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Birmingham, AL Dumpster Rental Information

Common Dumpster Sizes and Dimensions:

Roll-off dumpster sizes vary, but the most common sizes include:

  • 10 yards — 12 ft. L x 8 ft. W x 3.5 ft. H
  • 20 yards — 22 ft. L x 8 ft. W x 4 ft. H
  • 30 yards — 22 ft. L x 8 ft. W x 6 ft. H
  • 40 yards — 22 ft. L x 8 ft. W x 8 ft. H

Average Dumpster Rental Costs

Dumpster prices for Alabama can fluctuate significantly based on how much weight is included in the price and depending on where you are in the state. For the Birmingham metro area:

  • 10 to 12 yard dumpsters start at around $275 with adequate weight included
  • 20 yard dumpsters start around $345 with adequate weight included

Renting from local haulers is the best way to go. Not only are the often the most fairly priced option, but they also have more personalized customer service. Beware of out-of-state brokers offering artificially low rates with very low weight limits—you'll usually end up paying more. Some of these companies pretend to be local and "budget," but they are neither.  

 

Dumpster Rental Information for the State of Alabama

Cost to rent a dumpster in Alabama

The cost of renting a dumpster in Alabama varies greatly depending upon the location (city), supply/demand, size of the container, type of debris, rental duration, and several other factors.

The best way to get an accurate picture of how much a dumpster costs in your area is to contact two or more local rental providers to request a free quote.

Based on several years of data collected by HometownDumpsterRental.com, we have determined the national average cost to rent a dumpster are as follows:

  • 10 yards - $300
  • 20 yards - $380
  • 30 yards - $440
  • 40 yards - $490

Closer to home, get an idea of what other Alabama residents are paying for their dumpster rental:

  • 20 yard - $260
  • 20 yard - $345
  • 30 yard - $395
  • 40 yard - $415

Dumpster costs vary based on the city/metro you reside, as well as the other factors previously mentioned. For example, during the busy dumpster rental months (e.g., spring), containers are in limited supply, so costs may be slightly higher during this time. On the flip side, slow times of the year may net you a better deal on a dumpster.

Most common roll-off container sizes

Roll-off dumpster sizes vary, but the most common are:

  • 10 yard: 12 ft. x 8 ft. x 3.5 ft. (LxWxH)
  • 20 yard: 22 ft. x 8 ft. x 4 ft. (LxWxH)
  • 30 yard: 22 ft. x 8 ft. x 6 ft. (LxWxH)
  • 40 yard: 22 ft. x 8 ft. x 8 ft. (LxWxH)

The container sizes in your area may vary based on what the dumpster rental company carries, as well as the availability of specific containers. If you can’t find the container size you’re looking for, check with a different rental company near you.

Other relatively common container sizes include 8, 12 and 15 yarders. Still other container sizes are also sometimes available. Trailer dumpsters are a roll-off dumpster alternative that work great for a wide range of situations.

Where can I access state laws pertaining to waste disposal and environmental rules?

Anytime you haul waste yourself to a landfill or recycling facility, be sure to check local and state rules regarding solid waste transportation.

If you rent a dumpster for a renovation, construction, demolition or cleanout project, your dumpster rental company can help ensure you abide by all local and state laws.

You can access the Alabama environmental regulations and laws by visiting the Alabama Department of Environmental Management website.

Tips for renting a roll-off dumpster in Alabama

5 most common dumpster styles

Commercial dumpsters – Businesses use these dumpsters for weekly or monthly garbage hauling service. They are not for temporary use.

Roll-off dumpsters – These are the containers you rent for temporary uses, such as household cleanouts, roofing projects or commercial construction.

Trailer dumpsters – Used by some dumpster rental companies, these trailers are used similarly to roll-off dumpsters but are different in that they are on wheels – this offers the benefit of being easier on your driveway.

Bag-style containers – These small bins are made from durable fabrics and plastics and range in size from 1 to 3 cubic yards and hold less than 2 tons of debris. The “Bagster” container is one such dumpster.

Lowboy dumpsters – Similar to traditional roll-off dumpsters but with low sides, making it ideal for loading heavier debris, such as dirt, roofing material, concrete, tiles and masonry.

Information about dumpster rental weight limits and overage charges

Dumpster rental providers typically put a cap on the amount of weight you can load into a dumpster due to the fact it costs them more money to dump heavier loads at local landfills. This weight limit can range from 1 ton (2,000 lbs.) to 8 tons (16,000 lbs.) or more.

Overage fees typically range between $50 per ton and $100 per ton. For example, if the weight allowance is 2,000 lbs. and your load weighs in at 2,500 lbs., you’d owe an additional 1 ton of overage charges at the $50 to $100 rate, or whatever rate your dumpster rental agreement specifies.

TIP: Be particularly careful of going over the allotted weight limit when dealing with heavier debris, such as concrete, roofing shingles, dirt or masonry.