Worry Free Dumpster Rentals in Rhode Island

Multiple Size Options

The #1 Question we get from our customers is about the size of dumpster they will need for their projects.  We offer multiple size options, from 10 ft to 40 ft, in order to best suit your needs.  Speak with one of our waste management experts if you have any further questions or need help determining what size dumpster will best fit your needs.

Competitive Pricing

Price is obviously an important factor when making a purchase.  We hope to provide the most competitive prices on the market.  Our service, reliability and price point far outpace our competitors and make for a perfect combination. We are positive you will be pleased with the result.  If you have any specific questions about pricing be sure to give us a call to discuss the details.

Hassle Free Delivery

Late deliveries, slow response times or customer service problems are nothing that you need to worry about at Dumpster Rental RI.   Our dependable service, affordable pricing and hassle free delivery and pickup insure the best possible experience for our customers.  We have been serving our community for many years and stand by our reputation as a world class waste management company.

For any inquiries, to set up an appointment, or simply to ask a questions, give us a call at (401) 237-2755

The Best Dumpster Rentals in Rhode Island and Massachussets

We’ve served the RI/MA area for over 10 years and we have dedicated ourselves to providing the best experience for our customers.  Over that time we face many of the same questions from inquiring customers, so we’ve put together this helpful guide to help any new customers make a decision.  We hope you find it helpful:

What Size Dumpster Do I Need?

The most common question we get what size of dumpster is necessary for a given project.  We like to give the following rules of thumb.

Keep in mind that if you are uncertain you should probably get a size higher than you think you need.  If the dumpster becomes overfilled and you cannot complete your project, it will add loads of complication.  Therefore it’s best to stay on the safe side and order slightly larger.

The four type of dumpsters we have can serve the following purposes:

Small Remodel – A 10 yard dumpster, our smallest available size, is generally fine for a small, single room remodel.  It can handle the drywall, floor boards and other materials or a small or medium sized room.  It can also handle small-to-medium sized clean up projects.

Medium Renovation – A 20 yard dumpster can handle medium sized renovations, but probably falls short of the largest scale home remodels.  These can handle 2-3 rooms of varying sizes, or a medium clean-up job.

Larger Renovations – A 30 yard dumpster is one of our largest varieties and can handle some of the bigger jobs.  We’ve seen these handle full driveway concrete removals, large home renovations and wall demolitions.

40 yard dumpsters – These are the largest we carry and can handle some of the largest home renovation projects.  We’ve seen these handle 3-family home renovations with ease.

To talk more about your specific project or situation, please give us a call at 401-237-2755 and talk with one of our waste management experts.

Is there any limit of what kind of waste can be placed in a dumpster?

While the majority of projects that require dumpsters do not handle restricted materials, there are certain restrictions to what can be placed in a dumpster.  These restrictions are related to the local disposal laws governing what can and cannot be placed in landfills.

Some examples of restricted materials are: medical/biohazard waste, cleaning chemicals or bleach, freon (found in air conditioners), gas or oil (such as automotive fluids) and batteries.  Please ask our operator if you have any concerns about the materials you need to place in the dumpsters.

What Do I Need to Do to Prepare for the Delivery and Pickup?

This is a question we probably don’t get asked as much as we should.  There are several steps you can take that can make the delivery process and pick up process much easier for both our staff and yourself.  Here are a few preparation steps you can take:

  • Determine the size/type of dumpster you need.  This is a basic step but still missed by many customers.  Consult our hotline if you are unclear as to what type of dumpster you will need, but make sure that you pick one that will fit your needs.
  • Have an area cleared and ready for the delivery.  Make sure the area is easily accessible by truck and can fit the full size of the dumpster with 3-5 feet of leeway on each side.  This could mean having the driveway accessible, blocking off several parking spaces in the front of a house, or clearing access to a backyard.
  • Schedule your project accordingly. This is a big issue we see with many of our customers, make sure you schedule you renovation, clean-up or other project accordingly so as not to waste your rental time with the dumpster.  To help keep your costs down and not need to extend a rental, make sure that your project will be completed in time for your rental pickup date.


