Why Do You Need a Residential Dumpster Rental?

You’re probably used to seeing large, open-topped dumpsters at home construction and commercial sites. Those are dumpster rentals that the companies working there use while completing the job, and you might get the impression that such dumpsters are for commercial locations only.

However, that’s actually not the case. Residential homeowners and contractors rent dumpsters all the time and for all kinds of reasons. Let’s look at some instances where you or a homeowner might want to avail yourself of a residential dumpster rental.

Also, suppose you need a residential dumpster rental in Orlando. In that case, you can count on RGH Waste & Disposal for the fast delivery of roll-off dumpsters and for excellent rates and customer service.

What Is a Roll-Off Dumpster?

A roll-off dumpster is a rectangular bin with an open top for easy disposal of waste. A truck with a hydraulic bed “rolls off” the dumpster, which has locking wheels, onto a flat spot large enough to accommodate it, usually a driveway. After delivery, you fill it according to your schedule, and when you’re done, they come and haul the dumpster away. No multiple trips to the landfill for you!

RGH Waste & Disposal offers rental dumpsters with capacities of 20 and 30 cubic yards. A 20-yard dumpster has dimensions of 21’ 11” H X 7’ W X 3’ 6” H, and they hold a load equivalent to 300 standard kitchen bags, 92 standard contractor bags, or ten pickup truck loads. The 20-yard dumpsters measure 22’ X 8’ X 6’, respectively, with a capacity equal to 450 kitchen bags, 138 heavy-duty contractor bags, or 15 pickup truck loads.

Reasons You Could Need a Residential Dumpster Rental

You need a dumpster rental when you have more waste than can go out for regular trash pickup, items that won’t fit, or things your standard service won’t take. Here are some examples of projects that usually require a dumpster rental:

  • Doing a spring cleaning. Many people like to do spring cleaning to get rid of waste accumulated over the past year. Choosing spring is popular because the idea of a cleanout goes well with the renewed growing season and a sense of a fresh start.
  • Basement and garage cleanups. Quite often, basements and garages become storage spaces for old furniture and other items that we don’t use or want anymore but don’t have the time or the opportunity to get rid of easily. It’s easy to get that stuff out of sight and out of mind until one day, it’s not out of sight and out of mind anymore, and it seems to have taken over. A dumpster rental provides a safe and convenient way to get rid of all that junk and have it hauled away.
  • Preparing the home for a new arrival. When expecting a child, you often have to repurpose an existing room if you didn’t buy a home with enough rooms for future children. (And sometimes there are surprises!) Getting a room ready for a baby usually means removing furniture and other items from that room and elsewhere in the house to make the home safe for young children. If you haven’t been through this yet, you might be surprised at how much needs to go when the time comes.
  • Repurposing an existing room for something else. The classic example would be converting a basement into a playroom for the kids or a man cave for Dad, but those aren’t the only cases. Sometimes an elderly relative who needs assistance and special accommodations and features move in. Or, with so many more people working remotely now, you might have to convert a spare bedroom into a home office. All of these projects generate a great deal of waste and debris that has to go.
  • Remodeling a bathroom or kitchen. Giving an older bathroom or kitchen a makeover to have a fresher, more stylish look and more function is always exciting, but it’s also always a big job that generates a lot of waste. Just all those fixtures, cabinets, and countertops alone take up a lot of space and can add up to hundreds or thousands of pounds. If you’ve hired a contractor to do a renovation, a dumpster rental will either be built into the cost, or it will be something you’ll have to arrange yourself. If it’s a DIY project, you’re definitely going to need one.
  • Storm cleanup. Florida is no stranger to extreme weather like hurricanes, powerful thunderstorms, and torrential rains, and you know that those events sometimes leave huge messes behind in terms of fallen trees, broken limbs, damaged structures, etc. That debris isn’t going to clean itself up, so sometimes you need a dumpster rental so you can dispose of it. A silver lining is that in these instances, you might be able to save some money by going in with a few neighbors on dumpster rental.
  • Hosting a special event. Maybe you’re going to host a wedding, family reunion, or block party on your property. After that event, there will likely be a lot of trash to deal with. Although it may not be oversized trash that won’t fit into your regular trash bin, there can be so much of it that getting rid of it all through your regular service may take a few weeks or some trips to a landfill. In such an instance, a dumpster rental can be well worth the cost as an easy way to dispose of that trash.

Rent a Residential Dumpster from RGH Waste & Disposal

RGH Waste & Disposal is a known and trusted dumpster rental company serving the Orlando area. We guarantee same-day or next-day delivery of a clean, safe, and fairly-priced dumpster, and we’ll help you decide the right size for you so you’re not paying for space you don’t need or running out of it.

If you’re reading this, save yourself the time and trouble of googling “dumpster service near me” and request a quote!


Lisa is the General Manager of RGH Waste and Disposal LLC. After many years of working in waste management, Lisa has ‘seen it all’ and then some! She knows the 'ins' and 'outs' of waste disposal and has a wealth of experience from years of working with first-time dumpster renters to seasoned commercial clients.