How Much Does Commercial Trash Service Cost?
The average monthly cost of a business dumpster is $178, but keep in mind that exact pricing varies by location, front load bin size and waste collection frequency. The price ranges below will give you an idea of what you can expect to pay for pickups once and twice per week, but keep in mind you can receive up to six weekly collections.
To get an exact rate for your preferred pickup frequency, please give us a quick call. We’ll give you an all-inclusive quote tailored to your unique needs.
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First, we’ll ask for your business address to determine the costs associated with servicing your dumpster. This can also help to inform:
- Available sizes.
- Local disposal fees.
- Recycling regulations.
- Labor and fuel costs.
Note: Commercial routes are designed for fuel-efficiency. Remote locations may have higher transportation rates built into the price.
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The amount of waste collected from your commercial dumpster affects the total price. Volume is reflected by the size of your container, so larger sizes will have a higher price tag to account for disposal costs at the landfill. We typically recommend:
- 2 and 4 yard dumpsters for small-volume businesses or offices with less than 20 employees.
- 6 and 8 yard dumpsters for schools, retail spaces, apartment complexes and hotels.
Note: Rent multiple containers to keep up with large volumes of trash, including single-stream recycling and cardboard-only bins.
3. Pickup Schedule
How often you receive garbage pickup service is another cost factor. We’ll work with you to create a personalized collection schedule to keep up with your daily trash, giving you the freedom to request specific days for service.
- Select up to six trash pickups per week.
- Update your collection frequency at any time.
Note: If you don’t have room for a dumpster with larger volume, we can schedule additional pickups to reduce the chance that your container will overflow.
4. Add-On Features
You have the freedom to customize your bin. Lock bars prevent others from using your dumpster, wheels increase mobility in tight areas and drain plugs keep wet waste contained. The monthly costs of these features vary by market, but the average prices are as follows:
- Lock Bars: $15-$25/month
- Wheels: $15-$25/month
- Drain Plugs: $15-$25/month
Note: Wheels are typically only available for 2 and 4 yard bins due to weight. Lock bars are available on all sizes and are recommended for easily accessible areas.
5. Agreement Length
You’ll need to decide how long you’d like to continue your commercial garbage service. Our service options are flexible, but you’ll typically lessen your monthly cost by signing a longer agreement.
- Three-year agreements are usually $15-$30 less expensive per month than one-year agreements.
Already locked into a contract? We’ll work with you to ease the transition from another provider and ensure you have a dumpster on-site to keep operations running smoothly.
Get Consistent Commercial Trash Service Pricing
Our business dumpster prices won’t vary between billing cycles. With us, you’ll have peace of mind knowing what you are paying each month. Plus, you have the flexibility to plan for the future with the freedom to adjust your services to help you stick to your budget.
Pay for exactly what you need. We’ll ask specific questions about your waste stream so you aren’t paying for unnecessary pickups or accruing additional fees.
Handle one or multiple locations anywhere in the country. Plus, we can keep your card information securely on file to ease the billing process.
Reach us any time with a simple call, text or email. We also offer quarterly waste audits with personalized recommendations to give you the best price.
What Our Customers Say
Working with Dumpsters.com has been an absolute breeze. They’re willing to adjust and work with our extremely fast growth and provide the cheapest price possible. Having a direct contact is the biggest advantage, all I have to do is send a simple email and all of our dumpster needs are met. I would absolutely recommend their services.
Wade Kennedy, Territory Launch Team Leader
What Else Can Affect Your Commercial Dumpster Cost?
There are a few situations that may result in additional fees. To avoid surprises, our team will provide a list of items that cannot go into the dumpster and other helpful tips to keep your service running smoothly.
Overloading the Bin
Loading your container beyond the fill line can result in extra charges. If you need to toss more, call to adjust your agreement.
Tossing Prohibited Items
Obstructing the Service Area
Locked gates, parked cars or other barriers may result in a trip fee, so be sure to prepare for delivery and pickup.
Commercial Dumpster Pricing FAQs
How much does commercial recycling pickup cost?
The average monthly payment for recycling service is $325, but costs can range from $135 to $625 depending on your location, volume and pickup frequency. Note that prices may vary for cardboard-only and single-stream recycling bins.
How long am I locked into my initial rate?
Your initial flat rate quote is guaranteed for at least the first year unless you elect to make changes to your agreement throughout that time.
What is included in my flat rate price?
We bundle the costs of your container rental, disposal fees, delivery and pickup into one easy-to-understand cost.
Do other haulers provide guaranteed pricing?
Other providers often charge extra for fuel or environmental fees. If you decide to shop around, we recommend asking other haulers to make sure you receive the all-inclusive rate upfront.