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Disposal Bin Rentals Frequently Asked Questions

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All our purple dumpster disposal bins have easy entry double doors that fully open allowing you to load the dumpster by walking in.

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Our purple dumpsters are custom made with a large roller in the rear, this prevents dragging or scraping of your driveway.

We also use specially made wood planks that fit under the roller and the front that creates a buffer between your driveway and the purple dumpster.

Watch How we deliver your disposal bin driveway damage free.

Disposal Bin Rentals

The difference between a dumpster and a disposal bin is only the name. Depending on where you are from different parts of Canada, USA & World call them differently. Some common names… Boxes, Bins, Dumpsters, Cans, Roll-Off, Hook Lifts, Canister, Lugger. If we missed some send us a message.

The smallest disposal bin 1-833-GET-BINS offers is A mini bin 6 yard bin which is 5 feet wide x 2.5 feet high and 12 feet long. This bin is perfect for small jobs and tight spaces. It is also the preferred bin size for residential landscape work. It is low to the ground which makes it easily accessible from any side and is perfect for jobs that require you to dump material into the bin using a wheelbarrow.


Sometimes your project requires several disposal bins to complete. This is something 1-833-GET-BINS is asked about routinely and is what we refer to as an exchange or swap out. After your first bin rental order, all your order details are easy accessible in our self managed client portal, from there you can request pick-up, exchange or swap-out; also view your invoices and weight tickets. You are also welcome to call / text or email an exchange. When an exchange or swap-out is requested, we usually send out an empty bin to the location and pick up the loaded bin at the same time. We will assume you want the empty bin placed in the same location unless otherwise requested.


All disposal bins are to be placed on a flat level surface for the safety of all users.

We prefer not to place bins on the lawn or grass, but if a customer approves of this, we will fulfil their request. Please note that we will not be responsible for any damage to the lawn or any curbs that are needed for access.


You are not required to be home when the bin is being delivered. Your dedicated driver will send you an “on the way” text or message, and you will receive a delivered notification once the disposal bin is delivered.  Our drivers have your instructions for bin placement on our driver app.

Our average general disposal bin rentals are for 7 days, additional days are charged $20 per day.  Our soil or concrete landscape bin rentals are 4 days with a $20 per additional day. 

We do offer contractors special rates & rental periods. Also we have exceptions for multiple bin rentals on a case by case.

General home renovations consist mostly of bulky, light material such as drywall, wood, etc. For this we typically recommend a bin of at least large bin.  Ceramic & laminate flooring tends to be much heavier and depending on the amount a medium size bin would be recommended.

If you are looking for clean fill for landscaping and need to remove topsoil, dirt, concrete, etc. then we suggest our 6 yard landscaping bin. 

Junk Removal

Junk removal vs. disposal bin rental.

Full service junk removal is when your unwanted junk is lift and loaded into a junk removal truck by the junk removal company.  They will go into your home and carry out all the junk you requested to be removed. It’s usually a 30 min window. Average cost $450-750

Disposal bin rental is where the dumpster is rented for period of time and placed on your driveway. You would have to load the dumpster yourself. Average cost $329-$439

Read more about the differences here.

This is the most common question, since dumpsters & bins are sized by yards and metric tonnes.  

Simple if it’s just boxes, garbage bags, small furniture then our small or medium bin would work. If you have sofa, mattress and other bulky items then the large or extra large would be recommended. 

The list of unaccepted junk disposal items varies across our locations, as we need to adhere to local municipal regulations in each location. Generally, we aren’t able to dispose anything toxic or hazardous. Here are a few items we typically do not accept:

  • Chemicals, Solvents & Oils
  • Asbestos (separate service available)
  • Storage & Oil Drums (unless empty and top & bottom cut out)
  • Oil & Waste Storage Tanks

Certain municipalities allow bins to be placed on the street while others do not. In Toronto you need to acquire a road occupancy permit. If this is the case, here is the form you require. 

Yes! We offer a full service junk removal add-on to our disposal bin rentals. We will load the disposal bin for you and haul it away.

The only condition is that the junk is either in the garage or on the driveway. We do not enter your home for any reason. Full service starts at $95 depending on the amount of junk. 

We also offer a full service landscape demo including sheds, patios, hot tubs and pools. Learn more 

What You Need to Know

All our bins have a safety limit on how high it can be filled. Very simply it’s the top wall rails. A maximum loading level sticker is on every bin so no confusion. 

Clean fill refers to materials that can be recycled or reused. Clean fill soil is having 100% soil that is not mixed with any other materials and free from contamination. Same goes for concrete or asphalt. Need a landscape bin rental?

Dirt & soil bins are all flat rate service as the price is fixed based on the size of bin requested, it’s important that these are clean fill only.  The average is $369 for a 6 yard disposal bin, learn more.


Yes, however our drivers are professionally trained on bin loading, unloading and delivery protocols. We keep a high standard of practice by reducing  damage to properties by placing safety pads/blocks under our disposal bins to minimize potential damage.


Certain municipalities allow bins to be placed on the street while others do not. In Toronto you need to acquire a road occupancy permit. If this is the case, here is the form you require. 

We are not legally allowed to carry a disposal bin that is over loaded above the side walls.  If debris were to fall off and damage another vehicle or hurt a pedestrian it would lead to fines and hurt someone.

You would have the option to either move the overloaded material to another bin (additional bin rental would be required) or remove the material and leave it onsite.

We offer a full service for overloaded bins and would remove the material at a $150 per hour with 1 hour minimum plus the cost of an additional disposal bin rental.

We cannot take hazardous waste such as propane tanks, batteries, paint, asbestos, oil, solvents, or bio-medical waste. If you’re not certain whether your materials are hazardous, please ask for a complete list of materials that we are not allowed to take.

It’s a common problem with the larger roll-off style trucks & disposal bins or older bins that have not been well maintained.  Our disposal bins are super clean and are freshly painted every 2 years or as needed.  They are rust proofed so the bottoms will not leave rust stains on your driveway.


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