Dumpster Rental in
If you got here because you’re researching dumpster rental in you’re in luck. We’re going to explain to you exactly when a perfectly ordinary family might rent a dumpster— and how they can do it on the cheap.
Residential Dumpster Rental vs Commercial
By far the most common customer for a dumpster rental company are the kinds mentioned above; companies who know they’re about to engage in a project that will produce a known (and large) amount of waste in a specified time. Generally, a family or community that rents a dumpster doesn’t always know how much waste they’re going to produce — or how long it’s going to take to fill their dumpster up.
The major difference is that the first group has a predetermined schedule for how often their dumpster will be emptied; the second group simply calls whenever the dumpster is full, and the rental company will come and take it away (and, if necessary, drop off an empty one at the same time.)
So when does a ‘homeowner’ rent a dumpster?
• When they’re remodeling their home,
• When they’re re-landscaping their yard,
• When it’s time to clean out the attic/basement/shed/storage unit and you know you’ll have a lot to toss, or
• When you’re tearing out a swimming pool, patio, deck, driveway, or other concrete, large wood, or other very heavy or very massive feature.
Dumpster Rental Costs
According to research done by Home Advisor, the rough nationwide average for dumpster rental is about $350, though prices may vary based on how long you intend to keep the dumpster handy (sometimes by the day, but more often by the week), on how large of a dumpster you need in the first place, and on whether or not you’re able to stay below the dumpster’s weight and volume limits.
To keep the price of your dumpster low, focus on:
• Calculating just how much, in weight and volume, you intend to throw away (round up!),
• Figuring out how long your project is going to take (round up again!), and then
• Searching all of the companies that rent dumpsters in and finding the best price for the time/size matrix you believe is going to be best for you.
• The truly frugal will find a neighbor who is also interested in some sort of project that they could use a dumpster for, get a larger dumpster, and split the cost — it will almost always come out meaningfully less expensive that way.
Finding dumpster rental companies is pretty easy — they almost all advertise online nowadays because they know that their biggest clients (businesses who need their services) tend to search online first. Call around, and don’t be afraid to haggle a little or leverage one company against another — you can often get a small discount on the price by giving them a decent reason.