Are you planning a home renovation project or large scale clean-up of your home, but aren’t sure how to get rid of all your unwanted materials (i.e. junk)? Consider renting a roll-off dumpster. Renting a dumpster can often save you time and money when it comes to disposing unwanted materials or objects in your home and office.
But how much will it cost you? This is obviously an important point, and the answer varies quite a bit, depending on your location and the nature of the company you rent from.
That said, the average cost to rent a dumpster last year was about $420, but the price can range anywhere from $200 to over $1,000. Apart from where you live and the availability of dumpster rental services, there are a number of other factors that will influence your dumpster cost. Below are a few to consider.
Size of Dumpster
Most dumpsters range from 10 to 30 yards in length. Like most things, bigger costs more when it comes to renting a dumpster. A 10-yard dumpster is likely to have a base cost of around $200, while a 30-yard dumpster is likely to have a base cost around $500. In general, a 10-yard dumpster is sufficient for small projects such as replacing the drywall in your bathroom or decluttering your garage. Larger scale projects involve multiple rooms in your home or large appliances are likely to require a larger dumpster. If you aren’t sure which size to get, ask when inquiring about a dumpster. Most specialists will be able to make a recommendation based on a description of your project.
Length of time
Most dumpster rentals charge by the week, so you get the most bang for your buck by planning on getting and returning the dumpster within a one-week window. If you think you’ll need it for longer check with the company about getting a discounted rate for the subsequent weeks. While most companies won’t give you a discount if you only need the dumpster for a day or two, it’s always worth asking as some renters can accommodate special needs.
Quality of service
Just like with everything, you tend to pay more for high quality service. While there may be a dumpster rental company near you with rock bottom prices, do some research and read customer reviews before signing on the dotted line. If a lower cost means sacrificed service, it might be worth paying a little extra. Nothing matches the frustration of being ready to start a job and finding that your dumpster is going to be a few days late.
Finding a Reputable Dumpster Rental Company
Use this information as a guideline to finding a reliable and fairly priced dumpster rental company. When choosing between options, it will be useful to have in mind the dimensions of the dumpster you want and how long you think you’ll need it for in order to accurately compare quotes. It can often be worth it to rent a dumpster from a reputable and trusted company even if it costs a little more. The hassle you will save renting from a trustworthy provider can make your project much smoother and help avoid surprises.