Before you rent a dumpster, there are some things you need to know, like how much your dumpster will cost, what size you should get, and what can go in the dumpster.
The Cost to Rent a Dumpster
Dumpster rental prices vary according to three main factors. Your waste disposal company can't give you a quote without knowing specifics about these things.
Location: Your location determines how far your waste travels and where it gets delivered. Waste facilities don't accept all types of waste, and every location has a different fee structure.
Materials: The materials you are throwing away make a difference because they are varying levels of volume, weight, recyclability, and toxicity. Some can easily and readily be recycled, and others are more difficult and costly to process.
Size: The size of the container that you need determines the price of your dumpster rental. Each dumpster size comes with an included weight limit and rental period, and you can choose to add extra weight limits or rental days if you already know you may be going over.
You should also note that it's cheaper to pay for extra weight limits or extra days when you order than it is to pay for them later if you go over your weight limit or rental period. If you have any questions about the weight of common materials or the duration of common projects, your dumpster rental company can help you pick out the right options.
How to Recycle Items That Can't Go In a Dumpster
Depending on where you live, here are several resources for you to use to dispose of items that can't go in the dumpster. As always, you can ask us for assistance if you can't figure out what to do with your debris.
Mecklenburg County has Full-Service Drop Off Centers for common items that can be recycled, like refrigerators, televisions, and tires, as well as more uncommon items like hazardous waste.
Some areas require permits if you want your dumpster to be placed on the street or in any public area. In Charlotte, for instance, you will need a right-of-way use permit. Other municipalities don't require a dumpster permit at all.
If you need more information about permits for your dumpster rental, contact Mecklenburg County's permitting department for assistance.