You’ve got a big renovation project planned at home, and you’re excited to get to work. However, there’s one last thing you need to figure out: the dumpster. You know you need one, and you may even have a few reputable waste management companies in mind — but do you need a permit? How do you go about getting one? Fortunately, we’ve pulled together some general rules around dumpster permitting to help you out.
WHEN DO YOU NEED A DUMPSTER PERMIT?
Generally speaking, if you plan to rent a dumpster and the entire container fits in your driveway or on your property, most towns won’t require you to apply for a permit. However, you may need a permit if you don’t have the space on your property to fit the unit and need to place it at least partially on the street or sidewalk. Due to the dumpster being placed on public property, you’ll need to get in touch with your town’s public works department to obtain a street permit or right-of-way permit. If you’ve hired a contractor, check with them as they often pull the permits.
Rules and regulations can vary from town to town, so make sure to do some preliminary research on your city’s website to determine if you’ll need a permit — regardless of where you place your dumpster. If you’re still unable to find your answer, a quick call to the city clerk can help clear up any uncertainty.
HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR A DUMPSTER PERMIT?
Many city websites have a form you can fill out to apply for a permit. If you’re unable to find it, you may need to call the city clerk to locate the application. If you do fill out the application online, some city websites require you to create an account in order to apply.
Once you’ve reached the application page, you’ll want to have the following information ready:
- Name of the dumpster rental company and their contact phone number
- Name of the property owner, applicant’s name (if not the same), property address, and phone number
- The dates of your dumpster rental time frame
- Exact details of where the dumpster will be placed
- Expect to pay a nominal fee for your permit. The exact amount will vary by town. Some cities will also charge a renewal fee if you need to keep your dumpster longer than initially anticipated.
REDBOX+ DUMPSTERS: A REPUTABLE ROLL-OFF DUMPSTER PROVIDER
Since 2006, redbox+ Dumpsters has been providing a two-in-one solution to dumpster renters. In an effort to help consumers and contractors handle waste management needs while simultaneously maintaining peak efficiency, redbox+ Dumpsters came out with a dumpster that has an attached portable toilet solution. Now known as our “Elite” container, our out-of-the-box idea forever changed the industry.
Our brand also offers “Mini” and “Standard” containers for smaller projects. We have roll-off dumpster solutions for commercial and residential construction, roofing, demolition, and yard waste projects. Not sure what size of dumpster you need for your project? No sweat. Give us a call and talk us through the work being done, and we’ll help you determine the right size. Our team of experts can help you find the best place to put your dumpster, and they can often deliver it within 24 hours of your call.
With redbox+ Dumpsters, you never have to worry about where your waste will go; we handle that for you. All you need to do is call your local redbox+ Dumpsters company or book online for your next residential dumpster rental, and we’ll take care of the rest!
To get started with renting a roll-off container from redbox+ Dumpsters, give us a call at 1-844-2-REDBOX or request a quote today.