Frequently Asked Questions about Dumpster Rentals

To save you MONEY.  Our mini containers cost you less since you’re not paying for space in a big container you don’t need.  Plus, contractors don’t have to put wear and tear on their trucks, pay disposal fees, and costly labor to employees going to and from the landfill and job site.  We handle all of this for you for one flat fee.  That leaves money in your pocket!

To save you TIME.  Since we can easily place your dumpster in the driveway close to your project, you save time and labor.  If you’re a contractor, you don’t have to suffer any down time while your employees are paid to take waste to landfill.

To save you SPACE.  Big containers can take up your whole driveway.  Ours are about the size of a minivan and can be placed in spaces where big containers won’t fit.

Plus, we respect your property.  We place our mini dumpster in your driveway on boards, so it never touches your property.  Big containers are delivered by big, heavy trucks that can damage your driveway.  We use medium size trucks and can maneuver more easily to where you’d like the dumpster placed on your property

It’s easy.  Simply call us at (251) 533-7391.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover and we’ll email you a receipt.

Dauphin Containers standard given period is 7 days, but if you need it longer than a week it’s $10.00 per day thereafter.  Contractors, call for pricing to meet your construction schedule and time frame.

Our prices are affordable with no hidden fees.  You pay a flat fee that includes:

  • Delivery and drop-off
  • Pick up
  • Landfill disposal fees
  • Sorting to trash for recycling (if possible)
  • Up to 3 tons of trash/waste/junk/debris

Dauphin Containers provides dumpster rental services to Mobile and the Eastern Shore.  For more info, see our Service Area web page.

Construction Debris

Residential Construction

Commercial Construction

Kitchen and bathroom remodeling

Roofing Materials

Yard & Debris Cleanup

Garage or attic clean out

Move Out or Move In

Fencing materials

Dock / Deck Materials

Furniture & Appliances

Landscaping Projects

We offer three size mini roll-off dumpsters, 10 cubic yard, 15 cubic yard and 20 cubic yard containers.  Our 10 cubic yard is approximately 8′ wide, 4′ tall, and 12′ long with an easy access gate that you can open and close.  It’ll hold about 4 pickup truck loads (most pickup trucks have a general loading capacity of 2.5 cubic yards). Our 15 cubic yard container is 8′ wide, 5′ tall, and 14′ long with and easy access gate.  It’ll hold about 6 pickup truck loads.  Our 20 cubic yard container is 8′ wide, 6.5′ tall and 14′ long with easy access gate.  It’ll hold about 8 pickup truck loads.  Maximum weight for all three size containers is 7,000 lbs. (3.5 tons). All three of these dumpsters are about the size of a SUV, so they won’t take up your whole driveway.

  • Furniture
  • Household waste
  • paper
  • Plastics
  • Glass
  • Construction Debris
  • Remodeling waste
  • Shingles
  • Bath and Kitchen tear outs
  • Yard waste


  • No Hazardous Materials of any kind
  • No dirt, gravel, concrete, rock or asphalt
  • No household food garbage, seafood products, perishables
  • No Liquids of any kind, including paint (dry paint cans are acceptable),
  • No oils or lubricants, including brake oil, transmission oil, motor oil, etc.
  • No flammables, propane tanks, fuels, anti-freeze, etc.
  • No batteries, televisions, computers, microwaves.
  • No medical waste or chemicals
  • No pesticides
  • No rubber tires


We charge on a per dump basis with no fuel surcharges, disposal fees, per ton fees or any other hidden charges.

Usually we can deliver your dumpster the same day. It’s best to call at least 24 hours  before you will need it.


Dauphin Containers requires that payment be made on the day of delivery with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.  We’ll email you a receipt.

No.  We’re not allowed to transport a dumpster that is filled higher than the maximum load level due to the Department of Transportation regulations.  The customer is responsible for unloading contents exceeding the maximum height.

We can set your dumpster in your driveway, in your yard, or by the curb (notice, some city restrictions and county ordinances apply if dumpster is placed on curb).  Our driver will recommend to you if a particular placement could create a problem, like on soft or wet ground that has the potential to sink.

We recycle whenever possible because we’re concerned about protecting the environment.  We only dump waste at licensed landfills designated for the type of waste being hauled.  During transport, all loads are covered with a tarp.


Yes.  We’re fully insured and can provide insurance certificates upon request.  We’re also licensed in every city we serve.