Rent a Dumpster: Why It’s the Best Choice for Waste Removal

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Whether it’s for a DIY project or a commercial job, renting a dumpster is a smart option for cleanup and waste removal.


Renting a Dumpster vs. Junk Removal

While renting a dumpster is not the only option for getting rid of the trash, it gives you the most flexibility. Another option is using junk removal companies.

If you’re looking to dump debris or construction materials, your best option is to rent a dumpster. Unlike junk removal, renting a dumpster means filling it on your own. You will probably have restrictions on size, weight, and materials. The best items for dumpster rentals are concrete and construction waste, storm and yard debris, large amounts of furniture, and multiple appliances. Lastly, a perk of the dumpster over junk removal is that you usually know the cost upfront.

A perk of redbox+ is that we provide you with a two-in-one product. So, you can order one dumpster with a portable toilet for your job site. And, once you fill up your dumpster, give us a call and we’ll bring you another dumpster, take your full one and dump it.

Factors of Cost

HomeAdvisor reports dumpster rentals cost $380 on average per week, with a range of about $200 to $800 per week. When you go look at dumpsters to rent, several factors will affect the cost. Those factors include municipality, size of the dumpster, length of the rental period, type of material, weight of the material, location relative to company and dumps, dump fees, and permits. In addition, some companies charge extra for materials like appliances, mattresses, and hazardous materials.

Junk Removal costs anywhere from $15 to $400 on average, according to HomeAdvisor. The price does not include very much material removal. Junk removal, as mentioned above, is best if you have a couple of furniture pieces or appliances to get rid of.

If you have several truckloads of debris to dump, you should consider renting a trash bin. While it will cost hundreds of dollars, it will still be cheaper than loading an SUV or pick-up truck with your debris and driving back and forth between dumps for multiple trips. You would pay for gas and dump fees every time. Not to mention the time it would take!


Rental Rates: Two Ways

There are two types of rental price rates. First, there’s a fixed or flat rate. With this, you will know the total cost upfront. It bundles all costs like rental, delivery, pickup, taxes, dump fees, mileage, and administrative. The downfall is that the rate typically comes with a weight limit that you must adhere to.

The other kind of rental price is a variable rate. The cost will change according to order specifics, but you won’t see the total until after the rental period. This method could cost you, but it does allow you more flexibility.


Dumpster Sizes

Dumpsters come in various sizes. Roll-off dumpsters are the most common type for remodeling, demolition, and landscaping projects. They range in sizes from 10 to 40 cubic yards. Wondering what size to rent? Check out the guide below:

Type of Project Size of Dumpster
Small-scale roofing, landscaping, single-room cleanups 10-yard
Small projects with bulkier debris, single-room remodels, attic cleanout, or basement cleanout 15-yard
Whole-home cleanups, roofing projects, large-scale landscaping projects 20-yard
Home remodels, demolition jobs, estate cleanouts 30-yard
Large-scale/commercial remodels, major home remodels, construction debris 40-yard

Source: HomeAdvisor

One way to cut down the cost is to dispose of unwanted materials by donating or selling them. Do this before you rent a dumpster so you don’t order too big a dumpster for your needs. Check out these dos and don’ts of dumpster rentals before booking your bin.


A Successful Dump

You’ve now determined how much stuff you need to trash and the size of the dumpster you need to rent. Now it’s time to contact redbox+ at redbox+ offers both 20-yard and 30-yard sizes. We also have a dumpster available with portable toilets. You can receive your dumpster within 24 hours of making a reservation. Contact us to get started ordering your box.