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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-$360*
  • 20 yards - $380-$456*
  • 30 yards - $440-$528*
  • 40 yards - $490-$588

*The costs in Alabama may be higher or lower than these averages. The exact cost will vary based on location, type of debris and hauler. Check with local dumpster rental haulers to get an exact quote.

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 clean-out 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.