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5 Tips to Avoid Extra Fees on Your Dumpster Rental

As you prepare to have your dumpster delivered, you might be focused on where to place your rental, organizing what items will go, and who will assist you in the loading process. Although having an agenda for rental day is the ideal way to help save you time, it’s also important to be aware of how to use your dumpster in the most cost-efficient manner.

Your dumpster rental should be easy and affordable, with a smooth drop-off and pick-up process. To avoid adding extra fees to the cost, customers should adhere to certain guidelines that can prevent this from happening. Consider the following 5 tips to make sure you only pay the price you were quoted for your rental:


As the price of gas skyrockets, so does the trip cost for businesses who rely on fuel to make deliveries, transport consumer items, and pick up and drop off commercial rental equipment. Make sure you are not charged an additional trip fee for your dumpster rental by having a clear, unrestricted area ready for your container’s arrival. There will be a trip fee added if the driver cannot drop off (or pick up) your rental due to route delay or obstructions.


Make sure you choose the right sized dumpster for removal of all of the trash, debris, or items you have in mind. Once your dumpster is full, it will be picked up and weighed by the driver to determine the weight of the load. If you have put more debris in than your included weight allowance, you will have  to pay the difference in the weight allowance on a per-ton basis.


A standard dumpster rental period is typically seven days. It is suggested that you load your dumpster and have it ready for pick-up within this timeframe. If your rental period goes longer than 7 days, you will be assessed an extra fee of $5 for each additional day you have the container.


There are a number of prohibited items that will increase your rental charges if they are found in your dumpster. This fee varies, and can become expensive if you have filled your container with debris that is difficult to dispose of or not recycle friendly. Materials that are flammable, corrosive, toxic, or hazardous should never be placed inside your unit with other disposable items.

The facility will also charge extra fees if they find adhesives, batteries, cleaning products, or food waste in your rental container. Research all prohibited items before loading your dumpster to avoid any extra costs.


When deciding on which company to rent a dumpster from, remember local is less expensive. Not making sure you are located in the service area of the company can cost you more than your original quote. You can be charged long-distance hauling fees if you are outside of their drop off and pick-up zone, and you will incur an additional cost for the price of the extra fuel used to bring the dumpster to your home or place of business.

Removing unwanted items or debris from your home or business is a simple, easy process when using a local company for your dumpster rental needs. Contact us today for a free quote, and a free link on how to use your container, so that you save time and money on your dumpster rental. We offer competitive rates and excellent customer service. You can order a dumpster rental in minutes, and have it delivered as soon as possible!