Dumpster Rental FAQ

Why choose SOCO Waste for Dumpster Rentals

SOCO Waste is a family run and local dumpster rental company in Colorado Springs specializing in junk hauling, removal and roll-off dumpster rentals. We pride ourselves in providing reliable and honest service when it comes to renting our Roll-off Dumpsters. Our truck and trailer can haul and pick up the roll off dumpster in our service area please check our contact use page for our service area map. We dispose of and recycle various materials. Call us today for a free quote!

(719) 357-8855

What's included in the price?

The price includes the Delivery and pick up of the dumpster with up to 3-5 tons of material depending on the size of the dumpster. Extra fees may be added if the can is kept past the week allowed or if the dumpster is over the weight limit.

Does someone need to be at the placement location?

As long as all paperwork has been signed and the Dumpster has been paid for, no. The area must be accessible and clear of obstructions; make sure SOCO Waste has good placement instructions. Most cans are placed in drive ways or front yards.

What type of payments are accepted?

Our dumpster rental company accepts Cash and all major Credit Cards.

When will payments be processed?

All checks, cash and debit/credit card payments will be taken when the dumpster rental is scheduled.

What can't you put in a dumpster rental?

You cannot put the following materials in a dumpster rentals:

  • Household Chemicals
  • Medical Waste
  • Waste Oils
  • Oil Filters and Containers
  • Hazardous Waste Materials
  • Automobile Parts and Batteries
  • Wet Cement
  • Household Plant Fertilizers
  • Propane Tanks
  • Paints
  • Industrial Waste
  • Septic Tanks
  • Liquid Sludge
  • Gasoline Cans and Tanks
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Full Sand Bags
  • Tires
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Televisions

What happens if I include unacceptable materials?

SOCO Waste will pass on all hazardous waste fees and depending on the items we will return prohibited items to the property location. If you have any questions on materials, please check out our acceptable materials page or call us at: (719) 357-8855

How can I avoid extra costs?

The load must not exceed the top of the dumpster as we must be able to cover the load. EVENLY distribute the weight as much as possible. If the dumpster is overloaded and unsafe to transport, it will have to be made safe by the customer and you will be billed for an extra trip. If SOCO Waste has to unload and reload in order to transport, the man hours will be billed at $50.00 per man hour.

Make sure the dumpster is accessible. A return trip charge will be added to your invoice if the dumpster is not accessible when scheduled for pick up.

Will a dumpster damage my driveway?

Most of the time a dumpster will not damage your driveway. Our dumpster rental company always exercises extreme care when delivering or picking up the containers. SOCO Waste is not responsible for weak, broken or damaged driveways.

How many cubic yards in a truck bed?

In an average truck bed there are 2.5 cubic yards of material. Most full size pickup trucks are usually about 8 feet long by 5 ft. wide and approximately 1.5 feet in height.

How do you measure a cubic yard?

If you were to measure your material in a box, a cubic yard would be 3’ wide x 3’ long and 3’ in height.

How much does a cubic yard weigh?

The weight of a cubic yard depends on the type of materials you have. Are your materials wet? For example, if you were to take 100lbs of mulch that’s dry and add water, the mulch would absorb the water and possibly weigh a few pounds more.

How many wheelbarrows are in a cubic yard?

There are nine wheelbarrow loads in one cubic yard. The average wheel barrel holds approximately three cubic feet.

Should I haul a cubic yard in my pickup truck or trailer?

We do not recommend hauling excessive weight in a normal pickup truck. Make sure you are within your vehicles safety ratings.

How do I buy materials by the cubic yard?

If you have not worked with materials in big quantities, it’s really easy to get started. Call SOCO Waste and recycling for a list of our preferred dealers, and we can help you get discount rates on specific items when we deliver your products! (719) 357-8855

Do I need a permit to rent a dumpster?

While you do not need a permit to rent a dumpster, you may need a permit to place the rental dumpster. If you would like your roll off placed on the street you may need a permit, please check our documents page for the proper forms and information.

What happens if the weather prevents a pickup?

We always attempt to make our pickups as scheduled. If collections are canceled due to weather or unexpected events, we will resume junk hauling and additional operations the following day.

Where will the Dumpster be placed?

Rental dumpsters are placed wherever the customer requests as long as it does not create a safety hazard. Street placement may require a permit please refer to our documents page for more information.

What if I have a tire or tires to dispose of?

No tires are permitted. There will be a $25 fee per tire for any tires found in the dumpster.

Paint is not allowed, what about empty paint cans?

As long as the cans are empty they will be accepted.

Do you do same day pick up and drop off?

Yes, we do as long as our schedule permits.

I will have the dumpster for multiple days is there a lid so no one else can throw items in it?

There’s no lid on our dumpsters. We recommend covering the dumpster with a tarp to prevent unwanted use.

How full should my Dumpster be at time of pick up?

The items in the Dumpster should not exceed the top edge of the can.

Am I allowed to move the Dumpster?

No, leave this to our dumpster rental and junk hauling team. The dumpsters are not meant to be moved by anything but our equipment. Please call if you need your can placed in another location. (additional fees may be applied)

What if I need to add additional time to my dumpster rental?

You must tell us in advance so we can make sure the dumpster is available and it will be $25 per each day past the initial 7 days but if the dumpster has been reserved already we must pick the dumpster up.

Who is responsible for damage to the dumpster while it is being rented?

The person who rents the Dumpster is responsible for any and all damages to the dumpster while it is in their possession.

What if I cancel my dumpster during a delivery attempt?

There will be a $75.00 wasted trip fee that covers our time, fuel and other associated expenses. If you wish to cancel call as soon as possible to avoid this charge.

What if my bill is past due?

If your bill is past due, there will be a $10 fee to re-activate your account.

What if you are unable to deliver or pick up a dumpster?

There is a $75 return fee if we are unable to deliver or pick up the dumpster (Dry run).

What if I exceed my weight limit?

If you exceed your weight limit there will be a $65 min or $65 per ton charge, whichever is greater.