Frequently Asked Questions

Dumpster Rental FAQ in Des Moines

All are measured in Yards. One (1) Cubic Yard is 3 ft. x 3 ft. x 3 ft. = 27 sq. ft. So, it's easier to discuss and comprehend a 10 Yard container, for instance, versus an equivalent-sized 270 sq. ft. container. For visual purposes, consult with our dumpster sizes page.

Call our Dumpster Consultants today! Or simply fill out our online ordering form with the container size, type of debris, preferred delivery date and location.

While there is no deposit, we do require payment before delivery. You will receive the receipt after we pick up the dumpster and close out your work order.

Normally, if you order before noon, the dumpster will be delivered by the end of the day. We guarantee 24 hour delivery.

Call us for the pick up when you are finished with the dumpster. There are, however, several circumstances under which pick ups can be scheduled automatically - please ask us for more info.

It's not required. We will ask you where you would like the dumpster placed over the phone and inform the driver. Our drivers use their best judgment to place the bin in the safest accessible area you want it. In some cases, if relocation of the dumpster becomes necessary by the Homeowner or Contractor, additional fees may apply. So, we ask that you use your best judgement in determining whether or not someone should be there for the delivery

For dumpster pick up, the customer agrees to provide unobstructed access to the equipment on the scheduled pick up day; if dumpster is inaccessible, the customer is subject to additional pick up charges, as terms and conditions apply.


  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Electronics
  • Estate / Foreclosure
  • Fire / Water Damage
  • Furniture
  • General Trash
  • Household Junk / Moving
  • Mattresses
  • Recyclables
  • Roofing Materials
  • Toys
  • Wood Pallets
  • Yard Waste

Yes, all hazardous waste and toxic chemicals are not accepted and cannot be put into any roll-off dumpster. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Acids
  • Appliances - includes refrigerators (all sizes), freezers, kitchen ranges, air conditioning units, dehumidifiers, water heaters, furnaces, thermostats, washers/dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, commercial coolers
  • Asbestos
  • Automobile Fluids
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Drums and Containers
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Fluorescent Bulbs / Tubes
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Herbicides / Pesticides
  • Lawnmowers with oil and gas
  • Liquid Waste
  • Oils
  • Paint / Thinners
  • Propane / Gasoline
  • Solvents
  • Tires
  • TVs and Computer Monitors

To dispose of hazardous materials, please visit the Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off for more information on discarding hazardous waste. You can dispose of appliances at Alter Metal Recycling for free.

We ask that you please do not fill the dumpster above the top of the dumpster walls. This is for safety and legal purposes. Additonal fees will apply if overloaded.

Concrete, brick or dirt loads with pre-approval only at allowable levels.

Yard waste removal “green loads,” requires no mixing of yard waste with trash or construction debris.

No problem. We offer prorated tonnage fees in the event you go over the allowed limits.

Typically, we find a 20 or 15 yard dumpster is most often rented for a household declutter. If you have children, you’re definitely going to want to rent a 20 yard dumpster!

Absolutely! We use 100% driveway protection boards so that our bins NEVER touch your driveway. Learn more about our residential friendly delivery process in this short video.


We accept all major credit cards, processed through our secure credit card processing system. 

There are many reasons we are the best dumpster rental in the Des Moines area. Here are some of the things you can expect with us that set us apart:

  • 100% driveway protection guarantee 
  • We sweep up after every job 
  • We use smaller trucks that can fit into areas others can’t 
  • Clean & Professional drivers 
  • Same day service available 
  • Weekend service available 
  • Clean trucks & dumpsters 
  • We answer the phone & will help answer your questions in a respectful manner 
  • We pride ourselves in customer service

We currently provide service to the following areas:

Adel, Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Cumming, Des Moines, Elkhart, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines & Windsor Heights

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