Saturday, 7 March 2015

How much does it cost to rent a dumpster in Oklahoma City?

Have you purchased an older home and want to fix it up? Have you finally decided to remodel that master bathroom or clean out the garage before the winter storm hits?  Are you trying to decide if it is affordable to rent a dumpster or just haul it to the landfill yourself?  How much does renting a dumpster actually cost?


First, you will need to decide which size dumpster is best for your project.  If you have a small clean-out or small bathroom remodel, a 10 yard dumpster might be all you need.  If you are renovating a larger room or have a major clean-out, you might need to rent a 14 or 20 yard dumpster.  Dumpster prices vary on size.  On average, the smaller dumpsters run about $300 and the larger sizes can be $350 and up.  You might be torn on whether or not it would be cheaper to make several trips to the dump, or landfill, yourself.  The average fee charged by the local landfills range from $40-$70 per load. You will need to ask yourself if it is worth it.  The landfills can be muddy and quite time consuming if there is a line to get in or out. Not to mention, the landfills can be hazardous for the average vehicle tire. However, if you only have a few items, making a trip to the landfill yourself might be the answer for you.

The second factor that affects the cost of dumpster rentals is location.  If you live a considerable distance from the city or outside of the metro area, a company may need to charge an extra fee to compensate for the extra fuel and labor they may incur.  This charge can be anywhere from $50 and up.

Thirdly, you will need to know what type of items will be placed in the dumpster. Some dumpster companies have weight restrictions.  If your items go over a certain tonnage, you might get charged an overage fee.  They may also have restrictions as to the types of materials placed in their dumpsters such as paints, oils, tires, and appliances.  If these items are found in the dumpster you may get charged an extra fee as well.

Lastly, you will also need to ask yourself “How long will I need the dumpster?”  Many dumpster rental companies have specific rental periods.  These can range from 3 days to 14 days.  Most companies are happy to let you extend your rental period for an extra fee, so be sure to ask if that is an option.

In summary, you can see there are several things to consider before deciding if renting a dumpster can be the affordable choice for you.  Renting a dumpster can be a nice, quick way to dispose of your unwanted items or debris and save you from many costly trips on your own to your local landfill.  When you call around to the different dumpster rental companies, be sure to ask lots of questions so you are not surprised by any hidden fees. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (405) 640-4345. 
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