What is the difference between a commercial dumpster and a roll off dumpster?

The size and function are the primary difference between the two types of dumpster. Commercial dumpsters can be used to dispose of regular waste (MSW), recyclables and organic wastes which include green (yard) waste and food waste. Commercial dumpsters are smaller, ranging from a 2 cubic yard to and 6 cubic yard dumpster. These are the dumpsters you typically see behind a business complex, gas station, restaurant, apartment complex, or other businesses that need permanent scheduled services. Such services are almost always scheduled anywhere from once every other week to seven days per week.

Roll off dumpsters on the other hand are larger and generally hold anywhere between 10 cubic yards and 40 cubic yards of waste. They are generally used for temporary needs such as a home remodel project, garage clean out and construction related projects such as building and demolition of roads, homes and office spaces. Roll offs get their name because they "roll off" the back of a truck when delivered to customers.

We have pictures and dimensions of all roll off and commercial dumpsters available to help you with what you need.

How do I determine which dumpster size is best for my project?

If you are a business owner and you seek scheduled weekly services on a permanent ongoing basis then you need to schedule commercial dumpster services. If you are seeking dumpster services on a temporary basis for a clean out, home remodel, construction project or any other temporary project, then a roll off dumpster is the correct choice.

Ensuring you select the correct dumpster size for your project can save you time and money. A dumpster that is too small will cost you more by requiring you to schedule additional hauls to remove all of the debris while a dumpster that is too large will cause you to incur initial unnecessary expenses if a smaller one would have been enough. Please see our dumpster dimensions and sizes to help you select the best dumpster for your needs. Please note that each cubic yard will hold roughly 15 (thirteen gallon) kitchen-sized trash bags or about 6 (thirty gallon) large trash bags.

Please feel free to contact one of our customer service representatives at (866) 670-2709.for additional help in selecting the right dumpster for your project

How do I order a permanent commercial dumpster?

To order a permanent commercial dumpster, simply enter your zip code for vendors in your area. Select the appropriate commercial dumpster size and complete the requested information. A 123 Dumpster customer service representative will contact you with a quote and to complete your order.

How do I order a temporary roll off dumpster?

To order a temporary roll off dumpster, simply enter your zip code for vendors in your area. Select the appropriate roll off dumpster size, request a quote.

Or directly contact one of our 123 Dumpster representatives for a free quote at (866) 670-2709

How much space is required for the dumpster?

You will find dumpster dimensions listed on this site for each dumpster type. It is recommended that you provide space to accommodate double the amount of the width and height of the dumpster to assure adequate height and space clearance. Also consider an additional 10' for the door that swings open at the back of the dumpster.

Will a roll off dumpster damage my driveway or pavement?

A full roll off dumpster can be very heavy depending on its size and the type of materials that are placed inside the container. Thus, we highly recommend customers take any necessary actions to prevent any potential damage to driveways and pavements by placing a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood on the driveway where the container will be placed. The customer affirms that any right-of- way provided by customer (disclosed in delivery questions) for the roll off container is sufficient to bear the weight of all contractors' dumpster equipment and vehicles required to perform the contracted service. The customer assumes all liabilities for damages to private driving surfaces, pavement or road surfaces and entire roll off container placement site. The 123 Dumpster and its affiliates shall not be responsible for any damages to any private driving surface, pavement or accompanying subsurface of any route associated to perform the service that was contracted.

Can the dumpster be placed on the street?

Permits may be required. Please check with your local municipality for specific rules and regulations.

What items are not allowed to be place inside the dumpster?

Hazardous waste, dirt, industrial waste, chemical products, radioactive material, oil filters, herbicides & pesticides, solvents, paint (except completely dried latex paint cans, no liquids), other flammable liquids, aerosol cans, propane tanks, motor oil, transmission oil/lubricating/hydraulic oil/oil filters, contaminated oils (mixed with solvents, gasoline, etc.), antifreeze, petroleum contaminated soil/lead paint chips, tires, appliances, fluorescent tubes, batteries, computers, monitors, televisions, microwaves, railroad ties, medical waste, asbestos, animals, barrels and all liquids. Material must be level at the top of the container; nothing can be sticking out of the top. Additional requirements may apply based upon locality. The liability for appropriate waste remains with the customer as agreed to in the terms and conditions when contracting with 123 Dumpster.

Is it necessary for someone to be on location when the dumpster is delivered or removed?

It is not necessary to have someone onsite for delivery or removal of the dumpster. However, please be as detailed as possible when answering the delivery questions, as the driver will use their judgment and place the dumpster in the safest accessible area. If an onsite contact is not available for delivery, you will be responsible for all charges involved with relocation of the dumpster should it be necessary. For removal; customer agrees to provide unobstructed access to the dumpster on the scheduled pick-up day; if dumpster is inaccessible, customer is subject to additional pick-up charges, as terms and conditions apply.

What if I need an extra haul?

You can have additional hauls with your order. Additional charges will apply.

Will I be billed for extra weight?

Yes, if your tonnage goes over the included tons quoted in your initial order you will be charged additional costs, as terms and conditions apply.

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