How Much Does It Cost To Rent A Dumpster?

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grey-dumpsterIf you want to keep your home and office truly clean, you need to shell out some amount of money. However, you do not need to spend a hefty amount of money. If you have the patience and perseverance to run an online search on cheap dumpster rentals in your area, then you would definitely save a huge amount of money while still getting the service that you need.

If you are trying to get rid of old appliances that are broken beyond repair or of worn furniture, it would be quite difficult to just throw them in the garbage can. You would definitely need the services of a dumpster especially of you are spring cleaning, renovating, remodeling, building or simply having a major event where a large amount of garbage is expected.

Cost of Dumpster Rentals in Georgia

Kwick Dumpster is based in Atlanta, GA. According to Home Advisor, the national average cost for dumpster rental is $421. This is based on 1,643 cost profiles with homeowners spending between $291 and $573 in dumpster rental cost.

Fortunately, Georgia residents will be happy to know that the average reported cost is only around $355. Based on the 124 customers surveyed, they spent between $270 and $461 in dumpster rental costs.

North Carolina, on the other hand, has a slightly higher average rental cost compared to Georgia. According to 33 homeowners surveyed, the average cost is $384 with rentals falling between $300 and $482. Raleigh, however, has a lower average cost at $318 with rates ranging between $262 and $408.

Of course, the cost will vary on several factors such as dumpster size, duration of rental, type of trash, permits needed for disposal and dump fees. Each of these factors will be discussed in the subsequent sub-topics below.

Factors Affecting Dumpster Rental Costs

  1. Dumpster Size

There are three common size of dumpsters – 10 yard, 20 yard and 30 yard dumpsters.  Usually, 10 yard dumpsters cost around $300, 20 yard dumpsters cost around $425 and 30 yard dumpsters cost around $500.

Other dumpster sizes include 12, 15, 25, 40 and 50 yard dumpsters. Smaller yard dumpsters suit one time projects and light to medium projects such as minor decluttering and cleaning out. Meanwhile, 30 yard dumpsters and bigger are more suitable for remodeling, rebuilding, interior redecorating, construction debris and major decluttering.

How do you exactly know what size to rent? Just provide the details to us – type of trash to be disposed, duration of you rental and type of project. From these information, our sales representative would be able to provide you with the suggested dumpster size and the corresponding fees to be paid.

  1. Type or Weight of Trash

Dumpster rental fees depend upon the total weight of trash put inside the dumpster. For instance, a filled dumpster will be weighed at the disposal station. After emptying, the dumpster will be weighed again. The weight difference will be computed and should not exceed the maximum weight capacity. Any excess in tonnage will be charged an extra fee.

  1. Length of Rental

The standard length of rental is one week except for peak season (after rainy season or end of spring). During peak season, the company may offer a few discount for those who can return the dumpster in a day or two. Should you fail to return the dumpster there would be an extra charge of $10 per day.

  1. Dumping Fee

A dumping fee is also charged on top of the dumpster rental. Depending on your location, it may cost around $100 to $120 per ton. It totally depends on the economy and the number of competition.

  1. Dumping Permit

Dumpsters that will be placed in public areas require a permit from the Department of Public Works or the Traffic Engineering Department. In Savannah, GA, the application fee is $20 with additional fees if the dumpster will take up parking space or when the permit is a result of city enforcement action.

If you are looking for a dumpster rental company in Atlanta and other parts of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, call us at (770) 741 2331. You may also click on the online form found on our website to drop us an email.

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