What to look for when picking a dumpster rental company for your project.

By Chaz Wilson | Last Updated 11/2/2022



 


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Pick The Best Dumpster Rental Provider For Your Needs


Dumpster rentals are a great way to get rid of unwanted items, but they can be expensive if you don't do your research. To help make the process easier, we've put together this list of questions that every dumpster rental customer should ask before signing a contract with any roll off provider. These questions will ensure that you get exactly what you want out of your project, while avoiding hidden fees or other unexpected costs associated with renting a dumpster in Queensbury, Glens Falls, Saratoga, Clifton Park and Surrounding areas.

It can be tough to select a dumpster rental company you can trust.

It can be tough to select a dumpster rental company you can trust. There are so many options out there, and it's hard to know which ones are good and which ones aren't. But don't worry—we're going to help you make sure you pick a great company that will work with your schedule and do a good job on your project.



To start, we've put together some tips on how to find the right dumpster rental company for your project.


The selection process can be overwhelming, so we've put together a list of factors that you should consider before choosing a provider.

When it comes to the selection process, you should consider several factors.





  • A junk hauling company that has been in business for a while is better than one that is new to the game. The longer a company has been around, the better it can establish its reputation and trustworthiness with customers.




  • Make sure your chosen provider is fully insured. Being fully insured means they can be held accountable if there is any damages to your property during the rental period caused by them; in other words, they have some oversight to ensure things run smoothly and safely for customers.




  • Ask friends and family members if they've used dumpster rental companies before; these recommendations will give you insight into how satisfied people are with their service experience.




  • The right equipment matters when it comes to waste management services—and so does customer service! Be sure whoever offers you services meets both criteria before agreeing on anything else (like price).




Make sure you know how long you'll need a dumpster before you start your search.

The length of your rental period is going to have a big impact on how much you pay. If you don't know how long you'll need a dumpster for, ask the company their rental period and cost for extra days when starting your search. The more time they can give you an estimate for, the better equipped they'll be to help find the right size container for your needs and budget.



The length of time it takes to fill up a dumpster varies based on factors like what kind of material is being disposed and when you are able to load the dumpster. Most people want to get the smallest size dumpster they can and be able to still fit everything securely, so if bulky items are involved in your project, expect that it might take a little more room than expected.


Many companies will only tell you about the dumpster's weight limit after you rent the dumpster.

Before you rent a dumpster, make sure you know how much weight it can hold. This information should be available on the company’s website or in person. If they don’t tell you, it’s probably because they either don’t know themselves or they don’t want to tell you before renting (and charging) for a larger dumpster than you need. They also might call you after and tell you the weight limit was much lower and you have extra fees now.



If a junk hauling company doesn't give this information up front, go with another company. Make sure the company has all the details about your dumpster rental before hiring them!


Never sign a contract that does not specify all fees associated with renting the dumpster and what the payment options are.



  • Make sure you get a contract that lists all fees associated with renting the dumpster and what payment options are available.




  • Be certain the contract is clear on what happens if you cancel early, or if your project takes longer than expected to complete.




  • Ask about additional charges for extra pick-up days, excessive weight, or other special requests.




Customer service is fundamental to any company, especially roll off bin rental companies because they're working closely with their customers on big projects.

Customer service is fundamental to any company, but it’s even more important for dumpster rental companies. When you’re working closely with the same people on big projects, the customer service experience can make or break your business.



Customer service is especially important if you’re going to be spending a lot of money on roll off dumpster rentals—and you should expect your potential dumpster companies to be able to provide excellent customer service when they charge as much as they do.


Before and after the rental, make sure you find out what precautions your provider is taking to protect your property throughout the process.

When you pick a dumpster rental company for your project, there are several things to look for before and after the rental.



Before the rental:





  • Make sure you know what precautions are being taken to protect your property throughout the process.




  • Ask about the company's insurance policy.




  • Ensure that you have a contract that specifies how they prevent damages, such as placing boards under the dumpster and how they will handle any damages (if they occur). You should also find out if there are any additional fees or charges like fuel surcharges, late returns or abandoned loads associated with these situations.




Before choosing a provider, make sure to read reviews from previous customers.

Before choosing a provider, make sure to read reviews from previous customers. Reviews can help you know what to expect from the company, so you'll know if it has good customer service and an overall positive reputation in the industry. This can also help show whether or not the company is trustworthy and reliable.


These questions will help find the best company for your project.

The best way to find the right dumpster rental company for your project is by asking a few key questions. While these may seem basic, it’s important to understand what you’re getting into.





  • How long do I need the dumpster? Most companies offer different sizes of dumpsters and they take up space on their lot, so it's better to rent the exact size that you think will fit your needs and not a bigger one. It's also important to note how often they will pick up and empty out your bin—some companies charge by volume instead of weight, so keep an eye on this detail if you have items like metal or concrete in there that can weigh down a small container quickly!




  • What size & weight limit does my trash container have? Some companies have limits on how much weight can be put in their containers (i.e., 8yd dumpster is up to 1 ton), while others require customers to make sure that whatever they place inside won't exceed a certain size limit (such as 8' long by 4' wide). Be sure about these restrictions before booking because once the job is done incorrectly or too heavy/big of an item is placed in the dumpster then it becomes costly for everyone involved!




  • Are there any hidden fees associated with this rental? Some companies charge extra money if something breaks during transport like wheels falling off while driving over rough terrain paths; other times they may add fees if they come across something unusual such as broken glass shards scattered throughout lawns which could cause damage to the tires, or driveways that haven't been plowed after a storm when delivering or picking up a dumpster rental.




Now that you know what to look for in a dumpster rental company, the next step is to start your search. As we've said before, it's important to be prepared for this process so that you don't waste time or money on subpar service providers. By using our list of questions as your guide, you can easily find the best company for your project—and make sure it stays that way from start to finish!

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