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A Renovator's Guide to Renting a Roll-Off Dumpster

Updated: Jun 26, 2023


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Did you know that May is National Home Improvement Month? If you're planning a home renovation, you're likely aware of the amount of waste that can accumulate during the process. That's where renting a roll-off dumpster can come in handy. Here’s everything you need to know about renting a roll-off dumpster for your renovation project and why BVR dumpsters are the way to go!


What is a roll-off dumpster?


A roll-off dumpster is a large, rectangular waste container typically used for construction and renovation projects. It's called a "roll-off" dumpster because it's delivered to your site on a large truck and "rolled off" onto your property using a hydraulic system.


Roll-off dumpsters come in various sizes, ranging from 10 to 40 cubic yards. The size you'll need will depend on the scope of your project and the amount of waste you expect to generate.


Click HERE to read our guide to choosing the right-sized dumpster.


How do I rent a roll-off dumpster?


Renting a roll-off dumpster is a reasonably straightforward process. Here's what you'll need to do:


  1. Determine the size you'll need: As mentioned earlier, the size of the dumpster you'll need will depend on the scope of your project. Any reputable dumpster rental company, like BVR, can help you determine the appropriate size for your project. Our experts have years of experience to guide you to the most appropriate rental. Click HERE to see our sizes at BVR.

  2. Choose a rental period: At BVR Dumpster Rentals, we offer a range of rental periods, from a few days to a few weeks or even months. Consider how long your project will take and choose a rental period that allows ample time to dispose of all your waste.

  3. Get a quote: Contact the experts at BVR Dumpster Rentals to discuss the rental cost. We pride ourselves on being fair and transparent in our pricing!

  4. Schedule delivery: Once you schedule your dumpster delivery, provide clear instructions on where the dumpster should be placed on your property.

  5. Fill the dumpster: Once it is delivered, you can start filling it with your waste. Be sure to follow your sales associate's guidelines, such as weight limits and prohibited items.

  6. Schedule pickup: When your rental period is up, schedule the pickup of your dumpster. Make sure to remove any items that are not allowed and ensure that the dumpster is not overloaded.


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What can I put in a roll-off dumpster?


Roll-off dumpsters are designed to handle a wide range of construction and renovation waste, including:


  • Old fixtures and appliances

  • Construction debris, such as wood, drywall, and concrete

  • Yard waste, such as trees and brush

  • General household waste, such as furniture and clothing


However, some items that are not allowed in roll-off dumpsters are:


  • Hazardous waste, such as chemicals and batteries

  • Electronic waste, such as computers and televisions

  • Tires

  • Paint cans

If you have further questions regarding prohibited items, our BVR experts can help!


Renting a roll-off dumpster can make your renovation project much easier by providing a convenient and efficient way to dispose of waste. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can ensure that you choose the right size dumpster, rent it for the appropriate period, and dispose of your waste safely and responsibly.



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