Questions Frequently Asked of Freedom Waste Services
What areas do you service with dumpsters?
Freedom Waste services Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Brevard counties.
And the cities of: Roseland, Sebastian, Brookside, Wabasso, Winter Beach, Giffordd, Orchid, Riomar, Indian River Shores, Vero, Fellsmere, Lakewood Park, Queens Cove, Ft Pierce, White City, Tradition, Port St Lucie, Hutchinson Island, Eden, Indian River Estates, Ankona, St Lucie Village, Eldred, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City Sewall’s Point, Sailfish Point, Port Salerno, Hobe Sound , Jupiter Island, Tequesta, Lighthouse Point, North River Shores, Rio, Ocean Breeze, Indiantown, Gomez
As a residential homeowner, can I rent a dumpster?
Yes. Freedom Waste dumpsters are easy to place on residential properties and may even leave space to park when placed on a driveway.
How much notice do you need to deliver a dumpster?
Freedom Waste can usually deliver or service a dumpster within 24 hours. We pride ourselves on our quick, efficient, and courteous service.
How do I rent a dumpster?
Call Freedom Waste and be prepared to answer the following:
- Address of and directions to the location where the dumpster is needed.
- Type of project you have (i.e., new home, addition, renovation, etc.)
- Type of material going into the dumpster
- Needed delivery date, and approximate length of time you will be using the dumpster
- Where you want the dumpster to be placed on your site. (Note: Our dumpsters have rear opening doors. Please consider this when placing the dumpster).
How do I pay for the dumpster?
Payment in full is required at the time the dumpster is delivered. Personal check, business check, cash, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) are accepted. We also have open accounts that require an approved credit application be on file at the time of delivery.
Will the dumpster damage my lawn or driveway?
Freedom Waste drivers are trained to be extremely careful, and all dumpsters roll on wheels. However, factors such as a stuck wheel, weight of the loaded dumpster, wet or damp lawn, or age and stability of driveway could cause some marring and/or cracking. The chance of this can be virtually
eliminated by having plywood available to place the dumpster wheels and rail on. Freedom Waste cannot under any circumstance be responsible for any damage caused by normal placement of the dumpster.
How long may I keep the dumpster?
You may have the dumpster for as long as needed to complete your project. Freedom Waste will pick up the container when you call for service. There is a non-service fee if the dumpster is not emptied monthly.
How large are your dumpsters?
Freedom Waste dumpsters are an average of 12 feet long, 7 feet wide and 4 feet high, depending on manufacturer.
This seems small. What are the appropriate jobs for this size?
Freedom Waste dumpsters are appropriate for all jobs. We can deliver more than one container to accommodate the type of job that may result in filling dumpsters quickly. Remember, we do not charge delivery fees!! Often only one dumpster will be needed that can be swapped several times a day. (To SWAP out dumpsters, Freedom Waste brings an empty can and takes the full one away.) Some counties and cities have exclusive franchise agreements with waste haulers. This may limit the size container all other registered non-exclusive franchise waste haulers can deliver – usually limited to 15 cubic yard or less. Beware, your job could be put on hold by the county or city should the waste hauler you choose be in violation, or not be franchised where required.
How far can I fill up the dumpster?
If the material is very heavy, like a load of concrete block, the container should be filled just below the top rail (3/4 full). Lighter materials, such as construction and demolition debris, can be mounded toward the center of the dumpster no more than 1-2’ above the top. Keep your load as flat as possible so that no objects are standing straight up to interfere with tarping the load.
How much weight will the dumpster hold?
The average load is 2 ½ -3 tons. This, however, depends on what material is going into the container. Roofing or concrete block can weigh 5-8 tons, and you may be interested in our flat rate pricing which includes disposal.
Is there anything I cannot put in the dumpster?
Yes. The following items should not be placed in the dumpster: paints (except dry cans), equipment containing gas or oil, chemicals, pesticides, hazardous materials, fuels or propane tanks, medical waste, and batteries. Tires are an additional fee. Please call us if you are unsure. For proper disposal of items that cannot go into the dumpster, contact your county landfill. They will often accept these items.
Why not hire the guy with an old pickup that stopped and said he could haul away my trash cheaply?
He probably isn’t insured, and you will be responsible should he get hurt or do property damage. Also, if the waste is not disposed of properly, you could be held liable. (This includes putting your debris into someone else’s dumpster. It is illegal and subject to prosecution.) Freedom Waste provides a variety of waste hauling and pick-up services. We can supply a bobcat/dump truck crew or a hand-load/dump truck crew able to load and properly dispose of your debris. We will remove items your residential garbage hauler may not: trees and other vegetation, dressers, mattresses, televisions, etc.
What areas do you provide with bobcat services?
Freedom Waste has bobcat service for Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard and Okeechobee counties.
Is Freedom Waste licensed, and how long have you been in business?
Freedom Waste has been doing business on the Treasure Coast for over 12 years. Freedom Waste Services is licensed and insured as required by our service coverage areas.