FAST, FRIENDLY SERVICE: As a small local, family run, owner operated company, we offer the fastest service in town! We can usually deliver a dumpster the same or next day, subject to availability. Our smaller trucks allow dumpsters to be placed where larger units won’t fit, and our compact dumpsters take up less than 1 parking spot in your driveway. Regardless of whether you’re a contractor renting multiple roll-off dumpsters or a homeowner renting one for the fist time, you’ll always get our best service!
Unlike many of our competitors, we offer straight-forward, competitive pricing. Many companies offer a low “base price” that seems great, until you realize that there are many other “mandatory” added fees, such as drop-off and pick up, fuel surcharges, landfill charges, tipping fees, etc. Our competitive prices include drop-off, pick-up, 1 week rental, and all disposal charges up to the weight limit listed. The only additional charge to our rental price is state and local solid waste management fees, overweight charges, and hazardous or prohibited items. Use the order link above, proceed to the checkout page, and enter your shipping zip code, to show your total price including taxes.
Types of Materials:
We offer 5 types of disposal: Trash, Demolition, Roofing, Concrete/Asphalt, and dirt/rock. Trash includes all household wastes, garbage, furniture (some items extra $), clothing, etc. excluding hazardous or prohibited materials. Demolition includes all construction and remodeling debris, excluding liquid paint, varnish, and hazardous items. Concrete/Asphalt loads are limited to clean material only (no rebar, dirt, or other debris) and dirt/rock loads must contain only dirt or rock. All items are disposed of in the most environmentally sensitive manner possible. If you have disposal needs for materials other than those listed, give us a call, we’ll be happy to help you!
Important roll-off rental details
The following are important details you should know when renting our roll-off dumpsters:
The following items cannot be placed in our containers, many are considered hazardous wastes:
Any type of toxic or hazardous waste, such as oil, gas, or other automotive fluids, fertilizers, chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs or ballasts, liquid paint/varnish, items containing asbestos, etc.
Animal wastes, remains, or carcasses; infectious, biological, or pathological wastes
Batteries of any kind, or cordless devices containing batteries
Compressed gas cylinders, propane tanks, kegs, freon tanks/cans, spray cans, etc.
Household appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, ranges, microwaves, A/C units, dehumidifiers, etc.
Electronics such as televisions, computer monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, etc. or any such items that may contain mercury such as thermostats
Explosives, fireworks, ammunition
Gas or electric powered tools/equipment such as lawn mowers, weed whips, leaf blowers, air compressors, etc.
Liquids of any kind
Vehicle parts such as motors, transmissions, rear ends, body panels, etc
Yard waste, tree debris, branches, leaves, grass clippings, stumps, etc if the container is used for household waste or demolition.
If in doubt about anything you want to place in the roll-off, please contact us first. While many items on the prohibited list are uncommon, others are not uncommon when performing activities such as cleaning out a residence, but are not accepted by the facilities we haul to. In the case of some of these items, we can still help you dispose of them, but disposal has to occur separately at a different facility and the items cannot be hauled with the rest of the waste.
Prohibited items found in the dumpster at the time of pickup will be removed by the driver and left behind on your property. Additional fees will be incurred for the driver’s labor to remove the prohibited items from the dumpster. Items discovered at the time of dumping will be dealt with according to the policies of the particular dump site used; this could mean substantial additional fees, and/or the load being rejected and returned to the customer. Our minimum labor charge to handle any of the above is $50, and driver labor to return loads in whole or part, remove prohibited items, balance loads, reloading prohibited items at the time of dumping, etc is charged at $100/hour.
Online Ordering Information
You may place your dumpster order, book the days you need, and pay for your rental, all on our website, without needing to call us! When you’re ready to order your dumpster, click the link above. On the next page, select the dumpster usage and size needed, this will bring you to the booking page. On the booking page, select the start and end dates from the calendar, adjust the quantity of bulk items (household waste dumpsters only), enter placement instructions, and click the book now button at the bottom of the page. This will bring you to the checkout page, which works just like online merchandise orders; the billing address must match your credit card, and the shipping address is the address the dumpster is to be delivered to.
After your order is placed, you will receive a confirmation email. Throughout your rental, several other emails will be sent with additional information about delivery, prohibited items, and pick-up procedures, and a final email after the rental is complete. If you have questions at any point in this process, feel free to reply to any of the emails, text, or call our office.
