People rent dumpsters for different reasons. Most of the time, though, rental is necessary when more trash is expected than usual. This usually happens during spring cleaning, home renovation, garage clean outs, or when there is a big family reunion on the way.
The good thing about dumpsters for rent is that there are many companies out there that offer them. Not only do they deliver an empty large can, they also dump the trash when the rental time is finished.
What Is The Typical Cost to Rent Large Dumpsters?
But how much does it cost to rent a dumpster? Well, that really depends on several factors including the number of days you are going to rent, the type of trash you are throwing away, the weight of the trash, rental period, your location, and the availability of the dumpster.
To give you specific ideas on how much you might have to pay, we are quoting this information from http://costhelper.com, which set the rental price at the range of $90 to $850 for three to four days. The price includes dump fees or the price of getting rid of the trash. Angie’s List, on the other hand, lists the rent price at between $385 and $500. Again, this includes the price of the rent and the subsequent pickup and disposal of trash.
Dumpster Container Sizes
Dumpsters for rent usually come in three sizes – 10 yards, 15 yards, and 20 yards. The smallest 10-yard dumpster has the capacity to hold about three pickup truck loads of trash. The most affordable rolloff dumpster is going to be the one that will allow you to remove all of your debris with only one pickup from the rental management company.
Even if you think you need to rent a dumpster, there are times when renting is a bad idea. One of these is one you need permanent waste removal. If you need to remove a large amount of trash every day, you will have to find another way to remove your trash because rental dumpsters are only picked up after three to four days.
Renting a commercial dumpster is also not a good idea when you don’t generate that much trash. Remember that the smallest can is able to hold up to three trucks of worth of trash. Also, renting is not a good idea when you are dumping hazardous waste material or dirt. There are rental companies that cannot accept large amounts of dirt – you might want to consider donating yours to a local gardening facility.
In general, the best times to rent a dumpster is when you are expected to generate a large amount of trash within a short period of time, typically a few days. We are talking about outdoors music festivals and moving carnivals.
If you do need to rent a dumpster, make sure to ask at least three different rental companies about their price. One thing you want to make sure is that the rent you pay is all-inclusive, meaning you do not pay extra for tax and trash disposal. If you are offered a price that is not all-inclusive, move on to the next dumpster-for-rent company. There are many others that you can hire to rent a bin and throw your trash.