How Much Does a Roll-Off Dumpster Rental Cost?

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Are you planning a home renovation or a strip out of your office or retail premises? What are you planning to do with the debris from the job?

You need a roll-off dumpster. Planning your project means that you need to total all the costs involved. How much does a roll-off dumpster rental cost? Will it add a considerable sum to your project expenses?

This page unpacks everything you need to know about the costs involved with hiring a dumpster.

What Dumpster Size does Your Project Need?

Roll-off dumpsters come in a range of sizes to suit the demands of any application. From industrial projects to clearing out garden debris in your backyard, there’s a roll-off dumpster to suit your requirements.

Here are the sizes available and what you can expect to pay for your rental period.

10 Yard Dumpster – Prices vary between $224 to $524, industry average $376.90.

The smallest dumpster size available. It suits small renovation jobs, like clearing out your garage or home of rubbish you don’t need. You get a capacity of around 50 to 60 trash bags of waste.

15 Yard Dumpster – Prices vary between $255 to $589, industry average $403.51.

It’s a step-up dumpster model for larger residential jobs. You get capacity for up to 70 to 90 33-gallon trash bags.

20 Yard Dumpster – Prices vary between $248 to $632, industry average $432.54.

This mid-sized model is the best choice for larger residential cleaning jobs. You get a capacity of 120 trash bags.

30 Yard Dumpster – Prices vary between $336 to $786, industry average $527.12.

This dumpster is the best choice for larger jobs like residential strip-outs and smaller construction sites. You get capacity for up to 180 33-gallon bags.

40 Yard Dumpster – Prices vary between $379 to $853, industry average $584.00.

It’s the biggest model for the largest jobs. Suitable for contractors planning large projects, and you get a capacity for up to 240 bags.

What is the Debris Type?

Your dumpster provider will issue you a list of approved materials when renting your dumpster. It’s important to note that you can’t just toss any waste into the dumpster.

Some of the forbidden waste includes old tires, chemical waste, paint, freon, and volatile materials. If you toss these items in the dumpster, your provider will bar you from using its service and fine you per its penalty schedule.

A good rule of thumb to adhere to when tossing out debris is to ask yourself if you could dispose of it in your regular trash can. Some of the approved materials include the following.

  • Old appliances and furniture.

  • Renovation or Stripout debris.

  • Landscaping waste.

  • Roof shingles.

  • Concrete, brick, asphalt, dirt, plant matter, and stone.

It’s important to note that your provider may charge you for your rental based on the waste you plan to throw away with your roll-off dumpster. Make sure you enquire about these costs when ordering your dumpster.

What is the Estimated Weight of Your Filled Dumpsters?

Here are the common weight limits for roll-off dumpsters.

  • 10 yard: 2 tons

  • 20 yard: 4 tons

  • 30 yard: 6 tons

  • 40 yard: 8 tons

If your dumpster exceeds the weight ticket, you’ll end up paying an “overage” fee. The fee ranges from  $50 to $100 or more per ton, depending on your provider. Make sure you inquire about overage fees if you expect to go over capacity with your dumpster.

For example, if your dumpster provider quotes you $400 for a 20-yard dumpster hire, you get a two to four-ton limit, depending on the company’s rates.

Each ton you exceed the limit by adding $50 to $100 to your final dumping cost. You don’t pay for overage fees upfront, the provider bills you after they dump the materials at the right facility.

Location of Your Dumpster Rental

Several factors are involved with calculating your dumpster rental costs, and your location is the most significant contributing element to your final invoice total.

It costs the provider expenses like truck maintenance and fuel to deliver your dumpster, and they pass those costs onto you.

Dumpster costs may also be higher in cities than they are in rural areas. The further you are from the provider, the higher the costs involved with your dumpster hire.

The location of your dumpster may also add additional costs to your project. For instance, if you live in a city, you might need a permit to have a dumpster in your driveway or on the sidewalk.

Ensure that you inquire about permits with your provider. They’ll advise you on what you need to apply for with the local municipality and average permit costs in your area.

How Long Will You Need Your Dumpster?

The length of your project also plays a significant role in determining the costs of your dumpster rental. It should make sense that the longer you keep the dumpster, the more expensive the rental.

The standard rental period is typically between seven to ten days. However, many providers offer discounts if you’re using the dumpster for more than 10-days.

Contact your provider and inquire about discounted rates if you intend on using a long-term rental period.

Partnering with LDR for Your Roll-Off Dumpster Rental Needs

Contact LDR for inquiries on dumpster pricing anywhere in the United States. We cover all cities and rural areas across the country, giving you affordable dumpster hire rates for any application. Our nationwide services give you 24/7 customer support for emergencies, and you get consolidated invoicing.

Partner with LDR, the waste removal experts. Contact us for advice on any roll-off dumpster rental. We have a full range of dumpsters of any size and affordable rates. With LDR, you get a transparent estimate with no hidden costs in your rental.

LDR offers you straightforward terms and flat-rate pricing for any dumpster, saving you hundreds of dollars on your removal costs compared to other companies.

Our quoted rates include your delivery, pickup, weight limits, rental period, and applicable taxes. Contact LDR for an affordable, efficient, and professional roll-off dumpster service.


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