Understanding Dumpster Rental Fees

Dumpster rental fees are additional costs you might have to cover out-of-pocket, which can be a nightmare. When renting a dumpster, there is a dumpster use agreement between you and the company. Follow the instructions to avoid paying dumpster overage fees. The extra fees can be added to your final bill! Thankfully, understanding dumpster rental fees allows you to plan properly and avoid overages. Understanding what you can do with the dumpster and how to use it ensures that the bill reflects the initial quote. TKG Services provides flat rate estimates for dumpster rental, simplifying your budget. You can call us any time you have questions on dumpster rental pricing. 

Excellent Ways to Prevent Dumpster Rental Fees

Get the Correct Dumpster Size

Overloading is one of the common reasons renters end up paying dumpster overage fees. Selecting the wrong dumpster size can lead to overfilling, especially if you end up with extra debris than anticipated. Estimating the size of your waste is a surefire way to pick the right dumpster size.

Overloading or overfilling—you can overload a dumpster even if it is half full or cram it even if you’ve not exceeded the weight limit, depending on the materials you pitch. Work with your rental provider, ensuring you book the right dumpster size to match your waste removal needs. When ordering the dumpster, you must let your company know the type of debris you want to dispose of—some materials like concrete, asphalt, and other masonry waste.

What dumpster size fits your job? TKG Services provides 10, 20, and 30-cubic yard containers, ideal for small, medium, and large projects. 

Don’t Pitch Prohibited Debris

Dumpster rental companies have restrictions on the things you can discard in the roll-off dumpster. The list of acceptable waste varies from one city to the other; understand the ones you can put in a dumpster in your area. A dumpster rental company may charge a fee to accommodate the handling and disposal of prohibited waste.

Furthermore, your hauler may not pick up the debris or can return them if they don’t meet the list of acceptable waste. All these can cause delays and costs more.

Should I cover a dumpster during rain? The answer is yes! You should always cover your dumpster when it rains to avoid debris absorbing additional water weight.

Optimize Your Rental Period

Another thing to do to avoid dumpster overage fees is to use and return the roll-off container on time. We limit dumpster rental to a specific timeframe, with the costs covered in your flat-rate fee. For instance, you can rent a dumpster for seven days, two weeks, or even one month. You’ll pay an extra fee to keep the bin for additional days—it can be pro-rated per day until it’s picked up. 

Avoid this by optimizing your rental period and returning the dumpster on time. A rental extension is an option. At TKG Services, we accommodate dumpster rental extensions.

Fill Your Roll-Off Container Within The Limits

Whether renting the smallest 10-cubic yard dumpster or the biggest 30-cubic yard roll-off, it is vital to understand the fill and weight limit. Construction or demolition jobs can be unpredictable, resulting in more debris than you’d planned. 

If you find yourself in such situations, requesting a dumpster swap out or a second roll-off rental is best. This is because overfilling or loading puts everyone’s safety at risk. Requesting a second container in such a scenario is much cheaper than paying overfilling fees.

Should I cover the dumpster during rein? Great question! Water can saturate the debris, increasing the weight of the contents, which is not favorable. Use a tarp or a lid to protect the dumpster from rain or snow. 

TKG Services is only a call away when you need construction, demolition, or yard dumpster.