Commercial Dumpster Rental ๐Ÿšฎ: ย If you are like me, the word “dumpster” conjures up memories of TV shows and movies. It suggests North America and movies where large metal dumpsters are positioned on the streets of New York, Chicago, or other major cities.

In Aussie parlance, we simply call them “bins”. Check out our blog on trash cans. When we think of dumpsters in Australia, we would refer to them as larger metal bins, but not skips (e.g., 1.5m, 3.0m or 4.5m front lift bins).

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Note: a front lift bin is one that stays on site. It is emptied by tipping it into a garbage truck. Conversely, a skip bin is one which is taken away by a truck. See the video below of a commercial dumpster rental being emptied.

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In this blog, we will discuss the different types of commercial dumpster or bin businesses can avail for rental purposes and the ease to arrange such services with Waster. Additionally, we also want to share with you a heartwarming article. Read on to learn more.


So, who is Waster? How can they help with a budget dumpster rental?

Waster delivers low cost and reliable waste and recycling services to small and medium Australian businesses. You can book your business dumpster rental services and be confident with our flexible 30-day agreements and responsive customer service. Check out your trash dumpster rental options by pressing the button below:

We offer all bin sizes from 240 litres up to 4.5m commercial dumpster rental. See our related blogs on industrial waste bin sizes and commercial waste management services.


General information on commercial dumpster rental

We should first discuss what a commercial dumpster rental is so readers can easily comprehend the statements that follow afterwards.

Basically, businesses differ greatly with households. Obviously, a business setup produces more trash than the latter mentioned. As a result, they need a more different and thorough waste collection service than those of households. Usually, they would be recommended a dumpster or more commonly known as a skip bin in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK to house their large volumes of generated waste.

They usually come with a variety of sizes, as already mentioned above, that businesses can choose from based on the amount of waste they produce.

Businesses should first consult with waste management and recycling provider – like Waster – before availing the services they need. They also need to consider the factors that can affect their discussed waste collection method and schedule.



“How often should our trash be collected? Can the trucks easily access the bins in our place? What type of waste does our business often generate? What commercial trash dumpster size should we purchase for our business? Is it possible to recycle any of our generated waste?” Those are just some of the questions that need to be addressed.

First things first, you need to sort out the collection schedule and your business place with your chosen provider. These two are key factors in ensuring efficient waste management. Typically, you would want your trash to be collected before being overfilled, so determining your generated trash in a specific timeframe is needed. Overfilled bins can lead to all sorts of aesthetic, health, and environmental problems. Businesses who generate high volumes of trash should have their trash collected more frequently than those who do not.

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The place of your bin also matters before availing a commercial dumpster rental service. To ensure the collection of your trash, make sure you thoroughly talk with your potential waste management provider about your place. They may choose not to go on with the service because of accessibility issues (i.e., truck require a lot of maneuvering and such; therefore, they need a lot of space to operate).


What is the difference between dumpster services/dumpster rental and a skip bin hire service?

Before you arrange your commercial dumpster rental service, you should know the difference between dumpster services and a skip bin hire service.

Fundamentally, a dumpster service is for a large bin that will stay on site. In other words, it will be emptied on a regular set schedule either daily, weekly, fortnightly, etc. A dumpster service can be on wheels or without (i.e., if you have a forklift on-site).

Dumpster sizes in Australia are 1.5m cubed, 3.0m cubed and 4.5m cubed. You can see details on rubbish bin hire prices here. For larger bin sizes, you can look at a skip bin hire service.

Please note a dumpster service is not suitable for construction or building waste or controlled substances such as asbestos waste. For these services, you will require a skip bin service.


Recycling also helps a lot!

Businesses must also know the type of waste they often generate before purchasing waste management and recycling services. They can cut costs if this way. As we keep reminding you, there are various waste levies in Australia, which makes throwing trash into landfills very expensive. Not only will it become expensive for waste management companies, but it will also be passed down to the customers. So, what Waster always recommends is purchasing a recycling bin.

A recycling dumpster diverts some certain waste (i.e., recyclables) you generate from going into landfills. So, what purchasing a recycling bin lets you contribute to the sustainability of the planet and cut costs as a much-needed, added bonus to go along.


