Where should I put the dumpster?

When deciding, it is important to ensure safe delivery and pick up. Make sure you select a clear area, with no overhanging tree limbs or wires, or any obstacles (such as shrubbery, outdoor accessories/decor, etc.). You should pay attention to the space above and around the dumpster site, and allow for enough room to remove debris and properly load the dumpster. Finally, make sure that the truck driver has ample space to drop off the container. Terra Ferma's dumpsters are driveway-safe; we place protective boards on your property before unloading to minimize damage.

Can I place the dumpster in the street?

If you wish to place your dumpster in your street, you must contact your local municipality to discuss any regulations with regard to dumpster placement and how long it can be in the street, and whether you'll need a permit. 

What size should I select? 

When renting a dumpster, you want to be sure that it is large enough to hold your debris. This will avoid basic inconvenience and overweight fees. You should consider using one size up from the minimum size you think you’ll need to use, which depends on the type of refuse you'll be throwing away. Items like old carpet, scrap wood and drywall are bulky, and bricks, cement, concrete, dirt and rock are quite heavy. Terra Ferma will be able to help you decide on what size dumpster to rent based on what items you'll be discarding. 

How long does it take Terra Ferma to deliver and pick up?

As part of our commitment to customer service, Terra Ferma provides same-day dumpster delivery and pick up service. We understand that you don't want to have a dumpster on your property longer than you need to, and we are sensitive to local regulations with regard to dumpsters placed on streets. 

Can I trust Terra Ferma's cost estimate?

Terra Ferma's pricing is simple, with no hidden fees. However, it is important to note that there are materials that shouldn't be placed in the dumpster, and we are not responsible for any penalties incurred, should you attempt to dispose of restricted materials.

 

What materials cannot be placed in the dumpster?

No hazardous materials should be placed in the dumpster. Any product labeled WARNING, CAUTION, POISONOUS, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, REACTIVE or EXPLOSIVE is considered hazardous. Common hazardous materials found in homes include antifreeze, batteries, brake fluid, chemical strippers, chlorine bleach, drain cleaners, fire extinguishers, insecticides/pesticides, kerosene, lawn/pool chemicals, paints/stains, old propane tanks and old motor oil. Paint that is dry and hardened, however, may be placed in the dumpster. 

Where does my refuse go?

Terra Ferma properly disposes of all refuse to a number of sites, depending on the nature of debris.

Does Terra Ferma recycle? 

While some materials will be carted to the dump, Terra Ferma works with local businesses that recycle or reuse as much of the debris we collect. For instance, concrete will be delivered to a facility to be crushed and repurposed as fill for new construction; landscape wood will be converted to mulch; plastic, glass and metal containers, as well as cardboard, metal and electronics/appliances will be recycled according to local regulations. 

Where should I put the dumpster?

When deciding, it is important to ensure safe delivery and pick up. Make sure you select a clear area, with no overhanging tree limbs or wires, or any obstacles (such as shrubbery, outdoor accessories/decor, etc.). You should pay attention to the space above and around the dumpster site, and allow for enough room to remove debris and properly load the dumpster. Finally, make sure that the truck driver has ample space to drop off the container. Terra Ferma's dumpsters are driveway-safe; we place protective boards on your property before unloading to minimize damage.

Can I place the dumpster in the street?

If you wish to place your dumpster in your street, you must contact your local municipality to discuss any regulations with regard to dumpster placement and how long it can be in the street, and whether you'll need a permit. 

What size should I select? 

When renting a dumpster, you want to be sure that it is large enough to hold your debris. This will avoid basic inconvenience and overweight fees. You should consider using one size up from the minimum size you think you’ll need to use, which depends on the type of refuse you'll be throwing away. Items like old carpet, scrap wood and drywall are bulky, and bricks, cement, concrete, dirt and rock are quite heavy. Terra Ferma will be able to help you decide on what size dumpster to rent based on what items you'll be discarding. 

How long does it take Terra Ferma to deliver and pick up?

As part of our commitment to customer service, Terra Ferma provides same-day dumpster delivery and pick up service. We understand that you don't want to have a dumpster on your property longer than you need to, and we are sensitive to local regulations with regard to dumpsters placed on streets. 

Can I trust Terra Ferma's cost estimate?

Terra Ferma's pricing is simple, with no hidden fees. However, it is important to note that there are materials that shouldn't be placed in the dumpster, and we are not responsible for any penalties incurred, should you attempt to dispose of restricted materials.

 

What materials cannot be placed in the dumpster?

No hazardous materials should be placed in the dumpster. Any product labeled WARNING, CAUTION, POISONOUS, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, REACTIVE or EXPLOSIVE is considered hazardous. Common hazardous materials found in homes include antifreeze, batteries, brake fluid, chemical strippers, chlorine bleach, drain cleaners, fire extinguishers, insecticides/pesticides, kerosene, lawn/pool chemicals, paints/stains, old propane tanks and old motor oil. Paint that is dry and hardened, however, may be placed in the dumpster. 

Where does my refuse go?

Terra Ferma properly disposes of all refuse to a number of sites, depending on the nature of debris.

Does Terra Ferma recycle? 

While some materials will be carted to the dump, Terra Ferma works with local businesses that recycle or reuse as much of the debris we collect. For instance, concrete will be delivered to a facility to be crushed and repurposed as fill for new construction; landscape wood will be converted to mulch; plastic, glass and metal containers, as well as cardboard, metal and electronics/appliances will be recycled according to local regulations. 

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