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Old 02-16-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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I have hired a contractor to do my roof in Nov, 2011. The contractor completed the work and not picking up the dumpster. It has been 2 months now. Who do I contact to file a complaint on this contractor ? Any help? I live in Massachusetts.

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Call him.
Call the dumpster service.
Call the department who issued the permit.
Call the city you live in and ask for it to be removed and give the contractor's info.
Contact whoever license's contractors in your state.

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Is it his dumpster or is it provided by a dumpster company?

There are roofing companies that provide their own dumpster.

Also, did you, or anyone else place anything in the dumpster that was not connected to the project work?
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Contractor Complaint Information for your area:

Link # 1 (What to do): http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/consumer/h...ontractor.html

Link # 2 (Actual Complaint form): http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/docs/hic/h...laint-form.pdf
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #5
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It's costing him money to just have that dumpster sitting there.
There could be any number of reasons he never had it picked up, forgot, in jail, on vacation. Just call the dumpster company and get it removed.
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It's costing him money to just have that dumpster sitting there.
There could be any number of reasons he never had it picked up, forgot, in jail, on vacation. Just call the dumpster company and get it removed.

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No passing go. no $200.,just execute.Geeez.,No mention of inquiries or contacts ??.,How long have you been notifing the contractor ?

A dumpster is a pretty big object.You forget your coat and forget to check the mail.,you don't forget a dumpster.

Also I know in Missouri if a contractor does not pay for materials or equipment leased or charged to your property for services.,then you will have a lein put on your property until the bill is paid.It might be a good idea to get on the phone and start finding some things out a.s.a.p.Your contractor may have skipped town leaving you with an added expense.I am sure by now it could be enough to buy your own dumpster.

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Put a lien on the garbage.
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Put a lien on the garbage.
Not the garbage but for the use of the dumpster.I could see the services side.Why should they pay for the disposal and the loss of a dumpster for several months being out of money they could have made with the dumpster in service rather than sitting in front of the OP's house.
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not knowing all the facts Ill say this.
I use dumpsters often.
I do not own them.
It is the responsibility of the waste company to remove it on time as per the agreement I made with THEM.


If the dumpster is owned by the contractor call him.
If its owned by a waste company, call them give them your address and explain the situation and tell them it needs to GO.

If the above fails, call the local municipality and tell them whats going on and they will tell you what you can/must do.
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Hmmm how long is it till you own it because it is on your property?
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not knowing all the facts Ill say this.
I use dumpsters often.
I do not own them.
It is the responsibility of the waste company to remove it on time as per the agreement I made with THEM.

That may be your "contract" with them, but being the Contractor, it is ultimately your responsibility. The homeowner did not hire the dumpster, they hired you, and you hired the dumpster company.

We have our own dumpsters and hire some out also.
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Thanks for the replies everyone.

I have a contract with the roofer to put a new roof and also to take the trash out. The dumpster is the contractor's responsibility. I have paid the contractor (roofer) to take the trash out also. I have called the roofer probably 25 times since the last 2 months. Looks like they have left the state or do not bother to respond to my calls.

I called and talked to the dumpster company a few times. They are saying that the contractor has not paid them. So, they cannot take the dumpster from my property. If I force them to take the dumpster, then they will dump the trash on my property and take the dumpster. The dumpster company wants $500 to take it away from my property.

AtlanticWBConst.: Thanks for the links. I will do the research and call the Mass licencing authority on Monday.

I will post the updates next week once I have a resolution to this.

Thanks again.
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I have called the roofer probably 25 times since the last 2 months. Looks like they have left the state or do not bother to respond to my calls.
I figured that is what it was.That is sad.I would try your A.G.But with him (Contractor) having left if you pursue it your legal fee will far more exceed the dumpster services request for payment.

Is the $500 request from the dumpster service as it sits now or after they dump it in your driveway ? I am not by any means saying you should keep quiet and pay the bill.I am saying that your fee's will exceed the $500.

Call everyone you can to report this situation but in the end you might be paying the $500 regardless.In reality it is not the dumpster services problem that you got screwed.They have the mind set that they are not taking it in the back either.

I hate hearing stories such as yours.I feel for you.

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There has to be a name and a paper trail of some kind. If nothing else, it should be reported to every news outlet you can find. This sort of thing is what gives us all a bad name.

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