Residential and Commercial Dumpster Rental Company Colorado

Your Locally Owned Denver Dumpster Company

Sam's Hauling Local Dumpster roll-off Denver Colorado

We provide roll-off dumpsters in the following Denver-area locations.

What does it mean to be locally owned and operated in Denver? It means a local family invested time, money and hard work to serve their hometown community. They hired locally for over a decade, creating jobs in Denver that supported Denver families. They paid taxes to the State of Colorado and the City of Denver for over a decade. A majority of their profits and the wages of employees have been spent in the greater Denver area, benefiting other Denver businesses.

Local Denver Dumpster Rental

Denver owned businesses are what make Denver… well, Denver. Lots of places have a Bin There Dump That, but only Colorado has a Sam’s Hauling. Sam’s does NOT have a corporate office based in another state. Sam’s does not have to make up for lost profits in one region by charging more in another. When you call Sam’s, you can talk to…Sam!

If you want some “corporate rules” franchise service then call Bin There. But if you want service from the owners of the company, the largest and oldest mini dumpster rental service in Denver, then you want service from the best, Sam’s Hauling. We have three distribution centers in the greater Denver area. This means we can fulfill most orders in a day. Get professional, prompt service from Denver’s LOCAL dumpster rental company.

Written by Sam Stankie

National Waste & Recycling Association

Denver Waste & Recycling National Waste & Recycling Association ColoradoThe National Waste & Recycling Association plays an active leadership role in advancing policies that benefit the solid waste industry and improve the quality of life for all Americans. Its advocacy work focuses on the legislative and regulatory objectives of its members across a variety of important solid waste issues.

Denver Waste & Recycling

The National Waste & Recycling Association is also proactive in its work to educate government officials at the municipal, county, state and federal levels on key policy matters that are important to the industry. Providing support to legal cases before federal and state courts is an additional and important function of the Association, shaping laws and regulations that ensure the vitality of the solid waste collection, transportation and disposal industries.

Since the publication of this article in 2014, The National Waste & Recycling Association has established a Colorado chapter in 2018 with a focus on flow control, permitting, local ordinances, and Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radiative Materials (TENORM) legislation.

Written by Sam Stankie

Construction Jobs Stay Strong in Denver Metro Area

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-Updated 3/2020-

Since the original publication of this article in 2014, Denver is still doing better than most U.S. cities in the realm of construction and employment of its skilled workers. In fact, though 80% of contractors in the country report difficulty finding qualified construction workers, construction is becoming more and more popular in Denver with men who are seeking employment.

Original 2104 Article:

Across the country, two-thirds of construction contractors can not find qualified workers. The Denver metro area is the exception, placing in the top 10 out of 339 metro areas in the country for construction jobs added in the past year, says Ken Simonson of Associated General Contractors of America. According to the contractor group, the Denver metro area added 3,600 construction jobs between February 2013 and February 2014.

Denver Construction Summer Projects

Summer in Denver means construction projects are taking place all over. Sam’s Hauling is well equipped to supply construction workers and contractors with the necessary equipment to complete jobs in a timely manner. We have 3 distribution centers to efficiently deliver dumpsters to the greater Denver area, including Boulder and Longmont.

Contractor Dumpster Rental Advantages

We understand what it’s like for contractors to need high-quality construction equipment at a low cost. This keeps overhead pricing down and enables them to pay their employees living wages. Which is why we offer NUMEROUS DISCOUNTS and OFFERS for construction companies and contractors. Some of these advantages include:

  1. Rolling discounts to repeat customers
  2. Extended set times and grace periods
  3. Invoiced billing after credit approval

As always, Sam’s Hauling provides timely pickup and delivery of all dumpsters. For questions or additional information, please call: 303-984-7200.

Written by Sam Stankie

Easy Load Dumpster Rental in Denver

Dumpster Rental sizes in Denver ColoradoWhat makes Sam’s dumpsters so popular among Denver residents? We think it could be the easy load door. Every Sam’s dumpster includes a vertical container with a hinged door at the front. This feature is beneficial for residents and contractors on the job alike.

Advantages of Easy Load Door

  • walk-in access to inside of container
  • no need to lift heavy objects into the air
  • easy to sort items for recycling or reuse

Sam’s dumpsters are designed for ease of use and maximum efficiency. The vertical design allows the dumpster to be placed almost anywhere while occupying a small space. Stepping inside the dumpster allows for more efficient stacking and sorting of unwanted items.