Dumpsters are generally placed on hard surfaces, out of the right of way, such as a driveway. As roll-offs “roll off” the truck, the area the dumpster is placed requires a clear space in front of it for the truck to deliver it, such as a street surface, driveway, etc. The length typically needed for dumpster placement is about 45 feet. Dumpsters can be placed on soft surfaces (grass, gravel, etc.) at customer discretion. Dumpsters are heavy, and the trucks delivering them are heavy as well, so damage is likely on soft surfaces. Boards are placed under the rear rollers and front of the dumpster to protect the driveway surface. While these boards prevent most common damages from occurring, it is still possible for the truck or dumpster to sink into asphalt surfaces, especially if the surface is deteriorated, and/or when left for long periods of time in the hot summer months.
While every precaution will be taken to avoid damage, factors beyond our control, such as driveway condition and changing weather conditions increase the odds of damage occurring.
For street placement questions, please see the street placement tab below.
Street Placement of Dumpsters
Placing a dumpster on the street is possible in a few cities, however, in most cases a permit (and payment of permit fees) is required. Most cities prohibit placing dumpsters on the street either by city code or overnight parking ordinances. We are currently able to place dumpsters on the street in the following cities:
- Anoka – Resident must obtain permit prior to placement.
- Columbia Heights – $25 permit fee (up to 30 days) + $150 flasher rental deposit
- Robbinsdale – $50 permit fee 1-7 days, $125 permit fee 8-14 days, $210 for each week after 14 days.
- St Paul – $7/day permit fee (up to 30 days)
The following cities we’ve confirmed prohibit street placement of dumpsters either through city ordinance or overnight parking regulations:
- Bloomington – Prohibited by city code
- Brooklyn Center – Prohibited by overnight parking ordinance
- Brooklyn Park – Prohibited by city code
- Edina – Prohibited by Police code except in extreme scenarios, and requires police chief approval.
- Minneapolis (onerous city ordinances/requirements)
- New Hope – Prohibited by overnight parking ordinance.
In all cases where street placement is allowed, dumpsters can only be placed where parking would normally be allowed, and cannot be placed where no parking signs exist, within 30′ of intersections, in front of fire hydrants, etc.
If your city is not listed above, and you would like to request street placement, please contact our office, and we would be happy to reach out to your city officials to determine whether street placement is allowed, determine permit fees and requirements, and provide insurance credentials.
Acceptable Demolition Items
– Bathtubs, sinks, toilets
– Cardboard, shrink-wrap, and packaging materials
– Concrete block, bricks, ceramic tiles, and clean concrete *
– Counter-tops, cabinets, and cupboards
– Doors, flooring, tile, linoleum, carpet, and pads
– Metal, copper, iron, steel (excluding motors, transmissions, and other large/heavy vehicle parts)
– Paneling, wainscoting
– Plywood, lumber, wall-boards
– Roofing shingles and tar paper **
– Wood furniture that has been broken down (no fabric/padding allowed)
* Demolition disposal is based on weight, so if you have a lot of concrete, contact us for more cost effective and environmentally friendly disposal options.
** Roofing jobs 2.5 tons (approx 15 squares of 3 tab, or 12 squares of architectural shingles) or greater are priced at $376 (10yd) and $418.40 (14yd) including tax. The maximum weight of a roofing dumpster is 5 tons (10yd) and 7 tons (14yd). Overweight charges are likely if demolition dumpsters are used for roofing jobs.
Acceptable MMSW (Waste) Items
– Clothing, bedding, drapery, furniture covers
– Furniture *
– Household trash
– Mattresses and box springs *
– Personal belongings, toiletries, etc.
– Small electronic items (except mercury containing items such as computers, monitors, TV’s, and printers)
– Minimal construction/demolition debris from the list above. Some facilities (Hennepin county in particular) will reject trash loads containing large amounts of construction debris.
– Small amounts of metal. Large metal items/quantities may be accepted with approval from our office, as metal must generally be removed before delivering the rest of the load to disposal facilities.
* Mattresses, box springs, couches, and large chairs/recliners incur extra fees. Mattresses and box springs are currently $50 each, and couches, love seats, recliners, and large chairs are $30 each. These items can be added to your cart at the time of your order.
Dumpster Loading Tips
Load items lengthwise, enabling more efficient stacking to best utilize the dumpster’s volume. Avoid placing permeable items, or items that are likely to absorb and hold moisture, at the bottom of the dumpster. Items that hold moisture make the net weight of your disposed items heavier, and could result in overweight charges. Generally speaking, the load should be level with the top rail of the dumpster, with minimal “heaping” acceptable, as long as the load can be tarped to prevent items from falling out in transport. None of the load can extend past the front, sides, or rear of the dumpster. Dumpsters with protruding items or loaded beyond “slightly heaped” will be corrected by the driver (at the customer’s expense) or pickup declined (trip fees apply) until corrected by the customer.
Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ
Q: What is the best use for a roll-off dumpster?
A: Roll-off dumpsters can be used for a variety of projects, from their typical use of remodeling or clean-up projects, to providing a convenient method of disposing of unwanted items when moving. A few examples include:
Basement, garage, or attic clean outs
Spring cleaning projects
Disposal of unwanted items when moving
Home renovation or remodeling projects
Siding or window projects
Commercial or residential construction
Concrete, asphalt, dirt, and rock disposal
Q: What size dumpsters do you offer?
A: For waste and demolition rentals, we offer 10 and 14 yard dumpsters. Both sizes are 12 feet long, and 7.5 feet wide (inside). The 10 yard units have 39” high side walls, and 14 yard units have 51” high side walls.
In the spring of 2020, we will also be acquiring 20 yard dumpsters. These will measure 14 feet long, 7.5 feet wide, and 5 feet tall (inside dimensions).
We also offer a 6 yard dumpster (12′ long, 7.5′ wide, and 2′ high) for concrete/asphalt and dirt/rock removal. Due to weight limits, we do not offer larger dumpsters for concrete, asphalt, dirt, or rock.
Q: Can I overfill the roll-off dumpster?
A: Generally speaking, no, as over-filled containers are a risk to the driver, and the general public. However, we will usually haul a dumpster that is slightly over-filled, as long as the load is stable, and can be tarped so that none of the contents can fall out during transport, as long as the weight limits are not exceeded. We will not pick up a unit that has debris protruding past the sides, front, or rear of the dumpster. At the driver’s discretion, we will remove overfilled contents as needed to safely transport the container.
Concrete/Asphalt and Dirt/Rock dumpsters may not be filled above the top of the container under any circumstances for safety reasons and weight restrictions.
Improperly loaded containers that require adjustments to the load by the driver before they can be safely transported will incur an extra fee. The minimum labor charge to adjust dumpster contents is $50.
Q: What about shingles or heavy loads that exceed weight limits?
A: Roofing materials (shingles) and heavy demolition loads (brick, tile, etc) are handled differently because of their weight, and are transported directly to a demolition landfill, rather than via transfer stations or recycling facilities. Due to this, we treat roofing materials as a separate “category”, with a weight limit of 7 tons. Smaller roofing jobs that are expected to generate less than 2.25 tons of debris are welcome to use a demolition dumpster at a lower cost, understanding that the overweight charges of $80/ton will apply if the net weight exceeds 1 (10yd) or 1.75 (14yd) tons.
Q: How soon can I get a dumpster delivered?
A: We can usually deliver a dumpster as soon as the same day! We generally do not charge extra for same day delivery (the exception being a late day or out of area request). Use the order link above, click on the dumpster size you need, and the calendar will show if a dumpster is available for rental during the time-frame needed.
Same-day delivery is not guaranteed for online orders, but we will always do our best to accommodate! For same day requests, it is always best to contact our office.
In some cases, especially Mondays and Fridays in the summer, same day delivery may not be possible due to our workload. Weekend deliveries are subject to staff availability.
Q: When will my dumpster be picked up?
A:Your pick-up date will be scheduled at the time of your order, either online or over the phone. Our low flat rates include up to one week (Monday to Monday for example) on trash and demolition dumpsters (4 days on concrete/asphalt/dirt/rock), so unless a different pick-up date is scheduled, it will be picked up in one week. Additional time, past the week included, is the lesser of $7/day, or $45/week. If ordering online, these amounts will be calculated automatically when you choose your delivery and pick-up dates.
If you wish to extend an existing rental, please give us at least 2 business days notice to avoid your dumpster being reserved for another customer.
Q: What areas do you service?
A: We service the entire twin cities metro area. Delivery/pick-up within 20 miles of our base in Brooklyn Park, MN is included in our rental costs.
We will deliver/pick-up dumpsters further than 20 miles, but within a 50 mile radius of our base with payment of an additional trip fee ranging from $40-$160 depending on distance.This additional charge will be displayed during the checkout process as soon as a “shipping” (delivery) zip code is entered. This additional fee covers both trips to drop-off and pick-up the dumpster. If no shipping option is displayed, the zip code is outside of our service area.
We will do our best to accommodate requests beyond 50 miles, subject to staff availability and payment of additional mileage fees. Please call our office if you are outside of this 50 mile radius.
Q: Do you offer long term rentals?
