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The TOP 3 Things To Look For When Choosing A Good Waste Disposal and Dumpster Company

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

The TOP 3 Things To Look For When Choosing A Good Waste Disposal and Dumpster Company

Have you been unhappy with your current Dumpster and Waste Disposal Service? Perhaps they have not picking up on schedule. Or, maybe you have been wanting to change the schedule but have not been able to reach them to do so.

In this article, I am going to share the TOP 3 things to look for in a good dumpster rental company. If your current service is lacking in one or more of these 3 things then I suggest you “can” them and look for better service.


1. Communication

Being in the dumpster business, I have spoken with many, many, many business owners about what they have liked and disliked about the dumpster rental companies they have used, The main complaint I have heard in regards to dumpster rental companies is that many of them are either hard to get a hold of, or, just outright non-responsive.

Communication is number one for the Top 3 things to look for in a good dumpster company. A lot of bigger businesses will provide you with an 800 number

call waiting

and there is no option to speak with a real person. Or maybe there is an option to talk to a real person, but the recorded voice says the queue is busy and you are the 10th call waiting, and the waiting music is terrible, so you hang up instead of withstanding torturous call waiting music.

I’m sure you get the idea. Good communication is an essential thing to look for in a good dumpster company as well an any company, really.


2. Reliability

Reliability is the next big thing to look for in a good dumpster company. A lot of things can go wrong with a dumpster, but a reliable waste management company will take care of them all before they get out of hand.

It’s important to be able to rely on your waste management company to pick up your trash on time and not leave it sitting there for days. An unsightly dumpster can be very bad for business.

unsightly dumpster

A reliable dumpster company will pick up your trash on time and has someone available that you can call if you need anything. They will also be able to provide you with any other services that you might need like recycling, construction debris, and bulk pick-ups.

There are many companies who claim to be reliable but it's difficult to know which ones actually are.

The best way to find out is by asking around and reading reviews online.


3. Variety

dumpster sizes

Variety is the 3rd top thing to look for in a good dumpster company. You may not think there much variety when it comes to picking a dumpster. However, there are a lot of different dumpsters options to consider.

Probably the most important of the options is having a lot of different sizes. Dumpsters can range in size from 1 cubic yard , which holds 1 ton, up to 40 cubic yards, which can hold up to 6 tons.

Besides sizing, some other options to consider are flat-top vs. slanted top dumpsters. Some people say that they can fit more with a flat top, other feel they can fit more in a flat top. While I’ve heard others prefer slanted tops because they find it more convenient to toss the trash in over the top while some find it more convenient to throw the trash through the side (flat top).

Some people prefer to have a side door on their dumpsters and some don’t. Some people prefer renting a more secure dumpster with a lock bar on top. Others, prefer no locks on their dumpster and don’t need that extra security.

To sum it up, the waste management company you choose should offer services for all kinds of budgets, needs, and sizes of projects. This way no matter what your needs are you can be assured that they will be met


There you have it. This list of the top 3 things to look for when choosing a good dumpster rental company should give you a good head start to finding a great waste management service. Click here to see more benefits to look for in a good waste disposal service.

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Joe Angel
Joe Angel
24 de dez. de 2022

The convenience store I always go to just switched to Blue Jay and the owner loves them. He said they never miss, they're cheaper and they paint the cans when they graffiti them.


Very Interesting. I know the large companies are terrible when it comes to service and communication plus they are sooo expensive. Blue Jay Waste has a good rep here in San Antonio. I know they took over a lot of the trash business from the other companies here in San Antonio.

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