There are a few misconceptions about dumpster rentals. Nobody gives thought to dumpster rental while putting out the weekly garbage bags. But once you start with a renovation project, the need for a dumpster becomes clear. 

You feel the need for something that will take all the trash and debris you want to throw out, but don’t want bags and boxes lying next to the garage filled with trash. Also, you want a container that you can rent long enough not to feel rushed with your renovation project. 

Myths and misconceptions when it comes to dumpster rental

Yes, the only dumpsters you generally see are those for commercial use. But renting dumpsters for residential use makes a lot of sense. We clarify six common misconceptions about dumpster rentals the average homeowner might have.

1. I can throw anything into the dumpster 

For safety and environmental reasons, there are certain items you cannot throw inside the dumpster. These items must be disposed of correctly and according to governmental guidelines, whether local, county, state or national. 

If you use Bargain Bins for bin rental, some excluded items are: 

  • Toxic chemicals
  • Hazardous materials
  • Medical waste
  • Wet paint, glue or plaster
  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Refrigerators and freezers
  • Fluorescent bulbs

Feel free to ask the dumpster rental company for guidance on where to dispose of these items. A comprehensive list of unacceptable materials is available on the Bargain Bins website.  

2. Dumpster rental services are only for commercial use

One of the main misconceptions about dumpster rentals is that it serves only the waste removal needs of commercial projects. Homeowners think they cannot rent a dumpster. Maybe this is because in general, one sees only the big commercial dumpsters at business properties. 

The reality is that a dumpster service is ideal for residential use. Whether you are doing a home renovation project, garage or basement cleanup, moving, decluttering or starting a landscaping project. A residential dumpster with a lid, such as the Bargain Bins Clutter Buster is perfect for these projects.

3. Using a dumpster will destroy my driveway

Some dumpsters do have steel rollers/wheels, and these can definitely damage asphalt and concrete driveways. At Bargain Bins, all the dumpsters have driveway-friendly wheels made from recycled truck tires. Utmost care is taken of the driveway and surrounding yard features when the dumpster is delivered and picked up.

4. Dumpster rentals are expensive

Dumpster rentals are not expensive and can save you time and money. Waste disposal is a necessity, and you will always pay for it in some way. With a dumpster rental service, the container is delivered and picked up at your home. Taking the waste to the landfill yourself is time-consuming and expensive.

Bargain Bins offers residential dumpster service in four sizes, and the fee includes delivery, pick-up and disposal. The fees are as follows:

Dimensions (length x width x height): 6’ x 3.5’ x 4’

Approximate rental rate per 7 days*: $140

Dimensions (length x width x height): 12’ x 8’ x 4’9”

Approximate rental rate per 7 days*: $230

Dimensions (length x width x height): 12’ x 8’ x 5’4”

Approximate rental rate per 7 days*: $255

Dimensions (length x width x height): 12’ x 8’ x 6’11”

Approximate rental rate per 7 days*: $295

5. You have to have a permit

A permit is only required if the rented dumpster stands in a street within the Colorado Springs city limits or another public place. In unincorporated El Paso County or surrounding towns, a permit is not required. If you plan to place the dumpster in your driveway, no permit is needed unless you are a member of a Homeowners Association (HOA), and they have rules around dumpster rental.

6. A dumpster is unappealing

Commercial dumpsters can be unappealing because they look so big, battered and dirty. Residential dumpsters from Bargain Bins are neat, cleanly painted, and their sturdy sides prevent others from seeing your trash. 

Bargain Bins is a local, family-owned business and provides a cost-effective service to homeowners in the Colorado Springs area. If we clarified misconceptions about dumpster rentals and you are starting a new project, contact us today.