5 Tips for How to Choose a Dumpster Rental Company

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Choosing a dumpster rental company is an important decision when you need to dispose of a significant amount of waste. When it comes to renting a dumpster, many customers are tempted to simply choose the cheapest option available.

While price is certainly an important factor, it's not the only thing you should be considering. In order to get the most out of your dumpster rental experience, there are several other factors you should be taking into account. That’s because there is more to it than just dropping off a dumpster and picking it up.

In this post, we'll cover five key things to look for when renting a dumpster from a dumpster rental company.

Available and Flexible

First and foremost, a good dumpster rental company should be available and flexible. You don't want to be stuck waiting around for days or weeks for your dumpster to arrive, and you also want to be able to schedule pick-up at a time that's convenient for you. Look for a dumpster rental company that offers flexible scheduling.

Wise Guys Dumpsters is available six days a week, making it easy for customers to schedule a rental at a time that works for them. We understand your schedule is busy and your project needs to be completed on time. The last thing we want you to do is wait around for us to drop off or pick up your dumpster.

We have a large fleet, which means we are able to offer same-day delivery, so you can get your dumpster quickly and start your project without delay.

Transparent Pricing

Price is always an important consideration when renting a dumpster. While it's tempting to simply choose the cheapest option available, it's important to make sure that the pricing is transparent and upfront.

Look for a dumpster rental company that provides clear pricing information on their website, and that doesn't try to tack on hidden fees or surcharges.

When comparing dumpster companies, make sure to look for those extra fees in the form of surcharges, especially fuel surcharges. Often times, what you see advertised is not the final price you’ll pay.

Wise Guys Dumpsters doesn’t have hidden fees. We work hard to offer a competitive price with no hidden fees, making it easy for you to budget for your project.

Dumpster Size Options

The size of your dumpster is also an important factor to consider. Depending on your project, you may need a smaller or larger dumpster than you initially anticipated.

Look for a dumpster rental company that offers a range of dumpster sizes to choose from, so that you can find the perfect fit for your needs.

Wise Guys Dumpsters offers various dumpster sizes to choose from, giving you the option to choose the size that best fits your needs. Whether you're renovating a small bathroom or demolishing an entire home, Wise Guys Dumpsters has a container that can handle your project.

Exceptional Customer Service

Customer service is vital when it comes to renting a dumpster. You want to make sure that you're working with a company that provides exceptional customer service. Look for a company that is easy to reach and responsive to your needs and concerns.

Also, consider their reputation. Do they have a reputation for providing excellent service to their customers? Choosing a good dumpster rental company, will go a long way to making you feel confident that you're in good hands throughout the rental process.

Wise Guys Dumpsters is known for its exceptional customer service. Our entire team is made up of friendly and knowledgeable professionals who are always available to help you find the right dumpster for your next project.

Community Oriented

Finally, it's important to consider whether the dumpster rental company you choose is community oriented. Look for a company that is committed to giving back to the community and that takes steps to reduce their environmental impact. By choosing a community-oriented dumpster rental company, you can feel good about supporting a business that cares about the world around us.

Wise Guys Dumpsters takes pride in the community. We seek to give back when and where we see opportunity.


When it comes to renting a dumpster, there are many factors to consider beyond just price. By looking for a dumpster rental company that is available and flexible, offers transparent pricing, has a range of dumpster sizes to choose from, provides exceptional customer service, and is community oriented, you can ensure that you get the most out of your rental experience. Happy dumpster renting!

If you need a dumpster, contact Wise Guys Dumpsters today. We are here to meet your clean up needs!

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Frequently Asked

How long are your rentals?

We offer 3 options 3 days, 7 days, and 10 days. If you wish to keep the dumpster longer than the initial rental period, the fee is $10/day. If you have a commercial or construction project, we offer a 14 day rental with an overage fee of $5 a day. We also offer custom pricing to fit your needs. If you need custom pricing, give us a call.

What happens if I keep it longer than the rental period?

We charge a $10/day fee after the initial rental period is over. For those taking advantage of our construction project pricing, the overage feee is $5/day. If you need a dumpster for a bigger construction project or commercial project, we would love to talk.

When should I have my dumpster delivered?

We recommend you have your dumpster delivered the day before you need it for a project.

Not only do we recommend this, but we have built our pricing structure around it. We don’t count the dumpster delivery day or the dumpster pick up day in the rental period.

You can be confident you will be able to use your dumpster for the full 3, 7, or 10 days when you rent from Wise Guys Dumpsters.

Do you offer same day dumpster delivery?

In most cases, we can provide same day delivery. Call us for availability and so we can provide a rush for your order.

We know situations change, or other dumpster companies back out. We are here for you when that occurs. And will do everything we can to get you a dumpster so you can start your project.

We, however, recommend that you plan ahead, if at all possible. Booking your dumpster delivery a day before your project begins will ensure it is available for you to use the moment you're ready to start your project.

As mentioned above, we won't ever penalize you for ordering your dumpster delivery a day before. You will always get the full days for which you booked.

How do I prepare my site for dumpster delivery?

Ensure the area is free from vehicles or other obstacles and is easily accessible for our delivery trucks.

Is there anything I can't put in the dumpster?

Unfortunately, there are a few things that the Denton County landfill won’t allow and a few other things that are allowed but require special care.

Not allowed:

  • No paint
  • No tires
  • No batteries
  • No chemicals
  • No rocks
  • No dirt
  • No concrete
  • No bricks
  • No shingles unless spread out over multiple dumpsters. If you are a roofing company, we can serve you, but please give us a call so we can talk about the best approach for your work site.

Allowed with exceptions:

  • Appliances are allowed, but there is a $10 charge per larger appliance item, such as a refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, etc.
  • Please let us know if you place appliances in the dumpster, and how many, we are required to take those to a different area of the dump when disposing of them.
  • If you are demolishing a brick house, items such as rocks, dirt, concrete, bricks, and shingles, you would be better off with a dump trunk rather than a dumpster.

What should I do if I have paint to dispose of?

If you have paint you need to dispose of, you can put kitty litter in it and once it has dried, your county/city will have a facility that you can take it to.

How much does a dumpster rental cost?

Prices can vary depending on location, length of rental and weight of what you are disposing of but, for most customers, dumpsters start at are $375 for a medium sized (15 Cubic Yard) dumpster and $400 for a large (20 Cubic Yards) dumpster.

What is the difference between a 15 yard and a 20 yard?

They are identical except that the 15 yard is 4 foot tall. The 20 yard is 6 foot tall. All our dumpsters have barn doors that open on the back, so you can completely walk into them, making it easy to load them efficiently.

Still have a question?

Give us a call. We would be happy to answer your question.
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