to dispose of building materials, such as lumber, drywall, insulation, roofing, and flooring. They come in a range of sizes, from 10 yards to 40 yards, and are designed to handle heavy debris.

  2. Concrete Dumpsters: As the name suggests, these dumpsters are specifically designed for the disposal of concrete and other heavy debris, such as bricks, tiles, and rocks. They are typically smaller than construction dumpsters, with sizes ranging from 10 yards to 20 yards.

  3. Yard Waste Dumpsters: These dumpsters are used for disposing of organic waste, such as grass clippings, leaves, branches, and other yard debris. They are typically available in sizes ranging from 10 yards to 20 yards.

  4. Household Junk Dumpsters: These dumpsters are designed for the disposal of general household waste, such as old furniture, appliances, electronics, and other miscellaneous items. They are available in a range of sizes, from 10 yards to 40 yards.

It's worth noting that there are other types of dumpsters available as well. Check with us to determine which dumpster type is right for your specific needs.

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What Is and Isn't Allowed in a Dumpster?

Certain items are not able to be disposed of in a dumpster for safety and environmental reasons. If you have a question about an item you don't see on this list, reach out to us and we can help.

What you can throw in

What you cannot throw in

  • Household junk such as toys, old clothes, furniture, curtains, etc.
  • Household appliances, except those with hazardous fluids
  • Renovation debris
  • Concrete
  • Roofing shingles
  • Asphalt
  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Car parts
  • Paints
  • Pesticides
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Large amounts of liquid
  • Tires
  • Contaminated soil
  • Propane tanks
  • Batteries
  • Oils & Fuels
  • Medical waste
  • Asbestos

What To Do With Hazardous Waste and Recycling in Durham County?

Generally, hazardous waste such as those highlighted above can be deposited with the Durham Household Hazardous Waste Center if they are in small manageable quantities. Alternatively, you can search specific items directly using the county's online tool.

Similarly, if you have some electronic items you no longer use, you should try to drop them off for recycling or donate or thrift them. Electronic waste should not be put in a dumpster, nor should you try to dispose of it yourself, as this can harm you and others.

If you need more information about how to get rid of electronics, check out this waste disposal resource. You can search each type of waste and find the proper means to dispose of it instantly.

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Common Dumpster Rental Mistakes

At our company, we prioritize honesty and transparency in our pricing. That's why we provide you with information to avoid getting charged additional fees from the dumping facilities. To avoid overpaying for your rental, we recommend avoiding these mistakes that can lead to extra charges.

For the safe and secure transportation of your dumpster, please ensure that all garbage is kept below the rim of the dumpster. An overflowing dumpster poses a hazard that cannot be safely hauled.

While it may seem like placing heavy items on top of lighter ones would help compact the contents, it can create unsafe hauling conditions. To load a dumpster safely, we recommend placing large, bulky items at the bottom and filling any gaps with smaller items.

If your dumpster rental company is unable to drop off or pick up your dumpster at the designated location due to obstructions or vehicles blocking the area, you may incur a trip fee. To avoid this additional charge, please ensure that the designated location for the dumpster drop-off or pickup is easily accessible.

At our company, we provide a complimentary rental period of 14 days with all dumpster rentals. If you require additional time, we do offer extensions for a nominal daily fee for each day beyond the complimentary period. To avoid incurring additional fees, we recommend completing your project within the rental period.

Hazardous waste should never be disposed of in a dumpster, as it requires special handling and disposal procedures. To ensure that you are properly disposing of your waste, please review the guidelines regarding acceptable and prohibited items that can be placed in a dumpster.

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With Sourgum Waste You Make a Difference

When you rent a dumpster from us, you not only get great service and pricing, but you also make a positive impact on the planet. For every dumpster rented through Sourgum, we make a donation to One Tree Planted , an organization that specializes in reforestation efforts. Every order = one tree planted. Help us heal the planet one tree at a time and order your roll-off dumpster rental today!
Trees planted so far: 33,122

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