Written by Sam Stankie

Denver CO Natural Gas Phenomenon

Denver CO Natural Gas boom fracking surge-Updated 3/2020-

A few things have happened since the original publication of this article in 2014. After a downturn in 2015, gas production had picked back up with new projects statewide, a fracking boom in Colorado’s Front Range, and Colorado drilling up 70% in just 2018. As the area north of Denver looks onward to its population doubling by 2050, residents are still largely at odds over the contrast of economic benefits and concerns for safety and the environment.

Original 2014 Article:

Since 2007 there has been a natural gas boom in Colorado and especially the greater Denver area. This also includes Boulder and other surrounding areas. Here are some quick facts about natural gas in CO:

  • Average household energy costs in Colorado ($1,551 per year) are 23 percent less than the national average, primarily due to historically lower natural gas prices in the state.
  • From 2007 to 2012, crude oil production in Colorado rose 89% and marketed natural gas production rose 38%.
  • In 2013, 64% of the electricity generated in Colorado came from coal, 20% from natural gas, and 17% from renewable energy resources.
  • December 2013 forecast from the Leeds School of Business ranked Colorado in the top five fastest growing states economically, spurred strongly by energy production.

What is Hydraulic Fracturing?

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Much of the boom has been due to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” According to Encana, fracking is “a controlled operation that pumps water, sand and additives (fracturing fluids) into the wellbore and down the casing/tubing under high pressure; as the mixture is forced out through perforations in the wellbore into the surrounding shale rock, the pressure causes the shale to fracture, allowing the natural gas to flow into the reservoirs.”

Benefits and Drawbacks of Fracking

While the industry, and certainly the need, for natural gas has been growing, so has the knowledge level and understanding of the general public. There are many in the public, and private, sectors that are not so willing to give fracking the green light. Many areas in Colorado and Denver especially are currently debating over the allowance of fracking. In a nutshell, here are some of the arguments for and against:


  • creates jobs and revenue
  • more sustainable energy source-can convert to LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas)
  • cleaner burning-reduced air emissions
  • cheaper prices-abundant
  • increasing education and knowledge -If the attendance numbers at the Colorado School of Mines are any indication, natural gas and oil production are bringing Denver and Colorado to the forefront. Undergraduate enrollment has increased 2,000% over the last 10 years to accommodate the influx of students.

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  • damage to environment-water supplies, chemicals leaked
  • safety concerns for neighbors and workers at fracking sites
  • unsightly disturbances -walls built in neighborhoods to deter drill site and sound
  • unknown factors -unanticipated/unknown damage to environment, people, animals

While these do not seem to be as tangible as the Pros, it is the ever-present feeling of the unknown that has people worried, and rightly so. Although fracking has been done in the US for quite some time, there are still a number of potential hazards that could eventually cancel out the benefits.

Renewables and Natural Gas: Competition or Collaboration?

Natural gas does not have to be an all or nothing venture. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) states that “natural gas and renewable energy each contribute to economic growth, energy independence, and carbon mitigation, sometimes independently and sometimes together. New technologies, policies, and practices are emerging that may allow businesses to consider these energy sources as more ‘bankable’ partners.

Natural gas and renewables can be key elements of system-level solutions that stand to transform the national energy landscape. Much of the current discourse considers renewables and natural gas in isolation or concentrates on the competitive impacts of one on the other.”

Written by Sam Stankie

Abundant Denver Parks Fun for Local Residents

Denver Parks Fun parkscore ranking community livability

-Updated 3/2020-

Denver parks offer numerous opportunities for family fun, exercise or an escape from “city life.” Let’s take a look at how Denver Parks have stacked up in a five year period.

Denver’s 2019 ParkScore Ranking Index

In 2019’s park ranking from ParkScore, Denver Colorado ranked 29 out of 100 of the United States’ largest cities. Though this puts Denver 17 points lower in percentile to its 2014 position, this takes into account changes in ranking factors, such as park size, city acreage used for parks, and residents’ proximity to parks. Taking a look at the numbers, there is still very much to celebrate in our local parks!

  • 90% of residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park
  • 75th percentile for dog parks
  • 74th percentile for playgrounds

So where in Denver are parks needed most? Take a look at this map.


Denver’s 2014 ParkScore Ranking Index

In a 2014 park ranking index, Denver ranked 7th out of 60 cities. This is a 10 spot improvement from the previous year’s rank.

Major factors for the index include park access, park size, city acreage used for parks, and percentage of residents within a 10-minute walk of a park. Roughly 84 percent of Denver residents live a half-mile or closer to a park.

