Do you want to rent a residential dumpster but worry about excess fees?  Renting a dumpster is a surefire way to make home cleanouts and construction jobs easy and fast. However, it is crucial to note that renting a dumpster comes with terms and guidelines. These terms of use will help you understand how to use your rental and avoid dumpster overage fees. Dumpster rental guidelines are in the contract, so be sure to read them carefully.


What are dumpster overage fees?

Overage fees are the costs that the rental company can add to your bill to cover items like dumpster overweight. These can cost you a ton in dumpster fees. Luckily, dumpster overage fees are things that you can avoid when you rent with a dependable company. Here at Tucson Waste Services, we help you understand the dumpster rental policy so that you can avoid additional dumpster fees. Whether you need a container rental or a trash compactor, we guide you to know what and when you can expect extra costs. Remember, extra costs are unlikely to happen when you follow the rental policy.

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What are the best ways to avoid dumpster overage fees?

  • Order the right roll-off

One big mistake you can make when renting a dumpster is to underestimate the size of the project. And you can end up renting a smaller dumpster that can’t hold all the debris you have. If you overload the dumpster, you will have to deal with overloading/overweight fees. Also, if you have to get a second dumpster, it will cost you extra money and time. Avoid all the hassle by insisting on getting the proper dumpster size. If you aren’t sure about the dumpster size, you can consult your rental specialist. Here at Tucson Recycling and Waste Services, for instance, we carefully review your needs and recommend the ideal size for the job.

  • Don’t dump hazardous waste in the rental.

One thing that you can avoid as far as dumpster overage fess is the fee associated with prohibited dump.  The dumpster rental policy stipulates hazardous garbage. These are toxic trash that you shouldn’t toss in the roll-off dumpster. If you have bulk junk like appliances or upholstered furniture, you need to confirm your rental before putting them in the container. Also, ask if you can load mixed debris into the dumpster. Some disposal facilities or sites charge more to handle the unique waste. And that means more costs to your bill.

  • Prepare for dumpster placement.

If the rental truck driver comes and can’t find an ideal place to park the container or cannot pick the roll-off, you will have to cover their time costs. And that is what we call trip or dry run fees. You can avoid paying these extra costs by providing reliable dumpster drop-off instructions. Ideally, choose a sturdy surface close to your job site. Also, ensure that there are no obstacles that can block the dumpster placement. Choose a spot with no overhanging power lines and tree branches. Furthermore, ensure that the spot is clear with no vehicles blocking the way. Another thing is to ensure that you neatly load the debris, so none is sticking out of the dumpster. A dumpster driver won’t pick a container with junk overflowing on the sides of the dumpster for safety reasons.

  • Call for dumpster removal on time.

Here is the thing; you rent a dumpster container for a set period. Your rental expects you to complete your project within that stipulated time and have the hauler pick it up. If you keep the rental past the rental period without notice, you will pay extra fees. These are daily costs for the number of additional days you keep the roll-off. Daily fees can accumulate pretty fast. The thumb rule is to communicate with your rental and request additional rental days.

Tucson Waste Services can help you get your trash and debris hauled away easily and cost effectively. Contact us today!