- Do you need a permit?
- What size do you need?
- How much will it cost?
- What about recycling?
Do You Need a Dumpster Permit in Austin?
Austin residents only require applying for a permit if the placement of the dumpster interferes with public right of way traffic. The Austin Transportation Department must authorize use of the city’s right of way, which includes parking lanes, parking meters, traffic lanes, and sidewalks.
For dumpster placement in a right of way, you need a Temporary Use of Right of Way permit, and it can be submitted through Right of Way Management Network. You will also need the dumpster site approved by a Right of Way inspector.
What Size Dumpster Do You Need?
Here are the 4 most common dumpster sizes used in Austin and some projects each is commonly used for. Have a look and if you still have questions give us a call at 512-982-9268, we’ll gladly answer them.
10 Yard Dumpster
20 Yard Dumpster
30 Yard Dumpster
40 Yard Dumpster
How Much Does it Cost To Rent a Dumpster in Austin?
There are several factors that affect the exact rental dumpster rental prices in Austin 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 512-982-9268.
Where Should You Take Your Recycling in Austin?
To reduce the amount of solid waste thrown in your rental dumpster, consider joining Austin’s residential recycling program. Curbside collection is available for all residents who live in a single-family home and multi-family housing units with four or fewer tenants.
For those who live in an apartment, condo, townhome or other facility with more than four units, you can use a private hauler. Please visit here for a list of city-approved licensed haulers.
Residential curbside services include trash and yard trimmings picked up weekly, recycling, clothing, and housewares are collected every other week, and large brush items and bulk items are picked up twice a year. If you would like to see your schedule, just search your address at this link.
Before you recycle rinse food off recyclable items, dry paper before throwing it in the blue bin, crush any recyclable items like milk cartons, cans and bottles, flatten any cardboard or food boxes and remove any metal components from paper products, like the metal spiral found on notebooks, or from plastic items.
Hazardous Waste Disposal in Austin
Hazardous waste cannot be recycled or thrown away in your rental dumpster. The Resource Recovery Center and The Household Hazardous Waste Facility have recently merged into the Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center, and most services are free of charge for Texas residents in Austin County and Travis County.
You can drop off many items that will be safely disposed of, reused or recycled and you can also pick up free items to reuse for yourself. If you are a county resident of Austin or Travis, you can drop off up to 30 gallons of waste each year.
The Center accepts most household chemicals, automotive fluids, paints, lacquers and thinners, appliances, electronic waste, vehicle and household batteries, pesticides and herbicides, large and small appliances, plastic bags, plastic film, Styrofoam, scrap metal, large hard plastics and single-stream recyclables.
To see a complete list of what you can and cannot drop off at the Center, please visit here.
To bring in household hazardous wastes safely, bring products in their original container, if applicable, and do not mix any hazardous waste together. Items should be brought in 5 gallon, or smaller, containers and these containers should be brought in upright in sturdy boxes. Additionally, if you do have a leak or spill, put inside another container and absorb the spill with kitty litter.
Renting a dumpster in Austin is an easy process once you know what to expect.