This page is your source for everything you’ll need to know about the delivery of your dumpster.

What to expect on delivery day

Grissman Dumpsters Delivery Guide

1. Research and Plan the Project

To start, you’ll want to first estimate the amount of waste you’ll have so that you can determine what size of dumpster you’ll need. Also, knowing upfront how long you’ll need your dumpster for will help you avoid any fees that come from adding on additional days.

  • Waste Amount: Estimate the amount of waste you’ll have
  • Dumpster Size: Research/rent the proper dumpster size
  • Rent Time: Know ahead of time how long you’ll need the dumpster for
  • Estimated Cost: Understand the cost, or additional fees of the rental

At Grissman, you can rent your 20 or 30 yard dumpster anywhere between 1 and 30 days, and add any additional days that you need for an added fee.

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2. Choose And contact a Dumpster Rental COmpany

Now that you’ve nailed down the dumpster size and the length of time you’ll need it for your junk removal project, the next step is to contact a local dumpster rental company that you trust. Take a look at various Google, Facebook, and Yelp reviews


Get recommendations: Ask friends, family, and coworkers for recommendations


Find competitive pricing and rental options: Keep an eye out for competitive prices and flexible rental options


Ask questions about additional fees: This includes delivery and pickup fees), so that you can budget accordingly

Making Room for Dumpster Delivery

3. PreparE the site for dumpster delivery

  • Clear the delivery area and nearby spaces of cars and other items. Park all vehicles on the street or far away from the site of where the dumpster will be placed.
  • Ensure the designated drop-off area has the right amount space. You should have approximately 60 ft. in length, 10.5 ft. in width, and a height clearance of 25-30 feet. The space should be straight, unobstructed, and not have any overhead obstructions such as wires or branches.
  • Note on delivery fees: Be aware that a fee will be incurred if the dumpster cannot be delivered due to lack of space or other hindrances.
Mark the Spot for Proper Dumpster Placement

4. Mark The Spot for Proper Placement

  • Grissman will record detailed instructions for placement. When you place an order for a dumpster, we will record detailed instructions for its placement, meaning you don’t have to mark the desired drop-off location yourself.
  • Using visual aids. If you want to ensure the bin is positioned precisely where you’d like it, we recommend utilizing visual aids such as colored tape, 2×8 boards, or cones to highlight the spot. These markers can significantly assist our delivery team in accurately placing your dumpster according to your specifications.
Double Check the Site on Delivery Day

5. Double-Check the Site on Delivery Day

  • Make sure the area is free of obstructions and debris. will record detailed instructions for placement. When you place an order for a dumpster, we will record detailed instructions for its placement, meaning you don’t have to mark the desired drop-off location yourself.
  • Make sure all entry gates are left open. Additionally, to guarantee seamless access to your property, please verify that all entry gates are left open. This is a vital step to ensure our driver can easily enter and navigate your property without hindrance.

6. Begin Working On Your Project!

  • Make sure you have the right dumpster for the project. It’s important to choose the right size dumpster for your project to accommodate all the waste materials without overfilling, as this can lead to additional fees and possible issues during pickup.
  • Dispose of the acceptable materials. For instance, certain materials, such as hazardous waste, electronics, and large appliances, may not be permitted in a standard dumpster and require special disposal methods.
  • Fill the dumpster evenly and don’t overload it. Filling the dumpster evenly and avoiding overloading ensure the bin can be safely transported away.  Following these guidelines means keeping your project site clean and compliant with local regulations.

7. Schedule Your Dumpster Pickup

When the dumpster rental period is over, next steps are to contact the rental company to schedule your pickup.



Your dumpster rental company will usually ask for the:



  • Pickup address
  • Date and time you’d like the dumpster picked up, and
  • Any special instructions for pickup
Pay Your Dumpster Rental Fees

8. Pay Your Rental Fees

Lastly, now that the dumpster has been removed, the rental company will send you a bill for the rental fees.

Make sure that you pay your fees promptly to avoid any additional late fees.

At Grissman, we have a booking platform online that makes renting your dumpster easy!

Additional Tips for Dumpster Delivery

Here are some additional notes of dumpster delivery tips:


Protect Your Driveway With Plywood

Even though we deliver dumpsters with care, there’s still a risk of scratching or damaging your driveway, especially if it’s made of materials that are prone to wear or are older.


To prevent any damage to your driveway’s surface, consider placing plywood sheets where the dumpster will be set down. This simple step can go a long way in safeguarding your driveway against potential scratches or abrasions caused by the dumpster.

Follow Local Permitting Requirements

When planning to place a dumpster on the street, it’s important to be aware that a permit is usually required. Make sure to obtain this permit from your local city authorities well in advance of the delivery date.


Keep in mind that obtaining a permit typically involves a fee, and there might be additional regulations or requirements set by your municipality that you’ll need to comply with.

Preparing for Delivery to a Jobsite

For deliveries to construction sites, it’s essential to allocate a specific area for waste that is both easily accessible for our delivery and pickup trucks, and also clear of any equipment, debris, or other obstructions. Ensure that there are no access barriers, like locked gates, on the day of delivery.

If you have particular instructions regarding where you’d like the dumpster placed, please inform the Grissman team in advance so we can accommodate your needs efficiently.


Contact Grissman for dumpster delivery tips and more. Our team serves the Fox Cities, including Appleton, Menasha, Neenah, Little Chute, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Greenville, Hortonville, De Pere, Green Bay, Suamico, Oshkosh, and Fond du LacOur service area is about a 30 mile radius from Kaukauna.

Have more questions for our team? Please read more information in our dumpster guides here.