How Much Is Dumpster Rental Cost?

In 2018, we generated 292.4 million tons of waste, which is equal to 4.9 pounds of waste per person, per day!

Whether it’s yard work you’re doing or a home renovation, you probably do your fair share in generating waste. And when you do, you want to make sure you dispose of it in an easy and correct way.

A great way to do so is to rent a dumpster. But before you do so, you might be wondering about what the dumpster rental cost will be.

Of course, there’s not just one answer that applies across the board. To find out more about dumpster rental prices, read on to find out all the relevant information regarding what affects pricing.

Size of the Dumpster

You might be surprised to learn this, but there are actually several sizes of dumpsters you can get! So if you have just a tiny project you’re working on, get peace of mind knowing that it’s entirely possible to get a small dumpster rental. That means you won’t have to be stuck renting a large one when you have no need for it.

Of course, this will affect pricing. Typically, smaller dumpsters will cost less to hire because they’re easier to move around. For example, we charge $275 per week for our 12-cubic yard dumpster and $400 per 10 days for the one that’s 20 cubic yards.

Number of Dumpsters

Not only does the size of the dumpster matter, but also how many you rent.

You might first balk at the price when you realize you have to pay double when renting 2 dumpsters. However, trying to skimp can hurt you in the end, as the dumpsters have weight limits.

In the end, you might end up scrambling to rent another dumpster anyway. So make sure you get a good idea of how much waste your project will generate and rent the appropriate sized dumpster, and consider renting more than 1 if needed.

Length of Rental

As we’ve just mentioned above, the prices we charge at Dumpster Medic are based on preset periods of rental.

Naturally, the longer you rent a dumpster, the more you’ll have to pay for it. However, if you need a dumpster on a long-term basis, it’s entirely possible to work out a deal with the company. You’re saving them on deliveries and pickups since you’re utilizing a dumpster for a longer period, so they’ll usually be happy to give you a discount for this convenience.

Associated Fees

When you rent a dumpster, the company will have a set weight that’s included in the price. For instance, our 20-cubic yard dumpster comes with 4,000 pounds of weight included.

If you go over that limit, expect to be charged a fee. In the above example, if you go over 4,000 pounds, we’ll charge $55 a ton after you exceed the weight limit.

Also, if you don’t honor the rental time you’ve agreed upon, expect to pay fees as well. A company runs on a schedule and if your actions affect that schedule, the fees are there for them to recoup losses.

The Location

Where you live or do business will affect dumpster rental pricing. This is because the cost of living will differ in every area, which will then affect how businesses price their products and services. After all, they need to turn a good enough profit to make a living!

Generally, major metropolitan areas will have higher prices. However, this isn’t 100% of the case, so it’s always a good idea to shop around and compare prices before deciding. If you’re located in a big city but there are lots of dumpster rental companies around, this is in your favor since they’ll compete with one another to have the lowest prices around.

The Company Itself

Lastly, the pricing will come down to the company itself. A large factor that’ll affect this is what we’ve just covered above: how much competition is around. If there isn’t much, they have more room to price their services higher.

Also, if they’ve been in business for years and know they offer exceptional services, this will also give them more room to have higher prices. They won’t need to have the lowest prices around to get customers because their reputation will precede them.

Always Request Quotes

The above has given you an excellent idea of what can affect the dumpster rental cost you pay. However, these are all approximates and general concepts.

What this means is that to get a better and more accurate picture of what costs might be like for you, you should always get quotes from dumpster rental companies. Because they’re able to assess your situation more thoroughly, they can then give you a more pinpointed price instead of a wide range that’ll leave you frustrated and still unsure.

After all, you can speculate all you want about what it’ll cost for a dumpster rental. But you won’t know for sure until you speak to a professional!

Don’t Get Ripped off on Your Dumpster Rental Cost

This article has now discussed what can affect the dumpster rental cost you pay. We’ve also advised you to request quotes, as this is the only way to really narrow down how much money you’ll have to spend to rent a dumpster.

So take the information you’ve learned in this article and apply it the next time you need a dumpster. Not only will it save you from being ripped off, but it’ll also help you find a company that offers the best services you need, and at the right prices too.

Are you interested in a cheap dumpster rental? Then request one from us now!

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Andrew CarpentieriAndrew Carpentieri
18:28 29 Apr 24
Professional, courteous, friendly, top of the line equipment, 10 STARS!!!! definitely recommed for any of your dumpster needs!!
Aj IskandarAj Iskandar
16:39 29 Apr 24
Had great experience with dumpster medic .Fair prices as well .
Dept. Finanzas IDDKDept. Finanzas IDDK
19:18 23 Apr 24
We are grateful for your service. Thank you for being so professional on your guest service.
19:14 23 Apr 24
Our church requested their services for a cleaning project we had during the weekend and they provided their services as requested. Also, when we were in need of an extra dumpster they were able to deliver the same day. I will recommend this company to anyone.
Secretaria IDDKSecretaria IDDK
19:12 23 Apr 24
Thanks for the excellent service you offered. Our church is more than happy with your prompt response to our last minute request.
Lane AdamsLane Adams
16:05 01 Apr 24
Dumpster Medic was a great company to work with. They did everything they said they would do, and alway on time. I got the 15 yard dumpster from them, and I cleaned out my whole garage. Perfect amount of space. They will be the first company I call next time, and I will recommend them to everyone I know.
Mike DeprattMike Depratt
18:06 25 Mar 24
Great company! Rashad was very respectful to me and my property. I've used dumpster medic 5 time for household clean out and will continue with them.Great prices too! Proven and very reliable! Thank you Rashad!
Manuel SoldevilaManuel Soldevila
19:37 11 Nov 23
Amazing service, incredible value, and awesome flexibility. I called many dumpster services, and I have used many in the past, but none were any close to the services, quality and savings of Dumpster Medic. By the way, Rashad Davis was such a friendly and nice person who would do anything and everything he can to acommodate your dumpster needs. It was a pleasure using their services. I will definitely use them again in the future.
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