Some mistakes you should avoid with commercial recycling rental dumpsters

Some of the issues that happen when a business makes mistakes with recycling include recycling bins being “contaminated” and recorded as general waste, as well as businesses ending up spending too much on their waste services.

Here, you should avoid these certain mistakes:

Including plastic bags in commingled recycling – this can cause issues with the separation process (smart waste collection) when the commingled recycling is collected and brought to the facility. You can recycle plastic bags in numerous locations such as Coles.

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Keeping lids on drinks containers – some of the lids will not be recyclable and should go into general waste

Keeping liquids in the containers – If there is liquid inside, it may spill and contaminate other commingled materials such as paper. Additionally, containers carrying liquid are heavier than empty containers, and this may lead to inaccurate sorting at the recycling plant.”

Overly greasy food packaging – whilst typically nobody finds this as an issue, you should still ensure that packaging does not go in food waste.

Spending time removing labels – to be honest, you really do not need to!

Do you have any other good suggestions we could add to this list? Also – bear in mind that investors prefer companies that recycle.


Specific information: how do I arrange commercial dumpster or dumpster rental for my business?

The simplest way to arrange delivery of your dumpster is to simply check out our bin sizes, rates and schedules on through our waste shop online here. We offer dumpsters for all waste and recycling streams including general waste, paper and cardboard recycling, commingled recycling etc. We provide clear images and dimensions of the bins so you can select the one right for your business.

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Of course, if you have any questions about what is the best bin size for your business, you can call our helpful customer service team or check out our informative blog on what is the right bin size for your business.


Do you provide the dumpster or do I need to buy it or rent it?

When you arrange your dumpster services through Waster, you do not need to outlay any cost upfront or commit to a long term contract. Waster provides the bin and does not charge a rental fee (as long as your collection schedule is at least once a month). The price you see through our online booking model is the price per individual bin collection. Waster also does not charge bin delivery or service implementation fees.

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We bill services one month in arrears, which you can pay with either direct debit or payment on an invoice. Check out our pricing inclusions here for full details and terms and conditions here.


Do I need to sign a long term dumpster hire contract?

With Waster, all dumpster services (such as garbage collection Melbourne) are delivered on flexible 30-day agreements, so you do not need to worry about signing a long term, lock-in contract. We adjust our prices once per annum, usually on 1st July so you can also have confidence in your business budgeting. Waster is focused on helping your business boost recycling – check out a business guide at Adelaide recycling.


Giving a new meaning to commercial dumpster rental

We all know big cities have a housing issue. But, this article in the Daily Mail surprised Mr Waster and gave an entirely new view on commercial dumpster rental or trash dumpster rental. We quote from the article here:

“After spending several nights on the cold streets of New York City, two male models teamed up to build a home disguised as a dumpster for a homeless man who showed them kindness.

“The two met the 39-year-old when they posed as homeless men, looking for a worthy recipient to sponsor for their charity.

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“Cummings took the models under his wing, pointing out places to sleep, how to find food and even shared some of his blankets with them.

“In return, Duffy and Sullivan decided to build him a semi-permanent home and spent $1,500 on creating a safe place Cummings could call his own, equipped with solar panels and USB ports.

“Cummings moved into his new digs, which is four feet wide, four feet tall and a little over six feet long, in June 2016.

“It is outfitted with wheels, lights, a safety lock, two USB ports, a window and solar panels.

“Currently, the wooden shelter is parked at Spring and Wooster streets, in Soho, Manhattan.”

See our blog on Sydney skip bins and how waste to landfill could reduce to zero.



You do not need to seek a trash dumpster rental or a recycling dumpster rental any further. Waster can certainly help you with low cost and efficient services.

Waster has all the available and convenient commercial trash dumpster sizes fit for your business’s needs.

You can also check out our other informative blogs. If I may suggest a blog, why don’t you start with our blog on commercial wheelie bin collection services? Businesses will also find this as a good read.

Dumpster rental cost and prices are clear and easy to understand with Waster. Please contact us on 1300 927 837 to discuss further.


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