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  • Alexandria Dumpsters
    703-291-4229
  • Dumpster Rental in Alexandria, VA

    Answers to Your Dumpster Rental Questions

    • Do you need a permit?
    • How much will it cost?
    • What size do you need?
    • What about recycling?

    Do You Need a Dumpster Permit in Alexandria?

    If the dumpster is being rented for a demolition project, the city requires a demolition permit that must be obtained before beginning the project. Information regarding the types of permits required by the city can be found by visiting the alexandriava.gov permit center. You can also check with us for information and assistance in securing any related permits that are necessary.

    What Size Dumpster Do You Need?

    Here are the 4 most common dumpster sizes used in Alexandria and some projects each is commonly used for. Have a look and if you still have questions give us a call at 703-291-4229, we’ll gladly answer them.

    10 Yard Dumpster

    10yd roll off container in alexandria, va

    20 yard roll off containers hold approximately 4 pick-up trucks of debris. They’re often used on projects like small bathroom or kitchen remodels, garage or basement cleanouts, small roof replacements up to 1500 sq ft or a small deck removal up to 500 sq ft.

    20 Yard Dumpster

    20yd roll off container in alexandria, va

    20 yard roll off containers hold approximately 8 pick-up trucks of debris. They’re often used on projects like carpet or flooring removal for a large house, large garage or basement cleanouts, roof replacements up to 3000 sq ft, or a deck removal up to 400 sq ft.

    30 Yard Dumpster

    30yd roll off container in alexandria, va

    30 yard roll off containers hold approximately 12 pick-up trucks of debris. They’re often used for projects like large home additions, new home construction, garage demolition, siding or window replacements for a small to medium sized house.

    40 Yard Dumpster

    40yd roll off container in alexandria, va

    40 yard roll off containers hold approximately 16 pick-up trucks of debris. They’re often used for projects like large home renovations or construction, commercial clean outs, siding or window replacement for a large home.

    How Much Does it Cost To Rent a Rolloff in Alexandria

    There are several factors that affect the exact rental dumpster rental prices in Alexandria including dumpster size, debris type, debris weight, rental period, and landfill charges in your county. But, typically you can expect the price to be somewhere between $300 and $750. To get a quote on an exact all-inclusive price, give us a call at 703-291-4229.

    Where Can You Take Your Recycling in Alexandria?

    The City of Alexandria operates four recycling centers at which materials fan be dropped off. They are open 24 hours per day, every day of the week. The locations are:

    • S. Whiting Street
    • 3224 Colvin Street
    • 4251 Eisenhower Avenue
    • Jones Point Park

    These centers are equipped to handle containers made of glass or metal, mixed paper and flattened cardboard. Mixed paper can consist of newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, paperboard and books. Paperboard is the product from which most cereal boxes and paper towel rolls are made.

    Due to the mercury content in fluorescent bulbs, they should not be disposed of in the regular trash. Instead, they can be taken to one of the city’s recycling centers also.

    How Can You Dispose of Prohibited Items in Alexandria?

    It is important to understand that not all wastes are acceptable to go into a rental dumpster that is on site for wastes that are eventually disposed of in a local landfill. Wastes that are considered hazardous must be handled separately and appropriately.

    Items like paints, lacquers, and solvents are likely to fall into the category of hazardous waste and cannot be thrown into a dumpster. If the rental dumpster is being used by a business, it is necessary to let these items be handled by a hazardous waste disposal company. Also, the company that is creating the waste must abide by the applicable hazardous waste regulations as spelled out in 40 CFR Part 262. The specific requirements that apply will depend on the amount of waste generated on a monthly basis. In general, the more waste generated, the more restrictive are the requirements.

    For households that have these kinds of wastes, the City of Alexandria operates a drop-off collection center at 3224 Colvin Street. Household hazardous wastes can be taken there, and the city will arrange for proper disposal by a licensed hazardous waste disposal firm. In addition to things like paints and solvents, used electronics should be taken there as well. The center is also equipped to handle appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners that may contain refrigerants. A complete list of items that are considered household hazardous waste can be found here.

    Plastic bags are not accepted at these centers due to the variations in melting points of the plastic. Many of the area grocery stores, however, will accept these items for recycling.