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Peninsula Dumpster Rental

Fast, eco-friendly dumpster rental in San Carlos

What You Should Know About Dumpster Rental in the San Carlos

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Most people have to deal with unwanted junk or debris regularly. Whether you live in the Bay Area – or anywhere else in the world – it’s something that most of us are forced to take for granted. Fortunately, there are ways to manage your unwanted items so that they don’t end up unnecessarily cluttering your home.

It could be that your items are too big or that there’s just too much to get rid of with the household trash. In those situations, it helps to have another way to get rid of the big stuff. One way to do that is to hire Junk King Peninsula junk hauling service for a one-time fee that includes all the labor and moving.

In fact, for some projects, the best waste removal solution is to rent a roll-off dumpster for your junk. When it comes to dumpster rental, the Bay Area has a great option that can keep you or your company’s waste needs sorted and disposed of properly.

Do You Need to Rent Your Own Dumpster?

There are three ways to get rid of your junk: you can do it yourself, hire a full-service junk removal company, or rent a dumpster. If you’re going to go with the DIY option, remember that some items cannot be disposed of in a dumpster due to safety regulations.

While full-service junk removal may seem like the easiest and most convenient way to dispose of your unwanted items, it can be quite expensive if you hire an unqualified company to assist with this task. However, hiring a full-service junk removal company can be a more cost-effective and time-saving solution in some situations. Such as large home cleanouts, remodels, or construction projects.

It’s not always feasible to think that you’ll be able to handle all of your junk or excess debris obstacles. Dragging junk or excess debris away yourself means that you’ll need to have a suitable vehicle and also be sure that you can load and unload the items yourself. For many people, this is not really an option, especially if they are unable to lift or push heavy objects.

Renting a Dumpster as a Simple Option

When you are in the midst of large-scale projects at your home, such as roof repairs, landscaping, or renovations, it can sometimes be useful to rent a dumpster. This is especially true if you have high volumes of material that need to be removed or discarded. Regardless of the source, except for hazardous materials, renting a dumpster is a great way to get rid of your trash.

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Deciding which option is better for you will depend on your needs. When it comes to dumpster rentals, Bay Area prices typically depend on your location, the size of the dumpster you need, how long you need it, and the company that you decide to rent from. In addition, consider the amount of waste, and whether it will accumulate over many days.

So, when do you actually need a dumpster rental?

Around the Bay Area, most homeowners think they only need a dumpster rental if they have an overwhelming amount of junk or debris. But renting a dumpster can be cost-effective for even smaller amounts of junk. Especially if you rent a dumpster from Junk King

A dumpster rental can be an ideal option if:

  • You expect to generate debris over time
  • You expect to have 12 cubic yards of waste or less

Hiring a junk removal service may be better if:

  • All your junk is going to be in one place and won’t accumulate further
  • You have significantly more than 12 cubic yards of waste

Renting a Dumpster in the Bay Area

A dumpster rental can often be the best solution for getting rid of large amounts of waste over the course of a few days, especially when you’re working on a large project. You can fill the dumpster gradually as you work through your project, which saves time and energy that would otherwise be wasted on continuous trips to a landfill. Once you are done, you simply need to call the company that owns the dumpster and they will come and pick it up.

Bay Area dumpster rentals are relatively simple. Typically, it will go like this:

  • Call a dumpster rental company
  • Arrange a date for the drop-off
  • Fill the dumpster with the junk
  • Have it picked up when you’re done

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Plan Ahead

When you’re ready to set your dumpster on the job site, plan on breaking down boxes and dismantling large, bulky items if possible to minimize the space that is taken up by your dumpster. Separate the items that you want to get rid of and set them aside from those you want to keep ahead of time so they don’t get tossed out in the dumpster. By organizing your home or business clean-out project and carefully selecting what will and will not go in the dumpster beforehand, you can avoid the need to rent a dumpster for an extra day or two. By renting a larger dumpster than you initially need, you can avoid this problem by using the remaining space as a staging area for your project.

