What Affects the Price of a Dumpster Rental?

You’ll probably find yourself in need of a professional dumpster rental company if you are doing storm damage recovery, starting a construction project, planning a remodel, doing some landscape, or cleaning out your house.  

Renting a dumpster will provide you a simple approach to get rid of all waste that will be produced during these projects. Today, we are going to talk about several aspects that affect the price of a dumpster rental. 

Additional Days 

Almost every dumpster rental company will accommodate you if you’ve got to utilize the dumpster for more than you planned. After the end of the contracted rental period, fees start around $10 up to $15 every additional day.  

Heavy Debris 

You might have to rent a unique dumpster designed for heavier loads if you are getting rid of a huge amount of concrete, brick, or other heavy items. A 30-yard dumpster built to hold 20,000 pounds of heavy materials costs around $400 or more.  


The dumpster size you pick varies on the amount of debris, the type of debris you are getting rid of, and what you need it for. Usually, dumpsters are rented for disposing of construction/renovation debris, landscaping debris, furniture, and household junk.  

Variable Rate Versus Flat Rate 

If you pick flat rate rental terms, it will be simpler for you to estimate what your overall costs will be. Typically, flat rete terms enable you to get rid of a greater amount of waste than you can with variable rate terms, without incurring additional charges. This does not mean that variable rates are costlier. The thing is that you can’t easily estimate these rates.  

Rental Period 

Rental periods vary from per-month, per-week, and per-day. A couple of companies also offer 10-day rental periods. If you only need the dumpster for a short period, then the per-day period is ideal for you. Rates start around $25 for a 1-day rental of a small dumpster. For a big dumpster, the price might go up to $300 per day. Rates per week can vary between $100 up to $600. This depends on the size of the dumpster. For a single month, you should expect to pay $500 for small dumpsters and as much as $2000 for big ones. Companies might offer discounts for month-long rental periods.  

Extra Costs 

For almost every dumpster, weight restrictions are set. This is particularly true if it holds particular types of waste, such as concrete. The dumpster might not be able to be hauled away if you exceed the weight restriction. You might also have to pay an additional fee. Typically, there are limits on what kinds of debris you can throw away in the dumpster. Disposal of prohibited materials such as hazardous items, batteries, refrigerants, paint cans, tires, and other particular items restricted by the dumpster provider will result in fines.  

Landfill Fees 

A lot of dumpster rental companies include landfill fees in the price. However, a couple of them don’t. Usually, landfill fees cost around $15 up to $60 per ton.