Can I Rent a Dumpster for Just One Day?

Roll-off dumpster full of construction debris placed in street

Updated August 8, 2022

The most common length of a dumpster rental typically falls between 3-7 days. 

It's likely that the dumpster rental quotes you receive will include at least a 3-day rental period, so what happens if you only want to rent a dumpster for one day?

It is possible to get a dumpster rental for only one day, but it may require a little more work to find a supplier that can accommodate this request.

Find a one-day dumpster rental near you

Most dumpster rental companies are happy to accommodate their customers' requests regarding delivery and pick-up, but it's more a matter of if they're able to.

Roll-off dumpsters have to be hauled and delivered by special roll-off dumpster trucks, so if a company is very busy or short-staffed, they may not be able to offer that quick of a turnaround time.

Having a dumpster for one business day is very different than having a dumpster for 24 hours. 

It will be much easier to find a company that is able to deliver a dumpster one day and pick it up the next versus finding a company that can deliver a dumpster at the beginning of their working day and have time to come back at the end of their day to pick it back up.

Some people assume that having a dumpster for less time might get them a better deal, but this is typically not the case. 

The cost of a dumpster rental is heavily dependent on local landfill fees, the weight of debris you throw into the dumpster, and the type of material being tossed.

So whether you have a dumpster for 1 day or 5, you'll likely pay the same price.

The first step to finding a company that can offer a single day dumpster rental is to get multiple quotes.

Getting multiple dumpster rental quotes not only shows you what a competitive price is in your area, but it will also help you find the dumpster size and availability you require.

Hometown makes it incredibly easy to send out multiple quote requests to dumpster rental providers in your area.

Start by entering your zip code in the search bar and clicking the "Find Pros" button.

You'll then be shown a list of dumpster rental companies that service your area.

From there, you'll be able to read more about each company and their services, as well as reviews from their verified customers.

You can request up to 3 free quotes from the companies you choose, or Hometown can choose the qualified companies on your behalf to send your requests to.

Specify in your request your desire to have a dumpster rental for only one day, and be sure to be as detailed as possible about any other non-negotiable terms for your dumpster rental, like dumpster style, size, pickup or delivery time.

Finding a company that is able to delivery and pickup a dumpster rental within 24 hours is a numbers game, so the more requests you send out, the quicker you'll find a service that can accommodate your needs.

Get started on your free dumpster rental request here.

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