Can I Put Yard Waste in a Rental Dumpster?

Written on: November 28, 2022

PRO Hauling can help you tackle your yard projects!

yardwaste pennsylvania This time of year, people here in Pennsylvania are busy getting their yards ready for winter and finishing up outdoor projects before the snow flies and the ground freezes.

While some towns may do leaf pick-up for your raked leaves, you are on your own when it comes to other yard waste such as branches, dirt, and sod.

Residential dumpster rental from PRO Hauling for the yard waste from your outdoor projects makes sense because you save time and work more efficiently!

One big advantage dumpsters have over hauling the waste yourself is that dumpsters are, well, big. Think about how long it takes to get to and from your local yard waste dump site, plus the time it takes to empty everything. Even if you have a pickup truck, you could be losing working time to make multiple trips a day, making the work longer and harder.

But when you rent a dumpster from PRO Hauling, your time is saved for actually getting work done! Instead of loading and schlepping the yard waste, you simply fill the dumpster, and we haul it away for you! We take yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, twigs and branches, tree trunks, bricks, soil, pavers, landscaping stone, shrubbery, potted plants, natural mulch such as bark and rock, and more.

How to use a dumpster for yard waste

If you’ve never used a dumpster before, the experts at Pro Hauling are here to help!

We’ll walk you through the process of how we deliver and pick up dumpsters, and some best practice tips for loading them safely and efficiently.

Our dumpsters come with swing doors that make it easy to load your dumpster. Instead of having to lift and hoist your yard waste over the side, you can easily carry it in and use a wheelbarrow to load it. It’s faster, safer, and easier!

An important thing to consider is the weight of what you are putting in the dumpster. Excessive amounts of rock, soil, and concrete may make the dumpster too heavy to haul.

A 10-yard or 12-yard dumpster, for example, includes a weight of one ton of waste to be hauled in our billing. If you go over the allotted tonnage, your feel will be prorated at $90 for each additional ton.

That’s why it may be a good idea to balance out what you are putting in the dumpster. If you know you are going to have a lot of concrete and paving stones to remove, it may be cost-effective for you to mix those with lighter items such as branches, leaves, and soil, have it carted away, and get another dumpster for the rest. You can also upsize to a 15- or 20-yard dumpster, which has an allotted tonnage of two tons. We’ll help you choose the right dumpster size for your project.

While you are getting rid of yard waste, something you must not put in the dumpster is contaminated soil. Also, we do not accept pesticides or fertilizer.

Ready to get that outdoor project done? Contact PRO Hauling today to get a FREE quote on dumpster rental!