Roll Off Dumpster Rental Prices
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What's the Average Cost of a Roll Off Dumpster?
The average cost of a dumpster rental nationwide is $596 with typical prices ranging between $250 to $1,115. Keep in mind that exact rates vary based on several factors, including location, dumpster size and debris type. Our table below gives an idea of what you can expect to pay by roll off dumpster size. For a more specific rate, give us a quick call or get pricing online.
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Average Price Range
Average Dumpster Cost
$250 - $690
$307 - $724
$377 - $975
Pricing varies by location. Enter your city or zip for local dumpster rental information:
Dumpster rental prices depend on local fuel costs, area disposal fees and regional regulations around sorting and recycling. For example, container rentals on the East Coast or West Coast may be more expensive than in the Midwest, and a debris box in a big city may cost more than in a smaller town.
Here's a list of some major cities across the country and the typical dumpster rental price ranges and average costs to give you an idea how prices vary based on location.
Typical Price Range
$360 - $759
$383 - $752
$481 - $1,095
$453 - $834
$360 - $1,115
$380 - $896
$455 - $646
$440 - $897
$410 - $780
$479 - $1,223
$393 - $781
$395 - $765
$425 - $805
$382 - $795
$425 - $824
$435 - $893
$398 - $625
$415 - $706
$350 - $795
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2. Debris Type
Disposal costs also vary based on what you’re throwing out and the landfills or processing facilities in your area. Some materials, such as common household items, are widely accepted. Others, like construction materials, yard waste and heavy debris, are only allowed at specific facilities because they require special disposal methods. We'll get you up to speed on local regulations and prohibited items when you reach out.
Here are some common debris types and materials we generally accept:
Common Items: Household debris, furniture and general trash
Common Items: Asphalt and slate shingles, underlayment, flashing and roof vents
Common Items: Shrubs, bushes, trees, dirt and soil
Common Items: Concrete, brick, gravel and asphalt
Common Items: Drywall, plaster, wood, flooring and cabinetry
3. Size & Availability
Generally speaking, larger dumpsters tend to cost more because they accommodate more debris. That’s where we come in. To ensure you get the right size for your needs and don't pay for unused space, our experts will collect the details of your project and help you choose the right roll off dumpster for the task at hand.
Container availability varies throughout the year due to demand, which may cause prices to fluctuate. For example, demand for dumpsters is usually highest in the summer months. Extreme weather such as hurricanes, tornadoes or severe snowstorms could also impact demand, which could affect prices.
4. Rental Period
The length of time you have the temporary dumpster also factors into your cost. Standard rental periods are generally 7-10 days, but this may vary by location. If you need to hang on to your container a bit longer, let us know and you’ll receive a low daily rate for each additional day. If you're planning a long-term project, please ask about our ongoing roll off rental services when you reach out.
Landfill disposal charges are primarily based on the total weight of your materials: the heavier the dumpster, the more it costs to dispose of the contents. Our bundled rates include a set weight limit for your rental, so you won’t need to know exactly how heavy your trash is when you place your order.
If you’re not sure how much your debris will weigh, our dumpster rental specialists can help. We'll ask about your project to estimate the weight allowance you'll need. If you end up with a bit more debris than expected, we'll charge a low, pro-rated fee for any tonnage above the allowance so you can get rid of the extra for a fair price.
Try our weight calculators to find the tonnage you need.
It's against the law for our drivers to haul dumpsters weighing more than ten tons on the road. If you end up with a lot more debris than expected, we may need to send a second dumpster to offload the extra materials.
6. Facility Fees
Disposal facilities can charge a variety of extra costs, from disposal costs to other fees assessed by the landfill. We make sure to include all these costs in your quoted price so you don’t get a surprise charge down the road.
Can Anything Else Affect the Cost of a Dumpster Rental?
There are a few scenarios that can result in an additional fee. To avoid surprises, our team will fully review the terms and conditions of your rental agreement to help you understand these charges and how to avoid them.
Exceeding Weight Capacity
If you toss more than the tonnage you were quoted, we charge a pro-rated overage fee per ton. This fee is a cost-effective way to make sure you get rid of everything at once.
Missing Delivery or Pickup
We charge a trip fee if the driver can't complete service due to obstacles such as a car in the driveway. Please be sure to prepare for delivery and pickup by clearing the area.
Extending the Rental Period
If you end up needing more time to finish your project, we’re flexible — we can usually extend the rental period for a low daily rate. Just let us know so we can plan accordingly.
