Where can I have the dumpster placed on my property?

When providing the dumpster we want to place it in the best location to make your project easy, efficient, and safe for your project. 

The ‘footprint’ of our dumpsters, the space they take up, is about that of a typical minivan.  So if you can fit the minivan there you can fit us.  We’ll need at least 9 feet of width to drive the truck with dumpster back down the driveway.  Any wires to the house need to be at least 11 feet up in the air for our biggest dumpster the 20 yard. 

The most popular requests are straight back in front of the garage, with space for the doors to open to walk in the debris.  If you have a 2 lane wide driveway, pick left or right side for your.  If you’re coming out of a sidedoor, we’ll place the dumpster ahead of that so you come out an walk right into it.

What options do I have if I don’t want the dumpster in my driveway?

Can you place it on the street in front of my house?

Typically no, without at least a permit from the city/township.  We can pull a permit for you, it may take an extra 2-3 days to get and may cost up to an additional $125.

Can it be placed on the yard? 

No problem, just be aware that the dumpster is at least 2,000lbs and you’ll probably be putting at least another 2,000lbs of debris in it.  This could make 12 to 18 inch ruts in your yard, especially after a rainy day even with our board protection.  You’ll need to avoid any area that has a sprinkler system, septic tank, or dog fence.  With these concerns, we’ll ask you to sign a Lawn Waiver acknowledging the possible damage that could occur.  Most people skip this option

Can you place it in an alley?

Yes, we do this quite often.  As long as we don’t impede the flow of traffic in the alley, and the location for the dumpster leaves the length of the dumpster and the length of the truck to exit then it will good. 

Can you place the  dumpster inside my garage?

Yes, if your garage opening is 10 feet wide and 7 feet tall or more.  Please be aware we will not be able to put the protective boards down as we actually have to roll the dumpster in the garage.

What about that grassy space between the sidewalk and street in front of my house?

Yes, we have been able to place dumpsters there as long as the grassy space is wide enough so the dumpster doesn’t impede the sidewalk or the street. 

Can you place it under a basketball hoop?

No, basketball hoops and dumpsters do not like each other.  We’ll need to be at least 18” from the basketball hoop for safety.

Can you place the dumpster within 2 feet of my house or garage to make my roof job easier?

Yes, we do this all the time so customers can just throw straight down from the roof to save a step.

To help our customers make their cleanouts, renovations, and roofing projects easier we have placed dumpsters in all kinds of spots.  We do this to make your rental a great experience while keeping safety in mind.  If you have any concerns about your driveway or want it to be placed in a special place just let us know and we’ll do are best for you.  Give us a call at 616-977-1777.  

Location: Grand Rapids, Ada, Byron Center, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood, Lowell, Rockford, Walker, Wyoming


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