Frequently Asked Questions about Dumpster & Portable Toilet Rentals

Frequently Asked Questions about local Roll Off Dumpster rentals and Portable Toilet Rentals in Huntsville, Alabama, Decatur, Alabama, Athens, Alabama, Florence, Alabama and surrounding areas.

Dumpster Rental FAQs

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

Yes, you may open the back door 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.

How full can I load my roll off dumpster?

With normal debris, you can load it evenly with the top of the roll off dumpster. Please make sure nothing is hanging out over the sides of the dumpster.

How long can I keep my dumpster?

30 days of dumpster rental is included in your dumpster fee. After 30 days, you will only be charged a dumpster rental fee if the roll off dumpster has not been emptied. Once the dumpster container has been emptied, your dumpster rental time starts over.

How long does it take for PBS too empty my roll off dumpster?

From the time of your phone call, we will provide 24 hour local roll off dumpster service in Huntsville Alabama, Decatur Alabama, Athens Alabama, Florence Alabama and Muscle Shoals Alabama.

How long does it take to get a roll off dumpster container delivered local?

From the time your order is placed, we will deliver your roll off rental container to your local site in Huntsville Alabama, Decatur Alabama, Athens Alabama, or Florence Alabama within 24 hours. That’s right! We offer fast affordable roll off delivery.

How much does it weigh? How much space does it take up?

Remember you cannot get 100% of the calculated load in a dumpster. There will always be air pockets in your load. Please consider this when calculating your load. All weights are approximate; please double check with your contractor to find out the exact weight of the material.

  • Brick: 378 bricks in a cubic yard. A brick weighs approximately 5 lbs. This does not include mortar.
  • Block: 46 (8″x8″x16″) block in a cubic yard. A block weighs approximately 30 lbs. This does not included mortar or concrete fill.
  • Concrete: 3900 pounds per cubic yard.
  • Dirt: 2000 pounds per cubic yard.
  • Gravel: 2800 pounds per cubic yard.
  • Shingles: 240 pounds per square, 4 squares equals 1 cubic yard, 960 pounds of shingles per cubic yard, 3 bundles of shingles per square, 10 square feet covered per 3 bundles(1 square shingles)
  • Tile: Each 12″x12″x1/2″ piece of tile weighs approximately 4 pounds. 648 tiles make 1 cubic yard. This does not include mortar.
  • Asphalt: 3900 pounds per cubic yard.
  • How to calculate cubic yards: Ex: 12 feet x 12 feet x 4 inches= 47.52 cubic feet/27 (cubic feet in cubic yard)=1.76 cubic yards
How much space is required for a roll off dumpster?

Our dumpster sizes are listed on the roll off dumpster rental page. We need the length of the truck plus the length of the roll off dumpster to load and unload the dumpster. Generally, this is about 50 feet of straight line space for a 15 yard dumpster container and about 75 feet for a 30 yard dumpster container or roll off dumpster demo box. The roll off dumpster has to be unloaded directly in line behind the truck. Please keep in mind overhead obstructions. This height restriction for the 15 yard is between 12′ and 18′ and the 30 yard is between 14′ and 20′.

Is your roll off rental company really Local in Alabama?

Yes, PBS Services is a local dumpster rental company. PBS has been in business for over 20 years. We serve Huntsville Alabama, Decatur Alabama, Athens Alabama and Florence Alabama.

What areas do you service with your roll dumpster service?

What areas do you service with your roll dumpster service?

What can I put in my roll dumpster container?

Well, just about any type of debris can go into a roll off dumpster except hazardous materials such as: gas, oil, paint, Freon, and asbestos products (call for requirements), industrial solvents or chemicals. Paint cans may be accepted if you add a drying agent such as oil dry or kitty litter before placing in the roll off dumpster. If you are placing garbage such as food or household garbage, please alert us because this is consider Municipal Solid Waste MSW and must be taken to a different landfill.

Where can I set my roll off dumpster?

You can set the roll off container anywhere you would like as long as it meets the space and unloading requirements. A dumpster can only be unloaded on flat ground or perpendicular to a slope, but never parallel to the slope.

Will the roll off truck or dumpster container mess up my yard or driveway?

We cannot guarantee the weight of our roll off dumpster trucks or dumpster container 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 drivers have over 45 years combined roll off truck experience. Our roll off rental truck drivers are professional and will do the best they can to protect your property.

Portable Toilet Rental FAQs

How does PBS compare to other toilet companies?

PBS has over 20 years experience in the portable toilet business. Our drivers are trained professionals; we are an affordable and dependable portable toilet company.

How long can I keep my portable restroom?

You may keep your toilet on site as long as you would like. Please keep in mind that we have a one month minimum rental since we don’t charge delivery or pickup charges on our portable toilets.

How long does it take to get a local portable toilet delivered?

From the time your order is placed, we deliver your portable toilet rental to your site within 24 hours in Florence Alabama, Athens Alabama, Decatur Alabama, Huntsville Alabama, and Muscle Shoals Alabama. That’s right! We offer fast affordable portable toilet delivery.

How often does a PBS toilet rental service my portable restroom?

We will schedule your portable toilet rental to be serviced weekly. If you would like more frequent service based on the number of workers you have or the amount of hours you are working, we can provide you pricing options for additional services. Once again, we do 24 hour portable toilet service from the time of your phone call, sometimes even faster.

Is your portable toilet company really local?

Yes PBS Services is a local portable toilet rental company. We have been in business for over 20 years serving local portable toilet rentals in Huntsville Alabama, Decatur Alabama, Athens Alabama and Florence Alabama.

What areas do you service with your portable toilet rental service?

PBS has local portable toilet rentals available in Huntsville Alabama, Decatur Alabama, Athens Alabama, Florence Alabama, Muscle Shoals Alabama and the surrounding cities.

Where can you place my portable toilet?

You can set the portable restroom anywhere you would like as long as it meets the space and unloading requirements. A portable toilet can only be set on flat ground. We must be able to service your portable toilet with our trucks weekly. Please keep this in mind when choosing a location for your portable toilet. We must have about 50 feet to properly maneuver our truck into place to service the portable restroom. When choosing a location for your portable toilet, please keep in mind that we must be able service the porta john in inclement weather without getting stuck.

Will the portable toilet truck mess up my yard or driveway?

We cannot guarantee the weight of our portable toilet trucks 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 portable restroom in a yard. Our drivers have over 45 years combined portable toilet truck driving service experience. Our portable toilet drivers are professional and will do the best they can to protect your property.