Dumpster Overage Fees and How to Avoid Them

Let’s cut to the chase; no one likes to deal with hidden fees, especially not when renting a dumpster. When discarding residential or construction garbage, it can be easy to throw caution into the wind and overload, overfill or do anything against the rental terms and conditions.

While some dumpster mistakes can be accidental, you can be sure to pay fines for using your roll-off dumpster the wrong way.

Luckily, here at Pro Disposal, we are like an open book, and we like helping you understand the extra rental fees, also known as dumpster overage fees. 

Understanding overage fees beforehand is a crucial strategy that will help you avoid paying excess costs. For instance, if you learn about rental period extension fees, you are in a position to manage your project and return the dumpster on time. 

Read the container rental policy.

Many of the dumpster overage fees are a result of not reading and understanding the rental company policy. Terrific rental companies like Pro Disposal offer a clear rental policy that has extensive information on overage fees. 

The policy shows when and how you can incur extra rental fees when you rent your dumpster. Also, reading the terms helps you understand how to optimize your dumpster so that you can get the best out of it. 

You will be surprised by just how understanding the policy can help you when using a dumpster. Contact your rental and request a copy of the rental policy and ask questions when you need clarity.

Always request the ideal dumpster size.

Another reason for overage fees is the poor choice of your roll-off dumpster. And in this case, it is in terms of the dumpster size. If you pick a smaller dumpster that can’t accommodate your trash, you can end up overloading, which is a safety hazard. 

It is not safe to have garbage sticking out of the construction or residential dumpster. And if you overload the container, even if the trash is not sticking out, you can be charged extra fees for the excess tonnage.

The ideal solution is to request the perfect roll-off size from the word go. Your dumpster rental knows how to help you order the right size container for your project. 

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Avoid hazardous waste

Another thing that can add to overage fees is hazardous waste, which means that putting toxic debris in the dumpster will cost you extra bucks. This is because this type of waste needs exclusive handling and disposal. When you get a dumpster, avoid discarding toxic construction or residential junk. 

It is best to consult your rental about the debris that you can put in the dumpster. Apart from costing higher fees to dump, hazardous garbage sets the lives of people handling it at grave risk. 

This doesn’t mean that you have no way of disposing of toxic waste. The best way is to consult your rental when hiring a dumpster. 

Stick to the weight limit

Another dumpster overage fee that can make your head sping is overweight fees. These are the fees you pay for loading far too much construction garbage in the dumpster. 

Load your container to the fill level, or if you have heavy concrete, you can rent a dumpster exclusive for dense junk. And this means it is vital to let your rental company know the type of garbage you have so that they can offer a custom product for you. 

Remember, sometimes nature can be ruthless, and when it rains, it pours. If the weather is likely to rain, it is best to ask your rental to provide a dumpster cover to prevent the debris from getting wet.

Create a clear dumpster dropoff area

When commit and book a dumpster, you must have a clear space on your property to keep the roll-off dumpster. If the hauler fails to roll away the dumpster due to lack of space or cannot remove the container due to obstructions, you will have to pay for their time. 

To avoid such, ensure that the dumpster space is clean and safe. Work with Pro Disposal to have an efficient, transparent experience.

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