A: Absolutely! We have remodeling contractors and builders that love our “just right” size dumpsters and fast friendly service! Contractors often keep our dumpsters for the duration of their projects, which can sometimes be months long. Our weekly charge is $45/week for as long as you need the dumpster. We also offer discounts on our weekly rate for contractors and repeat customers subject to availability. We only ask that you keep in touch with us during your rental so that we can keep our scheduling updated. Lastly, keep in mind that many cities require a permit for long term dumpster placement, which may incur permit fees.
Q: What things could impact the cost, what could lead to additional charges?
A: With our all-inclusive pricing, the only things that add additional cost are prohibited/bulk items, weight overages, and additional rental time. The most common (and most easily avoided) additional charge is labor to remove prohibited items at the time of dumpster pickup. Dumpsters placed on the street also generally incur city permit fees. We do not have any surprise “post rental” fees such as fuel surcharges, administrative fees, convenience fees, credit card fees, fee fees, etc.
Our flat rate pricing displayed online is for a 1 week rental (4 days for concrete/asphalt/dirt/rock dumpsters) and disposal up to the weight limits (see the rental page for weight limits). In addition to our flat rates, solid waste management taxes/county environmental fees are charged by the state of Minnesota, as well as Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties. These fees are similar to sales taxes in that they are collected by the vendor (us), and remitted to the respective agencies. Solid waste (trash) incurs percentage based tax/fee, while demolition incurs a minimal tonnage/yardage based tax that is included in our price. Concrete, asphalt, dirt, rock and yard waste are not affected by these environmental taxes/fees. To calculate the dumpster cost including these taxes/fees, use the online booking feature, proceed to the checkout page, and enter the shipping zip code of where the dumpster will be delivered to display applicable taxes/fees. This does not book a rental until payment is made.
Mattresses, box springs, couches, chairs/recliners, and tires incur extra fees of $20-50 for each item. Appliances/TV’s incur fees of $40-$100 per item. If these items are not paid for before dumpster pick-up, the driver will either remove them from the container before transport, and you will be charged for the labor to do so, or we may transport and dispose of them and charge accordingly at our discretion. If these items are discovered at the time of dumping, you will be charged our standard fees per item.
Hazardous wastes may not be placed in dumpsters under any circumstances, nor will we risk public safety, dumping facility staff safety, or potential decontamination/cleanup costs by knowingly transporting these items. Any hazardous wastes found in the container at pick-up will be removed by the driver at the customer’s expense. Hazardous wastes found in the dumpster at the time of dumping will incur fees ranging from $400 to several thousand dollars depending on the severity of contamination, cleanup costs assessed by the facility, and whether or not the load is rejected and returned to your property. Hazardous wastes are accepted at most county drop off sites free of charge to residents.
Q: Can I move the dumpster after it is delivered?
Q: What items cannot be placed in a dumpster?
A: Any type of toxic or hazardous waste, such as paint, fluorescent light bulbs/fixtures/ballasts, oil, gas, or other automotive fluids, fertilizers, chemicals, items containing asbestos, etc.
Animal wastes, remains, or carcasses, infectious, biological, or pathological wastes
Batteries of any kind, or cordless devices containing batteries
Compressed gas cylinders, propane tanks, kegs, etc
Household appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, A/C units, dehumidifiers, water softeners, etc.
Electronics such as televisions, computer monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, etc. or any such items that may contain mercury such as thermostats
Liquids of any kind, even if contained, as containers commonly break open during unloading.
Vehicle parts such as motors, transmissions, rear ends, etc
Yard waste, branches, tree debris, stumps, etc.
If in doubt about anything you want to place in the roll-off, please contact us first. While many items on the prohibited list are uncommon, others are not uncommon when performing activities such as cleaning out a residence, but are not accepted by the facilities we haul to, and in many cases, are regulated by state and local laws. In the case of some of these items, we can still help you dispose of them, but disposal has to occur separately at a different facility and the items cannot be hauled with the rest of the waste.
Prohibited items discovered at the time of pickup will be removed by the driver. Items discovered at the time of dumping, will be billed to the customer/charged to the credit card on file, and range in cost from $20-$100 each. All costs of hazardous waste cleanup, decontamination, etc. due to prohibited items are the customer’s sole responsibility.
A: Absolutely! On top of our already low pricing, we offer discounts for cash payments, repeat customers/contractors, and military, veteran, police, fire, and teacher discounts. We also discount “empty and return” rentals if a customer ends up needing more than one dumpster for their project.
Cash discounts are generally $10-$15, and vary by dumpster usage and size. We’re happy to pass the savings in credit card processing fees back to our customers! If you wish to pay by cash, please contact our office, a credit card number must still be on file in case of overages.
