California trash & recycling
When you need to get rid of dirt, concrete, brick, rocks, or asphalt, the size we rent out is a 10 cubic yard Lowboy. (It's the one that is all the way on the right) The reason for this is that this dumpster is specifically designed to handle that kind of weight. It's 8 feet wide, 16 feet long, and 2 feet deep. If it's filled up all the way to the height of the walls and loaded level straight across, that will be holding 10 tons of material.
Here is the important part. It CAN NOT have any other materials inside. If there is any grass, roots, or other debris mixed inside, there is an extra charge coming. All our rolloff rental prices include the trash weighing up to 6 tons, which is a lot more than other companies. But when someone rents a Lowboy and fills it up with dirt, that has other material mixed inside, we can't take it to our facility that charges us by the load. It needs to be dumped as trash and that's where the 6 tons comes in. If the Lowboy is filled with clean dirt, concrete, rocks or asphault, that load limit is 10 tons and there isn't any extra charge. If there is trash, there will be an extra charge of any wieght over 6 tons. That means you could be paying for up to 4 tons of extra weight. We always explain and stress this point over the phone, but sometimes it still happens. Sometimes the customer knows and they are ok paying the extra. But sometimes it's a suprise they didn't expect and we never like delivering that news. The driver will take a picture of the load before taking it away, if there is other junk or grass or roots inside and his paperwork didn't say they were planning to put other materials inside.
We just started a new program where if you only have 1 yard of dirt, bricks, rocks, or concrete. We can rent you out a smaller dumpster. It will be with a special small dumpster that will be brought out with a specific truck that can handle picking up a small bin that heavy and it will cost more than our regular bin service, but it's much cheaper than renting a whole lowboy.
Call us if you have any more questions about this kind of thing. We love to talk trash.