Dumpster Rental 101: Finding the Best Bang for Your Buck

Renting a dumpster can be confusing, especially if you are renting for the first time. This blog by SBC Waste Solutions breaks down the process for renting a dumpster so you can find the best value for your money and make an informed decision that satisfies your residential or commercial needs. We will answer important questions, such as how to compare dumpster rental prices and how to find the most affordable dumpster rental in your area.

How Does Renting a Dumpster Work?

Renting a dumpster might be easier than you think.  The first step is to consider the scope of your project. This will help you figure out what size dumpster best meets your needs, as well as how long you need to rent the dumpster for. You want to avoid renting a dumpster that is bigger than your project requires, otherwise you will pay more than what is necessary. The type of dumpster is also important to consider. Front-load dumpsters, for example, are a great option for apartment complexes, restaurants, and retail stores, whereas rear-load dumpsters are an ideal option for narrow spaces such as alleyways. Meanwhile, roll-off dumpsters are an optimal solution for many construction and renovation projects.

The next step is to locate a waste management service near your business or residence that provides dumpster rentals at an affordable price. Most waste management companies that offer rental services allow customers to place their orders online or by phone. Once the order is placed, the next step is to prepare for delivery. To prepare for delivery you need to make sure there is a space to park the dumpster on the property that is cleared of any debris or obstructions and large enough to accommodate the dimensions of the dumpster. Keep in mind if parking the dumpster on a public street, you may need a dumpster permit. You can find out where to go to apply for a permit by contacting your city’s city hall. Once, the dumpster arrives on your property, you can start filling the dumpster with trash. Once the dumpster is full, just call the waste management company to schedule a pickup. Just make sure the dumpster is easily accessible to the pickup driver.

How Much Does a Dumpster Rental Cost?

Most waste removal companies will provide you with a quote either by calling their number or by filling out a form online. Pricing depends largely on the size of the dumpster and the duration of the rental. Other factors that affect the cost of renting a dumpster include the type of debris being disposed of and the distance between your property and the location of the rental company. With this in mind, the price of dumpster rentals varies. For example, the average cost of renting a 15-yard roll-off dumpster in Chicago is between $480 and $625 and the average cost of renting a 30-yard dumpster is between $560 and $730.

How to Find the Cheapest Dumpster Rental?

As you look into renting a dumpster, it is essential to compare the different service providers in your area to determine which waste management can meet your needs at the best price. One way to go about comparing prices is to request quotes from several different waste management companies. One tip is to try to find a provider that is close to your home or business as this will cut down on fuel costs. Another tip is to inquire about discounts since some companies will offer special promotions from time to time. It is also useful to read reviews for the different waste management companies you encounter during your search. While cost is often the top priority customers have, the reputation and reliability of the waste management service are also of great significance. The cheapest option may not be the best option if the service provider is late or lacks regard for customers’ safety. 

Whether you are remodeling your home or trying to run a business, your project is important to you. SBC is here to help you find the perfect rental solution for your project at a price that is affordable, while also prioritizing safety and convenience. To learn more, contact SBC Waste Solutions for a free consultation.

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