top of page

How Much Does Dumpster Rental Cost?

Factors Affecting the Price of Dumpster Rental

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

  • Size - Dumpsters come in different sizes for different project types and volumes. Typically the larger the dumpster, the higher the price.

  • Waste Weight - Waste is charged for by the pound at the landfill, so haulers will pass on those costs to you, either through including a certain amount of weight per rental, or by charging you afterwards based on how much weight was measured at the dump.

  • Waste Type - Different types of waste need to be recycled or disposed of in different ways, and these processes vary in terms of expense. Shingles and dirt cost different, so if you have a uniform type of waste, make sure you get a roll off bin that matches.

  • Rental Duration - You can use the dumpster for a certain amount of time before the hauler will charge for extra time. The rental period can range anywhere from a few days to months at a time.

  • Hauler/Location - Each market is going to have it's own market price depending on local context, and similarly, each company is going to determine their own rates. That's why dumpstore was created - to show you what everyone is charging and pick what's best for you.

Ultimate Bin Rental Guide  >  How Much Does Dumpster Rental Cost?

Compare Dumpster Rental Prices Near You

See what the companies around you are charging, and book the best ones online. Fast and easy, right?

You could always just use our search function, to see exactly what bin haulers are charging in your area... 

But if you want to know what affects the price of your dumpster rental, and how to narrow your search and make sure you get the best price for what you need, we've put together a complete guide below.

How Do I Get the Best Price for my Dumpster Rental?

To get the best price for your dumpster rental there are two important steps: Figuring out exactly what you need from your dumpster rental service, and finding the hauler that gives you the best price for your needs.


Figuring out what you need from your dumpster rental service means asking yourself a few questions, such as:

  • What size bin is big enough?​

  • Approximately how heavy is my waste?

  • What type of waste do I have? Is there a specific bin for this kind of waste?

  • How long will I need this dumpster?

What are the Alternatives to Dumpster Rental?

This might be dumpstore, but we know that dumpsters aren't the only option when it comes to waste management. Alternatives include:

  • Junk Removal Services - There are companies out there that will come and pick up and haul away your waste, which is a more expensive and involved process than renting a dumpster, but can be quite convenient if you don't want to put in any leg work!

  • Renting a Truck/Van - On the other hand, you could try and save some cash by putting in some extra legwork and renting a truck or a van and disposing of the waste yourself. While the price of renting a truck is definitely cheaper, when you factor in the price of fuel and your labour - having to pick up and drop off the rental vehicle at the rental place (also driving to and from the rental place with your own vehicle) and driving to and from the landfill and unloading the waste yourself - we rarely think this option is worth it.

  • Improvising - Sometimes, we don't need to dispose of our recycle our waste - sometimes there are ways to reuse what we need to get rid of, and sometimes others might actually find it valuable!



OK, the price depends... but give me some rough numbers.

Knowing exactly what you'll need for your specific project will give you a better idea of what it can cost, but it helps to know generally, what it will cost.

Milos Kazic


image of article author

July 13th, 2022

Factors Affecting the Price of Dumpster Rental
How Do I Get the Best Price?
What are the Alterntives to Dumpster Rental?
Ballpark Numbers
bottom of page