Jacksonville Dumpster Rental

When you choose a dumpster rental at Donovan, you get the professional, friendly and prompt service that has been the basis of our reputation since 1987. All of our equipment, including our trucks, has been designed to be residential friendly. Using residential friendly equipment means that we can fit down those narrow city streets that can be lined with parked cars on one side with ease, unlike some of those other bulky dumpster rental companies. We’ll take the time to understand you and the details of your project to ensure our recommendations are as accurate as possible. We even provide a free estimate!



What cannot go inside the dumpster:

Donovan Dumpsters cannot accept any of the following:

  • Paint
  • Chemicals
  • Solvents of any kind
  • Oil
  • Fuels
  • Herbicides and Pesticides
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Asbestos
  • Flammables
  • Bio-medical
  • Liquid Waste
  • Refrigerants
  • Toxic or Hazardous Materials
  • Pressure Treated Lumber
  • Fluorescent Light Ballasts
  • Batteries
  • Fuel/Gas Containers
  • Monitors or Televisions
  • Appliances of any type
  • Propane Tanks
  • Tires
  • Mattresses

Any of the above items will incur a $45 additional disposal fee if located at the landfill.

Hook-Lift vs. Roll-Off Truck

We operate a hook lift truck where most dumpster companies use a cable truck. The benefits of a hook truck is that we are able to gently place the containers on the drive way instead of dropping them. Also we are able to place the dumpsters in tight places and weaker surfaces that most roll off trucks cannot drive on.

Dumpster Size

All of our dumpsters are the same size 14’ Long x 8’ Wide x 5.12 Tall. This equates 18.5 yards. These dumpsters are the perfect size for most remodel jobs. We can even place them inside most standard size garages.

Weight Limits and Filling the Dumpster

Our Dumpster rentals do have a 8 ton weight limit (16,000lbs). This is the maximum weight in which we can lift. We also need to be able to tarp the dumpster so it needs to be filled to a containable level. If the debris is unsafe to haul after tarping, you might be asked to remove portions of the load for safe hauling.

Dumpster Delivery and Pickup

It is not necessary to be home to have the dumpster delivered but the more instructions that we have the better. Also, the dumpster is not automatically picked up. Please give us a call and we will get it scheduled for removal.

Dumpster Terms

The dumpster comes with a free 2-week rental agreement, after that it’s $15 a week to keep on site.

Damage to Property

We will do everything in our power to protect your property. Our truck is much smaller than most of the big dumpster companies and we will put down wood between the dumpster and concrete when requested. Because we use a hook truck instead of a roll-off truck we are able to gently and carefully place dumpsters in hard to reach places and it also allows us to travel on weaker surfaces. We cannot take responsibility for any damage that occurs to the driveway or lawn but will do our best to prevent it.

Our dumpster rentals are normally available for seven to ten days; however, Donovan Services maintains a flexible pick-up and delivery schedule that allows us to extend your dumpster rental should an unforeseen event occur. All of our dumpsters are delivered clean, well-maintained and easy to operate. We developed a unique method of delivering your dumpster rental by placing wooden boards under the dumpster so that it never actually touches your property, eliminating the opportunity for any damage to occur.

Dumpster Rental Pricing

Hauling Fee $200.00

$55.00 per ton (3 ton minimum)

Additional charges for unauthorized waste and improper loading

All Dumpsters will be charged a franchise fee.

A 20-yard dumpster can hold 16,000 pounds (8 tons) of construction debris, yard waste, or house hold garbage.


When you choose a dumpster rental at Donovan, you get the professional, friendly and prompt service that has been the basis of our reputation since 1987.