FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Bargain Bin FAQs
Get answers to frequently asked questions from Bargain Bins customers before you rent a roll off or mini-dumpster. Topics include acceptable materials, additional fees, discounts and safety precautions.
As a resident of El Paso County, we are fortunate to have an excellent source in the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility. They take many of the items we can’t accept free of charge year around and also accept additional items like tires, mattresses and large TVs at their Clean Sweep Events, usually held four times per year. The following are links to their annual recycle guide https://assets-communityservices.elpasoco.com/wp-content/uploads/January-2020-Recycling-Directory-.pdf and their Clean Sweep event calendar https://coloradosprings.gov/cleansweep .
Nothing should be over the top of the container. Materials that exceed the top of the container may require removal for safe transporting before we pick up the dumpster. By law we are required to tarp each load for safe transport. The customer is responsible for removing excess debris and a $50 return trip fee will be charged to cover our cost.
Yes, since disposal is a very high percentage of the cost, each bin has an allowable weight for the price. MAX Series-
- 12yd – 3,000lbs
- 15yd – 4,000lbs
- 20yd – 5,000lbs
Anything over these limits is charged at 4 cents per pound.
Unless heavy debris is loaded, rarely will the bin weight exceed the included weight.
Legally, we can only carry up to 7,000 lbs. If the bin is over this, customer must off load, pay a $75 trip fee and be charged $15 per day until off-loaded.
With our Clutter Buster, 1,000lbs. is the heaviest weight we can take. If over, the customer will be required to offload.
As a convenience we accept very limited amounts. Keep in mind, this material often weighs 2,000-lbs. per yard. A 12-yd MAX filled with this material would weight 24,000 lbs. If you plan to throw out more than a yard, you need to order from a company with the big trucks. See bin capacities for estimated volumes allowed.
If you place tires in the roll-off dumpster, there will be an additional $25 charge per tire. Mattress and box springs are no additional charge. Paint cans are okay as long as the paint is dried out. If you have liquid paint, it will be accepted for no charge at the El Paso County Hazardous Waste drop off facility. See the El Paso County Recycling Guide.
If you are unsure if an item or items are acceptable just call us and we will assist you. Any of the above items not previously discussed and discovered at the landfill will incur an additional charge of $85 per item.
Turnaround time depends upon demand and equipment availability. Typically we can do next day, but don’t count on it. Reserving in advance is a good thing. If you cancel your order 48hrs in advance, your payment will be fully refunded. If you decide to cancel less than 48 hour prior to your service day a $75 charge will be made and the balance of the payment returned.
Most cities and HOA communities do not allow dumpsters to be placed in the street without a permit. Fortunately, we have equipment that allows us to place our bins on property when others can’t. A Temporary Revocable Permit – Surface from the City of Colorado Springs is required, and this can take two to four days for approval with a $50 fee. You may want to check with your HOA requirements as well.
It is the customer’s responsibility to check with local municipalities to determine if a permit is required. It is also the customer’s responsibility to check with their HOA for regulations regarding dumpster rentals. We will do our very best to assist you.
Download and print the application for the Temporary Revocable Permit -Surface for Colorado Springs.
Being home at time of delivery and removal is not required, although we may call while on site to confirm proper placement of the bin.
Our price covers delivery, removal and disposal for bins that are within our allowed weight limits, do not have unacceptable waste or items that have additional fees. We do not charge additional fuel surcharges or delivery fees if you are located in our coverage area.
Yes. Bargain Bins offers a $10 discount for military personnel and seniors 65 and older. Only one discount applies per household.
Customers are prohibited from moving our MAX bins. If you would like us to move the dumpster from one location to another you can call in and make arrangements with our staff. A relocation fee of $75 will be collected for this service.
Our 3-Yard Clutter Buster Bins can be moved by the customer with care. Keep in mind, you are fully responsible for any damage the bin may cause or injuries you may incur.
We have no idea of the pre-existing condition of your driveway and subsurface, so we do not take responsibility for driveway damage. We do, however, take the utmost care while delivering and removing the bin and have upgraded all of our dumpsters with driveway friendly rubber rollers (wheels) made out of recycled truck tires.
Yes, please refer to the Guidelines tab on our website.
The customer is responsible for any damage caused to the dumpster while it is under a rental agreement with you. For example, all unauthorized moving of a dumpster causing damage, pouring wet paint or other sticky material into the dumpster, paint overspray or graffiti that defaces or mars the surface and appearance of the dumpster, or using heavy equipment to drop heavy loads into the dumpster causing dents in its interior and exterior sheet metal. Repairs for dumpster damage will be charged to customer.
Bargain Bins standard rates are for 7 days. If additional days are needed, we strongly recommend requesting additional days at the time you order. This will reserve your rental and ensure the roll off or dumpster is not committed to a future customer after 7 days. Additional fees apply for additional days and there is no guarantee that you will be able to keep the dumpster extra days once your order has been placed. See our fee schedule. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
The preferred and most common method is by making an advance paytment through a credit or debit card. This reserves the delivery slot. On certain occasions, check or cash can be arranged on delivery.
Yes, Bargain Bins LLC opened December 2019 in Monument, Colorado. The owner, Rick has over 30 years’ experience working for and running large waste and recycling companies. Bargain Bins LLC was created to provide a sensible dumpster service at residential properties. 100% of the decisions are made by Rick, so if you have a question, don’t be afraid to ask.