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keys to success when renting a dumpster for demo debris

So you’re planning on doing some interior demolition, and you’re curious how to get rid of all the debris that will inevitably pile up. If you plan on doing a medium to large interior demolition project -- like remodeling a bathroom, kitchen, or other area of your home -- one of the best ways to get rid of the debris is by renting a roll-off container. Read on to learn the tips and tricks to having a successful, stress-free dumpster rental experience.
dumpster weight limits

When it comes to estimating how much debris you can fit into a 10, 20, 30, or 40-yard dumpster, the answer isn't black and white. Each dumpster provider has different weight limits, and the specific type of debris you have plays a huge role. Keep reading to find out how much "stuff" can fit into the most common dumpster sizes and weight limits.
Discounts for one day dumpster rentals

Dumpster rental rates are not written in stone. You can sometimes get a lower-than-advertised price on a single-day dumpster rental if you do a little negotiation upfront. Being that dumpsters cost several hundred dollars to rent, any bit of savings is welcomed by most customers.
Roof shingle tear off disposal weight and cost

When replacing a shingle roof, approximating the weight of the roof debris produced during the tear-off process is an essential part of minimizing the cost of disposal. Understanding the weight of your shingles makes it easier to select a dumpster service offering the right weight allowance and helps you avoid or minimize expensive overweight charges (up to $100 per ton in some areas).
The stress of moving

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 1 in 9 Americans change residences each year—that’s roughly 36 million people moving from one home in the U.S. to another every single year. Whether you’re moving out for the first time, downsizing, or moving to a bigger place, the entire process is just plain stressful. Lucky for you, we're here to simplify it and show you how a dumpster rental could be your secret weapon in getting it done. First and foremost: The best way to sell your home (and get the most money for it) is by making it look downright incredible. That means clean, free of clutter, and a blank canvas for potential buyers to envision their lives. 
How to dispose of debris

What’s the best way to get rid of _______? Not all wastes are destined for the trashcan. Situations where you have bulk amounts of debris, or you have items that are banned by your local waste hauler, require a different course of action. Below we’ll take a look at various types of wastes and the best ways to dispose of them.
Large dumpsters - when to choose a 30 or 40 yard bin

Big projects require big dumpsters! The largest roll-off containers generally stocked by dumpster rental companies are 30 and 40 cubic yarders. Deciding when to use one over the other is tough in many situations, but we can help sort it out.
Discount dumpster rental

Renting a dumpster is a convenient and affordable way to get rid of large amounts of junk, but why pay more than you have to? If you're a first-time renter (or even if you're not), we can help ensure you get the best price possible when renting a roll-off container. Read on to learn about seven simple tips to save on your dumpster rental.
dumpster bag vs dumpster

Your remodeling project or household cleanup has left you with a small to moderate amount of debris to get rid of, but more than can be reasonably put in your weekly trash. Should you buy a dumpster bag and have Waste Management pick it up or rent a small dumpster from a local dumpster service?
To answer the question, we compare buying a 3 cubic yard Bagster from Waste Management with renting a 10 cubic yard dumpster from a local dumpster service.  
Decluttered and cleaned house

Now, although many of you may find the idea of cleaning your entire house top to bottom and getting rid of a bunch of your things about as unappealing as unappealing gets, a thorough house decluttering and deep cleaning can actually be remarkably rewarding and a huge weight off your shoulders. 
Concrete dumpster

Just like any dumpster rental, there are several factors that affect a concrete dumpster's cost. The size of the container, how much the concrete weighs, where you're located, and disposal fees in your area all come into play when receiving a quote. So before jumping into anything, here are a few things you should keep in mind when renting a dumpster for concrete...
Waste Management Dumpster Cost

Waste Management (WM) offers 20, 30, and 40 yard roll off dumpsters for rent in most markets. The 20 yard dumpster is most commonly rented and is the smallest size WM offers for temporary dumpsters. Nationwide, the average cost to rent a dumpster from Waste Management is $524.    Waste Management's Dumpster Cost vs. Local Dumpster Services We compared 20 yard dumpster rental prices for Waste Management to prices we surveyed from smaller, locally owned haulers in 48 metro areas across the U.S.  Renting from local haulers is more than $150 cheaper on average.
10 vs. 20 cubic yard dumpster

A small dumpster is a popular choice for residential cleanups, including spring cleaning, construction debris, single-layer roof tear offs, and during a move-in/move-out. 10 yard roll-off dumpsters are versatile and compact bins designed to fit nicely in a standard driveway. Some are constructed with shorter sides for easier side-loading of heavy debris, such as concrete or dirt.
One-day dumpster rentals

Can I get a discount if I only need to rent the dumpster for one day? Generally, no. Whether you need a temporary dumpster for one day, three days, or seven days typically doesn't impact the price of the rental. A majority of dumpster rental services automatically include a standard rental length of "up to a week" at the same cost. Why aren't discounts generally available for a one day rental? The cost to the dumpster service of delivering the dumpster, picking it up, and dumping it are the same regardless of whether the dumpster is rented for a single day or several days.  
dumpster cost for all 50 states

How much does it cost to rent a dumpster? It depends! To help you get a price range for your area, we surveyed costs from hundreds of dumpster companies in all 50 states. If you're hoping to find cheap dumpster rental, note that your ability to rent an inexpensive dumpster really depends mostly on where you live. If you happen to live in Iowa, congrats on winning the dumpster lotto! For the rest, our survey of prices showed that the cost to rent a 10 yard dumpster ranged anywhere from $200 to $500+. 20 yard dumpster costs typically started in the $300 - $350 range for cheaper metro areas and ranged up to $700 for the most expensive debris in the most expensive cities.

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