Cheap Dumpster Rental

June 20, 2024

If you have ever searched for a roll off dumpster rental, then you probably also searched for the best, or cheapest, price. While you want to find the best deal you can, cheaper is not always the best way to go when it comes to dumpster rentals.

Renting a roll off dumpster is a very convenient, affordable way of cleaning up all the junk around your home, yard, or garage. With Trash Daddy Dumpsters, you can get an affordable dumpster rental scheduled in about 5 minutes online. We place it where you want it, you load it up, and we come get it. It can't get any easier to deal with all kinds of junk removal projects.

In this article, we will explain what a cheap dumpster rental actually means. And we will also talk about some things to watch out for when renting a dumpster.

How much is a cheap dumpster rental?

Roll off dumpster rental prices will vary depending on the area of the country where the dumpster is delivered. But,

The average dumpster rental will cost approximately $550 total

blue 30 yard dumpster in street

Of course this depends on the size, the delivery area, and ultimately the total weight of material you are putting in it. So, this gives you an idea of what a cheap price would be. Any amount less than $500 would be considered "cheap" in most areas of the country. But, now let's talk about the difference between a quoted price and total cost.

Quoted Price vs Total Cost

When checking dumpster rental prices, always make sure you get details on ALL the charges. What some dumpster rental companies do is quote you the price for the haul ONLY. That price could be as low as $250. However, then there are always other fees that increase the total cost. Things like fuel surcharges, distance fees, and most importantly the charge for the weight will always increase the total cost. Charges for weight are measured by the ton.

Red flags to watch out for with dumpster rental prices

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Now that you know how much an average dumpster rental costs, let's discuss some red flags related to dumpster prices.

The main thing to watch out for is a price that is TOO cheap! Above we explained that any price less than $500 would technically be considered a cheap price for a dumpster in most areas. But,

How much would be TOO cheap for a dumpster rental?

Any price less than $350 should be a red flag and you should scrutize the details carefully. At Trash Daddy, our team is not aware of any company offering roll off dumpster rentals for less than about $400 anywhere in the country. Note - we are talking speicifcally about the large roll off dumpsters. Smaller dumpster sizes (less than 10 cubic yards) can be rented for these lower prices.

Beware of any price less than $400 for large dumpster rentals. Those are 10 yard, 12 yard, 15 yard, 20 yard, 30 yard and 40 yard sizes. In the last couple of years there have been an increasing number of dumpster scam companies, and they lure customers in with ads like "$199 dumpster rental", or promising similar low prices. Check out the article we wrote for more information on these scams. Just be careful when talking to any dumspter rental company offering a price less than $400 on average.

Most Common Dumpster Rental Sizes

Out of all sizes available for large roll off dumpsters, the most popular sizes are the 12 yard, the 20 yard, and the 30 yard. Since we are talking about what a cheap price would be for these dumpsters, let's review each of those sizes to give you an idea of their size and uses.

12 yard dumpster

12 yard dumpster dimensions

The 12 yard is a popular smaller container. This size is good for small cleanup projects, landscaping debris, or heavy material removal. At roughly 16 feet long, this size is also good if you have limited space to place the dumpster.

20 yard dumpster

20 yard dumpster dimensions

The 20 yard is the most common dumpster rental size. It's also the most popular, especially for residential dumpster rentals, home renovations and general junk removal. The main reason for this is because it's not as tall, so it's easy to throw things in over the side. But it's still large enough to handle a large volume of debris removal.

30 yard dumpster

30 yard dumpster dimensions

The 30 yard is also commonly available in most areas. At about 6 feet tall, this is the best dumpster size for larger projects. This size is a typical construction dumpster used for all types of construction debris. More homeowners are renting a 30 yard becuase it still fits in most residential driveways, and it's a great value.

Ways to keep your total dumpster rental cost as low as possible

Work with a company with flat rate pricing (like Trash Daddy).

red 10 yard roll-off dumpster in the street

This means there is one price, up to the weight limit. It's easy to understand and as long as you don't fill it with heavy material, the cost stays low.

Don't overfill the dumspter.

orange 20 yard overloaded dumpster

If you are just disposing of household items or remodeling debris, that material is usually not heavy. It would not be common to be over the weight limit for this type of material, unless you overload the dumpster. Make sure all trash is level with the top.

Consider getting one size larger than you planned.

30 yard dumpster in driveway

Most people end up having more debris and junk than they think, and this will leave plenty of room for all the junk. Also, the cost difference to size up is very small, and more weight is included for the flat rate.

Final Word

When looking for cheap dumpster rental, make sure to check the details in the pricing. Fuel surcharges, distance fees, delivery fees, and tonnage fees can make a quoted price not all that cheap in the end. Be very cautious of quoted prices less than $350, as dumpster rental scams are on the rise in recent years. If you have any questions, our team of dumpster rental experts is happy to help. We hope this article gives you an idea of how to find a fair price for your next dumpster rental.

At Trash Daddy, we are experts in providing affordable dumpster rentals with no hidden fees. If you are in any of our service areas and need dumpster rental services, please reach out to us!

Trash Daddy team