Cheap Costs to Rent a Dumpster
Our Cheap Flat Rate Dumpster Rental Costs
Dumpster 360 operates on a simple and affordable flat rate pricing model. When you order a small or even large dumpster you know exactly what the cost of your dumpster rental will be and WHY when you make payment. Their are no hidden fees in our dumpster rental pricing. Read below what typical waste haulers will add into your invoice when you rent from them. Not only will we provide you with an up front price – BUT we will do so after considering any competitor quote you may have received prior to contacting us. Don’t believe us? Just attach a copy of that quote(s) to our contact form and we will work hard to beat it.
Our Pricing RangeCosts to Rent a Dumpster - Explained
Available Dumpster Sizes
The cost to rent a dumpster is calculated by a few essential factors: dumpster size, rental time, disposal fees, debris type and location. We have illustrated in the chart below a LOW range price and a HIGH price range considering the factors discussed above. If you are price shopping dumpster rental prices to determine the best rate for your location and project, using this pricing range will provide you a rental budget estimate you can work from. Remember, Dumpster 360 has a competitor price match so be sure to mention any previously received quotes and allow us to try and beat that quote before you decide to select another dumpster rental service.
- Dumpster Size and Debris Type. Dumpsters are measured by the cubic yard (shortened to just “yard”) rather than by length and width. Dumpster 360 has within its inventory of garbage dumpsters multiple small 10 yard up to as large as 40 yard dumpsters. Once we collectively know the size and volume of debris you need to dispose we can recommend the best dumpster size for your project. Want to learn more about our dumpster sizes read here. When you use Dumpster 360 this fee is included in our flat rate rental price.
- Length of Rental. Dumpster 360 sets its dumpster rental prices for 3, 5, 7, 10, 20 and even 30-day rentals to accommodate projects that take extra time to complete. When you use Dumpster 360 this fee is included in our flat rate rental price.
- Location and Availability. Dumpster 360 dumpster rental prices vary by location, as is typical for most goods and services. The higher costs of living locations in our service area tend to increase prices over what one would pay in our suburban and rural service areas. The distance between the location of the debris disposal site from the actual service location is yet another factor that must be considered. In areas with a lot of construction, it’s also possible to see higher prices due to demand. When you use Dumpster 360 this fee is included in our flat rate rental price.
- Debris Disposal Fees. Renting a dumpster is only part of the process of debris removal. Once you’ve loaded your container, Dumpster 360 will need to dispose of your debris. Waste disposal facilities (commonly referred to as transfer stations or landfills) will charge a fee for accepting trash at a price per ton charge. When you use Dumpster 360 this fee is included in our flat rate rental price.
An integral part of any roofing project is getting rid of the debris in an efficient manner. Rather than having it pile up, renting a container large enough to hold the materials you are discarding will keep the project running safely and smoothly.
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Beware the Hidden Costs When Shopping for a Dumpster Rental
Below are some of the hidden costs typically found on an invoice after a dumpster rental provided by a waste hauler that does not provide a “flat rate” no hidden fee pricing model. We say “some”. As a previous general manager of a “big box” waste hauler, we even were directed to impose a “excessive water fee” because of the influx in rain we experienced and the resulting disposal charges we incurred at the landfill (we owned the landfill and could have absorbed some of that cost) as a result of the “water weight”. Beware of the hidden costs to rent a dumpster in their sales pitch when shopping for your dumpster rental pricing so you don’t absorb all of their “extra costs” to maintain their acceptable “margins”.
Environmental Recovery Fee.
The Environmental Recovery Fee (“ERF”) is a recurring dumpster rental cost that is a set percentage of all invoice charges, except taxes. It is not a tax, surcharge or fee mandated by or remitted to any governmental or regulatory agency. The ERF is intended to help “big box” waste haulers recover both direct and indirect costs associated with the operation of their collection, transfer, landfill, recycling and landfill gas-to-energy services and facilities in an environmentally sustainable manner, and it includes an amount designed to achieve an acceptable operating margin. These fees can add an additional 12.5% to 16.5% on your rental bill. Waste haulers will monitor these costs regularly and may, within their its sole discretion, adjust this fee in its discretion. This fee will usually be combined with a fuel recovery fee on your invoice.
Fuel Recovery Fee.
