When the time comes to rent a dumpster
many residential customers have never done this before. Renting a dumpster is like entering unchartered waters. Not only do they not know what size dumpster would work best for their project they often do not know how much a dumpster will cost to take care of their particular need.
Lets take a look at several variables that go into dumpster pricing. We will discuss three key factors that determine pricing in your local area.
The first variable for dumpster pricing depends on the size dumpster needed. For example do you need a 10-yard for a small remodeling project like a bathroom or small kitchen rehab or do you need a 20-yard dumpster for a large demolition project. Most often you will see the smaller dumpsters renting for a cheaper price in the $250 plus dollar range than say the larger ones, which are $300 and up.
Second dumpster pricing is based on the cost to dispose of the product. Depending on the city and state, local dump fees have a large factor in determining the cost of a dumpster rental. A ton of waste can cost anywhere from $25 a ton to $105 a ton depending on the geographic area.
The third and final variable to know how much a dumpster rental will cost are the items being disposed of. For example will there be heavier items like brick, concrete plaster and dirt or will the items being disposed of be lighter in weight such as old furniture, drywall and carpet. The heavier the items being disposed of the more one can expect to pay for a dumpster.
In addition please note some companies will charge extra for things such as tires, mattresses, electronics and “white” appliances. Fees for these items range from $10 on up depending on the particular item and amount of them. Not only is it a good idea to take inventory of the items your disposing of but to also ask if your dumpster rental company charges extra and how much for items such as these.
To recap our points above there are several factors that go into determining the final price of a dumpster rental. Most areas of the country will see dumpsters start in the $250 range plus any applicable taxes and go up from there.
It is important to ask lots of questions when ordering a dumpster so as to not be blind-sided by hidden fees.
We recommend doing your homework and fully understand the scope of your project to get the appropriate size dumpster at the best value for your needs.