September 2, 2017

Choosing the Right Dumpster Sizes

Many people don’t know much about renting dumpsters or even the sizes they will need when undertaking a project. In most cases, a lot of people will not realize they even need a dumpster until it’s almost too late. Top reasons for needing a dumpster include home renovations, a new construction projects or remodeling.

You will be happy to know that dumpsters come in all types of sizes. You can check out the sizes here. The most important factor is to make sure you get a size that is bigger than you think you will need. It’s going to be more cheaper than having to refill the dumpster. It’s hard to make the decision on what size dumpster to order so we have created this guide to make it easier for you.

Picking the Right Dumpster Size

Roll off dumpster are measured by the amount of cubic yards they can hold. We offer 10 yard, 20 yard, 30 yard and 40 yard dumpster sizes for you to choose from. For reference, a cubic yard can hold around 2 full regular sized garbage cans.

If you can figure out a way to figure out how much debris you will be using, this can be helpful in choosing a dumpster size. Remember that not everything you throw in a bin will fall evenly on top of each other. Bulky objects such as crates and boards will take up more space than you think so overestimate this part.

Lastly, think about the space where you think the dumpster will be delivered. You will want to clear away a space big enough for the bin to be placed. Do not let it lay on top of your grass because a dumpster will kill the grass underneath it. Most people will rent a dumpster for around a week on average.

Gather Opinions

Getting opinions is the best decision you can make before renting a dumpster. Ask friends, family or neighbors if they have ever rented a dumpster and if they had a good experience with a specific company. If you are working with a contractor, they will have the best idea and estimates for you regarding the size and the price.

You can also ask the dumpster hauler directly. They have seen every type of project and can give you the best possible estimate for the size you will need. Just remember to always ask them about potential fees or restrictions because you don’t want to be bombarded with extra costs. Also make sure to clear an area where the dumpster will be placed.

Dumpster Pricing Factors

Dumpster pricing can be caused by many factors. When looking for a good dumpster provider, you will want to know how each charges per dumpster bin. It’s important to realize these factors so that you are more informed on how and why the pricing is different per hauler. These 6 factors will further enable you to understand the process and be more confident when it comes to renting your Kansas City dumpster rental.

6 factors that determine pricing

  1. Location. More haulers are looking more closely at their bottom line costs. For local providers, this means gas prices. A majority of them add the travel costs into the final bill without you even knowing. The closer you are to the dumpster provider, the cheaper your rental will be.
  2. Dumpster Size. A dumpster will vary in the price when the dumpster size is changed. The size of the bin will be the biggest factor affecting price so make sure you determine the right dumpster size.
  3. Rental Period Length. The average length of time a dumpster is rented is 7-10 days and we rent out dumpsters for 14 days! Usually if you need the roll off for more than a week, you will be charged extra (usually per day).
  4. Hazardous Materials. There are extra charges for throwing hazardous materials such as microwaves, mattresses, tires among other materials. Call us to see what the potential charges are and we will be happy to let you know.
  5. Same Day Deliveries. We specialize in same day deliveries and are proud to offer this service because most times when clients need a same day delivery it’s because it is an emergency and that is why we offer it. We value our customers and want to be there for them in times of need.
  6. Discounts for Cash. A lot of dumpster service providers will tell you that if you pay cash, they will give you a discount. Even if they don’t tell you, ask them because they might have forgotten. They usually only bring this up if they know they are competing with another company for your business. Work it in your favor and save on the dumpster price. Call us today to see what we can do for you.

Why You Need A Dumpster

It can be a challenge to decide whether or not you will need a dumpster depending on the home project you are undertaking. Roll off containers are not cheap but if you plan ahead and do your due diligence, it can save you a lot  of future hassle. It can really alleviate the stress and junk that can be caused by specific projects when you don’t rent a dumpster. For example, if you are renovating your home, you will know that you need to order a roll off container and the next steps are researching the dumpster sizes shown on our sizes page which you can learn about and feel good about renting the right dumpster bin for your project. Call our speedy Kansas City dumpster rental office if your ready to rent today.

Consider These Tips Before Renting a Dumpster

The most important rule of thumb when going through the roll off rental process is to plan ahead. Do your research on which sizes are best for specific projects. Knowing a little before you call a hauler can make it easier for them but also gives you peace of mind knowing that you know what is going on. Before renting a roll off dumpster, you should take into account the following factors:

  1. Location of the bin.
  2. Size container needed.
  3. Waste being thrown away.
  4. Rental length period.

The most important factor of the above is to make sure you order the right size roll off dumpster. This will be your biggest cost so make sure the size of the dumpster will be big enough for your entire project length. The type of waste you plan on throwing is also a big factor to consider. Certain junk is an extra cost so it is best to be aware of the potential costs.

How to Choose the Best Local Haulers

There are many factors come into play when it is time to rent a container. Some haulers offer different services so make sure you pick the right one that provides the services most beneficial to you. Also be aware not to get stuck with hidden fees, make sure to ask them if there are any extra fees they have not mentioned which can help you make a better decision when choosing a company.

A reliable and trustworthy company can assure you that you will get your dumpsters on time and picked up promptly. Fortunately, we provide superior service and at the best rates around the entire Kansas City metro area.