Save Money

There are several ways that you can save money on your dumpster rental before even booking it. One way is by choosing a company that offers the right fee structure. In addition, you can avoid incurring additional fees or taking too long to finish the job, and going past the end of your rental period.

Be Convenient

Make sure the dumpster can be placed in an accessible location. This way, it can be dropped off and picked up quickly and easily. That’s another great reason to consider a dumpster from Junk King. They are the perfect size to fit into any driveway without impeding access to nearby garages or creating issues with picking up the contents.

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Do you need time to load the dumpster at your own pace? Or would you rather bring in a crew to lift and haul everything at once? Either way, Junk King has you covered regardless of which method of junk removal meets your needs.

For years, Junk King has been providing residential and commercial junk removal to the Peninsula. Our full-service junk removal includes the heavy lifting but also offers our customers an affordable, safe option of renting a dumpster and filling it themselves. This is easier than ever now that we offer coupons! Dumpster services are fully insured, safe for your driveway and property, and designed to help you get the junk out of your way.

No matter what you need to be removed from your house, whether it is a single chair or the whole contents of a warehouse, our professional Junk King crews will have your items properly sorted and responsibly disposed of within a matter of hours. We send everything we possibly can to be recycled, repurposed, or reused so that we can guarantee that we are the greenest junk removal service in the entire country.

Dumpsters are rolling out at Junk King locations nationwide. Call 1-888-888-JUNK (5865) or book online to schedule an appointment or ask us about our full-service junk hauling!

Junk King’s dumpsters are easy, affordable, and convenient. Rent a dumpster today for your DIY project, cleanout, and disposal needs. Book a dumpster online today and save $30.

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Dumpster Rental Cost

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Dumpster Rental Costs in The Bay Area

Most dumpster rental companies start with a flat fee and then add in other costs. But your Peninsula Junk King only charges you for the dumpster space you use so this can be one of the more cost-effective approaches for many customers in The Bay Area.

When it comes to your junk, you don’t want to spend more than you have to. That’s where Junk King shines. For smaller projects like cleaning out your garage, the cost of renting a dumpster is too much. But with our 12 cubic yard dumpster, you can handle all kinds of projects without breaking the bank.

Renting a Dumpster

When renting a dumpster, consider the company you want to work with as well as their fee structure. Some companies charge per day, others charge by weight when the dumpster is picked up, and others charge by the amount of space that was used. The majority of people believe that the last option is the most cost-effective.

As we’ve pointed out, a variety of pricing models are used by dumpster rental companies – but the most popular pricing model is by weight. Junk King likes to keep things transparent in our terms and conditions so that you know exactly what to expect from your rental. We only charge you for the amount of dumpster space you use, and our prices include the delivery and pick-up, any standard disposal and recycling services, and any applicable taxes.

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Here is some helpful dumpster terminology:

  • Load size: The Junk King dumpster holds up to 12 cubic yards of junk loaded by hand. You are only charged based on how many cubic yards you fill.
  • Bedload: For loose debris such as dirt, rocks, tiles, shingles, bricks, or chunks of broken concrete, a dumpster 1/3 full (or 4 cubic yards) is equivalent to a large truck bedload.
  • Daily rates: Our standard pricing includes up to 3 days of rental, after which a fee of $30/day will be added.

There May be Some Additional Standard Fees

The cost for a dumpster rental is the same regardless of what kind of waste you have, but there are a few exceptions. For example, there may be special fees that will need to be imposed at the recycling center or landfill for certain types of waste. Junk King understands that these additional costs are necessary for their services, so like all Bay Area Dumpster services Junk King must include these costs. The customer is always made aware of what types of items are being disposed of and the fees they may have. Examples may include televisions and computers, as well as bulky items like mattresses.

Tips for Dumpster Rental in The Bay Area


  • Aerosol Products
  • Ammunition
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • Gasoline
  • Paints & Stains
  • Pesticides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Propane Tanks
  • Thinners & Solvents

Dumpsters in the Bay Area are subject to strict state-wide regulations that prohibit specific types of items. Make sure that the materials you’re trying to get rid of are permitted in a dumpster before disposing of them.