Contractors, renovators, and frequent dumpster users, please contact us to set up an account, and get our best deal!
Active service members receive a $30 discount; veterans, police officers, fire fighters, and teachers receive a $15 discount off the base price of most dumpsters ($299 10 yard dumpsters excluded). The coupon codes for these are “military”, “veteran”, “police”, “fire”, and “teacher”, and can be used on the checkout page.
“Empty and return” discounts on a second dumpster range from $30-$80, and depends on the location of your property, proximity to a dump site, weight of the first load, and method of payment. This discount does not apply if your second dumpster is not the same unit as the first or is re-delivered on a different day.
Q: How do I pay?
A: We accept payment by cash or credit card. Payment of the rental rate and taxes must be received on or before the delivery date unless you have a credit account with us. If you have an overage discovered after disposal of your materials, the additional charge will be charged to your credit card, charged against your deposit (if ordered online) or invoiced due upon receipt. All rentals, including those paid by cash, must have a credit card on file.
Sorry, we do not accept checks.
Q: Is there a weight limit?
A: Yes, material and dumpster size specific weight limits are as follows:
Household waste 10yd – 2000lbs (1 ton). *
Household waste 14yd – 3000lbs (1.5 tons). *
Construction/demolition debris 10yd – 2000lbs (1 ton). **
Construction/demolition 14yd – 3500lbs (1.75 tons). **
Roofing/heavy demo 10yd – 10,000lbs (5 tons). **
Roofing/heavy demo 14yd – 14,000lbs (7 tons). ***
Concrete/asphalt 6yd – 14,000lbs (7 tons). ***
* Additional charges of $25 per quarter ton (500lbs) apply to overweight household waste loads.
** Additional charges of $20 per quarter ton (500lbs) apply to overweight construction/demolition loads.
*** These are strict weight limits and cannot be exceeded.
Overweight household waste and construction/demolition loads are charged overweight fees. Overloaded roofing, concrete/asphalt, and dirt/rock loads will not be picked up until corrected, as we will not exceed the rated limits of our equipment/licensing.
Q: Can different materials be mixed in one load?
A: Generally, no, as loads are hauled to different facilities depending on what they contain, and many facilities handle only certain kinds of loads.
If you’re renting a dumpster to be disposed of as construction debris, any household waste (commonly referred to as trash, MMSW or mixed municipal solid waste) placed in the container, will cause the whole load to be disposed of as MMSW, and charged accordingly, with lower weight limits, and applicable taxes/environmental fees applied. While our base rates are the same for demolition debris and MMSW, the taxes and weight limits are not.
Demolition loads may contain concrete (keep the weight limits in mind), but concrete/asphalt and dirt/rock loads may not contain any trash or demolition debris.
Compost and yard waste cannot be placed in any demolition or household waste dumpsters; processing facilities are unable to sort these loads, and will reject loads with mixed materials. Compost, tree branches, and yard debris must be recycled separately in accordance with state law.
Dumpsters rented for roofing materials may contain other demolition debris, but may not contain any household waste or yard waste.
Q: How do your dumpsters compare to bagsters?
A: We’ve all seen the big green bags, so they must be a good value right? The answer is as loaded as the question…
No doubt, the bagster is marketing genius at work, but from our experience, they’re only a good value if you have a very small amount of stuff/debris to dispose of. Bagsters hold a maximum of 3 yards, and ask anyone who’s ever thrown anything away how quickly a bagster, dumpster, pickup truck, etc fills up, and you’ll quickly realize they’re not a good value for the consumer. Take the initial cost of the bag ($30), combined with the $120-$150 pickup cost, and you have an effective “per yard” rate of $50+. Compared to our 10 and 14 yard dumpsters at our fixed rates, the cost per yard via bagster is nearly double the cost of a dumpster ($29/yard in our 10 yard dumpster, and $25/yard for our 14 yard). Add to this the fact that bags are clumsy and hard to fill compared to a dumpster, the irresponsibility in adding more plastic to our landfills unnecessarily, and the notion of spending $30 on something just to throw it away, we believe the bagster is bad for the consumer’s wallet and the environment. We won’t even get started with how profitable bagsters are for waste management having to only visit the customer property once for pickup, rather than twice for traditional dumpster drop off and pickup. Then again, if all you need to dispose of is less than 3 yards (about the volume of a pickup truck bed), the bagster comes out cheaper than renting a dumpster. With our experience of our customers rarely wishing they had ordered a smaller dumpster, and the fact that most bagster customers rarely have just one by their curb, we’d say the big green bag is a great idea… for it’s inventor!