What Not To Do When Renting A Dumpster

What Not To Do When Renting A Dumpster

Winter is almost over for Canadians and we at Clean Er Up Bin Rentals know you want to get your project completed. Whether it’s a household cleanout, renovation or an end of tenancy cleaning, it’s understandable to get as much done as possible considering how cold it is outside. With temperatures sometimes reaching as low as -30°C, it’s tempting to over heap contents into a dumpster. I mean hey, who wants to be outside in the cold weather, but work has to get done regardless and we’re here to help guide you through the process of what NOT to do when renting a dumpster so you don’t have to work twice!

Over heaping Dumpsters

First and foremost, over heaping isn’t good for our driver’s safety and it’s not good for when they have to tarp the bin. Going past the Fill Line carries a fine of $200 as the driver has to stop the normal flow of work and has to start taking debris out of the bin that is poking out. It’s also illegal for dumpster rental companies to haul any containers that have debris sticking out. Along with the fact of tarping, it’s already time consuming to put a tarp onto a dumpster by yourself never mind having to first take out debris and then starting to put the tarp on. Can you imagine having to do that to every bin you come across? It would be a nightmare. Also, when one our drivers comes to pick up your dumpster rental and the dumpster is over heaping, it slows down our order flow as the driver has several orders to fulfill and slowing down isn’t fun for anyone involved. One of our goals at Clean Er Up Bin Rentals is to always be on time for pick up and drop off for all customers involved so everyone has a great experience.

Dry Run

This one really isn’t fun at all as a dry run can be confusing for both parties involved. A Dry Run charge occurs when an order is scheduled out and when it comes time to fulfill that order it is either

A- Cancelled by the customer


B- A random occurrence stops the driver from being able to fulfill the order (car blocking access to the dumpster bin)

Before you call for a pickup please make sure the driver has access to the bin so the driver doesn’t have to either call you or the office to find out what’s going on with the pickup. When an order is scheduled to be fulfilled, the driver is going to be there on time to remove the bin but when the bin cannot be removed a Dry Run Fee is charged at a rate of $100

Hazardous Material/Spill/Batteries

When filling up your dumpster rental, the first thing that comes to mind is to just throw out all of your “garbage” that’s been sitting around for a long time. Make sure you read our Terms of Lease to have an understand what can or can’t go inside the dumpster not only for your safety but for the safety of the economy and our drivers. Certain material is considered hazardous to the environment and should not be disposed of inside our dumpster rentals. We’re trying to help the earth by bringing your garbage directly to a recycling plant so they can sort through the recyclables and any hazardous material slows down the process of recycling. When going through your chosen debris to throw out, please don’t throw any paint inside the bins as the paint will stain the inside of the bins and a fee of $450 will be charged so we can have the bin re-painted and cleaned by a 3rd party company. Paint spills are really unfortunate for us as a company and for your driveway so be sure to be careful with what you put inside the bin rental or the paint contents could end up spilling on your driveway! Last but not least is batteries. Batteries tend to leak out heavy metals and is not good for the recycling facility to handle as it contaminates the good high quality recyclable material making it not so recyclable anymore.

As you can see, we care about our customers and want the best for everyone so please be fair to our bins and we will always deliver the exceptional service you trust in at Clean Er Up Bin Rentals. If you have any questions or concerns about what can or can’t go inside one of our dumpster rentals feel free to email us at the bottom of the website or give us a call.

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