In addition to the waste listed above, household products that are hazardous waste can be identified from warnings on the product label such as “Caution: This substance is toxic”.

Always contact an experienced junk removal company for clarification if you are unsure about anything you want to place inside your rented dumpster.


  • Danger
  • Poison/Toxic means it can be poisonous when ingested (by eating or drinking), absorbed through skin, or inhaled (breathed) – even a little bit
  • Corrosive/Acid means it can eat or wear away at many materials including living tissue
  • Reactive/Explosive means it can be explosive or produce a deadly gas
  • Ignitable/Flammable means it can easily catch fire
  • Environmental Hazard
  • Caution/Warning
  • Pool chemicals

Always contact an experienced junk removal company for clarification if you are unsure about anything you want to place inside your rental dumpster.

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Time Periods for Rental Dumpsters

Many dumpster rental companies charge per the length of time they are rented for, so make sure you find out beforehand what is best for your project. Other companies, such as Junk King, charge per the amount of space that is used in the dumpster, so you only pay for what you use. This can prove to be more cost-effective for many Bay Area residents.

Rental Dumpster Placement

Renting a dumpster is a great way to complete your waste disposal project; however, there are some logistics you need to consider. Unless you make arrangements with the dumpster provider, the dumpster will typically be placed on your property and might end up taking over valuable space outside of your home. However, some cities require a permit to have the item on the public streets or other public right of way areas, so make sure to always check first

Try to position the dumpster as close as possible to your driveway or front yard if you can, as it will make it very easy for you and the rental company to load and unload it.

Sizes of Rental Dumpsters

Dumpsters come in a variety of standard sizes, but most people are familiar with seeing the large commercial dumpsters that are 40 or 20 cubic yards in size. However, unless you’re doing a project that absolutely requires a large dumpster, you’re not going to want one of those big ones. For smaller projects, it would be more sensible to rent out one of the smaller containers offered by Junk King so you don’t have to pay for space you don’t need.

The good news is that Junk King Peninsula offers a dumpster that is driveway-friendly and takes up only 8 by 12 feet of space on your driveway or in your yard. This means you won’t have to worry about things like having to maneuver the dumpster around trees or other obstacles in order to get it into position. It’s also able to be stored without taking up too much space, which would otherwise be used by a larger dumpster. And a 12-cubic yard dumpster can still comfortably hold all of the junk that has just been tossed out from your garage or basement or the piles of debris that have been created from your home renovation or construction project.

When you choose to rent a dumpster from Junk King, you can expect friendly service, convenient drop-off, on-time and fair, flexible pricing. With Junk King’s dumpster rental services you pay ONLY for the space you use.

Junk King’s dumpsters are easy, affordable and convenient. Rent a dumpster today for your DIY project, cleanout, and disposal needs. Book a dumpster online today and save $30.

Pricing Features

Pay ONLY for the space you use:

  • Minimum - As low as $228
  • 1/2 MINI - $348 - $348
  • Full - As low as $478

Great pricing, no hidden fees

Flexible drop off

Driveway friendly

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Terms, Conditions and Pricing

Junk King Peninsula
1007 Bransten Rd Suite D
San Carlos, CA 94070
Hours: M-Sa: 8A-5P

Providing dumpster rental services to the Peninsula area, including:

Atherton
Belmont
Burlingame
La Honda
Loma Mar
Los Altos
Menlo Park
Mountain View
Palo Alto
Pescadero
Portola Valley
Redwood City
San Carlos
San Gregorio
Stanford
and these nearby zip codes:
94002, 94011, 94020, 94021, 94022, 94024, 94025, 94026, 94027, 94028, 94035, 94040, 94041, 94042, 94043, 94060, 94061, 94062, 94063, 94064, 94065, 94070, 94074, 94301, 94303, 94304, 94305, 94306