This is important to know because if you have dumpster rental prices and rates then you can plan accordingly.
Dumpster rental rates demystified:
Most residential dumpster rental rates are straight forward when it comes to pricing. At least from the top reputable companies. There are usually only two components to the price.
- You pay for the bin rental for up to 7 days. That covers the base price of the dumpster including drop off and pick up in the week.
- Then you pay for the net weight of the dumpster’s contents. That is to say that the dumpster is weighed before it is dropped off by the driver. Then after you load it at your home, it is weighed again after pickup. The difference is the weight of your load. You then pay for this by the ton with a rate that is provided up front.
At Halton Container, our predictable rates are as follows:
- $177 for the dumpster for one week
- You are billed your first ton at $75
- Weight rates are $85/ton thereafter.
Avoid hidden trucking surcharges or extra fees:
Some bin rental companies will assess low upfront costs but add all kinds of hidden fees later on that are outlined in the contract in the small print, but not obvious until the bill is presented. Most decent companies don’t charge these fees, however be aware they could appear on your bill. They can include:
- Pick up fees
- Drop off fees
- Weekend surcharges
- After hours surcharges
- Clean-out fees
- Seasonal surcharges
- Fuel surcharges
- Dumping surcharges
- Labor charges
- Environmental fees and surcharges
Junk Removal Companies vs. Dumpster Rental companies
Junk removal companies can be significantly more expensive for weight and volume of garbage because of several factors. Two or more workers show up and handle your junk. There is a built-in cost for the junk company there. Prices are based on volume and type of the material being removed. Reps won’t give you an exact rate or specific prices until they review your junk. When you call them they will want to book an appointment with you, and review the range of charges for your local area based on your estimate of the junk you have. Then the junk removal team gives you pricing on arrival. They can have a series of different pricing tiers. One junk company quotes the following on there web site: “There are over 12 different pricing increments.” You won’t know what you pay until they are already at your home, so what you budgeted may not be sufficient to cover the project
Why do Junk Removal Companies charge more?
Junk removal companies cost more because they have higher costs that they can’t eliminate. That includes cost of additional labor and clean up. They rate the materials they load up and will assess higher fees to some categories of materials.
Ask for rates you can predict
At Purple Dumpster, you dumpster rental charges should not be a mystery. If you have any questions, please contact us and we would be happy to run a comparative quote or answer any questions related to dumpster rental rates, fees and pricing. Remember to ask us if there are any hidden or variable fees. There won’t be, but you should get into the habit of asking anyone you call.