Frequently Asked Questions About Dumpster Service

What is a cubic yard?
What size dumpster do I need?
What types of items can and CANNOT be put in the dumpster?
How long can I keep the dumpster?
How do I pay for the dumpster?
Where can I place the dumpster?
Does anybody need to be there for placement of the dumpster?
Where would I dispose of prohibited items?
How much does it cost to rent a dumpster?
What is a cubic yard?
 
A cubic yard is the area within a 3 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft cube.  One cubic yard of dumpster space equals approximately 200 gallons of material or roughly (2) 96 Gallon Toters.
 
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What size dumpster do I need?
 

For most jobs, there is no set rule of thumb to determine the size of the container you will need.  You can visit our Sizes & Uses page to get an idea of how big the container is in relation to what you intend to put in it.

If you are doing a roofing tear-off, however, you can make a fairly accurate estimate using the following formula.  This formula does not take into account any other trash or decking. 

Take the number of square of roofing to be torn off:
Multiply by the number of layers:
Equals TOTAL number of Squares:
Divide Total Squares by 4:
Equals approximate number of cubic yards needed:
30 Squares
x 2 Layers  
60 Squares
/ 4(sq/c.y.)
approx.  15 cu. yds 
If you have any questions please call us at (317) 353-9566.
How much does it cost to rent a dumpster?
The cost of renting a dumpster varies by 3 main factors; 1) your location ; 2)  the type of material you are disposing of; 3) and the size of the dumpster.  Different types of material have different weights and disposal options which affect the price. To ensure that you recieve the most accurate price for your job a phone call is required.  You may also submit an e-mail request on our Pricing/Info page.
What types of items can and CANNOT be put in the dumpster?

We accept most common solid waste material. This includes most routine household and construction waste.  We also accept tree limbs and certain landscaping materials.  Heavy materials may be restricted to certain size containers (i.e. 10, 15 or 20 yards) because the weight would exceed DOT regulations and be unsafe to haul.

We DO NOT accept tires, liquids, pesticides, insecticides, chemicals, paints, oil, fluorsecent light tubes, propane tanks or any other hazardous/toxic waste, radioactive waste, or "Special" waste, as defined by applicable Local, State and Federal laws or regulations.

We cannot accept refrigerators, freezer units, and air conditioners unless they have been cleaned of any/all coolants and have been properly tagged by a licensed technician.

How long can I keep the dumpster?
How do I pay for the dumpster?
Where can I place the dumpster?
Does anybody need to be there for placement of the dumpster?
Where would I dispose of prohibited items?

For information about various RECYCLE and REUSE programs click here.

For the Indianapolis FREE ToxDrop program call (317) 327-2234 or click here.

For Hamilton County  household hazardous waste info call (317) 776-4005 or click here.

For Johnson County household hazardous waste info call (317) 738-2546 or click here.

Dave's includes one week FREE rental with every Open-Top Roll-off Dumpster we deliver. Based on season, size and availability we may also have specials which include additional FREE rental. Call us at (317) 353-9566 or you may also submit an e-mail request on our Pricing/Info page to check for current rental options.

Dumpsters will start accruing rental charges of $3 per day after the included Free Rental period has expired.  (Additional terms may apply if container sits more than 30 days.)

We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover by phone.  We also accept cash, money orders or pre-approved checks (with driver's license verification). 
 
Commercial Charge Accounts are available for qualified commerical customers.  Please contact Craig Pitcock at (317) 353-9566 for information on commercial charge accounts.
Generally your driveway is the best location, but you tell us where you would like it.  Although there may be some restrictions, most flat hard locations on your property will work.  Our experienced, courteous staff will work with you to provide the best placement for your job requirements. Usually street or alley placement requires a Right-Of-Way permit.
No, just tell us where you would like it and we'll take care of it. 
 
There are however some circumstances such as;  street placement or other special situations which may require someone to be there for authorizations.  If someone needs to be there because of these special situations we will let you know when you place your order.
How full can I fill my dumpster?
How full can I fill my dumpster?
To the top.  You may fill the dumpster completely full but the material must not exceed the top edge of the dumpster.  We must be able to safely tarp the container and insure that no material will fly out of the container as it is being hauled on the roadways.

For Hendricks County household hazardous waste info call (317) 858-6070 or click here.

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For Hancock County household hazardous waste info call (317) 462-7605 or click here.

For Boone County household hazardous waste info call (765) 483-0687 or click here.

For information on Right of Way permits and applications in Indianapolis click here.

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