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Large dumpsters - when to choose a 30 or 40 yard bin

Big projects require big dumpsters! The largest roll-off containers generally stocked by dumpster rental companies are 30 and 40 cubic yarders. Deciding when to use one over the other is tough in many situations, but we can help sort it out.
Discount dumpster rental

Renting a dumpster is a convenient and affordable way to get rid of large amounts of junk, but why pay more than you have to? If you're a first-time renter (or even if you're not), we can help ensure you get the best price possible when renting a roll-off container. Read on to learn about seven simple tips to save on your dumpster rental.
dumpster bag vs dumpster

Your remodeling project or household cleanup has left you with a small to moderate amount of debris to get rid of, but more than can be reasonably put in your weekly trash. Should you buy a dumpster bag and have Waste Management pick it up or rent a small dumpster from a local dumpster service? To answer the question, we compare buying a 3 cubic yard Bagster from Waste Management with renting a 10 cubic yard dumpster from a local dumpster service.  
Decluttered and cleaned house

Now, although many of you may find the idea of cleaning your entire house top to bottom and getting rid of a bunch of your things about as unappealing as unappealing gets, a thorough house decluttering and deep cleaning can actually be remarkably rewarding and a huge weight off your shoulders. 
Concrete dumpster

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.
Waste Management Dumpster Cost

Waste Management (WM) offers 20, 30, and 40 yard roll off dumpsters for rent in most markets. The 20 yard dumpster is most commonly rented and is the smallest size WM offers for temporary dumpsters. Nationwide, the average cost to rent a dumpster from Waste Management is $524.
10 vs. 20 cubic yard dumpster

A small dumpster is a popular choice for residential cleanups, including spring cleaning, construction debris, single-layer roof tear offs, and during a move-in/move-out. 10 yard roll-off dumpsters are versatile and compact bins designed to fit nicely in a standard driveway. Some are constructed with shorter sides for easier side-loading of heavy debris, such as concrete or dirt.
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.
dumpster cost for all 50 states

How much does it cost to rent a dumpster? It depends! To help you get a price range for your area, we surveyed costs from hundreds of dumpster companies in all 50 states.
Detroit curbside recycling cart

Detroit has had its fair share of problems in recent years -- bankruptcy, high unemployment rates and a housing crisis to name a few. You can throw the City’s dismal recycling rates in the mix, as well. The national recycling rate hovers around 35%, while Detroit’s has barely been able to crack double digits at about 10.5%. So, what’s the problem, and how can it be fixed?
Recycling in America stagnant since the 1990s

Has recycling reached its peak? In some parts of the U.S. this may very well be the case. Recycling rates have fallen in recent years or have failed to gain any traction in the first place due to factors like cost and accessibility. Some communities are resorting to garbage incineration as a more cost-effective and convenient alternative to recycling.
Illegal dumping sites in the U.S.

According to Let’s Do It!, a global organization helping to clean up illegal dump sites, there is approximately 100 million tons of illegal garbage lying around the world. It’s a problem that affects all parts of the United States, particularly big cities and rural areas.
Dumpster rental broker companies

Dumpster brokers are the middlemen involved in a dumpster rental deal. They're not exactly villainous (not typically, at least!) as the photo above implies, but it's still best to steer clear of these companies. Brokers often act as if they are a local dumpster service, when in fact they don't own any dumpsters and probably are not locally based.
What can't go in a dumpster?

Just as there are rules pertaining to what you can toss in your trashcan, there are also guidelines to follow when it comes to your rented dumpster. These rules are in place for environmental reasons as well as local and state regulations related to waste disposal. RELATED: EPA Laws and Regulations Always discuss the type(s) of debris or waste you’re disposing of with your dumpster rental provider. They’ll help ensure you understand what’s allowed and what isn't.
Renting construction dumpsters for home renovation projects

No matter what the home renovation or remodeling project, there’s bound to be plenty of debris to dispose of in the end. You could haul it all yourself, but that’s quite a hassle and can take several trips to the landfill to get rid of it all. Renting a construction dumpster for a home renovation project is the perfect solution.