Dumpster Rental Alternative Near You

When you’re renovating, cleaning out an entire home, downsizing, or just happen to have a lot of junk to get rid of, dumpster rental might seem like a great idea. However, renting a dumpster often becomes more of a hassle than a convenience. Dumpsters take up space on or in front of your property for days or weeks and often need permits to use. To top it off, you have to load it up on your own. That’s a lot of heavy lifting!

1-800-GOT-JUNK? is your local dumpster rental alternative

When you hire 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for your hauling needs, you’ll avoid all the inconveniences that come with a dumpster rental. There’s no unsightly bin sitting out in front of your property - we’ll haul it all away for an upfront fee. We also take junk the average trash dumpster rental company won’t, including appliances, scrap metal, electronics, and organic material. Best of all, we’ll do all the heavy lifting for you. All you have to do is point! We’re in your neighborhood—find a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? location near you.

Here's how our service works: 

1. Simply schedule your free onsite estimate online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.

2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2-hour appointment window.

3. When we arrive, just point to the junk that you'd normally have to load yourself and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.

4. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your items away from wherever it’s located and finish by tidying up the area. Plus, we will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible. 

Dumpster rental vs. junk removal

There are a number of differences between junk removal and dumpster removal, including cost, labor, and more. Here are some of the most common questions people ask about dumpster removal and how it compares to full-service junk removal.

Does a dumpster rental require a permit?

In many areas you need a permit to place a dumpster on the street outside of your home. These permits cost money and take time to obtain. And if you live in an apartment building or a housing complex with no direct access to the street, a dumpster might not fit or be allowed by your building.

How much does it cost to rent a dumpster?

Dumpster rental prices can vary. There are several factors that affect the price, including:

  • Where you are located
  • How long you need the rental for
  • How much junk you have
  • What type of junk you have

These factors can be hard to estimate before you haul your junk away, meaning there’s no real way to figure out the exact rental cost. The following are average price ranges for dumpster rentals:

  • Average cost (National): $363
  • Minimum cost: $200
  • Maximum cost: $800
  • Average price range (National): $279 - $487

Are dumpster rentals expensive?

Yes, dumpster rentals can often end up being more expensive than you think. Not only do you pay for the dumpster rental itself, you’ll also be charged a disposal fee based on the weight of the junk you put into it. Since it’s hard to estimate how much your stuff will weigh before you put it in, this cost can end up being more expensive than you anticipated. Rental companies also frequently charge based on the duration of the rental, which can add up quickly depending on the size of your job!

What is the average dumpster rental rate?

The average dumpster rental cost in the United States is $396. The cost depends on the company you deal with and how they charge. Some companies charge a flat-rate while others charge by the space you need or plan to fill.

Do I need to load it myself?

Yes, when you work with a dumpster rental company, you have to do all the heavy lifting yourself. That’s a tough job for anyone, especially if you have larger items to lift. And if the rental company has restrictions on what you can actually place in the dumpster, you may end up not getting rid of everything.

Uniformed TOM ready be your easy dumpster rental alternative
Uniformed TOM ready be your easy dumpster rental alternative

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I consider renting a mini dumpster rental instead of a large one?

A big dumpster takes up a lot of room, is hard to transport around, and may be difficult to fill without using a ladder or step stool. It could also end up being unnecessarily expensive, and you still end up doing the labor yourself.

Why are dumpster rentals problematic?

Dumpsters are often more inconvenient than useful. First, renting a dumpster is usually expensive, thanks to delivery and dumpster removal fees. Second, the space that the dumpster takes up can be an inconvenience by obstructing your driveway or street and drawing your neighbors’ attention to your yard. Dumpster rental also requires you to do all the heavy lifting on your own, which is not ideal.