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How Much Does Garbage Bin Rental Cost?

The Short Answer:

A garbage bin rental will typically cost

between $300 and $450.

That being said, there are several factors that affect how much a bin rental might cost (the size of the bin, how long you need the bin, whether you need to swap it out etc.)

Below you will find a complete guide on what affects the price, and how you can get the best bang for your buck.

$300-$450
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The Long Answer:

There are several factors that change how much a garbage bin rental might cost you, such as:

Size

Bigger Size

=

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Dumpsters come in a variety of sizes for different project types and volumes. Typically the larger the dumpster, the higher the price. That's why it's important to try and figure out how much space you're going to need to fit all of your trash.

 

Takeaway: It's better to overshoot and get a larger size, because having not enough space in the dumpster means you have to swap it out for another one, and that means paying quite a bit more (not to mention to the delay!) 

Not sure what size you should get? Check out our bin size guide.

Weight

There are two main ways a company will charge for weight:

 

  • Including some weight (1-2 tons) in the upfront price and charging overage fees for any amount over that

  • Not including any weight but charging for weight at a flat rate (often called a disposal fee)

Often times these will result in a similar price, but if you pay for 1 ton included, but only have 0.5 tons of waste, you're overpaying!

Takeaway: Choosing a hauler that charges disposal fees will mean being charged for the waste you have and nothing more (make sure you know exactly what their disposal fees are and whether there are any surcharges first!)

Type of Garbage

Different types of waste have different expenses! If you have a specific waste, like asphalt shingles or clean fill, haulers will be able to charge a different rate as these have specific charges at landfills and recycling facilities.

There are also certain items that are either restricted or have charges on a per item basis, such as items with refrigerants, mattresses, tires, etc. These will often show up as a surcharge when the hauler disposes of your waste.

 

Take a look at our list of common restricted items.

 

Takeaway: Make sure you aren't throwing in restricted items if you don't have to and make sure to speak to the hauler about charges and surcharges related to the waste you are disposing of. 

Rental Duration

Some haulers will let you hold on to a dumpster for 3 days, others for up to a month, so if you want to avoid unnecessary extension fees, make sure you pick a hauler that provides a longer rental period. If you do choose a hauler with a shorter rental period, make sure to schedule the pickup as soon as you can!

Careful though, most municipalities will require a permit and charge daily fees if the dumpster is on the road so make sure to inquire with your local authorities or with the hauler!

Bin Swap-outs

If you can't fit all your waste in your bin then you'll have to swap it out for a new one. You'll pay much more than if you had chosen a big enough bin. 

Takeaway: Make sure to rent a dumpster that is large enough to hold all your waste. Skimping out and having to rent a second one is not cheaper!

Differences between Haulers

Haulers come in all sorts of different sizes, with different pricing structures and different products. There are a lot of factors than can change what you have to pay, and what kind of experience you have with your dumpster rental.

That's why it's important to compare different haulers using your specific needs.

If you're ready to book a bin rental, just enter your information in our form and get in touch with vetted haulers in your area! That way you can get the best deal for you.