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What Is A Dumpster Swap (Dumpster Switch Out)?

Understanding Dumpster Switch Outs: What You Need to Know



What is a Dumpster Switch Out?

A dumpster switch out, commonly called a swap, occurs when a new roll-off dumpster—either the same size or a different one—is delivered to your location to replace a full one. This service is essential when the initial dumpster fills before the project is complete, necessitating another container to continue disposing of materials like construction and demolition debris, roof shingles, household items, or vegetative waste.

How Does a Dumpster Switch Out Work?

Switching out a dumpster involves a multi-step process:

  1. A new, empty container is temporarily placed near your project site or in the vicinity, often on the road.
  2. The filled dumpster at your property is then picked up.
  3. The full dumpster is set down next to the empty one, and the empty is then placed back onto the truck.
  4. Finally, the full dumpster is taken away and emptied at a landfill.
This service starts a new billing cycle as if a new dumpster rental has commenced, regardless of whether the original rental period was fully utilized.


Why Can't Switch Outs Be Included in the Original Price?

Express Roll Off Dumpsters of Brevard County, Florida, explains that while drop-off and pick-up are included, the main cost driver is the transport and overhead associated with hauling the dumpsters. This includes diesel fuel, insurance, driver wages, equipment wear and tear, and licensing. The logistical costs involved make it necessary to charge separately for each switch-out service.

How to Avoid Needing a Dumpster Switch Out

If you're managing a large project, like significant construction work, switchouts may be inevitable due to the volume of waste. However, for smaller projects, choosing the right size dumpster initially can prevent the need for a switch out, saving money and time. For instance:

  • Example 1: Renting a 10 cubic yard dumpster twice for $200 each time costs $400.
  • Example 2: Renting a 15 cubic yard dumpster once for $225 with all waste fitting within saves significantly, totaling only $225.

Choosing a slightly larger dumpster than you initially think you need can help avoid additional costs from switchouts.

Materials That May Require Frequent Switch Outs

Heavy materials such as roof shingles, concrete, or stone stress disposal equipment significantly. For these, Express Roll Off often uses only 15-yard dumpsters filled to three-quarters to manage weight and maintain safety, potentially necessitating more frequent switchouts.

Contact Express Roll-Off

Call us at 321-253-1080 for assistance selecting the right dumpster size or to learn more about our services in Brevard County, Florida. We offer free delivery and pick-up, same-day service, and competitive pricing, making us a top choice for your waste management needs.


Understanding the logistics and costs associated with dumpster rentals and switchouts can help you plan better and save on your waste disposal needs. Express Roll Off Dumpsters is committed to providing efficient, cost-effective solutions tailored to each customer's unique demands.


What is a Dump Return?

What is a "Dump Return" or a Dumpster Return?

I need my Dumpster Dumped or Emptied and Brought Back to Me
A Dump Return or Dumpster Return is when you receive the same exact dumpster you rented brought back to you again (same size and container you rented in the first place).  If you have more debris than the roll off container will hold during the first initial rental cycle and need the container brought back to your job site or residence after it is emptied at the landfill, this is considered a ‘dump return’.  All dumpster companies begin the billing cycle over again (as if you’ve initially rented a new dumpster) - even if you haven’t used the full rental term (time allotted for the rental cycle).  

what is a dump return

For example, you rent a 10 yard container and you actually have 15 cubic yards of C&D (construction or demolition debris), roofing shingles, household junk, or landscape debris to dispose of, and your project requires a second empty dumpster to be brought to the property you’re working at; the billing cycle will begin again based on the cost of the original rental price.  If you rented roll off # 10/2, and paid $200 for for a 14 day rental (a 10 cubic yard dumpster for a two week term), and filled it to the yellow fill line.  A week later, you realize the roll off is full, yet you still have more contents in your household in need of disposal.  Although you didn’t use the full 14 days of the allowed rental term to do so, you need that dumpster emptied at the land fill and returned back to you.  This scenario is considered a ‘dump return’.  Dump returns are charged as if you’re renting another dumpster.  
If you’re wondering why we can’t just include this in the original rental cycle, Express Roll Off Dumpsters of Brevard County will explain.  Express Roll Off includes free drop off and pick up in all of their dumpster rental services.  The amount of days allowable in the rental cycle have less of an impact on our pricing than the time and travel of hauling the roll off.  
For instance, when Express delivers an empty roll off to you (the empty container is either coming from our yard or from the land fill).  If one of our drivers is en route at the Sarno landfill, and your delivery is in Palm Bay, Florida 32905 travel time is roughly 18 minutes (or 13 miles).  The overhead for the initial delivery involves:  fuel (which is expensive, since it’s diesel fuel), insurance (for the roll off truck, property, and liability), our driver’s time (hourly wage, workman’s compensation, etc.),equipment wear and tear (including repairs and maintenance), licensing, advertising, as well as other types of overhead.  After the dumpster is delivered and filled, we haul the contents we picked up to the local landfill (usually the closest one to your job site, unless it contains pressure treated wood - this must be disposed of at the Cocoa Landfill).  Therefore, the overhead involving the actual dumpster service (hauling aspect) is the primary factor when renting a dumpster from Express Roll Off, or any other dumpster company.  Obviously if you try to ‘camp on the can’ (keep your roll off for a far longer amount of time than allowed), we must charge for the overage in days that you had the dumpster.  However, this is not as costly to us as the transport portion of the services we offer.

