How can we help you?

Below are a few frequently asked questions. Have a question that we haven’t answered for you? Contact us.

What size dumpster do I need?

This depends on the project. Most bathroom renovations or small kitchen renovations typically use a ten yard dumpster. Tile roof demolition generally requires a twenty or thirty yard dumpster. Forty yard dumpsters are used for light debris, tree branches, etc. Please call us so we can assist you in choosing a size that is right for your project.

Coastal Container Size Chart

Can I have it here today?

Yes. We know that emergencies arise and we are equipped to assist you.

How much space is needed for a dumpster to be placed on my property?

The unit of measurement used in the waste industry is CUBIC YARDS. A twenty yard dumpster fits easily into a common driveway.  The dumpster will not fit in a residential garage. They will fit inside a commercial building if the doorway is taller than 9 feet and 10 feet wide.

What are the dimensions of your dumpsters?

10 yard dumpster is 10’L x 8’W x 4’H

20 yard dumpster is 20’L x 8’W x 4’H

30 yard dumpster is 20’L x 8’W x 6’H

40 yard dumpster is 20’L x 8’W x 8’H

Can I leave the dumpster in the street?

In most cases the answer is no. However, in gated communities and cul-de-sac properties the home owner association may allow you to place the dumpster in the street for 8 hours. In this situation we will deliver the dumpster in the morning and pick it up before the close of business the same day, and we will provide safety cones.

Do I need to be there when the dumpster is dropped off?

No. When you order your dumpster, we can discuss where you would like the dumpster placed on your property and can arrange payment over the telephone. If you are not on site at the time of drop off, we only require a telephone number in case we need to contact you at the time of delivery.

How long can I keep the dumpster?

We are flexible and will tailor a time span to your specific needs. If your project runs over a few days, there is no need to worry, just call us.  On most small projects, dumpsters are typically on site for 4 days to 2 weeks.  For bigger renovations or builds, dumpsters can remain on site for 2 weeks to a month.

What materials can I put in the dumpster?

Construction debris, demolition/renovation debris, bulky waste, yard waste, house hold furniture, carpet, paper, glass and plastic.

What materials should NOT go in the dumpster for disposal?

Batteries, tires, chemicals, paint, equipment with gas or oil still inside, appliances, gas or propane tanks, hazardous materials, liquids of any kind.

How many dumps do I get?

When you rent the dumpster, only one dump is included in the price. If you need another dump, contact us and we will bring a new dumpster out to you when we pick up the original dumpster.

How high can I fill the dumpster?

You can only fill the dumpster to the maximum load level sign or the top rail of the dumpster. Over filling the dumpster will cause the debris to slide off when the dumpster is loaded onto the truck. It is also against FLA DOT regulations to carry overloaded or overweight dumpsters. We are concerned about safety and will not carry loads that are unsafe.

How do I schedule my dumpster pick-up?

Pick-up will be scheduled when you order your dumpster. If you get done early or need a few extra days, just call us.

When is payment due and how do I pay?

Payment for the dumpster is required upon delivery.  We accept credit card, cash, money order and personal checks.

Will I pay any additional fees?

Recovery Fee: All work performed by Coastal Waste & Recycling is conducted with a focus on the safety and well-being of our staff and customers. The work is conducted under permit and regulated by local and state environmental rules and laws that change from time to time. Many of the associated costs and related increases are not under our control. Changes, including these increases, influence the cost of doing business.

The Recovery Fee applies to all lines of business and is a fixed percentage on each invoice.  The Fee covers additional charges and cost increases incurred by Coastal relating to services performed and is currently set at 3.99%. These increased costs include but are not limited to fuel, waste disposal and processing costs, transportation, insurance, environmental and regulatory fees, administrative charges, labor, steel containers and plastic totes.

We are committed to closely monitoring these changes and will review this Recovery Fee quarterly.

Can I drop off yard waste and rubbish at your facility?

Yes, we are here to help you dispose of your unwanted debris.  Calling ahead is not necessary, but may help us serve you more quickly.  Feel free to call the site you plan to visit ahead of time.  Our site phone numbers are listed on our contact page.

What materials are accepted at your drop-off facility?

Check out our Contact page for more info on what materials each facility accepts.


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