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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.
Detroit curbside recycling cart

Detroit has had its fair share of problems in recent years -- bankruptcy, high unemployment rates and a housing crisis to name a few. You can throw the City’s dismal recycling rates in the mix, as well. The national recycling rate hovers around 35%, while Detroit’s has barely been able to crack double digits at about 10.5%. So, what’s the problem, and how can it be fixed?
Recycling in America stagnant since the 1990s

Has recycling reached its peak? In some parts of the U.S. this may very well be the case. Recycling rates have fallen in recent years or have failed to gain any traction in the first place due to factors like cost and accessibility. Some communities are resorting to garbage incineration as a more cost-effective and convenient alternative to recycling.
Illegal dumping sites in the U.S.

According to Let’s Do It!, a global organization helping to clean up illegal dump sites, there is approximately 100 million tons of illegal garbage lying around the world. It’s a problem that affects all parts of the United States, particularly big cities and rural areas.
Dumpster rental broker companies

Dumpster brokers are the middlemen involved in a dumpster rental deal. They're not exactly villainous (not typically, at least!) as the photo above implies, but it's still best to steer clear of these companies. Brokers often act as if they are a local dumpster service, when in fact they don't own any dumpsters and probably are not locally based.
What can't go in a dumpster?

Just as there are rules pertaining to what you can toss in your trashcan, there are also guidelines to follow when it comes to your rented dumpster. These rules are in place for environmental reasons as well as local and state regulations related to waste disposal. RELATED: EPA Laws and Regulations Always discuss the type(s) of debris or waste you’re disposing of with your dumpster rental provider. They’ll help ensure you understand what’s allowed and what isn't.
Renting construction dumpsters for home renovation projects

No matter what the home renovation or remodeling project, there’s bound to be plenty of debris to dispose of in the end. You could haul it all yourself, but that’s quite a hassle and can take several trips to the landfill to get rid of it all. Renting a construction dumpster for a home renovation project is the perfect solution.
Dumpster rental for roofing shingles

Even once you’ve nailed down the final strip of shingles, there’s still work to be done. Getting rid of the old roofing shingles can be quite a chore. The right roll-off dumpster can definitely come in handy. This guide will focus on the important aspects of renting a dumpster for shingle roofing projects.
Diagram of a pneumatic trash collection system

The City of New York sifts through 11,000 tons of trash per day along with 2,000 tons of recyclables. That’s a remarkable amount garbage, but even more amazing is managing to find ways to efficiently deal with all this waste. Could a pneumatic pipe collection system work?
Costs of dumpster rental vs junk removal service

When it comes to any sort of bulk waste or debris removal, your two best options are hiring a junk removal company or renting a dumpster. But how do you know which is the more cost-effective solution? Good question—let’s find out.
uses for a 40 yard dumpster size

40 yard dumpsters have the capacity to hold up to 40 cubic yards of waste or debris. That’s roughly equal to between 12 and 20 pickup truck loads of debris, depending upon the type of material. It’s typically the largest container offered by dumpster rental companies, so it’s the ideal choice for the biggest cleanups, demolition projects, roofing, and new construction jobs.

Did you know humans generate 3.5 million tons of trash each day around the world? That’s an unfathomable amount. Worse yet, experts say it could double by 2025 and reach 11 million tons per day by 2100.