Dumpster Rental Frequently Asked Questions

Following are frequently asked questions we receive about our dumpster rental service.

While we know that each junk removal project is unique, if you have additional questions that aren’t answered here, please contact us at (615) 933-3300 and we would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about dumpster rental and junk removal services in Nashville, Franklin, Murfreesboro and middle Tennessee.

Red Dog Dumpsters is the premier mini roll-off dumpster rental and junk removal service in Nashville, Houston and Birmingham. Our customers include homeowners, contractors, Realtors® and property managers throughout the Nashville, Houston and Birmingham areas looking to get rid of unwanted materials from a home remodel or clean-up project. Our junk removal containers are smaller, newer and carried on non-commercial trucks that won’t deliver a beating to your driveway. Red Dog Dumpsters can provide you with a new junk removal option in Nashville, Houston and Birmingham that saves you time, space and money.

Because our roll-off dumpsters are about the size of a small automobile, our clients can even have the dumpster dropped in the garage so they can fill it up discreetly and without taking up driveway space. And, locally-owned Red Dog Dumpsters makes every effort to ensure the dumpster rental and junk removal experience is easy, clean and affordable.

Give us a call to speak to us directly and we will walk you through the simple and easy process of renting a dumpster for your project. We offer guaranteed drop-off and pick-up dates and in some cases we can get you a junk removal dumpster the same day. We take pride in our business, and as you’ll see when you rent from us, it shows in our work.

Who can rent a dumpster?

We rent dumpsters to everyone! Most of our clients are DIY homeowners, businesses, real estate agents, charity organizations and small to mid-sized contractors; however, we have been known to work with major contractors on large industrial construction sites as well.

Can I put the dumpster on the street?

Each municipality has different regulations and permit requirements concerning dumpsters placed on private property, streets or any other public right of way. Contact your local municipality and they will provide you with the regulations and costs to purchase any necessary permits. Red Dog Dumpsters is not responsible for obtaining proper permits.

How high can I load my dumpster?

When the dumpster is picked up the driver will put a tarp over the load for containment during transport. We ask that you don’t load any material above the top rails of the dumpster that will interfere with the tarp. Try to keep the load flat and distribute the weight as evenly as possible. If for any reason the dumpster is improperly loaded and cannot be transported safely, you will have to unload the dumpster to a safe level before we can remove it. Additional charges may be assessed.

What can NOT be placed in dumpsters?

Batteries, Paint, Rock, Dirt, and Concrete!!  There are several specific items that can be included for an additional fee above the stated general price of the dumpster:

  • Tires – $25 each
  • Mattress/Box Springs – $25 each
  • Shingles – $65  (10 yard dumpster max –  see “What about roofing materials/shingles?” for more info)
What about roofing materials/shingles?

We only send a 10 yard capacity dumpster for delivery due to the weight and it will only hold up to 20 squares. There is an additional surcharge for disposal of shingles – $65.00.

What size dumpster do I need?

Obviously, the size of dumpster you’re going to need will depend on the size of your project. We offer 10, and 15 yard dumpsters. Recommendations are available on our website, or you can call our office and one of our friendly and experienced customer service representatives will be happy to help you reach a decision.

What kind of debris do you dispose of?

We specialize in working with most types of home improvement, demolition and cleanout projects, but there are some items we simply don’t have the resources to dispose of per EPA guidelines. Those items include:

  • Biohazardous materials/medical waste
  • Paint (although dry paint cans are permissible
  • Batteries
  • Propane Tanks
  • Liquids/Solvents/Freon/Chemicals
  • Equipment containing gas or oil

If you need to dispose of any of these materials, let us know and we’ll direct you to the proper agency.

How much trash will you haul off for me?

When you order your dumpster rental, our friendly customer service representatives will let you know the weight limit on the dumpster you order. This is determined by the size of the dumpster-larger dumpsters will hold more trash, and we’re happy to take care of that trash for you!

How far in advance do I need to order my dumpster?

It’s always a good idea to book your dumpster as far in advance as possible to ensure its availability and our ability to deliver the day you need it. Keep in mind we’re busiest on Mondays and Fridays. While we always appreciate a couple days notice, we realize timely delivery is critical to keeping your project moving on time and budget. While speed of service is based on availability, typically, as long as you place your order by noon we will be able to deliver the dumpster the next business day. In some instances same day delivery is possible.

What does your price include?

At Red Dog Dumpsters, we believe in 100% pricing transparency. When you call us, we will provide you with a competitive quote that includes delivery, pickup, a generous rental period and disposal of debris up to the specified weight allowance for the dumpster size you choose. When ordering from Red Dog Dumpsters, you’ll never have to worry about hidden delivery charges, fuel surcharges and environmental fees.

What's included when I order from Red Dog Dumpsters?

Each of our dumpster rentals comes with one dumpster delivery to your home, office or construction site, a full week rental and disposal of your trash (up to designated weight limits). The rental period may be increased for an additional fee.

Will the container damage my driveway or landscaping?

We take every precaution to ensure your property is protected. Despite our precautions, however, there is always the potential of damage to your property. This damage can be caused by the weight of the containers or poor surface conditions. Red Dog Dumpsters is not financially liable for the damages caused by normal dumpster operation.