The Fuel Recovery Fee (“FRF”) is a recurring cost to rent a dumpster that is a fluctuating percentage of all invoice charges, except the ERF and taxes. It is not a tax, surcharge or fee mandated by or remitted to any governmental or regulatory agency. The FRF is intended to help “big box” waste haulers recover both direct and indirect fuel, petrochemical and compressed natural gas costs associated with the operation of its collection, transfer, landfill and recycling services and facilities nationwide, and it includes an amount designed to achieve an acceptable operating margin. Each monthly FRF rate is determined by cross-referencing the peak weekly diesel price per gallon, published in the 30-day period ending on the 15th of the month, as reported by the U.S. Department of Energy Information Administration “On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices” index. Waste haulers will monitor these costs regularly and rusually reserves the right to change its method of determining the FRF at its discretion. Your FRF will be combined with your ERF on your invoice.
The Administrative Fee (“ADMIN”) is a recurring cost to rent a dumpster. It is not a tax, surcharge or fee mandated by or remitted to any governmental or regulatory agency. The ADMIN is intended to help waste haulers recover costs associated with the administrative processes related to account maintenance, invoicing and payment processing for all customers nationwide, and it includes an amount designed to achieve an acceptable operating margin. The ADMIN fee cucan range from $3.00 to as high as $10.00 per invoice and is subject to change at the waste haulers discretion.
This dumpster rental cost can be a sudden surprise. Throughout the course of providing your service, waste haulers can increase your rates for service; most do this without any written notice in hopes that this increase is simply ignored. A waste hauler will “budget” for “X” amount and recognize that they can rollback “X” and still see the benefits of conducting a customer base price increase. The justification a waste hauler will use: “Rate increases are necessitated over time to keep up with increasing costs of operations and to ensure we are maintaining an acceptable operating margin and/or an acceptable rate of return on its investment in the services provided.” Waste haulers will usually reserve the right to determine in its sole discretion the amount of all rate increases. If your service is subject to a written contract (or other written agreement applicable to your service), your rate increase will comply with any limitations set forth in such contract, if any. NOTE: Waste haulers will state that they will provide prior notice of any rate increases but is normally indicated simply by a notice may be in the form of a change on your invoice.
Recycling Processing Charge.
The Recycling Processing Charge (“RPC”) is a recurring dumpster rental cost imposed on customers receiving recycling services. The RPC is intended to help waste haulers recover both direct and indirect costs associated with the processing of materials received at its recycling facilities nationwide necessitated by high levels of contamination, strict specifications by purchasers of commodities, and highly fluctuating commodity values. The RPC is determined monthly by cross-referencing with the lowest US average price per ton for Old Corrugate Containers – Pulp & Paper Index (“OCC-PPI”) as published during the previous month by Fastmarkets RISI PPI Pulp & Paper Week. Waste haulers will typically monitor these costs regularly and will reserve the right to change its method of determining the RPC at its discretion.
Container Delivery and Removal Fees.
Waste haulers will deliver and remove roll off dumpsters (in some cases for a rental charge) for your convenience with respect to the collection and on-site storage of your solid waste and recyclable materials while they are providing your service. Container delivery and removal fees is another added cost to rent a dumpster and they are intended to offset the waste hauler’s operational costs of sending a truck to deliver your container(s) at the start of your service and removing your container(s) when your service terminates, as well as costs related to cleaning, repairs and refurbishment of the containers following your use; although this is rarely completed until the container is in such a poor maintained state that they have to make necessary repairs to keep the container in inventory. Container delivery and removal fees are set by each operating location and are subject to change at that operating location’s discretion. If your service is not subject to a written contract, you will normally be charged the operating location prevailing rate for container delivery or removal at the time your container is delivered or removed.
Service Interruption Charge.
If you fail to pay your invoice on or before its due date, waste haulers will usually reserve the right to suspend your service until you pay all outstanding invoices and also reserves the right to charge you a service interruption fee – yet another hidden cost to rent a dumpster. Service interruption fees are intended to mitigate some of waste haulers’ loss of return on the container assets in the customers’ possession and for the interruption in its business and costs associated with stopping and restarting service. Service interruption charges are set by each operating location, up to any amount allowed under applicable law, and are subject to change at that operating location’s discretion.
Late Payment Fee.
If you fail to pay your invoice on or before its due date, waste haulers will usually reserve the right to charge you a late payment fee. Late payment fees are intended to help waste haulers recover the dumpster rental costs incurred in managing customers’ unpaid accounts. Late payment fees are set by each operating subsidiary, up to any amount allowed under applicable law, and are subject to change at that operating location’s discretion.
Unfortunately this cost to rent a dumpster is a “gimme”. Uncle Sam dictates this. But be sure to ask about this cost when you rent a dumpster. Some services provided by waste haulers (including equipment rental) may be subject to state, local and/or franchise taxes or fees. If applicable, such state, local and/or franchise taxes or fees will be separately itemized on your invoice, collected by the waste hauler and submitted to the appropriate taxing authority and/or franchise authority.