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Dumpster Rental Guide for the State of Iowa

Iowa dumpster rental cost averages

The cost of renting a dumpster in Iowa varies greatly depending upon the location (city), container availability, dumpster size, type of waste, rental duration, and several other factors.

Get an accurate idea of local dumpster rental prices by contacting 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 Iowa 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 Iowa residents have paid for their dumpster rental:

Dumpster costs vary based on the city/metro you reside, as well as the other factors previously mentioned.

How to Rent a Dumpster in Iowa

Ensure the dumpster rental process goes smoothly using the easy steps outlined here:

1.) Plan ahead – Renting a dumpster is generally not a spur of the moment thing. Determine your project’s disposal needs at least two weeks ahead of time. Call at least a week in advance to book the dumpster, or two week in advance during busy months (spring, summer and fall). That way you can rest assured knowing the dumpster will be there when you need it.

2.) Get multiple quotes – Be sure you’re getting the best rate, service, and container for your project by getting quotes from multiple rental providers. We recommend at least two or three.

3.) Prep for drop-off – Make sure the drop off location has easy access and no obstructions, such as cars, kid’s toys, or even fences (if applicable).

4.) Follow the loading guidelines – Avoid the headaches later on and: Don’t over-fill the dumpster, avoid disposing of prohibited items (e.g., hazardous wastes), don’t mix trash in with clean loads (e.g., concrete only), and follow other guidelines given to you by the dumpster rental company.

Where to dispose of special wastes

It's against the law to mix certain wastes in with the general waste stream. This includes e-waste, paints, sharps, propane tanks, aerosol cans, batteries and other materials.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources regulates the disposal of hazardous materials. You can access the Iowa DNR website for disposal information.

Composting is one way to recycle at home, and it saves you money

About a quarter of the waste landfilled in the U.S. is compostable. This mainly includes yard debris, food waste and some paper products.

***Learn more about composting here and here.