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Lithium Ion Batteries and Other Electronics That Shouldn’t Be Put in a Dumpster

Dumpsters are a very convenient way to dispose of large construction debris, daily commercial refuse and lots of other “junk”, but not everything is fit for a dumpster in Rhode Island.  Solid waste management is a serious issue that is taken seriously by local, state and federal governments, and that includes Rhode Island.

Of particular interest in this article is the concept of electronic waste, or “E-waste”.  It’s the largest growing portion of refuse in the waste stream, and it can be especially dangerous to put in landfills.  Most electronics are comprised of plastics, glass and metal (such as TVs and computer monitors, etc), and are as such not biodegradable (in addition to being regulated by standard recycling laws).  In addition to the “normal” reasoning for not letting this waste into the solid waste stream is the fact that they can also contain other potentially hazardous materials like mercury, lithium (like the popular lithium ion batteries that are present in cell phones, laptops and the newfangled “Hoverboards”).

Recycling Laws and Banned Electronics

Electronic waste is the fastest growing portion of our solid waste. This picture shows what electronic junk yards and landfills can look like.
Electronic waste is the fastest growing portion of our solid waste. This picture shows what electronic junk yards and landfills can look like.

A law that was passed in 2008 and went into effect in 2009 placed a ban on many electronics being placed in the solid waste stream (i.e. into landfills), and also required manufacturers to provide recycling of the products at the “end of their useful life”.

The banned electronics include the following:

  • Computers (CPUs/Motherboards)
  • Computer monitors (CRT and flat panel)
  • Combination units (CPUs with monitors)
  • Laptops (with a screen greater then 9 inches diagonally)
  • Televisions (including CRT, LCD and plasma with a screen greater then 9 inches diagonally)
  • Video devices greater then 9 inches diagonal.

The law doesn’t cover every piece of computer equipment.  Here are some of the items that are not covered by the Rhode Island recycling law of 2008:

  • Printers and  peripherals (e.g. cables, mouse or keyboards)
  • Computers/TVs/video display devices in cars and incorporated into large pieces of equipment.
  • Numerous other exemptions.

Laws like these are important for the environment of Rhode Island, but they also introduce complications when owning a home or business.  It also makes outsourcing services for junk removal and dumpster rental a much more enticing option for homes and businesses.

Talk with Your Dumpster/Waste Management Specialist

While you will be ultimately responsible for any waste you place in a dumpster on your property, it makes sense to talk with your waste management professional if you have any questions or doubts about what to include in the dumpster.  They deal with these things everyday so they will likely have some good information for you.

Of course the ultimate authority on these issues will be your local sanitation department.  Check their website or call them directly if you have any questions.  Sometimes the requirements and laws can be a little tough to decipher, so calling and speaking to a human is likely a more agreeable option for most people.

For more information on the Rhode Island E-Waste laws, read it here: http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/wastemanagement/facilities/e-waste.php

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What is “Zero Waste” and How Does It Affect Waste Removal Services?

The concept of “Zero Waste” is something that has become increasingly popular over the past few years.  Both in professional communities and organizations people have developed ways to reduce and reuse waste, however there seems to be a little confusion of what exactly defines “Zero” waste.

According to the Zero Waste International Alliance, there is now a consensus definition of what the term zero waste means, which includes “ethical, economical, efficient and visionary [way to] guide people to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.”

Sounds reasonable, no? After all, every waste (besides maybe hazardous/toxic waste) can be used as a raw material in some form or another.  The most fundamental form of this is composting plant and solid waste for fertilizer and soil, but this also spreads to the recycling of materials such as paper, plastic, glass and metal.


So what significance does this newfound definition have?  First, it was adopted by the National Recycling Coalition, (a non-profit advocacy group which works to spread wide adoption of recycling and other sustainability practices), as well as other similar groups around the world.  Secondly, its the only definition of the concept of zero waste that is peer reviewed.

Another special part of this definition that differs from other interpretations of the concept is that it does not include “waste to energy” as an acceptable use of waste.  This would include incineration (i.e. burning trash).  Trash incineration will not be categorized as “waste diversion”, but rather as another form of waste disposal.

Adopting such a clear and aspirational definition of the concept will allow communities, organizations and other advocates to strive for the most ambitious goals of recycling and waste diversion.  It is certainly a tide that is starting to turn, with many throughout the country continuing to adopt the definition and make strides towards a more perfect waste management community (include dumpster services).


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