Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find answers to some common questions. Contact us if you don’t see the info you’re looking for.

Container Info

What are the Container sizes that are available to rent or purchase?

Moveable Container Storage offers various containers in sizes from 10ft – 45ft. Visit our Storage Containers product page to learn more, or contact your nearest MCS Regional Office to see what is available in your area.

What are the External Dimensions of the containers?

The containers are 10, 20, 40 or 45 feet long and 8′-6″ tall. Our High-Cube units are 9′-6″ tall. All of our containers are 8 feet wide. For more information please see our Container Specs page or contact your nearest MCS Regional Office for more information.

How much does a container weigh?

The 20ft container weighs 2866 lbs.
The 20ft container weighs 4850 lbs.
The 40ft container weighs 8200 lbs.
The 40ft High-Cube weighs 8600 lbs.
The 45ft container weighs 10,350 lbs.
*Please note that weights are approximates, as there are variances due to different manufacturers.

What condition are these containers in?

All MCS rental units are wind and water tight upon delivery. Containers for purchase are available in various conditions. Please view our Container Condition Guide to learn more about how condition is classified.

Are the containers safe and lockable?

Absolutely!  As a matter of fact MCS provides our customers with an option to have their container(s) delivered with a High-Security lock box affixed to the doors.

What kind of doors do the containers have?

Our containers have 2 swing doors on ONE end. We can have the driver load the container with the doors facing per the customer preferences.

Can I drill holes and put shelving inside the container?

Although the containers are strong enough to sustain such modifications, MCS does not allow modifications of containers on rent. We offer shelving units for rent or purchase that provide for storage options without having to modify the container. Additionally, we can provide a wide range of modifications to purchased containers.

Do you have a facility to store the container(s)?

We provide on-site only.  We provide the container for the time period you wish and once you’re done, we pick up the empty container.

Are the containers water proof?

Our containers are wind and water tight, they will be leak proof at time of delivery.

What kind of floor does the container have?

Our containers have 1 1/4″ marine-grade wood plank or plywood flooring.

Are these containers made of Aluminum or Wood?

These containers are made of 12 gauge corrugated high-strength steel with a reinforced base and wood flooring.

Does the container have vents?

Yes, our containers have vents on either side of the container for cross ventilation.

What color are the containers?

Containers come in a variety of colors. The majority of our fleet comes in beige, dark brown or red-oxide. We may be able to confirm the color preference with our customer, if needed, prior to delivery.

Ordering and Delivery

How much space do I need in order to get my container delivered?

A minimum of 80 to 120 feet of linear clearance and a minimum of 10 feet of width with 14ft of height, must be available on leveled ground.

How are the containers delivered to your location?

The containers are delivered on a Tilt-Back truck. Where-in the trucker backs into the spot, slides the container off its back and gradually moves forward.

What is the turn around time to get a container delivered?

We can deliver with-in 3-4 business days after Order Confirmation. However, this can depend on location. It could be as little as 48 hours. Please contact your nearest MCS Regional Office to confirm delivery times.

How much notice do I need in order to have the containers picked up?

We require a minimum of 4 days notice  in order to have the containers picked up from your location.

Do you move containers on customer locations?

Yes we can move containers, however we can only move empty containers.

Can the containers be stacked at the customers location?

While the containers are structurally sound to be stacked, our current equipment does not allow us to deliver and stack the containers at the customers location.

Do I need a permit to have the container on my property?

Rules and regulations differ from county to county, please check with your county to verify if a permit is required by local law.

Do you offer rent to own?

No, we only rent containers or sell them outright.

How much do I need to pay before I get the container(s)?

You will need to pay a delivery fee, a pick-up fee and the first monthly rental, up front.

Do you sell containers?

Yes, we do! Please contact your nearest MCS Regional Office or use the form on our Request Quote page to check pricing and availability.

May I purchase the container that I am currently renting?

Absolutely! Please contact your nearest MCS Regional Office to check on pricing and initiate the sales order.

Does MCS provide financing for purchasing Containers?

At present time we do not offer financing.

Do you ship Containers overseas?

At present time we do not ship or provide containers overseas.