Friday, March 27, 2015

How to get started finding the right Dumpster Rental

Have junk or trash to get rid of & not sure how to get started with a Dumpster Rental?  Here are some quick tips to get you started.

1.                 Determine if any special permits or municipal rules apply

If you have a neighborhood or homeowners association (HOA) check to see what your community rules are for construction and placement of dumpsters.  Some dumpster rental companies will work with your HOA requirements, that is important to ask and understand before you buy.

Some cities such as incorporated Largo & incorporated Seminole are small business unfriendly and actually go as far as to remove the consumers choice and require you to use only one vendor.  You may have no choice in who you use or what you pay if you are in a municipality that has these rules.

2.                 Estimate the dumpster size you will need

Estimate the space you'll need to discard the junk or trash you are removing from the house, business, or yard.  Bear in mind that most people underestimate the size of a dumpster rental, so you may want to go up one or two sizes to be sure. It can cost you less in the long run to rent a larger size, than to have a small one picked up for emptying multiple times. 

            Cruise through the Bin There Dump That website for dumpster photos and size descriptions. Like gravel and concrete, dumpster sizes are described by cubic yards, three feet to a side.   A “14 yard dumpster” is 14 cubic yards of space for trash hauling.

It is important to note that debris and trash may only be piled level with the top of the dumpster for legal transportation.   Trash, boards, junk, branches and yard debris may not always stack or pack neatly and there is often some unused space in the middle to account for.  Whether you determine the size exactly or make your best guess, talk to Bin There Dump That staff to confirm the appropriate size for your needs.

3.                 Find a rental company that can meet your needs

   Does the company answer the phone & are they helpful with your questions?
   Do they service your area?
   Do they have inventory available for your delivery date you need?
   What type of delivery window do they provide?
   Will they protect your driveway?
   Will the size fit where you need to place it?
   Is the company licensed and insured?

4.                 Determine when you need the dumpster delivered & how long you need it

Decide when you want to begin your project and how long you expect you'll need the dumpster rental.  If you schedule 2-3 days ahead, most companies can accommodate delivery windows, some may require you to be home, others will not, some delivery on Saturdays, others will not..., ask the questions to make sure they can meet your needs.  The time frame can factor into price also, so ask about the standard dumpster rental time and factor that into your needs as well.

5.                 Understand the dumpster rental fees

We’ll do an entire blog on pricing because there are so many things to discuss, but for this we’ll recommend understanding your total fees and asking for that in a written communication such as an email or price quote.  As about “extra fees” such as “environmental fees” or “fuel surcharge fees” as example, some companies get you with those unexpected items.

6.                 Determine where you will need the dumpster placed

Find out the dimensions of the dumpster rental you will be getting and determine the best location to place it before delivery.  Things to consider will be, where will most of your trash be?  The less distance you have to move it, the better for you or your workers.  No all “20 yard” dumpsters are the same dimensions, meaning the length & height can vary, but the internal size will still be “20 yards”


            The Bin There Dump That staff has "been there done that" when it comes to renovation projects, so we know all that it entails. In fact, this business was founded as a result of not having a competent dumpster rental partner when we most needed one.  Our expert dumpster rental staff is here to help, give them a call with any questions you have!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Dumpster Diva - Here to help with all your dumpster rental questions!

Welcome to the Dumpster Diva blog site ... where we delve into dumpster dismay or distress and dig up delightful direction to dispel delusions and dispense drivel on dumpster delivery ~ and more. 

The primary objective for this blog will be to discuss topics that you ask about most often so that we can provide you with helpful information and resources about Tampa dumpster rentals.  

For those of you who are curious, here is a little history about dumpsters!  The word dumpster was coined in the 1930s for a Dempster-Dumpster trash-hauling mechanism patented by the Dempster Brothers. The whole trash handling industry has evolved a great deal, and leave it to those clever Greeks, Romans and Mayans to organize garbage collection centuries ago. Athenians developed the first municipal disposal site requiring citizens to dump trash at least one mile from the city limits. The Romans established a collection system with two men and a wagon, and the Mayans had some issues as their waste sites occasionally exploded and burned. 

In the US, lots of garbage was burned, dumped in the ocean or left in the streets, and some people dug refuse pits for their household trash. Benjamin Franklin initiated the first street cleaning service in 1757 in Philadelphia. Not much advanced in waste management until the mid 20th century when prosperity soared, generating more consumerism and associated rubbish. The first recommended national guidelines were published in 1953, and 17 years later, Congress began to emphasize recycling, resource recovery and conversion of waste to energy.  Locally, Pinellas County has a waste to energy plant, check it out, & see what they do!

Today, the best way to manage trash from a storm, fire, renovation, building an addition, house clean out, basement and garage cleanup, replacing siding or a remodel project is to rent a dumpster from Bin There Dump That because [... drum roll ...], the company employees have "been there done that" themselves with home renovation and clean out projects.

A few facts about trash!
Average person throws away 4.5 pounds of trash each day
Trash in the U.S. every day can fill 63,000 garbage trucks
More than 25% of daily trash is packaging
60 million water bottles are tossed out daily

~  ~  ~  ~  ~  

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Bin There Dump That Tampa Bay is here to help contractors & homeowners with their dumpster rental and trash removal needs. Your experience with us will be a little different than what you might be used to with other junk haulers or Tampa dumpster rental companies. We pride ourselves in providing reliable dumpster rental service for you, we'll answer our phone, be on time, and communicate with you, saving you time & money!