Questions about dumpsters?
1. What are the dumpster sizes?
6, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 yard
2. What can be placed in the dumpster?
Most solid, non-hazardous materials are acceptable.
Household debris - carpet, furniture, mattresses, laminate, tile or vinyl flooring; bath fixtures, such as tubs, showers, sinks and toilets.
Construction debris – concrete, cement, masonry, wood, metal, insulation, drywall, roof shingles, glass
Recyclables – wood, paper, cardboard, scrap metal, asphalt, concrete
3. What items are prohibited from being placed in the dumpster?
Toxic or hazardous waste, including biomedical or infectious waste; flammable, explosive, chemical materials; pesticides, solvents, paints (except latex paint that is completely dried to solid); aerosol cans or propane tanks; motor oils, lubricants, antifreeze, refrigerants; tires, batteries, microwaves, televisions, computers, fluorescent tubes. All liquids are prohibited. Note: This list is not exhaustive, and Geppert Recycling maintains the right to refuse any materials that are deemed unacceptable.
4. How many tons can I put in the dumpster?
The dumpster can hold a certain volume of material, weighing more or less depending on the materials. Materials such as concrete or masonry are heavier than paper or cardboard, but take up the same volume in the dumpster. Our terms and conditions require that the dumpster is not filled above the fill line.
5. Will I be billed for extra weight?
Yes¸ if your dumpster goes over the tonnage included in your contract, you will be charged an overage. We have several pricing options available to help reduce unexpected charges.
6. What is the rental period for a dumpster?
Typical rental period is 7 days; however, we will work with you on terms that meet your project requirements.
7. Will the dumpster damage my driveway?
Dumpsters may damage your driveway, depending on many factors. Customer assumes all liability for damage to private driveway surfaces. We recommend that you protect your driveway with plywood and consult with your local municipality regarding your responsibility to repair damage to sidewalks caused by construction related services.
8. Can I put the dumpster on the street?
Dumpsters can sit on a driveway or the street. Please check with your local municipality regarding the regulations and the permit requirements. Customer will ensure that the driver has unobstructed access to deliver the dumpster to specified area.
9. Is a permit required?
Permits may be required. Please check with your local municipality. It is the consumer’s responsibility to obtain and pay for necessary permits and to have them prior to dumpster delivery. No refunds will be issued for delays caused by non-compliance. Fines for non-compliance with local ordinances are the responsibility of the consumer.