Denver Park Statistics:

  • Park acreage: 6,100 acres
  • Percentage of city area: 8.2 %
  • Largest/Most-visited: City Park, 314 acres
  • Median park size: 6.3 acres
  • Spending per resident: $124.89

Written by Sam Stankie

Meeting Colorado Renewable Energy Standards is Inexpensive

denver colorado renewable energy cost solar panels

-Updated 3/2020-

Since the original publication of this article, the general consensus has remained largely unchanged in that meeting Colorado’s renewable energy standard is relatively inexpensive, especially considering the benefits after having solar panels installed. In addition, Xcel Energy still offers a variety of rewards, rebates, and incentives for the installation of solar panels in Colorado.

Original Article:

A Denver Post blog details a study to examine the cost-effectiveness of meeting the renewable energy standards set in Colorado. The joint study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) concludes that meeting the standards is inexpensive. This is especially true when prices are compared to other states.

Cost of Colorado Renewable Energy

In Colorado, the cost of complying came to 1 cent/kwh in 2012. Most of the talk about renewable energy centers around solar power. Xcel Energy has long offered Solar Rewards and incentives for installation of residential and commercial panels. Though rebates are now gone and incentives have been reduced, the cost of solar installation dropped $5/kw, making Colorado one of the least expensive states.

Colorado Solar Panels

One factor pushing the cost of meeting Colorado’s renewable energy standards was a requirement that a certain amount be roof-top solar or distributed generation. The upfront cost of this is more than alternatives, but the operating costs are low once up and running.

Written by Sam Stankie

CU Boulder Team Receives Grant Toward Sustainability

CU Boulder Team Receives Grant Toward Sustainability reinvent toiletUpdated 1/30/2020

Who would have expected a toilet to one-day filter water, charge a cellphone or create charcoal to combat climate change? Well, did you know that in 2012, a team of students and faculty engineers from the University of Colorado Boulder won a grant for nearly $780,000 for its proposal to develop a solar-biochar toilet for use in developing countries throughout the world? It’s true!

The grant was part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge initiated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to address a sanitation challenge affecting nearly 40 percent of the world’s population. The primary goals: to sanitize waste, use minimal water or electricity, and produce a usable product at low cost.

Congratulations CU Boulder on another big step toward sustainability!

Written by Sam Stankie

Sam’s Hauling Dumpsters Ideal for Denver Remodeling Contractors

Rental Dumpsters Ideal for Denver Remodeling ContractorsSam’s Hauling provides dumpsters to contractors throughout the greater Denver area. As Denver’s oldest and largest mini dumpster rental company, we have established a lasting relationship with many Denver remodeling contractors and building companies.

Denver Remodeling Contractors Needing Dumpster Rental

The Denver companies that have previously utilized our services already know of the great value we offer. For those that do not, here is what Sam’s Hauling can provide for your building or remodeling firm:


  • Rolling discounts to repeat contractor customers
  • Licensed contractors receive extended set times and grace periods
  • Supporting documentation for recycling programs, noting material types, volume, and weight are available to contractors participating in LEED® and other green building projects
  • Invoiced billing after credit application approval



What makes Sam’s Hauling different?

Sam’s Hauling understands the needs of local, Denver remodeling contractors. Contractors need reliable service at affordable rates. Sam’s offers BOTH. Our multiple distribution centers allow us to fulfill orders promptly, even last-minute changes, usually within 24 hrs.

Written by Sam Stankie

How Do I Choose the Right Size for A Denver Dumpster Rental?

How Do I Choose the Right Size for A Denver Dumpster Rental?

Denver dumpster rental sizesSo you’ve got the project lined up ahead of you: You’re cleaning out the basement. You’ve even decided to rent a dumpster for getting rid of all unwanted junk. But now you’re wondering, “How do I choose the right container size for my Denver dumpster rental?” Not to worry, Sam’s Hauling will help you select the right dumpster for the job.

Dumpster Rental Sizes

Sam’s Hauling specializes in “mini” dumpsters of various sizes. This ensures you ONLY get the size you need. If you call me or Brian at (303) 984-7200 we will evaluate your specific project requirements for FREE. We will give you an honest assessment and recommendation of dumpster size dimensions. We will not upsell anyone into a dumpster that is too big or costly.

The Sam’s Hauling difference.

Sam’s offers 6, 9, 12 and 16 cubic yard dumpsters for residential and construction use. If you have concerns about excessive dumpster capabilities or potentially hazardous materials, please contact us today. Our roll-off dumpsters can be delivered to the greater Denver area usually within a day!

Written by Sam Stankie