Okay, we all know that having a roll-off dumpster rental is a prerequisite for any major home project. Be it an obsessive cleaning rampage (guilty as charged) or a remodel. What many first-timers don’t realize (again, guilty as charged) is that there does exist a wrong way of picking out a roll-off dumpster rental. Trust us, it does!

This is why we decided to put together a list of things that you should consider before picking one out for your next home project. And we have the folks at YORK1, one of the leading environmental companies in the Greater Toronto Area, to thank for it.

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The brand has been providing environmental services for over eight decades. With top-notch solutions for waste management and recycling, seamless infrastructure and sustainable practices, YORK1 has become a popular choice for waste management.

They even went on to make renting dumpsters a breeze with their online dumpster rental store! Orders can be placed online or via a phone call to 416-688-4747 .  No matter the scale of your project – huge, small or anything in between – they have a dumpster for your needs. But most importantly, they have helped us jot down a checklist of things you should take into consideration before picking out a dumpster.

YORK1 also serves the Hamilton, Niagara and Muskoka/Bracebridge area. 

Hamilton Phone Number: 905-312-9506
Muskoka Phone Number: 705-646-1597

Transparent pricing

Technically, this one is true for any service. Of course, you don’t want any surprises when it comes to pricing. Hidden fees and complex pricing structures are just plain frustrating. So, be sure to choose a roll-off rental dumpster company with competitive and transparent pricing, free of confusing asterisks. Just FYI, this is also something YORK1 prides itself on… providing straightforward and honest pricing. With no hidden costs, you can focus on your project without worrying about unexpected expenses.

Reputable brand

No matter how competitive the pricing is, roll-off dumpster rentals are a considerable chunk of money. Of course, you want to rest your faith in a reputable brand. Knowing the company’s work history can give you a clear picture. YORK1, for example, has provided services to established organizations like the City of Toronto, Infrastructure Ontario, and Metrolinx – Early Works Project Exhibition Station, etc.

Industry experience

When it comes to choosing a rental dumpster, experience matters! The company you pick should have a solid understanding of waste management and be able to guide you toward the most suitable dumpster for your project. With over eight decades of providing environmental services, YORK1 is a seasoned expert in the field. They’ll ensure you get the right dumpster size and type, tailored to your specific needs, making your cleanup or renovation project a breeze.

Value for time

Time is precious, especially during a home project. So, you want to opt for a rental dumpster company that values your time as much as you do. YORK1’s dumpster rental program  offers convenient and efficient pick-up and drop-off services. Meaning, no more waiting around for delayed deliveries or lengthy pickups. With YORK1, your rental dumpster will arrive on time and be promptly taken away when you’re done, giving you more time to focus on your project. Plus, you don’t even have to be home for the delivery or pick-up to happen.

Property protection

Your property deserves utmost care during the cleanup or renovation process. A reliable rental dumpster company should prioritize property protection and ensure the job is done right . Like  YORK1  does by placing the dumpster on wooden slats so it doesn’t mess up your driveway. 


The whole point of a waste management service is to manage waste the right way, which is the eco-conscious way. Naturally then, you want to pick out a company that embraces sustainable practices like YORK1  does. The brand is committed to ensuring waste is handled and disposed of in an environmentally-responsible manner. With their focus on sustainability, you can trust that your waste is being managed in a way that minimizes its impact on the environment.

That’s the list folks! These are all the essential factors to be considered for you to confidently pick the right rental dumpster for your next mega cleaning or renovation project. Order your dumpster online today or call   416-688-4747.