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How Much Do Dumpsters Cost To Rent?

How Much Do Dumpsters Cost to Rent?

An on-site dumpster can make trash disposal so much easier. However, you may wonder how much do dumpsters cost to rent for your project? It is a fair question. After all, if dumpster rental costs more than it costs you in extra time and effort to haul trash to a landfill or transfer station on your own, then it might not make economic sense for your project. Having some idea about dumpster rental prices can help you decide whether to consider it for your project.

However, it can be really difficult to determine what dumpster rental prices are. If you call up dumpster rental companies and ask them about fees, they will seem to be avoiding the question. While that may give off a shady vibe, it is actually completely reasonable. That is because dumpster rental rates depend on a number of different factors. Without knowing additional information, it can be impossible for dumpster companies to give you a reliable quote about dumpster rental prices.

What factors impact dumpster rental prices?

There are three main things that impact dumpsters cost to rent:

  • What size dumpster do you need?
  • What type of debris do you have?
  • Where are you located?

Of course, dumpster size impacts rental costs. The larger the dumpster, the more debris it will hold. Because disposal costs are based on weight, the more debris, the more expensive the disposal. Therefore, a larger dumpster is more expensive.

Keeping weight in mind, it makes sense that debris type also impacts rental prices. The heavier the materials in the dumpster, the more expensive the disposal. However, debris type can also have a positive impact on disposal costs. If items are salvageable or recyclable, you may be able to recoup some of your dumpster costs. Therefore, it is important to share what type of debris you have.

Your location is important because of the cost of hauling the dumpsters to your site and then to landfills or transfer stations.

Dumpster Rental Range Prices

Dumpsters come in standard 10-yard, 20-yard, 30-yard, and 40-yard sizes. Depending on the company, the going base rate for small dumpster rental in our local area ranges from $450 to $600. 20-yard dumpsters are in the $550 to $750 range. 30-yard containers are in the $650 to $800 range. 40-yard containers are $850 and up.

While your individual prices will depend on the factors above, knowing the starting ranges can help you assess whether a dumpster rental is in your budget.

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