Birmingham Dumpster Rental
What do you expect of your dumpster rental company? For us personally, we expect that any company we work with will treat us as a friend, providing great advice and helpful services. And when you call to order with Birmingham Dumpster Rental, that’s the exact level of service you can expect. We don’t slow down our customers with a lot of questions and hard-sells. After all, we’ve worked within this business long enough to know just how much of a hassle the rental process can be. That’s why we take out all the stops and let you go ahead and order whatever size or number of containers you need. No hassle, just fast and quality service.
How Do I Rent a Dumpster?
- It all starts with a single phone call to 205-705-3407
- Let our customer service rep. know what size you are looking for and when you need it
- Our rep. will explain the terms of service and setup the delivery for you
- After that, we’ll process your payment over the phone
- You’ll receive an invoice for the bin via email, at which point your order is complete!
Not only is our rental process simple, so is our pricing. Each dumpster is offered with a flat rate so you don’t have to pay by the ton. If you’ve ever worked with other trash haulers, then you know what a pain it can be when you have to guess at the final price because you don’t know exactly how much is going into the box. That’s why we don’t play that game here at Birmingham Dumpster Rental. When we quote you an amount for your dumpster rental order, that’s the price you pay!
How Do I Determine the Dumpster Size?
Most of the time, you can figure out which dumpster to rent based on the kind of work you are doing. If you are a homeowner, and are simply looking to get rid of a few things around the house, then you can easily get by with a 20 yard dumpster. These containers can hold a maximum of 3 tons, so you shouldn’t have any trouble tossing out some of the old junk that’s knocking around the house. You could even get some remodeling done with one of these 20 yarders. The bin has a depth of approximately four feet, giving you enough room to load it up with all sorts of debris.
Of course, there are many other uses you can get out of our 20 yarder. We have customers all over the city who use this size for everything from spring cleaning to building a new home out in the suburbs. It’s relatively small size makes it great for work sites that are short on space, as well as for dropping in places that are in a tight corner.
Of course, if you are a contractor then your disposal needs will almost certainly vary from those of the average homeowner. They will vary even more based on your specialty. For instance, roofers might be able to get by with a single 20 yarder if they just have shingles to dispose of. But if they also have to remove the underlying plywood and support beams, then they are almost certainly going to need a 30 yarder, if not several dumpsters, to get all that debris cleared out.
Other professionals will need to dispose of several other types of debris, such as cabinets, furniture, tiling, metals, and other materials contained inside homes and offices. Most of these materials will be able to fit inside a standard 30 yarder, but will most likely require multiple bins, especially if it is a renovation project.
Whether you are a homeowner or contractor, we’ll always be here to help you determine which dumpster is going to work best for you.
Where Does My Trash Go?
Once you’ve filled up one of our containers, our driver will return to retrieve the bin. Depending on how far out the landfill or transfer station is, the driver may return to the hub with the debris. This will usually only happen if the pickup takes place later in the evening when most landfills are closed for the day. Otherwise, our driver will usually make the trip out to the nearest waste processing center. In most municipalities, there is a transfer station set up within the individual town or city that accepts solid waste. This station allows us to drop off the debris inside the dumpster without having to haul it out to a landfill.
Most transfer stations are set up to sort out recyclable materials, including aluminum cans and certain plastics, but this is not always the case. Any debris that is not sorted out at the transfer station will eventually be loaded up on a truck and sent to the county’s landfill. Most metropolitan areas will share one landfill, or several landfills, depending on how the local government has set up their waste management infrastructure.
Once the debris is at the landfill, it is weighed and a charge is applied based on a per ton payment structure. This is where the bulk of our operating costs come from, as disposal fees can easily add over $100 or more to the price of a dumpster rental. However, it is important to note that these charges are not automatically charged and usually take 30 days before they are sent to us. So if a customer exceeds the weight limit on their dumpster, they will be charged a pro-rated overage fee within 30 days of their debris’ disposal.
Other Methods of Disposal?
There are a number of cities that utilize other methods of disposal besides landfills and recycling plants. One such method is incineration, which uses waste as an energy source. When trash is burned inside of an incinerator it generates a tremendous amount of heat. That heat is then used to generate steam, which in turn powers electric turbines to generate power for the local energy grid. Some trash incinerators are also equipped to pipe heat into nearby towns, but this is not as common in the US as it is elsewhere.
These are also separate facilities for organic waste, such as food scraps and agricultural debris. These can take the form of large municipal compost plants, as well as what are called anaerobic digesters. Compost plants essentially take organic waste and decompose it to form compost, a nutrient rich soil amendment that bolsters crops and gardens. Anaerobic digesters are similar in concept, but the process of decomposition takes place inside oxygen-free tanks to encourage the production of methane. This gas is highly combustible, allowing digester operators to burn it to produce electricity.