Just like any dumpster rental, there are several factors that affect a concrete dumpster's cost. The size of the container, how much the concrete weighs, where you're located, and disposal fees in your area all come into play when receiving a quote.
So before jumping into anything, here are a few things you should keep in mind when renting a dumpster for concrete...
Concrete takes up less space.
A 10 yard dumpster is typically big enough for disposing of debris from a slab, driveway, or concrete patio, but it's always best to double check with your local dumpster company. While concrete is a low volume debris, it is extremely heavy.
When calling around, be sure to give companies as many details as possible about the job you're doing. They'll be able to give you a more accurate estimate, and will help ensure you choose the best dumpster based on the amount of concrete you need removed.
Keep it clean.
To avoid additional fees, be sure to put nothing but concrete in your dumpster. This is called "clean loading," and it allows for the concrete to be recycled easily. That way, it can be reused as aggregate for roads and other surfaces.
Money $aving Tip: By clean-loading the dumpster and recycling the concrete material rather than dumping it at the landfill, you'll not only help save the environment, but you'll also save a bundle in disposal fees!
This stuff is really, really heavy.
Do the math.
1 cubic yard of concrete weighs roughly 4,000 lbs, or 2 tons.
Most concrete surfaces, like driveways, slabs, and patios, are poured about 4 inches thick, so use this measurement when calculating your estimates.
- Single-car driveway: 10 ft. wide x 40 ft. long x 4 in. deep
= 5 cubic yards of debris x 2 tons = 10 tons
- Double-car driveway: 20 ft. wide x 40 ft. long x 4 in. deep
= 10 cubic yards of debris x 2 tons = 20 tons
- Patio: 10 ft. wide x 15 ft. long x 4 in. deep
= 2 cubic yards of debris x 2 tons = 4 tons
- Pathway or sidewalk: 15 ft. long x 2 ft. wide x 4 in. deep
= 0.4 cubic yards of debris x 2 tons = 0.8 tons
BEWARE: Overfilling will not only cost you in overage and unloading fees, but it also risks damaging the company's equipment (which will cost you an arm and a leg) as well as your own property.
See the results.
We surveyed 30 markets to see how much it costs to rent a 10 yard dumpster for clean-loaded concrete, and we found that local haulers...
- included an average of 10,333 lbs in their quotes
- charged an array of fees for exceeding their given weight limit (e.g. disposal fee, overage charge, unloading fee, equipment damage, etc.)
Check out our chart of prices below to see how much it costs, on average, to rent a clean-loaded 10 yard dumpster in your area.
Money $aving Tip: Some companies offer discounts for short term rentals. When calling around, be sure to ask. You can save upwards of a couple hundred bucks in some cases.
COST TO RENT A 10 YARD DUMPSTER FOR HEAVY DEBRIS
|State||Metro Area||10 Yard Heavy Debris Price Range|
|Alabama||Birmingham, AL||$250 w/ 6000 lbs|
|Arizona||Phoenix, AZ||$400 w/ 20000 lbs|
|California||Oakland, CA||$575 w/ 25000 lbs|
|California||Orange County, CA||$495 w/ 12000 lbs|
|Colorado||Boulder, CO||$275 w/ 6000 lbs|
|Colorado||Denver, CO||$275 w/ 6000 lbs|
|Georgia||Atlanta, GA||$279 w/ 8000 lbs|
|Georgia||Dawsonville, GA||$275 w/ 6000 lbs|
|Illinois||Bloomington, IL||$335 flat rate; half-full container|
|Illinois||Chicago, IL||$320 w/ 20000 lbs|
|Indiana||Indianapolis, IN||$250 w/ 4000 lbs|
|Iowa||Davenport, IA||$355 w/ 4000 lbs|
|Maryland||Rockville, MD||$329 w/ 2000 lbs|
|Massachusetts||Boston, MA||$500 w/ 6000 lbs|
|Michigan||Allegan, MI||$200 w/ 20000 lbs|
|Michigan||St. Joseph, MI||$275 w/ 4000 lbs|
|Missouri||St. Louis, MO||$230 w/ 20000 lbs|
|Nevada||Las Vegas, NV||$295 w/ 16000 lbs|
|Nevada||Reno, NV||$350 w/ 22000 lbs|
|New Jersey||Cherry Hill, NJ||$300 w/ 12000 lbs|
|New Mexico||Albuquerque, NM||$265 w/ 4000 lbs|
|New York||Long Island, NY||$405 flat rate|
|New York||New York City, NY||$575 flat rate|
|New York||Westchester County, NY||$435 w/ 20000 lbs|
|North Carolina||Louisburg, NC||$295 w/ 3000 lbs|
|Ohio||Cincinnati, OH||$275 w/ 1000 lbs|
|Pennsylvania||Philadelphia, PA||$400 w/ 6000 lbs|
|Texas||Austin, TX||$300 w/ 8000 lbs|
|Utah||St. George, UT||$350 w/ 10000 lbs|
|Virginia||Virginia Beach, VA||$250 w/ 8000 lbs|