FAQ’s

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Can I put the dumpster on the street?

This varies area to area and you may need a permit depending on local municipalities. The city of Des Moines requires a permit, and you can call them at (515) 283-4200 or visit their website for more information.

How full can I load my roll-off dumpster?

You can load normal debris evenly with the top of the dumpster. Please check and make sure nothing is hanging out over the sides of the dumpster.

Does the roll-off container have a door that I can open?

Yes, the back door is able to open for easier loading. Please make sure you close the door when finished loading and that nothing is prohibiting the door from closing all the way.

Will the roll-off truck or dumpster container ruin my yard or driveway?

We cannot guarantee the weight of our roll-off dumpster trucks or containers when crossing a yard or driveway. You will need to notify us of any sprinklers, water meters, drain lines or septic tanks when placing a dumpster in a yard. Our professional drivers have many years of roll-off truck experience and will do the best they can to protect your property.

*Roll-offs of Des Moines is not responsible for damage to driveways, landscaping, utility lines, etc.*

After ordering, will I need to pick it up or drop it off anywhere or is that done for me?

Roll-Offs of Des Moines will drop off and pick up the dumpster for you.

Where does the waste I put in the roll-off container go to?

The waste you put in the container is hauled to one of the area landfills and dumped.

Are there items that cannot be thrown into a dumpster?

You are not able to dispose of wet paint (empty cans or dried out paint is ok), hazardous waste or liquid chemicals. You can dispose of TVs, monitors, appliances, tires and batteries for an additional fee, and they must be placed at the back or top to be removed for recycling.

Can yard waste be combined in a container with other debris?

Yes, landfills currently accept yard waste.

What size of container will I need for a roof removal?

To find the right dumpster size, use our roofing calculator.

What chemicals can I throw into a dumpster?

We take all dry chemicals. This includes completely dried paint cans, potting soil, and fertilizer. All liquid/wet chemicals must be disposed of properly. For more information visit the Metro Waste Authority.

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How long can I keep the dumpster?

The cost of the rental includes 10 days. Additional days beyond the 10 day period are $5.00 per day. However, we do not pick up the dumpster automatically on the 10th day; you must call to let us know when you are ready for the container to be picked up.

Is my dumpster picked up automatically on the 10th day?

No, you must call to let us know when you are ready for your dumpster to be picked up.

What happens if I need my dumpster for more than 10 days?

If you need your dumpster for more than 10 days, there is an additional fee of $5.00 per day for as many days as you need the dumpster.

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Complete your request here, or if you have further questions, call us at (515) 564-0279! Our representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To request a dumpster, please fill out our request dumpster form.