How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Dumpster?

Typical Range:

$292 - $479

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Updated May 20, 2022

Reviewed by Robert Tschudi, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Dumpster rental costs $380 on average, or between $292 and $479 per week. Most companies charge $200 to $800 per week, depending on the dumpster's size. Long-term rentals cost $1,000 to $3,000 for a month or more. Rental usually includes dump fees, which average $40 to $65 per ton.

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National Average $380
Typical Range $292 - $479
Low End - High End $200 - $800

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 3,916 HomeAdvisor members.

Roll-Off Dumpster Prices by Size 

Roll-off dumpsters cost an average of $300 to $550 per week to rent. Whether it’s for a single-room remodel or a whole-house gut, the size you need depends on the volume and type of debris you’ll be disposing of. 

10 Yard

A 10-yard dumpster typically goes for $200 to $575. These are good for small-scale roofing and landscaping projects, and well as single-room cleanouts. The smaller size is also useful for hauling heavier debris, such as brick or concrete, as it helps ensure you stay within the legal weight limit on the road. 

15 Yard

A 15-yard dumpster usually costs between $250 and $650. These are good for small projects with bulkier debris that might quickly fill up a 10-yard dumpster. They’re also useful for single-room remodels and attic or basement cleanouts. 

20 Yard

A 20-yard dumpster goes for $275 to $700 on average. These are useful for whole-home cleanups, roofing projects, and large-scale landscaping projects.

30 Yard

A 30-yard dumpster typically costs $300 to $725. These will accommodate debris from home remodels, demolition jobs, or estate cleanouts. 

40 Yard

A 40-yard dumpster costs $350 to $800. These can handle large-scale and commercial remodels, major home remodels, and construction debris. 

Small Dumpster Rental Prices

If you’re only taking on a small project, such as tearing out floor tile, you can hire a dumpster rental company in your area for about $100 to $300 per week. Because these have smaller openings, they’re not ideal for construction projects or other projects dealing with large debris.

Size in Cubic Yards Weekly Rate
2 $75 – $125
3 $100 – $175
4 $125 – $200
5 $150 – $225
6 $200 – $275
8 $225 – $300
10 $250 – $325
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Cost of Renting a Dumpster by Location

Where you live can also affect dumpster rental prices. Take a look at the cost differences based on your location below.

Location Cost
Cincinnati $300 – $490
New Haven, CT $310 – $520
Denver $300 – $390
San Diego $380 – $580
Providence, RI $300 – $450
Knoxville, TN $290 – $780
Boston $400 – $540
Minneapolis $280 – $480
Newark, NJ $380 – $600
Long Island, NY $380 – $600

Dumpster Rental Price Cost Factors

Different dumpster rental conditions can affect your average price per day and your overall cost. Here are the main factors that affect your final bill. 

Dump Fees

Dumps fees are usually $20 to $100 per ton on top of the weight of the dumpster itself. Usually included as part of the cost, dump fees will vary widely depending on your municipality. 

Dumpsters are often rated by weight. A typical 30-yard dumpster can hold about 8,000 pounds of material, or 4 tons. It gets weighed before and after dumping, sometimes called “tipping.” You pay for the difference in weight.

Length of Rental

Generally, dumpster companies don’t offer discounts if you only need it for a day or two—you’ll always pay $200 to $800 for the first week of rental. Some companies only charge $5 to $10 per day after the first week. This is because the cost of delivering, picking up, and emptying the container are the same for the company no matter how short a time you have it.

Weekly

Weekly dumpster rentals typically go for between $350 and $550. This averages to about $50 to $80 per day

Monthly

Renting a dumpster by the month usually costs $500 to $1,200. This equates to about $17 to $40 per day, which is a generous price break when compared to the weekly rate. 

Permits

You may need a permit to have a dumpster on your property, which costs anywhere between $10 and $100

For example, you might need one when you:

  • Place them in plain view

  • Block a public right of way, like a sidewalk

  • Place them on the street

The service company typically provides the basic permits required to use it. Either way, it’s important to check your local codes first. You can sometimes avoid the fee by placing the dumpster out of view.

Debris Type

Debris type can make a difference in your final cost. Some waste items, such as TVs and mattresses, require special care or may need to travel further to a facility that will accept them. Certain companies will also charge differently for construction, yard waste, and general debris.

Weight and Overload Fees

Many companies will tack on additional fees for exceeding a set weight limit, regardless of how full or empty the dumpster is. If you’re looking to dispose of heavy construction materials, compare the cost of post-construction cleanup services to what you might pay in overage fees for dumpster rental.

Overflow Fees

Vendors usually have a fill line on their rented dumpster. There are extra fees for filling higher than the max fill line. If you’re getting rid of bulky furniture items, consider investing in the cost of furniture and mattress removal services to conserve your dumpster’s capacity.

Flat Rate vs. Variable Rate

Some dumpster companies offer a flat rate for dumpster rental, pickup, fees, and other factors. There are usually set guidelines for weight and trash type. Variable rates will itemize each cost separately, which may end up being more or less.

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Dumpster and Trash Container Rental Prices by Company

Dumpster rental costs may vary based on the service you hire. Most companies will offer competitive pricing and dumpster sizes ranging from 10 to 40 yards. Compare quotes from these dumpster services to find the best fit for your project and budget. 

Bagster Cost for Pickup

Bagster, a service of Waste Management, costs $100 on average per disposable bag. Due to local regulations and dumping fees, this varies by area from $100 to $180. On top of that cost, purchasing the bag itself goes for $30.

Republic Services Dumpster Rental Prices

Republic Services typically charge $400 to $550 per week for dumpster rental. They focus on short-term rentals of nine days or less, though longer rentals are possible as well.

Waste Management Dumpster Rental Prices

Waste Management dumpsters usually cost $450 to $650 per week. They offer short-term rentals of 30 days or less or extended rentals for ongoing projects.

FAQs

What precautions should I take?

Most dumpsters are large and heavy steel containers. When you specify where it should be set down on your property, avoid areas that could be damaged, such as wet soil or edges/corners of concrete driveways or pads.

What size dumpster do I need?

There is no quick and easy way to determine what size dumpster you’ll need. The provider will need to know what kind of materials you’ll be disposing of and how much. Everything comes down to the weight of the load that the dumpster can take—10 cubic yards of aluminum siding will weigh a lot less than 10 cubic yards of driveway concrete.

How big is a 10-yard dumpster?

A 10-yard dumpster comes in different sizes but is typically 14 feet long and 3.5 feet high. It can hold 2 to 3 tons of materials.

How long can you rent a dumpster for?

You can rent a dumpster for as long as you need it, whether that’s a week or six months.

What is the smallest size dumpster to rent?

The smallest dumpster size you can rent is 2 cubic yards for trash. The smallest roll-off dumpster you can rent is 10 cubic yards.

How much are junk removal services?

Junk removal costs anywhere from $150 to $400 on average. This service allows you to get all your unwanted junk together and have it picked up. It’s more suitable for getting rid of old junk like used furniture—it’s not really aimed at construction or renovation cleanup. 

If you’re low on space, try this alternative to having a dumpster placed in front of your house by hiring a junk removal service.

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