Frequently Asked Questions

Q.What are the regulations and permit requirements?
A.Each municipality has different regulations and permits requirements concerning dumpsters placed on private property, streets or any other public right of way. Contact your local municipality and they will provide you with the regulations and costs to purchase any necessary permits. Purple Cow Dumpsters is not responsible for obtaining proper permits.
Q.Who might need to rent a dumpster?
A.Virtually anyone! The majority of our customers are DIY homeowners, all kinds of businesses, real estate companies, organizations and many small to mid-sized contractors. The list doesn’t stop there, though—we have worked with major contractors in charge of large industrial construction sites, too! The question might better be stated as, Who doesn’t need a dumpster at least once in their life?
Q.Can I put the dumpster on the street?
A.Regulations and permit requirements differ on where you can and can’t place a dumpster and it varies from city to city. Your local municipality can provide you with the requirements for any needed permits. Purple Cow Dumpsters is not responsible for obtaining proper permits.
Q.How high can I load my dumpster?
A.When picking up the dumpster, a tarp will be secured over the load to contain its contents during transport. Please do not load materials above the dumpster’s top rails as it will interfere with the tarp. Spread the materials as evenly as possible to flatten the load and distribute the weight evenly. If the dumpster cannot be safely transported due to being improperly loaded, you will have to unload it to a safe level before it can be removed. This could mean additional charges.
Q.What can NOT be placed in the dumpster?
A.Tires, Batteries, Paint, Chemicals, Biohazardous waste/materials, Appliances, Propane tanks. Alternative arrangements can be made for appliances, and materials such as rock, dirt, and concrete. (See also, What kind of debris do you dispose of?)
Q.What size dumpster do I need?
A.The size of your project will dictate your needs. Purple Cow Dumpsters offers 10, 15, 18, and 20 yard dumpsters. See our website for further details or call our office and one of our friendly experts will be happy to help you determine your specific needs.
Q.What kind of debris do you dispose of?
A.We proudly work with most types of home and business improvement, demolition, and cleanout projects. However, we do not have the resources to dispose of certain items as per EPA guidelines. Those items include:

  • Biohazardous materials/medical waste
  • Paint (dry paint cans are permissible)
  • Batteries
  • Propane Tanks
  • Liquids/Solvents/Freon/Chemicals
  • Equipment containing gas or oil

If you need to dispose of any of these types of materials, let us know and we’ll direct you to the proper agency.
Q.What does your price include?
A.Our pricing is 100% transparent. These competitive prices include delivery within our immediate service area, pickup, rental period, and disposal of debris up to the specified weight allowance for your dumpster. With Purple Cow Dumpsters, you will never have to worry about hidden delivery charges, fuel surcharges, or environmental fees.
Q.What else is included when I order from Purple Cow Dumpsters?
A.Each dumpster rental includes delivery to your home, office, or construction site, a two-week rental period, and disposal of your trash (up to designated weight limits). For an additional fee, we can extend the rental period.
Q.Will the container damage my driveway?
A.To help ensure the protection of your property, we take every precaution possible. Protection skids are available. Despite that, however, there is always the potential of damage to your property. This can be caused by the weight of the container or poor surface conditions. Purple Cow Dumpsters is not financially liable for the damages caused by normal dumpster operation.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us any time at: (830) 730-3305

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