Spotsylvania Dumpster Rental | FAQ

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Q: How long can I keep a dumpster?

You can keep a dumpster for as long as you like. After a point you may be charged overage fees by the day depending on the size of your dumpster and the area it is in. Most dumpsters have a one to two week rental agreement.

Q: What can/can't I put in a dumpster?

Most items you would expect to find in a home cleanup or construction project are acceptable to put into dumpsters, however there are a few things that cannot be dumped and a few more things that can be dumped for an additional fee. Refrigerators, batteries, paint, mattresses, hazardous materials, and tires are among the more common.

Q: Where can I put a rolloff dumpster?

You can put a rolloff dumpster virtually anywhere. We have dumpsters of all sizes to fit in driveways, in parking lots for construction and demolition jobs, and, if necessary on plots of land in gravel, dirt, or grass. If you think you need a rolloff dumpster for a cleanup project or construction job, we can almost always find a place to put it on your property. Just give us a call at (571) 298-2450 and we will help you decide where to place your rolloff dumpster.

Q: Can I place a dumpster on the street?

More often than not, a permit is required if a dumpster is to be placed on a street or sidewalk. We will be happy to place a dumpster anywhere, however you should check to make sure our dumpster placement isn't in violation of any local ordinances or homeowner association guidelines.

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Q: How much does it cost to rent a dumpster?

Dumpster prices vary based on several factors. Rates for dumpster rentals depend on the size of the rolloff dumspter, location, and contents of the dumpster.If you are curious about the cost of a dumpster in your area, give us a call at (571) 298-2450 and we can help determine how much it will be depending on the aforementioned factors.

Q: How can I pay for my rolloff dumpster?

When you call to order a dumpster rental, our customer service department will take your credit card information and a receipt will be sent to an email of your choice with information about your rental from our secure payment processor. We accept all major credit cards. If you have special payment requirements, just ask and our sales staff will do their best to cater to your needs.

Q: What is the earliest I can expect a dumpster to arrive?

Dumpsters arrive at different times depending on when you order it and how available that particular type of dumpster is at the time. Typically, next day delivery is available if an order is placed before noon. Oftentimes same day delivery is available.

Q: How much weight can a dumpster hold?

Your dumpster rental comes with a weight allowance, or an amount of weight that is included at no extra charge. This amount is sufficient for most jobs. If you have excess weight, you will be charged by the prorated ton. In Virginia, the Department of Transportation (DOT) limit for a dumpster is 10 tons. Our smaller trucks can lift 6 to 8 tons, and our larger trucks can lift 20 tons. You are responsible for making sure your dumpster does not exceed the limits that the truck can carry. If you exceed the DOT limit you may be charged an Extreme Weight fee in addition to the regular tonnage costs.

Q: How much does it cost to swap out a dumpster I have for an empty one?

A dumpster swap is the same as a dumpster delivery. A driver will either come pick up your original dumpster and another dumpster will be dropped off in another truck, or a driver will drop off an empty dumpster and drive away with the full one.

Q: How much can I put in a dumpster?

Dumpsters can be filled to the brim, as long as a tarp can be placed on top of them and the truck can handle the weight of the dumpster.

Q: How often can I swap out my dumpster for an empty one?

You can swap out your dumpster for an empty one as often as you like. Some jobs require multiple daily swap outs and we are always happy to facilitate that. Just give us a call and we'll swap it out as soon as we can!

Q: Will the dumpster do any damage to my property?

Dumpsters are heavy, and the process of placing them involves rolling them off of the back of a large truck. They can cause significant damage to a lawn, and can also leave superficial marks on asphalt. We always recommend placing your dumpster on pavement as opposed to grass. If you are concerned with the asphalt on your driveway or in your lot, you are encouraged to purchase a 4' by 8' 3/4" thick board at Home Depot or your local retailer, and to cut it into quarters. This can be left where the dumpster is to be placed and the driver will arrange it so the dumpster is dropped onto the boards which will prevent any damage to your driveway.

Q: Can I put mixed material with concrete in a regular dumpster, or am I required to only put concrete in a concrete dumpster?

There is a certain amount of mesh wiring that is used to reinforce concrete, and this is permitted in a concrete dumpster. Likewise, a certain amount of concrete can be put in a regular roll off dumpster, however you should always be mindful of the weight, as concrete is heavy and ordinary roll offs have weight limitations.

Q: Will a large dumpster fit in my single car driveway?

A 30 yard dumpster, which is one of our larger and more popular sized dumpsters can be backed easily into a single car driveway. All dumpsters are eight feet wide, some are longer however, and if you have a very short driveway, you should be aware that the dumpster may stick out into the street.

Q: How do I schedule a dumpster pickup?

When your dumpster is full and you need it swapped out for an empty one, or if you are finished with your project and want the dumpster removed, just call us and we will put you on the schedule. Generally, if you call before noon, we can perform a pickup the following business day. Spotsylvania Dumpster Rental (571) 298-2450.

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