Dumpster Cost and Ways To Reduce It
Finding a dumpster cost online is practically impossible, and I am not going to make it any easier for you. Dumpster rental companies do not want to share their dumpster cost because they want to be able to mark it up based on some factors including demand and the occasion for renting a dumpster. While I will not be sharing with you the lowest dumpster cost or the average dumpster cost, I will share some ways to work to reduce the cost as well as some creative ways to get others to share the cost with you.
Dumpster rentals are not a common need for people in the DC metro area. If you have seen the show, Fixer Upper, on HGTV, then you may know that construction companies and home remodeling companies need to use dumpsters fairly often to clean up the mess of wood, sheetrock, brick, and other building materials. The truth is that these companies will typically receive a lower dumpster cost than an individual renting a dumpster, which is why dumpster companies do not want to share prices online.
To get the dumpster cost you are looking for, you will need to start by calling dumpster rental companies and asking for a quote. You may get a few different prices from different companies, but this is good because that means you can use their competition against them. Do not be afraid to negotiate the dumpster cost with each of the dumpster rental companies. The costs for renting dumpsters for them is really low, and they offer much lower prices to regular customers. They like to take advantage of the fact that individuals do not rent dumpsters very often, and therefore have no idea what a dumpster rental should cost.
Aside from negotiating, there are not too many ways to get the price down for your dumpster rental. There are some creative ways to share the cost of a dumpster with other people, though.
One thing you can do to subsidize the cost of your dumpster rental is to ask your neighbors if they have large objects to throw away and charge them less than what they would pay at the dump. You can even put up a Craigslist ad to tell people that they can dump things in your dumpster for the time you have it for a small fee. This strategy is good if you are using the dumpster for a move-out or a small construction project for your home.
If you’re using a dumpster for a large wedding or event, then you can pair up with someone else who is having a wedding at your venue the next day to share the cost of a dumpster rental. Remember that sharing is caring – especially when it results in lower costs for everyone!