Roll Off Containers

Dumpster Rental Tips

Renting a dumpster can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. The pros at River City Rubbish are here to help. Here are a few of our best dumpster rental tips.

Prepare the site carefully. In order to successfully deliver your rental dumpster in the Richmond area, we need a clear space with no overhanging trees or power lines. We also need enough room for our truck to maneuver the container into place. Our small 10 yard dumpster is about the size of a parking space. Our experts can pull up a Google map of your property to determine the best placement for your dumpster. Please understand that a roll off container is heavy, and we can’t be responsible for any damage to lawns, driveways or sidewalks.

Don’t underestimate the size dumpster you need. If you’re doing some renovations or a whole-house cleanup, you may lean toward getting the smallest dumpster we offer: the 10 yard roll off container. However, we find that customers often underestimate how much material they’ll have. You don’t want to fill your dumpster to the brim, because then you may incur overweight fees. We can help you figure out the best size rental dumpster for the job.

Understand what’s OK to place in your rental dumpster. River City Rubbish’s rental roll off containers can be filled with all kinds of construction debris, such as wood, shingles, tiles, fixtures and yard waste. However, we cannot take household trash that includes biodegradable/food waste, tires, sofas, or mattresses. We also cannot take hazardous materials, such as lead-painted materials, asbestos, paint cans (unless dry), flammable liquids, solvents, chemicals, Freon and batteries. Please don’t try to dispose of things that aren’t allowed, and call us if you’re not sure.

Don’t forget to call us when you’re ready to have your rental dumpster picked up! Our dumpster rental period is 2 weeks, but that doesn’t mean we’ll automatically appear to retrieve it. Please call us at 804-355-2467 to tell us you’re ready. If you need a few extra days to complete your project, we may be able to accommodate you.

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