Frequently Asked Questions

Each municipality has different regulations and permits requirements concerning dumpsters placed on private property, streets or any other public right of way. Contact your local municipality and they will provide you with the regulations and costs to purchase any necessary permits. Purple Cow Dumpsters is not responsible for obtaining proper permits.

Virtually anyone!  The majority of our customers are DIY homeowners, all kinds of businesses, real estate companies, organizations and many small to mid-sized contractors.  The list doesn’t stop there, though—we have worked with major contractors in charge of large industrial construction sites, too!  The question might better be stated as, Who doesn’t need a dumpster at least once in their life?

Regulations and permit requirements differ on where you can and can’t place a dumpster and it varies from city to city.  Your local municipality can provide you with the requirements for any needed permits.  Purple Cow Dumpsters is not responsible for obtaining proper permits.

When picking up the dumpster, a tarp will be secured over the load to contain its contents during transport.  Please do not load materials above the dumpster’s top rails as it will interfere with the tarp.  Spread the materials as evenly as possible to flatten the load and distribute the weight evenly.  If the dumpster cannot be safely transported due to being improperly loaded, you will have to unload it to a safe level before it can be removed. This could mean additional charges.

Tires, Batteries, Paint, Rock, Dirt, Concrete. (See also, What kind of debris do you dispose of?)

The size of your project will dictate your needs.  Purple Cow Dumpsters offers 11, 15, and 18 yard dumpsters. See our website for further details or call our office and one of our friendly experts will be happy to help you determine your specific needs.

We proudly work with most types of home and business improvement, demolition, and cleanout projects.  However, we do not have the resources to dispose of certain items as per EPA guidelines. Those items include:

  • Biohazardous materials/medical waste
  • Paint (dry paint cans are permissible)
  • Batteries
  • Propane Tanks
  • Liquids/Solvents/Freon/Chemicals
  • Equipment containing gas or oil


If you need to dispose of any of these types of materials, let us know and we’ll direct you to the proper agency.

Our pricing is 100% transparent.  When you call, we will give you a competitive quote that includes delivery, pickup, rental period, and disposal of debris up to the specified weight allowance for your dumpster.  With Purple Cow Dumpsters, you will never have to worry about hidden delivery charges, fuel surcharges, or environmental fees.

Each dumpster rental includes delivery to your home, office, or construction site, a one week rental period, and disposal of your trash (up to designated weight limits).  For an additional fee, we can extend the rental period.

To help ensure the protection of your property, we take every precaution possible.  Despite that, however, there is always the potential of damage to your property.  This can be caused by the weight of the container or poor surface conditions.  Purple Cow Dumpsters is not financially liable for the damages caused by normal dumpster operation.

Purple Cow Dumpsters is Houston’s leading mini roll-off container company. Our customers include homeowners, business owners, contractors, realtors, and property managers throughout the Houston area looking to get rid of unwanted materials from all types of projects. Our containers are smaller, newer, and transported on non-commercial trucks that won’t inflict a beating on your driveway.  Purple Cow Dumpsters will provide you with a trash and debris removal option that will save you time, space, and money.

Some of our roll-offs are about the size of a small automobile. This gives our customers the option of having the dumpster dropped in their garage, allowing them to discretely fill the dumpster while saving driveway space. Locally-owned Purple Cow Dumpsters will make every effort to guarantee that the experience is easy, clean, and affordable.

Call us today!  We will walk you through the simple and easy process of acquiring a dumpster for your project. We offer guaranteed drop-off and pick-up dates—in some cases, we can deliver your dumpster the same day. We take pride in our business, and as you’ll see when you rent from us, it shows in our work.