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Bin rental recommendations for hauling away soil

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Jan 16, 2016
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Thunder bay

Bin rental recommendations for hauling away soil

Hi all.

Looking to have some soil taken away from my front yard. Shaving it down as there is a huge mound there from when the house was built I’m guessing.

I need a recommendation for bin rentals that will haul way the dirt. Looking for a flat rate.

Thanks for any input!
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Feb 26, 2019
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Ottawa
Location?

Typically there is a flat charge for delivery pickup, plus a fee based on weight, and a fee based on time you keep the bin. Doubt that you will find a true fixed fee.

In my experience, prices are pretty standard so just call around for someone who can meet your timelines.
[OP]
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Jan 16, 2016
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Thunder bay
Halton hills. Sorry.

I’ve been phoning around and it seems to be close. There’s some places on kijiji.

Thanks guys.
Deal Expert
Mar 23, 2009
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Some of the Kijiji listings are actually the bigger companies listing on Kijiji for less than their normal prices.

Flat rate is up to a certain weight, up to a certain length of time you keep the bin. Make sure you ask about that. Be careful with the listed prices since the cheaper ones often have less weight included.

Also, it depends on what they need to haul away. Rocks, bricks, and cement is not the same for example.
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Mar 10, 2004
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EugW wrote: Some of the Kijiji listings are actually the bigger companies listing on Kijiji for less than their normal prices.

Flat rate is up to a certain weight, up to a certain length of time you keep the bin. Make sure you ask about that. Be careful with the listed prices since the cheaper ones often have less weight included.

Also, it depends on what they need to haul away. Rocks, bricks, and cement is not the same for example.
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tempperm wrote: And has doors. Pushing wheel barrow up ramp is not fun and dangerous.
Yes, having doors is key.
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Mar 9, 2019
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For cleanfill there is no weight limit on the bin. Usually 10 or 14yd but there are some companies that offer smaller bins loaded to the brim. If you were to add or bury garbage in the load you would be charged by the weight (it would be pretty expensive like over 1000 bucks)
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Oct 24, 2016
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I rented a 4 yard bin last year for disposing soil. Flat rate of $200 which I filled up to the brim. I kept it for about 3 days only as it was blocking a parking spot on my driveway and my work was done though I was allowed a week and got the impression that a day or two here and there wouldn’t have been too much of an issue. However they are strict about not mixing different materials.
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If it's clean fill, just put an in Kijiji saying that it's free. More times then not you'll get a father son duo with a pickup truck/trailer that takes a few loads.
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Jul 3, 2008
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I have seen various definitions of topsoil and clean fill, but no definitive answer on this...

In these flat rate loads, are you allowed to put in soil that is grassy and weedy and rooty?
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Yes I had all kinds of sod/weeds and even the stones and some gravel. It wasn’t an issue. I recall they had especially mentioned no concrete or wood mixed with soil.
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