Frequently Asked Questions


  • How Do I Place an Order
    1. Visit our Order Page. Any questions, please call (901) 266-4700
    2. Select a delivery date.
    3. Give us instructions on where to place the dumpster
    4. We will deliver it to your home
    5. You fill it up (non-approved items)
    6. Select a pickup date
  • Delivery and pickup days are Monday through Saturday. Dumpsters can be kept a maximum of 7 days. An additional week may be purchased.

  • Why use Aardvark’s dumpster?
  • Our trucks are smaller, lighter, and more maneuverable than large national dumpster companies. Aardvark specializes in servicing the homeowners dumpster needs. We realize that your driveway is not a jobsite. Our dumpsters are cleaned before they are placed at your home.
  • Why doesn’t Aardvark carry different size dumpsters?
  • Aardvark’s focus is on the residential homeowners. The 15 yard dumpster the perfect size for most “Do It Yourself” projects. If we used larger dumpsters, it would require a larger and heavier truck to transport it. We do not want to put that kind of weight on driveways that weren’t designed for it.
  • What areas do you serve?
  • We currently serve Shelby County, TN and Desoto County, MS.
  • How do I load the dumpster?
  • The dumpster is only 4ft high, so you can easily fill over the side. It also has a rear gate that can be opened and items can be rolled inside.
  • What size is the dumpster?
  • It is a 15 cubic yard dumpster that is 16ft long, 8ft wide, and 4ft high.
  • How much can I put in the dumpster?
  • You can fill the dumpster to the top as long as you do not exceed the 4 ton weight limit. All items must fit inside the dumpster, level with the top and no items sticking out so the tarp can cover the load while it is being transported.
  • How do I judge the weight of my items?
  • Most items will not be an issue. The denser something is, the more it weighs. An example of something dense is sand or gravel. 1 cubic yard (3'x3'x3') of sand weighs 1.5 tons. You would be limited to putting 2.6 yards of sand or gravel in the dumpster. For that reason, we do not recommend using our dumpster if you want to dig a pool and remove the dirt. You should be able to comfortably stay under the 4 tons for most clean out, remodeling and DIY projects. EX: The average car weighs 2 tons.
  • What items cannot be place in the dumpster?
  • The easiest rule of thumb is do not place anything in the dumpster that is flammable, toxic, or hazardous . If in doubt about an item, check the labeling or Google it. Also we do not accept concrete, stone or bricks due to the weight involved.
  • How long do I get to keep the dumpster?
  • On our website, you will select a Monday through Saturday delivery date. You will also select a Monday through Saturday pickup date. You may keep the dumpster up to 7 days. An additional week may be purchased for $50.00. (Saturday pickup or delivery is an additional $50.00 and must be before 10:00 AM.)
  • Can the dumpster be parked on the street or public area?
  • No, the dumpster must be parked on private property. It is best to place it on the drive way but it can be placed in a yard. The steel wheels will most likely leave ruts in the yard or on dirt.
  • How do I pay for the dumpster?
  • After you fill out your information and agree to the terms of agreement, you will push the pay button that will take you to PayPal for your choice of payment. We selected PayPal payments because it is completely secure, therefore we will never see your credit card or banking information. After you have completed payment with PayPal, you will receive a confirmation by email.
  • Are there any additional fees?
  • If you follow the terms of the agreement, there are no additional fees. If you go over the weight limit, you will need to off load some of the items or order a second dumpster. If you fill the dumpster with Non-Approved Items , you will be responsible for any fines and clean up charges issued by the landfill, City, State, or Federal agencies.
  • What if I decide I want the dumpster moved to another location?
  • If it is on the same property, there would be a $90.00 relocation fee.
  • How far in advance do I need to place my order?
  • It’s always a good idea to book your dumpster as far in advance as possible to ensure its availability and our ability to deliver the day you need it. Keep in mind we’re busiest on Mondays and Fridays. While we always appreciate a couple days’ notice, we realize timely delivery is critical to keeping your project moving on time and budget. While speed of service is based on availability, typically, as long as you place your order by noon we will be able to deliver the dumpster the next business day.
  • How much does it Cost?
  • The price for a 15 yd. dumpster is $400.00 plus tax for up to 7 days. This price includes delivery, pickup, and disposal for up to 4 tons of debris delivered to the landfill. A second week may be purchased for an additional $50.00.
  • Can the Dumpster be Emptied and Returned during the week?
  • Yes, an additional dump is available for $360.00.
  • Will I be Contacted prior to Delivery?
  • Yes. Please include your best phone number when placing your order and we will call you the morning of the delivery date, as well as the morning of the pick-up date you’ve selected.
  • What if I want to cancel my order?
  • If for any reason you want to cancel your order after payment, a $100 cancelation fee will apply.