Your Waste Management dumpster should arrive on your scheduled drop-off day between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. If you’re worried about the dumpster scratching your driveway or tearing up your lawn, you can set out pieces of plywood, and the delivery truck will put the dumpster down on top of them.
From there, you have a set number of days to get all of your debris into the dumpster and schedule a pickup without incurring extra fees. Make sure you check your rental agreement so you know how quickly to wrap up your demo or move.
You don’t need a permit if you have the haulers drop your dumpster off in your driveway.
For dumpster storage on most public streets, however, you will need a permit. You can usually download the required paperwork from your city’s official website. In some cases, you can call your city government’s office directly. You’ll need to have your dumpster info ready: when, where, and for how long.
To ensure you don’t hit any permitting snags, start the process two weeks before your dumpster is scheduled to arrive. Most cities can approve permits quickly (within a few days), but you don’t want to get cited for not having a permit that is still being processed.