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  • Dumpster Rental in Chicago, IL

    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 Chicago?

    Just like with any other large city, there are requirements regarding dumpster usage. You may also have heard it referred to as a roll-off container. Renting a container is simpler than it sounds and shouldn’t be a hassle for you. Unfortunately, simply renting the container doesn’t grant parking rights. If the container is going to be placed on a city property such as an alley or street, then your’re likely going to need a dumpster permit from the city of Chicago. Fees can vary from $50 to $100 depending on how long you need the dumpster to remain there.

    What Size Dumpster Do You Need?

    Here are the 4 most common dumpster sizes used in Chicago and some projects each is commonly used for. Have a look and if you still have questions give us a call at 773-432-4854, we’ll gladly answer them.

    10 Yard Dumpster

    10yd roll off container in chicago, il

    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 chicago, il

    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 chicago, il

    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 chicago, il

    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 Chicago

    There are several factors that affect the exact rental dumpster rental prices in Chicago 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 773-432-4854.

    Where Can You Take Your Recycling in Chicago?

    Bi-weekly recycling is available for residents in Chicago, Illinois. The Blue Cart Residential Recycling Program is available for multi-unit buildings (four or fewer units) and single family homes. The City of Chicago’s website has a list of residential recycling drop-off centers where you can recycle a number of materials. There are six drop-off locations, and you’ll know you have the right dumpster by the identifiable blue color. The blue cart recycling program covers about 260,000 homes. Materials that are accepted for recycling are tin or steel cans, plastic bottles, beverage cartons, paper bags, telephone books, junk mail, cereal boxes, glass bottles & jars, including many other items. Items you should consider donating include; clothing, hangers, diapers, feminine products, spray paint, and regular paint. RecycleByCity is involved in Chicago’s blue cart recycling program. Note that no plastic bags are accepted. You can call 311 to order another recycle cart or to report that a cart has not been picked up. Commercial recycling has different protocols.

    How Can You Dispose of Prohibited Items in Chicago?

    The Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility is no longer accepting latex-based paints. You will have to dispose of this item by using it, allowing it to dry up, donate it or store it. Latex paint is costly to dispose of and has a low impact on the environment. You might as well just keep the paint for future usage or allow someone else to use it. Obviously, motor oil has a significantly adverse impact on the environment and will need to be disposed of properly. There are long-term collection facilities where you can dispose of your oils & solvents in Naperville, Chicago, and Rockford. All household hazardous waste can be taken to these sites. O’Reilly Auto Parts and Autozone are locations that will recycle your motor oil. The responsible way to dispose of your computers would be with the Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility. This helps ensure that PCBs, mercury, and lead do not contaminate the air, water, and soil. Any of your cell phones and household cleaners that you plan on throwing away need to be dropped off at this facility.