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Renting a dumpster FAQ

Get instant answers to your queries about renting a dumpster, as well as our drop-off and pickup services. Explore commonly asked questions, detailed responses, and essential information to streamline your waste management process.

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  • 1 - How do I go about renting a dumpster with Same Day Dumpsters?

    You can easily go about renting a dumpster with us either through our online booking system or by giving us a call. Our friendly customer service team will guide you through the process and help you select the right dumpster for your needs.

  • 2 - What forms of payment do you accept?

    All forms of payment are made electronically, and we accept the following forms of payment: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay, Discover, Google Pay, Paypal, Paypal Credit, Venmo, and Cash App. We unfortunately do not take cash or checks.

  • 3 - What types of waste are not allowed in the dumpsters?

    While our dumpsters can handle a wide variety of waste types, we do not accept hazardous materials, including but not limited to motor oil, weapons, tires, asbestos, sealed tanks/drums, chemicals, propane tanks and pesticides.

  • 4 - What happens if I exceed the weight limit of the dumpster?

    At Same Day Dumpsters, we strongly believe in fairness and transparency. Our pricing model is built on a ‘pay for what you use’ principle. If your load exceeds the dumpster’s weight limit, you won’t be charged a flat overage fee. Instead, you’ll only pay the additional cost for the extra weight based on the rates provided in our additional prices chart. Click here to view items that contain additional pricing.

  • 5 - Are your services available on weekends?

    Yes, we strive to accommodate to the customers’ preferred schedule, thats why we offer renting a dumpster, as well as deliveries and pickups seven days a week. 


  • 6 - Do I need to be present during the dumpster delivery or pick-up?

    Yes. It’s Same Day Dumpster’s Policy for an adult to be present when we deliver your dumpsters. Before renting a dumpster with us, please make sure to coordinate and to have an adult present during time of delivery. 

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What Can You Put In A Dumpster?

Allowed Items

General Household Items

Household items like housewares, personal items, clothing, plastics, and paper are welcome. Furniture, including mattresses, box springs, chairs, couches, and sofa beds can be disposed of in our dumpsters.

Household Chemicals and Pesticides

We accept a variety of household chemicals and pesticides, provided that they are in their original, securely sealed containers.

Home Electronics and Appliances

We accept a range of electronics, including TVs, computers, and printers. Appliances like microwaves, stoves, dishwashers, washers, dryers, ovens, AC Units, swamp coolers, freezers, and refrigerators.

Paint and Chemicals

Both empty and full paint cans are accepted, so long as they are securely sealed to prevent leaks.

*Disclaimer - Pricing on items are based on transfer station rates, and thus, subject to change. Click to view the pricing list

Not Allowed Items


Absolutely no batteries are allowed, including car batteries or lithium batteries of any kind.

Biohazardous Materials

Items such as fecal matter, deceased animals, medical waste, and any material contaminated with potentially infectious substances cannot be disposed of in our dumpsters.

Food Waste

Our service does not accept food waste, including but not limited to leftovers, spoiled food, fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds, eggshells, bones, and other kitchen scraps. Please dump all food waste into your regular city provided garbage cans.


Please do not dispose of any weapons, firearms, ammunition, or related items in our dumpsters. These materials are potentially dangerous and require special disposal procedures that are beyond the scope of our standard services.

*Construction and Heavy Materials

Concrete, rock, sod, and bricks are not allowed due to potential damage, as well as their specific procedures in regards to dumping these types of materials.

*Notice - We offer a Concrete Dirt & Sod Dumpster that can handle all these materials.

Sameday Residential Dumpsters

Residential Dumpster Rental FAQ

Our FAQ section provides key details about our residential dumpster rental services, answering common questions and offering guidance for renting a dumpster.

  • What is the ideal dumpster size for a residential cleanout?

    The ideal dumpster size for a residential clean-out depends on the volume of waste. A 12-yard or 22-yard dumpster is usually sufficient for most home projects.

  • How much can a residential dumpster hold?

    The volume a residential dumpster can hold depends on its size. For example, a 12-yard dumpster can typically hold up to 12 cubic yards of material.

  • Can a residential dumpster be placed on the street?

    Yes, in most cases, we can place your dumpster on the street. We are aware of the laws and ordinances of the areas we services and will handle all requirements necessary for your dumpster rental. No hassle with planning, leave that part to us. 

  • What items can't go into a residential dumpster?

    Hazardous materials, weapons, propane tanks, tires, and batteries are among the items that can’t go into a residential dumpster.

  • Is there a time limit for residential dumpster rentals?

    There is no time limit for renting a dumpster. The rental cost covers the first 24 hours, ensuring you have ample time for your disposal needs. After the initial period, a nominal fee of just $50 is applied for each additional day. This flexibility allows you to keep the dumpster for as long as your project requires.

  • Can I move the dumpster once it's placed?

    We have a very strict safety policy against moving, pushing, lifting, pulling or altering the state of the dumpster after it is placed for any reason. Violators will be charged a $1,000 fine. If you need to have your dumpster(s) moved, please call us.

Residential renting a dumpster FAQ

Disposing of Heavy Debris?

If you are disposing of concrete, dirt, sod, brick, rock, sand or any other heavy debris - you will need to rent a concrete dumpster

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Sameday Dumpsters For Contractors

Contractor Dumpster Rental FAQ

Get valuable information on our contractor dumpster rental services in our FAQ section, covering essential procedures, policies, and practical tips for contractors renting a dumpster.

  • What dumpster sizes are available for contractors?

    We offer a variety of dumpster sizes suitable for contractor needs, ranging from 7-yard dumpsters for smaller projects to 40-yard dumpsters for substantial construction work.

  • Are there any specific rental terms for contractors?

    The rental terms for contractors are flexible and can be tailored to the specific needs and duration of the project.

  • Can a contractor schedule regular pickups for long-term projects?

    Yes, contractors can schedule regular pickups for long-term projects to ensure a clean, efficient, safe, and compliant worksite.

  • Are there any special rates available for contractors?

    We do offer special rates for contractors, especially for renting a dumpster long-term, as well as regular pickup schedules.

  • Is same-day service available for contractor dumpster rentals?

    Yes, we provide same-day service for contractors interested in renting a dumpster, based on availability.

  • Do you provide heavy-duty dumpsters for construction debris?

    Absolutely, our heavy-duty dumpsters are designed to handle construction and demolition debris, including concrete, roofing, brick, and asphalt projects.

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Our Service Area

  • Paint Cans up to 1 Gal$9 each
    Full or empty, lid or no lid
  • Paint Cans over 1 Gal$13 each
    Full or empty, lid or no lid
  • Chemicals up to 1 Gal$11 each
    Household or pesticide
  • Chemicals over 1 Gal$17 each
    Household or pesticide
  • Electronics & E-Waste$29 each
    TV's, printers, computers etc.
  • Microwave$31 each
    Any type or size
  • Box Springs$37 each
    Crib size to cali king
  • Mattresses$52 each
    Crib size to cali king
  • Couch/Chair Sofa Beds$52 each
    w/ any pull-out mechanism
  • Washers & Dryers$53 each
    Any type or size
  • Stoves & Ovens$55 each
    Any type or size
  • A/C Units & Swamp Coolers$57 each
    Any type or size
  • Treadmill$59 each
    Any type or size
  • Freezers/Refrigerators $74 each
    Mini to full size
  • Water Heater$81 each
    Any type or size