Dumpster rentals can be used for all kinds of different projects. There’s one thing that’s almost universally true for every project, be it commercial or residential: the dumpster is being rented for efficiency.

That means the positioning and location of your dumpster is an important part of the rental process. An ideal location is one that enables you to load the dumpster without having to travel far. Ideal placement also means the door to the dumpster can be opened easily without obstructing the path of the people loading it, and without damaging property.

In this article, we go over considerations for both the location and placement of your dumpster bin rental. The information we’ll discuss is based on the Denver Metro Area, but these rules should hold up pretty well no matter where you are in North America.

Let’s get started!

The location of your dumpster bin rental

There are generally three locations that can be used for residential dumpster bin rentals: the street, your driveway, and your front lawn.

The street

The street is one of the most common locations for dumpster bin rentals – there’s almost always enough room for dumpsters of various sizes, and there’s no fear of damage to the driveway or lawn. 

Problems can arise with street use, however. The main challenge you’ll encounter is permitting requirements. These vary from municipality to municipality. The City of Denver, for example, does not require permitting for street use when dumpsters or roll-offs are being rented for construction. They may, however, require permits for dumpsters being rented for junk removal.

On the other hand, you need a residential dumpster permit in Centennial before they’ll allow you to place your bin rental in the street. That’s the main point we want to make – you need to check with your municipality (and your H.O.A) before placing dumpsters in the street.

Your driveway

Most well-built driveways can sustain the weight of fully-loaded dumpsters – but the roll-off is placed on your driveway at your own risk.

For 30-yard and 40-yard dumpsters, you need a driveway that’s at least 25 feet long and 10 feet wide. For 15-yard dumpsters, you’ll need a driveway that is at least 18 feet long and 10 feet wide. 

Your front lawn

The length and width requirements for your front lawn are the same as for a driveway, but remember – lawns aren’t nearly as good at sustaining the weight of a heavy dumpster. When possible, the driveway or street is usually a better bet.

Construction sites

With construction sites, there are plenty of potential spots to place a roll-off dumpster. Contact us. If you’ve got the permits and space, we can make arrangements with you.

The placement of your dumpster

The first thing to consider with dumpster placement is clearance. To drop off the dumpster, our roll-off trucks require at least 60 feet of vertical clearance. That means no power lines or tree branches in the way!

You’ll also want to think about your neighbors. The dumpster cannot block the street or sidewalk, so make sure you’ve got enough room!

The dumpster can be angled toward the work area if there’s sufficient space. You can use this to your advantage if your driveway doesn’t lead directly to the work area, or if you’re choosing to place the dumpster on your front lawn. The fewer steps you have to take with heavy materials, the better. Just be sure the door to the dumpster isn’t obstructed by anything, and that you can open it fully!

We hope this article is helpful in determining where to place your dumpster rental. And if you’re looking for dumpster rentals in Denver, give us a call!