Commercial Business Roll Off Dumpster Rental

Dumpster Rental for Your Brevard County, FL Business - Yard Cans


What is a ‘Yard Can’?

yard can

It’s not the type of can shown in the picture. A 'yard can' is a dumpster for your Brevard County Florida business - (located at your business's commercial location). Whether you rent, or own the commercial property your business is located at, a roll off for your shop is more or less a "semi-permanent" fixture stored your business location.  A yard can is in essence, your business’s dumpster.

 Why would you need this? If your specific business is disposing of debris on a regular basis, requiring a dump return (where the dumpster you’re currently using gets full and is emptied and returned back to you) every week to two weeks, or even more frequently.

If you business needs a roll off sititng at your shop, yard, warehouse, or other commercial location (must be emptied at least two weeks), you may find it advantageous to opt for a "yard can". Express Roll Off gives commercial yard can customers a better rate for for commercial rentals and allows your company to be billed out for such services (we snail mail you a bill whenever you need a dump return).  Receive a free dumpster rental quote for your commercial location from Express Roll Off Dumpsters today.


A Commercial Dumpster is perfect for landscape companies, HVAC companies, Pavers, remediation outfits, tile and paver shops, shipping and receiving companies, screening services, furniture stores, property management facilities, stone manufacturers, and countless other types of commercial businesses with demanding amounts of debris disposal.

Dumpster Rental Prices in Brevard County Florida

Express Roll Off Dumpsters Lowers Their Prices on Renting Roll Offs

express roll off lowers dumpster rental prices

Gas prices have gone up 30%. Why would Express Roll Off Dumpsters lower their prices on dumpster rental?  Simple, Express is introducing an alternative term to the their typical 2 week rental cycle.  We have been asked by many (especially homeowners) if we offer a shorter term on our roll off rentals,  …. and now - we do!
We still offer the fourteen day rental on all of our dumpsters (10, 15, 20, and 30 yard roll-offs).  However, we’re introducing a shorter duration option on a 10 day rental for a savings of $20 - $25 less per rental.  This gives you the option as the consumer whether you wish to choose a two week term (dumpster rental prices start at $14.28/day, based on a two-week rental term, or you can opt for the 10 day rental at slightly more per day (with less overall cost).  
This is great news for our customers at Express Roll-Off, because they now can rent a 15 yard dumpster for instance at the same price they would have paid for a 10 yard roll off in the past (they just have it for less time).  For the wise, budget-conscious consumer, this is great news.  We realize that not all of our customers need the rolloff for almost half a month and wanted to offer options to those looking for a short-term dumpster rental.  If you’re considering renting a dumpster here are a few tips on how to get started & save the most money:
1.  Plan ahead - determine when you’ll be doing your clean out or 
home improvement project and call a few days out to insure you will have waste disposal handy for your desired dates.  *** But don’t call too far in advance - most dumpster rental companies cannot hold your rental ***  With the high volume most of us dumpster companies are experiencing after two years of hurricanes in a row, 24-48 hours advanced notice for delivery is ideal.

Brevard County Florida Dumpster Rental Cities Serviced at Express Roll Off

Dumpster Rental Service Areas for Express Roll Off Dumpsters:


Express Roll Off Dumpsters Cities Serviced in Brevard Fl

Need  to rent a roll off and are located in Brevard County Florida?  Express Roll Off Dumpsters Services the majority of Cities located within Brevard County Florida!  The only two cities we do not provide service to are:  Cape Canaveral & Palm Shores.  Unfortunately Waste Pro has exclusivity to these cities via a municipal agreement (much like a monopoly).  We apologize for this, since your rental will cost hundreds more if you happen to be located in these two areas.  
Express Roll-Off’s prices and service standards when renting a roll off from Express can’t be beat. Express offers local dumpster rental for construction and residential marketplaces alike. We have four different sized roll off rentals to choose from :  10 yard, 15 yard, 20 yard, and 30 yard rentals.  The cities within Brevard County Fl we do provide Waste Management dumpster rental to are listed below.
Although Palm Bay & Melbourne are two of the largest cities in the county Express rents dumpsters to, we also cover just about most of the surrounding area, providing roll offs to: Merritt Island, Titusville, Cocoa, Rockledge / Viera, Subtree, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbor Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, and the majority of the outlying cities within Brevard, Fl. 
Dumpster Rental Palm Bay 32911 32908  32910  32909  32905  32906  32907
Melbourne Florida Dumpster Rental  32901  32936  32919   32902  32935  32941