How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Concrete Dumpster?

dumpster full of concrete and brick

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.

Here are a few things you should keep in mind when renting a dumpster for concrete...


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pile of concrete next to an empty dumpster

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 type of 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.

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Keep it Clean

clean loading a dumpster versus a mixed dumpster load

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.

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!

Concrete is Very Heavy

lifting heavy concrete blocks

It comes as no surprise that concrete is ridiculously heavy, but not many people realize just how heavy it is.

It's important to understand exactly how much concrete weighs so that you don't overfill your dumpster and wind up paying hefty overage fees.

Be sure to ask the dumpster rental companies about weight allowances.

If you go over that limit, you'll be charged for it.

Keep this in mind when shopping around, as some companies include more weight than others.

Make Sure You Do the Math

calculating concrete weight

1 cubic yard of concrete weighs roughly 4,000 lbs or two tons. 

Most concrete surfaces (driveways, slabs, patios, etc.) are poured about 4 inches thick, so use this measurement when calculating your estimates.

Consider these examples to get a better idea of how much your project's debris might weigh:

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

If you fill up a 10 yard dumpster halfway with concrete, it will weigh approximately 20,250 lbs, or 10.125 tons.

If you fill up a 10 yard dumpster one-third of the way with concrete, it will weigh approximately 13,500 lbs, or 6.75 tons.

Be aware that 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.
 

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Dumpster for Concrete Removal?

paying for a dumpster rental

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.

Some companies offer discounts for short-term rentals.

When calling around to different rental companies, be sure to ask if they offer these shorter rental terms if your project needs can accommodate it.

You can save upwards of a couple hundred dollars 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/ 6,000 lbs
Arizona Phoenix, AZ $400 w/ 20,000 lbs
California Oakland, CA $575 w/ 25,000 lbs
California Orange County, CA $495 w/ 12,000 lbs
Colorado Boulder, CO $275 w/ 6,000 lbs
Colorado Denver, CO $275 w/ 6,000 lbs
Georgia Atlanta, GA $279 w/ 8,000 lbs
Georgia Dawsonville, GA $275 w/ 6,000 lbs
Illinois Bloomington, IL $335 flat rate; half-full container
Illinois Chicago, IL $320 w/ 20,000 lbs
Indiana Indianapolis, IN $250 w/ 4,000 lbs
Iowa Davenport, IA $355 w/ 4,000 lbs
Maryland Rockville, MD $329 w/ 2,000 lbs
Massachusetts Boston, MA $500 w/ 6,000 lbs
Michigan Allegan, MI $200 w/ 20,000 lbs
Michigan St. Joseph, MI $275 w/ 4,000 lbs
Missouri St. Louis, MO $230 w/ 20,000 lbs
Nevada Las Vegas, NV $295 w/ 16,000 lbs
Nevada Reno, NV $350 w/ 22,000 lbs
New Jersey Cherry Hill, NJ $300 w/ 12,000 lbs
New Mexico Albuquerque, NM $265 w/ 4,000 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/ 20,000 lbs
North Carolina Louisburg, NC $295 w/ 3,000 lbs
Ohio Cincinnati, OH $275 w/ 1,000 lbs
Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA $400 w/ 6,000 lbs
Texas Austin, TX $300 w/ 8,000 lbs
Utah St. George, UT $350 w/ 10,000 lbs
Virginia Virginia Beach, VA $250 w/ 8,000 lbs

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