Dumpster Rental Prices, Costs & Rates
When it comes to dumpster prices, everyone wants to keep the cost of dumpster rental as low as possible. You won't find better dumpster rental prices than with Hometown's locally owned and operated dumpster companies. Calling a locally owned dumpster service directly is usually the best way to get the lowest overall dumpster rental cost.
Lower Dumpster Prices from Locally Operated Dumpster Services
Dumpster rental prices are almost always cheaper if you call a locally owned dumpster service directly rather than booking your dumpster online with one of the many "online dumpster brokers." Why pay the extra dumpster cost of going through an out of state middleman when you can call a locally owned and operated service directly and get lower dumpster rates?
Dumpster Rental Price Comparison - The chart below compares dumpster rental prices to remove household trash for a 20 yard dumpster (medium size) in select cites. We've compared the dumpster price of booking directly with one of Hometown's locally operated dumpster companies verses the dumpster rental cost of booking with a national, online broker. As you can see, booking directly with a locally owned dumpster service provides a much lower dumpster rental cost.
**Above prices may fluctuate based on time of year, exact location and debris going into the dumpster.
What Factors Affect the Cost of Dumpster Rental?
Dumpster rental prices vary greatly from state to state and city to city. The main reasons for the variability is the difference in the costs associated with disposing of the waste in the local landfill and the taxes that are levied by some local municipalities.
Landfills charge dumpster services by the ton to dump the debris within their roll off containers. The cost per ton to dump in one city may be 3 to 4 times what it costs in a different city. If you live in an area with high landfill fees, your dumpster service prices will be higher.
The dumpster size also affects price. The larger the dumpster you rent, the higher the price. Larger, heavier roll off dumpsters cost more to haul and dump than smaller dumpsters, and that is reflected in the price.
Location of the delivery address also affects dumpster rental rates. If you are located far from a landfill or recycling center, then it costs more for the service provider to deliver and pick up from you. Remote locations may cost more.
How are Dumpster Prices Quoted?
Many roll off container services charge a flat fee to have the dumpster for a specified period of time... ie $400 for 7 days. If you're a homeowner and you need the dumpster for more than their standard rental period, extra charges may apply. Some dumpster services also add a delivery charge or fuel surcharge to their dumpster rental rates. Be sure to clarify over the phone if there are any additional charges for your dumpster rental.
Almost all dumpster services also have a maximum tonnage requirement for each dumpster size. Every load is weighed at the landfill or transfer station. If your dumpster weighs more than a maximum allowable tonnage, then extra charges will likely apply.
For example, say a dumpster service charges $400 for a 20 yard roll off container. Their maximum tonnage without extra charges may be 4 tons. For every ton over 4 tons, the customer owes another $40. In this example, if your roll off dumpster load weighed in at 3 or 4 tons, your total dumpster rental cost would be $400. If your roll off dumpster load weighed in at 6 tons, your total dumpster cost would be $480 ( 2 tons over max X $40 per ton = an extra $80 charge). The bottom line, be sure to clarify up front how much weight is included in the price and the cost per ton over the maximum.