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Are Dumpsters Allowed on the Street in the Athens Area?

2020-06-17T03:36:50

Residential projects like roofing repairs or flood damage cleanup often require a dumpster to make waste disposal more convenient. When you are ready to rent one of our handy roll-offs, you may wonder if you need any special permits or permission from your city government. This is a frequent question we receive here at Bin There Dump That and the answer isn’t straightforward. Depending on where you live or where you plan to keep the bin while you work will determine if extra approval is necessary. We always recommend trying to use your driveway first if possible to avoid dealing with the process of getting a permit. This isn’t always possible, and you should contact your city before scheduling a dumpster delivery.  


To help you better plan for your bin, we have put together some general information regarding permits and alternatives to parking your dumpster in the street.

Dumpster Permit Requirements for Athens and Surrounding Areas 

Renting a dumpster in the Athens area for your medium to large home clean-out or renovation projects is always a wise idea. Bin There Dump That will work with you to help determine the best location to put your rental while you complete your work plans, but safety is our number one priority above all else. We must comply with city, state, and county regulations and this might not fit with your proposed placement choice. This is why we encourage you to consider your driveway first so you can avoid a lot of headache and paperwork.  


It’s important to note that Athens does requires a special use permit to allow roadside parking of dumpsters, so you need to contact the Athens-Clarke County Public Works Department to learn more about any guidelines to follow. Many times you have to meet specific requirements in order to place a roll-off directly onto public property like a street or curb.

Who to Contact About Dumpster Permits in the Athens Area

Customers who place our dumpsters on their privately-owned space, like their driveways, won’t need a permit. This makes our minivan size roll-off the ideal solution to avoid the hassle of paperwork and governmental red tape.  


If you don’t have a private drive or your dumpster is too large to fit, you could also contact Athen’s Solid Waste Department about curb placement is a prudent step to take. Once you have the necessary permits, our delivery crew will carefully observe all laws and regulations and place your bin safely in the designated spot. You should also verify if you need to use bright caution tape and traffic cones to improve the visibility of our dumpster for local traffic.


For those living outside downtown Athens, check out our handy list below of relevant city government links in the surrounding areas that we serve:





Permits can have lengthy processing times, so be proactive and avoid project delays by applying at least a week before you need us. 

Call Your HOA About Your Dumpster Rental

If you live in a community that has a Homeowner's Association (HOA), you need to call them ahead of time about your plans to put a dumpster on the street. Most HOAs have the authority to decide how to use their private streets, in addition to state and local laws. They often have their own enforcement of parking regulations and may not allow off-street parking of dumpsters. 


If you are part of an HOA, call them first and then your local public works department. 

What If I’m Not Allowed to Put a Dumpster on the Curb

If you can’t park a dumpster street-side, our professional team at Bin There Dump That is here to help you re-evaluate the roll-off size you need. Many times our smaller minivan size model is just as good a fit for your project and will conveniently fit into your driveway. We do have an alternative to parking your dumpster on the street, which is to offset it into your yard. Check out our FAQ or contact us for more details to find out if this option works for your situation.

Your Driveway is the Best Option for a Dumpster Rental

Safety is an important issue when renting a dumpster, but so is preventing unlawful dumping. Strangers often take advantage of curbside roll-offs because they are easily accessible with little to no security to stop them. State and federal law have very strict guidelines about the materials permitted in a roll-off. Putting prohibited items like paint and tires into your bin can add more fees to your bill, or even require a separate disposal agreement.

Reserve Your Athens Area Dumpster Today

Bin There Dump That strives to make your dumpster rental experience as stress-free as possible and easy. From the moment you schedule your delivery to when we arrive to clean up and haul it out, we’ve got you covered for all of your upcoming renovation needs. If you're ready to rent a dumpster, contact us today at (770) 932-2838 or contact us online for more information. Visit our blog for additional tips and tricks to maximize the benefits of your dumpster rental experience!


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