Dumpster Rental Prices - How To Find Affordable & Value-Added Local Quotes

If you've never rented a bin before, it' can be really difficult to understand dumpster rental prices

What should they cost? What is included in the price? Are there hidden fees I need to worry about? 

You should know the average rental across the United States is $400, --- you should budget around that for your waste disposal project. Of course many variables are considered when getting a dumpster quote. So, the question you need to ask is...

How do I get the most value out of my dumpster rental?

In this article, you'll discover a few things to help you answer that question, like...

  1. Understanding variables in dumpster rental prices
  2. Avoiding unexpected costs
  3. Setting expectations for outstanding customer service

Knowing this will guide you towards receiving an affordable, easy and convenient dumpster rental. 


Understanding Dumpster Rental Prices

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First, you need to understand that dumpster rental prices are predicated on several variables

Here are a few questions to consider before you start calling around for quotes for your rental.

  • What dumpster size do you need?

  • What trash and debris will you be putting in the bin?

  • How long will you need the container?

  • How heavy will your debris and trash be?

  • Where are you located?

A large home renovation or spring-cleaning project can generate a lot of waste. That can mean multiple trips to the local dump if you’re lucky enough to have access to a truck. If you have to hire one to make those trips for you, the costs can really start to mount up. If you look at it in these terms, the cost or renting a dumpster delivered to your home starts to sound like a good idea.

When you rent a dumpster from Bin There Dump That, it’s placed in your driveway for you and the disposal of anything placed in the dumpster is included. For a few hundred dollars, you can remove a lot waste and it’s surprisingly cost effective in most situations.

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When it comes down to asking, “how much does it cost to rent a dumpster?” homeowners and contractors need to be privy to all the factors that go into customizing dumpster rental pricing for you.

The first consideration are the dumpsters available for rent that come in a range of different sizes including 4 yard, 6 yard, 10 yard, 15 yard, and 20 yard options. As you would expect the price will vary depending on the size of the dumpster you choose. The length of the rental, your location, the cost to dump at your local landfill and the weight of your waste material will also affect your dumpster rental costs.

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How Will Size Affect The Cost to Rent a Dumpster?

A few different things, including the size, can affect the cost of renting a dumpster. While most companies try to keep prices similar across the US, various local prices will create some variability in pricing depending on where you live. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect:

  • 4 Yard Dumpster Rental - $250 to $400
  • 6 Yard Dumpster Rental - $250 to $400
  • 10 Yard Dumpster Rental - $275 to $450
  • 15 Yard Dumpster Rental - $350 to $550
  • 20 Yard Dumpster Rental - $375 to $600

Remember these rates are guidelines based on national averages. It’s always important to consult the local franchise you’re renting your waste container from before making a commitment. Bin There Dump That’s Dumpster Consultants are trained to work closely with the renter to ensure they have all the information to make an informed decision.

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How Do I Know What the Right Size of Dumpster Should Be?

Upfront price is an important consideration when renting a trash container, but it’s not the only pricing consideration. If you’re not careful with your choice, the costs can add up quite quickly. When you’ve established a budget for your project the last thing you need are unexpected costs. We don’t want that either.

Bin There Dump That are the industry experts in residential dumpster rentals and the goal is to make sure customers get exactly what they need – no more and no less. That’s achieved through close consultation and collaboration. Every home project is unique. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach and that’s just the way we like it. Our franchise owners enjoy working closely with each client. 

Our local Dumpster Consultants are quite knowledgeable and will successfully choose the right waste container for your project. For instance, if you're planning an estate sale and need to de-clutter the property, our 20 yard dumpster is most commonly used for that. 

For a garage or basement cleanout, we would typically recommend the 15 or 20 yard bins because these types of cleanout projects usually include bulky furniture and other bulky items. 

For waste debris that is more dense or compact, like roofing shingles and debris or landscaping brush, you can bet the 4, 6 or 10 cubic yard bins will suffice. 

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What Can You Put in the Waste Container?

A Bin There Dump That trash container isn’t meant for household hazardous waste. If you have any chemicals, paints, or appliances that contain controlled substances they can’t go in your dumpster. You’ll have to check your local rules for disposing of this type of material.

Having said all that, your bin rental can be used to dispose of many things without any changes to your cost structure. General construction waste such as drywall, old wiring, flooring, and basic household items are all permissible.

If you have any doubts about what can be placed in your waste container and what might increase the cost to rent a dumpster, the best approach is to pick up the phone. Clarifying with the local franchise you’re renting the container from will help to avoid any misunderstandings. It’s a phone call that’s worth making.

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How Does the Length of the Rental Affect Rental Costs?

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The rental period for each container really depends on how long the homeowner will need it. The pricing we discussed earlier in this article was based on a basic 5 to 7 day rental, but there’s nothing to prevent you from renting for a longer period if needed. Daily prices will vary depending on the franchise you rent from, so it’s best to contact your location to discuss your options.

Bin There Dump That franchisees like to think of themselves as partners in your project so they’ll work with you to come up with the best solution. If you’re project is finished in a couple of days you can simply pick up the phone and call for a removal.

There’s no reason to keep the dumpster any longer than necessary. As attractive as those green dumpsters may be, we know they’re not something you want in your driveway long term. Don’t worry, we don’t take it personally.

Bottom line, our franchise locations and their Dumpster Consultants want to work with you to have a customized solution to your waste disposal project and the ultimate customer service experience; we'll be as accommodating as possible in the event you need to extend your rental.

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Careful with the Weight

Bin There Dump That franchisees like to think of themselves as partners with the homeowners that rent from them. That’s why the goal is to be as transparent as possible. The size of the dumpster directly affects the price to the homeowner and that’s always explained in advance.

Each dumpster is designed to hold a certain tonnage. Extra tonnage charges can apply. That’s why it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. Our Dumpster Consultants listen carefully before making any recommendations to new clients.

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Other Potential Fees with Your Rentaldumpster rental bin there dump that permit

There is one other factor that can affects how much it is to rent a dumpster and that’s the cost of permits. These don’t usually apply when you rent a dumpster from Bin There Dump that as long as you’re going to place the dumpster in your yard or driveway. 

If the dumpster needs to be placed on public property such as the street or sidewalk, you will likely need a permit first. The prices associated with this type of permit will vary depending on your jurisdiction.

Other additional fees may include:
  1. Travel fee: If you're located outside a supplier's service area, they may charge a flat or per mile fee onto the rental
  2. Prohibited item fee: Did you throw tires into your dumpster? Items like tires, white appliances, etc. are prohibited to be dumped at the landfill - you may see an additional charge for this

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Avoiding Unexpected Costs

The cost to rent a dumpster is money well spent. The dumpster is delivered to you and all you have to do is load it up with your waste. It’s convenient and it’s usually the least expensive solution for waste removal. 

However, you need to know if you're renting locally. All Bin There Dump That franchise locations are locally owned and operated. When researching and calling for quotes, what you may/will come across on Google searches are national brokers. Often, their websites and branding will speak to a local area but if you dig deep enough, you'll see they've set up replica pages across the country. 

These brokers will sell leads to the local suppliers, marking up the dumpster rental prices, to take their cut. You could end up paying 20% more for your rental. 


At the end of your rental experience, you should fee that you got your money's worth and it was a simple, friendly and easy process. Now that you know the pertinent information in order to dissect various bin rental quotes, you're armed with the information to go find the best fit company for your needs.

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