Disposing of Special Items
In some locations, items like appliances or electronics may require special handling, resulting in an added disposal fee. Keep in mind that this usually applies to any disposal method, not just dumpsters.
Tossing Prohibited Items
If your dumpster contains prohibited items when it’s emptied, the landfill will charge us and we'll pass that fee to you. Our team reviews prohibited items with you when you place your order.
Overfilling the Bin
Our containers hold a lot, but it’s against the law to drive with objects above the fill line or hanging over the sides. You may need to rent another dumpster for extra items so we can haul the debris away.
Waiting to Cancel an Order
Let us know as soon as possible if you won't need a dumpster to avoid being charged a cancellation fee. It helps us plan routes and schedule other customers.
Digging Out Debris
If your debris gets stuck in the dumpster — whether it’s frozen inside or jammed too tightly — the landfill may charge a dig out fee to physically remove it.
Extracting a Dumpster
If the dumpster is placed in the grass or dirt, the weight of the debris may cause it to sink into the ground. If that happens, we have to charge a tow fee to pull it out.
Don’t Forget the Permit
Another common fee associated with renting a dumpster is obtaining a dumpster permit. If you’d like the container placed in a public right-of-way, such as the street or sidewalk, you’ll likely need a permit from your local government. In some cities, we can handle this for you and include the cost in your rental price. However, depending on the rules in your area, you may need to submit the permit application and pay the fee yourself.
Don’t worry — when you reach out, we’ll let you know if you need a permit and help you find out how to get one.
Roll Off Dumpster Pricing FAQs
How much does a roll off dumpster cost?
The average price for a roll off dumpster ranges from $250 - $1,115. The final cost depends on your location, the size rented and the type of debris you’re tossing.
How does dumpster pricing work?
The bulk of your rental price comes from the size you rent and the weight of the materials you’re tossing. Additional factors such as distance to the landfill, the length of your rental period, material disposal costs and special handling fees will contribute to the final quoted price. These factors will differ by location, so prices may vary depending on the city where you need service.
With us, you don't need to worry about any of these costs being tacked on at the end. We include all of these in a single, all-inclusive rate. You can either call for pricing, request an instant quote or check local prices online.
What's included in the cost of a dumpster?
All of our dumpster rentals come with upfront prices that bundle the costs of delivery, pickup, a rental period and a set weight allowance.
How much does it cost to rent a dumpster for a day?
Whether you need the container for one day or a week, you’ll get a price that includes a flexible rental period so you can clean up on your schedule at a straightforward cost. Our 20 yard is the most popular and averages $544. If you need the dumpster longer than the timeframe specified in your agreement, you would be charged a low daily rate for each additional day.
How much does a small dumpster cost?
The 10 yard roll off dumpster is the smallest bin available in most cities and typically costs between $250-$690. The exact price is determined by your location and debris type. 10 yard dumpster rentals are great for household cleanouts, small renovation projects and yard waste.
How much does a large dumpster rental cost?
Our largest container in most areas, the 40 yard dumpster, typically costs between $432-$1,115 depending on your location and debris type. 40 yard bins work great for larger projects like tearing down a garage or cleaning and decluttering an entire home.
How do I choose a roll off dumpster size for my project?
You'll want to choose a dumpster size based on your project and debris type since each bin size comes with a weight limit. Projects with heavy debris typically need 10 yard bins in order for haulers to safely remove the container. While our most popular bin is a 20 yard dumpster, you may need more space depending on the project. Learn more about choosing a dumpster size for your project or reach out to our team with questions.
How do I know if I need a dumpster permit?
Whether or not you need a dumpster permit depends on your local government and where you chose to place the dumpster. If you put the dumpster on your property, there's no need to get a permit. If you need to place the bin on public property, such as a street or sidewalk, reach out to your local government or our team for more information about your area.
What kinds of items can't go in a roll off dumpster?
While our dumpsters handle a variety of debris types, nationwide laws prohibit hazardous, flammable and toxic materials from being thrown away in landfills. There may be additional materials that local facilities don't allow in landfills, but we'll let you know about any restrictions when you order. Check out our list of prohibited items for more information.
Do I need to rent a dumpster for my project?
While you might not need a dumpster to toss a few items, a roll off dumpster is the easiest way to remove bulk waste from any project, including landscaping, home cleanouts and construction. Our wide range of dumpster sizes and upfront quotes ensure that you can budget for a container. If you have questions about dumpster sizing or pricing for your project, reach out to our team.