Dumpster rental prices can, and will, vary from company to company and city to city. There are basic costs that go into any dumpster rental such as gas for the truck, cost of equipment, workers’ pay, dumping fees, and of course, profit. However, invariably, some companies will be less than others. Here are some tips that will help you keep your costs down when renting your next dumpster.
Size matters. The bigger the dumpster, the more you are usually going to pay. So it is advised for you to estimate your needs wisely, else you may be spending money on a large dumpster that you won’t fill to capacity. If you are new to dumpster rentals and roll-off containers, you may find the dumpster sizes page helpful. Otherwise a 10-yard is usually a good starting point for most home-based jobs such as clearing out your junk and light remodeling.
Simply put– the weight in tons of all your garbage. Most dumpster rental companies will provide you with a fixed tonnage based on the container size you are renting. But if you go over weight, you will be charged a fee of in some cases up to $100.00. If you are dumping particularly heavy waste such as concrete or roof shingles, you are not going to want to fill the can up all the way to the top, as you will likely be over weight. Otherwise try to stay within the confines of the dumpster (don’t overload it) to ensure you wont be charged extra fees.
Depending on your location and municipality, renting a dumpster can be hundreds of dollars more or less expensive than a different area of the country. This is mostly due to the costs that the dumpster rental companies have to incur– mainly being the cost to dump their waste at the landfill. For example, it might cost $400.00 to dump 4 tons of waste in New Jersey, while in Miami the cost would only be $200.00. Be prepared to shell out the dough if you are in a area with particularly expensive dumping fees.
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