Frequently Asked Questions About Renting a Dumpster

How do I schedule a dumpster rental?

  1. Visit our Order and Scheduling Page
  2. Select your delivery date. Dumpsters can be delivered Monday through Friday.
  3. Give us instructions on where to place the dumpster.
  4. We will deliver it to your home.
  5. You fill up the dumpster on your own schedule. You have up to 7 days (9 days if we deliver on a Saturday). Be careful to not include non-approved items from this list.
  6. Select a pickup date. Pickup days are Monday through Friday.

How far in advance should I schedule renting a dumpster?

While we always appreciate a couple days’ notice, we realize timely delivery is critical to keeping your project moving on time and budget!

Typically, if you place your order by 10:00 AM, we will be able to deliver your dumpster the next business day — sometimes even the same day! Saturday delivery is available (before 10:00 AM) for an additional $100. For Saturday delivery, your order must be in by 10:00 am Friday.

While speed of service is based on availability, it’s always a good idea to book your dumpster rental as far in advance as possible to ensure availability and our ability to deliver the dumpster on the day you need it. Keep in mind we’re busiest on Mondays and Fridays.

What areas do you serve?

We are based in Memphis and currently serve Shelby County, TN and Desoto County, MS.

How big is the dumpster I’m renting?

We rent a 15 cubic yard dumpster that is 16 feet long, 8 feet wide, and just 4 feet high. Because the residential dumpster we rent is only 4 feet high, you can easily fill it by tossing items over the side. Our rental dumpster also has a rear door that can be opened, and heavy or bulky items can be rolled inside.

How much can I put in the dumpster?

You can fill the dumpster to the top provided you do not exceed the 4-ton weight limit. All items must fit inside the dumpster, level with the top and no items stick out. The reason for this is so a tarp can cover the load while it is being transported as required by law.

How do I judge the weight of my items?

You should be able to comfortably stay under the 4 tons for most clean out, remodeling and DIY projects. Think of it this way: The average car weighs 2 tons.

The denser something is, the more it weighs. An example of something dense is sand or dirt. 1 cubic yard (3’x3’x3′) of sand weighs 1.5 tons. You would be limited to putting 2.6 cubic yards of sand or dirtl in the dumpster. For that reason, we do not recommend using our dumpster if you want to dig a pool and remove the dirt.

Why doesn’t carry different size dumpsters?’s focus is on residential homeowners. Our 15-yard dumpster is the perfect size for most “Do It Yourself” projects. If we used larger dumpsters, it would require a larger and heavier truck to transport it. We do not want to put that kind of weight on driveways that weren’t designed for it. We’re committed to protecting your driveway!

What items cannot be place in the dumpster?

The easiest rule of thumb is do not place anything in the dumpster that is flammable, toxic, or hazardous . If in doubt about an item, check the labeling or Google it. Also, please note we do not accept concrete, stone, bricks, shingles, or roofing materials due to the weight involved.

How long do I get to keep the dumpster?

On our website, you will select a Monday through Saturday delivery date. You will also select a Monday through Friday pickup date. You may keep the dumpster up to 7 days. An additional week may be purchased for $75.00. (Saturday delivery is available for an additional $100 and delivery will be before 10:00 AM.)

Can the dumpster be parked on the street or public area?

No, the dumpster must be parked on private property. It is best to place it on the driveway, however it can be placed in a yard. Although we always place wood under the dumpster wheels, steel wheels will most likely leave ruts in a yard or on dirt.

How do I pay for the dumpster?

After you fill out your information and agree to the terms of agreement, you will push the pay button that will take you to PayPal for your choice of payment. We selected PayPal payments because it is completely secure, therefore we will never see your credit card or banking information. After you have completed payment with PayPal, you will receive a confirmation by email.

Are there any additional fees?

If you follow the terms of the agreement, there are no additional fees. If you go over 4 tons you will need to off load some of the items prior to our arrival, order a second dumpster or pay $150 for up to 1 additional ton. Over 5 tons will require a second dumpster to be ordered and the debris distributed between the 2 dumpsters.  This is the maximum weight that our truck can operate with safely. If you fill the dumpster with Non-Approved Items , you will be responsible for any fines and clean up charges issued by the landfill, City, State, or Federal agencies.

What if I decide I want the dumpster moved to another location?

If it is on the same property, there would be a $100.00 + tax relocation fee. Each additional trip for your dumpster will cost an additional $100.00 + tax.

How much does it cost to rent a dumpster in the Memphis TN metro area? charges $445 for a 15 yard dumpster (plus tax) that you can use for up to 7 days. This price includes delivery, pickup, and all disposal fees for up to 4 tons of debris delivered to the landfill. An additional week may be scheduled for an additional $75.

Can the dumpster be emptied and returned to my house during the week?

Yes, an additional trip to the dump during your rental period is available for $410.

Will I be contacted prior to delivery?

Yes. We like to get a cell phone number when placing your order and we will call or text you the morning of the delivery date, as well as the morning of the pick-up date you’ve selected.

What if I want to cancel my order?

If for any reason you want to cancel your order after payment, a $100 cancellation fee will apply.

Why use’s dumpster rental service?

We are a local company with strong ties to Memphis. specializes in servicing homeowners’ dumpster rental requirements. We realize that your driveway is not a jobsite. Trucks delivering a dumpster to your driveway are smaller, lighter, and more maneuverable than those used by large national dumpster companies. Our dumpsters are thoroughly cleaned before they are placed at your home. You’ll never get a stinky dumpster!

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