As a local roll-off dumpster rental company, we’ve seen it all. Our dumpsters have been used for everything from clean up at concerts, to your typical construction jobs. In fact, many people don’t realize how many things a dumpster can be used for. Below is a list of 15 things you could use a dumpster for. Some you may have thought about, or may be common sense, but there are some other uses you may haven’t thought of.
Construction Site Clean-up: We admit, this is probably the most obvious, and probably the place where you first saw a first local roll off dumpster. But the truth is there is nothing better than a roll off dumpster for keeping construction sites clean. These large containers can handle the volume produced from job-sites, regardless of size.
Horse Manure: When you think roll off dumpster rental, this probably isn’t what comes to mind, but take our word for it, this happens. As a local dumpster rental company located in North Charleston, we have great proximity to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and get calls all the time from events there to use our containers. One time a Grammy winning country music artist came in town for a show and needed a place to dispose of his horses manure. The job took two 15 yard dumpsters, but we got it done. We’re in a dirty business, but this one was next level.
Asbestos: Asbestos is a form of silicate minerals. There are six that naturally occur and they are made of long and thin fibrous crystals, each fiber being composed of many microscopic 'fibrils' that can be released into the atmosphere by abrasion and other processes. And since asbestos is a known carcinogen this is what makes it so dangerous and is why you should trust a local roll off dumpster rental company with disposing of it. We do many asbestos jobs every year and are familiar with the requirements set forth by the Department of Health and Environmental Control. If you have asbestos, give us a call so we can make sure to explain the proper way to bag and dispose of it as well as pull the necessary permits that will be required to take it to the landfill.
Concrete: Not only do we use our dumpsters for concrete, we recycle it. A benefit of being a local roll off dumpster rental company compared to a large national chain is that we have relationships within our community to help get the best bang for your buck. That means if you have a driveway you want to break up, we can haul it away and dispose of it at a flat rate, rather than charging by the weight. This will save you money, help other local companies, and help the environment too. That’s what we call a win, win, win.
Dirt: Dirt is another item that we can dispose of at a flat rate rather than per ton. Once again, being local makes a difference. If you go to the national chain’s landfill, they will charge you per-ton to dispose of it. This means you will end up paying hundreds of dollars in disposal fees alone. Leave it to us to get rid of it. By partnering with local “dirt pits” we have facilities that will accept the dirt for a flat fee.
Landscape Materials: This is another one that may seem some-what obvious, but do you know where these materials actually go? Probably not. The truth is most people will take these types of materials to a Class 2 (C&D landfill). While this is certainly one way to get rid of tree branches, leaves, grass clippings, and shrubs, we do it differently. We take landfill debris to a facility that composts these types of materials. Once again, just a small way we’re trying to keep what we can out of the landfills.
Metal: Metal is another item we can dispose of in a manner that might not only save you money, but make you money. As a local roll off dumpster rental company we have relationships with multiple recycling facilities who will actually pay you for your metal. So fill it up, let us haul it off, and you get a check. Pretty sweet right?
House Cleanouts: Maybe someone in your neighborhood or apartment complex has rented a dumpster before and you couldn’t figure out why since they didn’t seem to be having any construction going on. The most likely reason? A good ‘ole fashion spring cleaning (or winter, fall, or summer for that matter). Our dumpsters are perfect for everything from the big bulky items like a dresser, to that old prom dress you’ve been keeping for some reason. Trust us, its time to throw it away.
Large Events: Maybe your having a family reunion, benefit concert, or other large event where you will have a bunch of trash to get rid of. Our roll off dumpsters are the perfect solution for getting rid of all of that trash. We drop it off, you fill it up, and then we haul it away. It’s a simple, cost effective way for you to handle your disposal needs and frees you up to focus on the most important part of any event, having fun.
Swimming Pools: We don’t recommend it, but people actually do it. Check out this picture (and click the link for more) of someone doing just that. (credit: HGTV )
Warehouse Trash: Warehouses generate a lot of trash and your typical front load dumpster is probably not big enough to handle it all. That’s where we can help. Our dumpsters are perfect for handling everything you could think of. From pallets to cardboard, we’ve got you covered.
Roofing Projects: We help commercial roofers all the time. Our fast service times and large containers help handle the volume from tear off till the end of the job and keep you from having a crew standing around.
Recyclables: We’ve already touched on metal and concrete recycling, but we can also handle your normal recycling debris, such as paper, cardboard, and plastic. Tell us where you want us to take it, or let us handle it, and we can help prevent items from heading straight to the landfill.
Stage Props: Believe it or not we’ve had requests from game shows, movies, and tv shows to use our dumpster for one thing or another. So next time your filming the next big hit and need a prop, let us know.
Oyster Shells: Having an oyster roast? We would love to help, even if we aren’t invited. Did you know that out of the thousands of bushels of oysters harvested each year in South Carolina, only 10% are recycled and put back into our waters? That’s not good considering oysters play a large role in our Lowcountry ecosystem. They filter water, create habitats for other fish, and form reef like structures to help with erosion and storm protection. Being a local roll off dumpster rental company in the Lowcountry, we love our waterways and actually have a vested interest in our community, unlike the national chains who are based out of state. So rather than sending it to a landfill, trust some one local to get them in the right hands so they can be used to create new oyster reefs and keep Charleston the number 1 city in the US.
As you can see, roll off dumpsters can be used for way more than just construction debris. So next time you’re thinking of who you are going to get a dumpster from, remember to call a local roll off dumpster rental company like us. Call today or click the link to order online today!