Trash Dumpster Rental
Trash dumpsters and waste containers are a fundamental building block of any industrialized nation. Still, unless you’re in construction, waste disposal management, or you’re a garbageman, it’s unlikely that you’ve ever given trash dumpsters more than a passing thought; that is, until you have a major cleanup or renovation project on your hands.
Even though you probably don’t know anything about trash dumpsters, where to rent them, purchase them, or what type you’ll need to be able to efficiently transport and dispose your waste, we’ve assembled a brief guide that covers the basic considerations you’ll need to take into account when selecting a trash dumpster suitable for your waste disposal needs.
Trash Dumpster Sizes
Trash dumpers come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the size and volume of the materials that need to be disposed. However, most garbage containers designed to carry large amounts of waste have certain standardized sizing. This makes them easier to transport or manipulate with a machine or vehicle. For example, roll off dumpster rentals have typical container sizes determined by the vehicles used to transport them. The standard sizes for roll off dumpsters are 10 yards, 20 yards, 30 yards, and 40 yards.
Typical residential trash dumpsters are significantly smaller and typically come in 3 yard, 4 yard and 6 yard variations. Like roll off dumpsters, residential trash dumpster sizes are fairly standardized. However, this is to accommodate the forklift arms of garbage trucks, rather than the flatbed of a roll off truck.
Types Of Garbage Dumpsters & Trash Dumpster Rental Prices
If you’re looking for trash dumpsters for rent, you’ll want a good idea of fair price ranges for various types of dumpsters. With dumpsters meant for permanent use rather than a temporary project, most companies and individuals will buy dumpsters rather than go through the long term expense of renting them. However, the upfront purchase cost for a brand new dumpster – even a smaller residential dumpster – can be relatively high. If cost is an issue, either buying a used dumpster can be a cost-effective solution.
The actual prices for roll off dumpster rental will vary greatly from region to region as well as the capacity and size of the dumpster. The primary reason for the regional fluctuations in price is due to the different levels of taxes and fees levied by local landfills and municipalities. Just to provide a ballpark cost estimate – the general price range for roll off dumpsters ranging from 10-40 yards is approximately $90 – $850 for rental. This price includes transportation and dump fees. However, most garbage dumpster rental companies will have a maximum weight limit that – if exceeded – will result in additional charges and cost. Be sure to check for a maximum weight restriction before placing a rental order and ensure that your waste will not go over the limit, or be prepared for an unpleasant surprise when you receive your invoice.
Residential Dumpster Rental
Residential dumpsters are typically containers approximately 3-8 yards in size. These usually contain metal handles on either side that allow a garbage truck to pick up and empty it, and are used widely in businesses, shopping malls, schools and apartment complexes as communal waste disposal bins.
Unlike the larger roll off dumpsters used in construction, residential dumpsters are usually purchased rather than rented since they are used for long-term and regular garbage disposal, rather than use on a per-project basis. Typical residential dumpsters can cost close to $1000 when purchased brand new.
Because trash dumpsters are so durable and can cost significantly less when purchased used, it is highly advised that you look to find used residential dumpsters for sale if you want to save money on your dumpster purchase. Whether your garbage dumpster is new or used should have no bearing on its utility – provided it is not significantly damaged and it is free of rust. Be vary however of sellers who take old, rusty trash dumpsters, repaint them, and resell them at significantly higher than market value. The paint can temporarily cover up the rust, but you’ll discover it a few months down the road once the paint starts to chip and the rust continues to spread.