Frequently Asked Questions
It depends on where you live. Please call 1-888-909-5556 for a quote for your area.
You can keep your container for 7 days before we start charging for additional days. 10-yard, 25-yard, and 40-yard containers. We do not automatically pick up your bin! It is your responsibility to call and schedule a pick up, and it is your responsibility to verify that it was picked up.
No it does not. Our price is for one bin. If you fill it up and need us to be emptied, then you would pay for another Container.
If you call in the morning, we can usually get you a Container in the afternoon. If you call in the afternoon, we can usually get you a bin next morning, We appreciate having 24 hours notice, but we will always try to work with your time frame.
You cannot put just anything in your container. There are limitations as far as weight and hazardous material, and you have to make sure you get the right container for the right job. Concrete, dirt, bricks, tile, and similar materials can ONLY go in a 10-yard bin. Never put that kind of material in a 3-yard 25-yard and 40yard container because we will not be able to pick it up, and we charge for the extra trip. If you’re getting rid of furniture or doors, or large quantities of trash, you should order at least a 25-yard bin. You could use a 10-yard bin, but the walls of the bin are only 2 feet high, so you run the risk of piling the trash too high, and we cannot safely pick up any bin that is overloaded.
Tree stumps are acceptable, but we charge extra because it requires special handling and heavy equipment to move them around. It’s best if you can break them down to less than 2 feet in diameter to avoid an extra charge.
Inert material includes dirt, concrete, rocks, sand, stucco, tile, bricks, blocks, asphalt, rebar, metal, heavy materials, etc.
Non-inert material includes grass, roots, sod, trash, drywall, wood, stucco with paper, asphalt shingles, plastic, greenwaste, etc.
For a 40-yard container, our largest container, you need approximately 60 feet in length, which is about 4 car lengths. The container is 20 feet long, and our trucks are 33 feet long. Also, the truck is 10 feet wide, so you need 12 feet in width to give the driver 1 foot on either side to maneuver.
Never fill a container higher than the side-walls. For 3-yard containers, the lids must close all the way.
In most jurisdictions, you do need a permit if you want the bin placed in the street. If you decide to place the container in the street, go to your city’s Public Works website or online application. However, you do not need a permit if we drop the container on your property, but we require your signature in person or by fax to release us from any property damage. Be aware that having a bin that weighs 2 tons empty, and approximately 8-10 tons full can easily crack your driveway. Have plywood ready to help avoid any damage. It should be noted that, in regard to container placement, convenience is secondary to safety. Our drivers will not drop a bin where it would potentially do harm to a person or property.
That depends on the size. We allow 5 tons in a 40-yard container, 3 tons in a 25-yard container, and only 1000 pounds in a 3-yard container. For a 10-yard container, the amount of tonnage depends on the material – if you fill up with inert material you can load up to 11 tons, non-inert 2 tons.
There is no easy way to determine that. For dirt and concrete, one cubic yard weighs approximately one ton, so a 10-yard container weighs approximately 10 tons when loaded with inert material.