Save Money on Your Next Dumpster Rental

If the biggest thing keeping you from renting a dumpster is the cost, then you need to read this blog post today! Dumpster renting may appear to be a difficult and costly process, but with a little effort, you can keep your costs low and maximize efficiency. 


If you’re like most people, you probably think that the only cost-effective option is to remove waste from your job site is on your own with the old pickup truck and trailer. But that comes with additional costs such as gas, multiple trips to the landfill, time, potential dumping fees, and vehicle wear and tear. Renting a dumpster eliminates these concerns. With a little planning, you can find the best price and most convenient dumpster rental service in Kernersville, NC for your needs. Here are some tips for creating a good plan.

Find Out How Dumpster Prices are Determined


The first thing you need to know is how dumpster rental prices are generally determined. Remember, it’s not just some random number a business is throwing out there. There are several main factors that are considered when pricing dumpster rentals. 


One question we get often is how dumpster sizes are measured, and the answer is that they are usually listed by volume (not length, like some customers think). A 15-yard dumpster can hold 15 cubic yards of debris. Smaller dumpsters are generally cheaper to rent, but choosing the correct size for your project will help make sure you don’t pay extra in overweight or overfill fees. 


After size, you need to consider the actual weight of the dumpster – you must also take into account how much your debris weighs. Landfills often charge for disposal based on weight, so each size dumpster has a limit to how much it can weigh before it’s considered full (even if it’s not “full”). Construction materials tend to be heavier than household items, and dry yard waste is lighter than wet yard waste.


Next up is the number of trips it’s going to take to get the job done. The cost of the dumpster rental will include the drop off and pick up of the dumpster. Every drop off and pick up is considered a rental and each rental incurs a rental charge. Any additional trips may incur a trip fee. This is where it might actually be more cost effective to rent a larger dumpster that will need to be emptied less. 

Rental Period 

The next factor that affects the cost to rent a dumpster in a place like Kernersville is the rental period. Of course, the rental period will vary by project: a spring cleaning project may only take a few days, while a major home remodel may last for a month or more. Most residential dumpster rentals are 7 – 10 days. 


As with other services, dumpster rental rates can vary greatly by location. This includes the proximity of the rental company/the landfill to the job site. It’s also important to keep in mind that in a high-demand area, there could be steeper late fees for dumpster pickup.

Tips for Lowering Your Dumpster Rental Costs

Measure large debris before choosing a dumpster size

It’s hard to picture the difference between a 20-Yard and 30-Yard dumpster, which makes it difficult to know if you should go higher or lower. Luckily, taking a few minutes to actually measure out the size of your debris will help you make an informed decision for a larger or smaller dumpster. Keep in mind, you can be charged extra if your debris is not within the fill line on the dumpster.

Learn About Prohibited Materials and Dispose of them Separately

Some types of waste may be prohibited by the dumpster rental company or be subject to additional charges. Disposing of these materials yourself in the proper way can save you headaches and a few dollars. Commonly prohibited items in dumpsters include:

  • Paint
  • Refrigerators
  • Hot water heaters
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Hazardous materials

Lock Your Dumpster 

A lot of people see a dumpster and throw their own trash in it. Because going over weight and volume limits can impact the price of your dumpster rental, it’s important to keep unwanted debris out. The average passersby probably doesn’t realize that extra waste can add up, while some truly awful people may maliciously use your dumpster to avoid renting their own. Secure your dumpster and ask if your dumpster rental has a way of locking it to prevent others from using it.

Keeping all of these things in mind will help you keep your dumpster rental costs down. If you’re ready to rent a dumpster in Kernersville, NC or just have additional questions, please give redbox+ Dumpsters of the Triad a call at 336-344-7575 today!

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