How much does it cost to rent a dumpster for a day?

One-day dumpster rentals

Can I get a discount if I only need to rent the dumpster for one day?

Generally, no. Whether you need a temporary dumpster for one day, three days, or seven days typically doesn't impact the price of the rental. A majority of dumpster rental services automatically include a standard rental length of "up to a week" at the same cost.

Why aren't discounts generally available for a one day rental?

The cost to the dumpster service of delivering the dumpster, picking it up, and dumping it are the same regardless of whether the dumpster is rented for a single day or several days.  

Learn more about what does affect dumpster rental costs by reading our ultimate guide to dumpster rental prices.

Do any dumpster companies offer a price reduction for very short term rentals?

Some companies may negotiate a slightly lower rate for a very short rental period, like one to three days, especially during very busy times. If a company is experiencing a high volume of business and their inventory is low, they may be more motivated to provide a discounted price for a fast return of the dumpster. Likewise, smaller dumpster companies with smaller fleets might also be more inclined to offer a better rate for the ability to get the dumpster back and rented out again more quickly.  Companies that have a large inventory of dumpsters in their yard ready to rent typically are not motivated to provide a discount for a short-term rental.

Calling around and asking companies if they offer any discounts for short-term rentals may turn up a company in your area willing to give you a better deal than the rest.

So how much does it cost to rent a dumpster for a day or two?

See our Big List of Dumpster Rental Costs in All 50 States to get an idea of the cost of a 10 yard or 20 yard dumpster in your area. These prices include more than a day's rental, but are a good point of reference when searching for a competitive dumpster-for-a-day price in your area.