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Cleaning up after a home project can be a big task in its own right. Even relatively minor jobs can leave you with thousands of pounds of debris. For example, an old microwave you’re tossing can weigh 50 pounds, while outdated countertops can weigh up to 20 pounds per square foot.

You can either rent a dumpster to get rid of your household debris or go fully DIY and haul your junk to the dump yourself. Use the comparisons below to decide which option makes the most sense for your project.


Renting a Dumpster vs. Dumping Trash Yourself: The Basics

When deciding whether renting a dumpster or taking your trash to the dump is the best disposal method, you should consider three important factors: hauling capacity, amount of work required and convenience.


What is the Cheapest Way to Dump Trash?

The cheapest way to dump your trash depends on what type of project you’re working on.


How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Dumpster?

While some dumpster rental companies also charge by weight, some companies charge a flat rate, up to a specified weight limit for each dumpster size. This means that you’ll know the total cost of a dumpster rental upfront, making it easier to budget for disposal.

The national average cost of a dumpster rental is $494, though prices vary based on location, dumpster size, debris type, debris weight and the length of your rental period. Reach out to us for a quote on costs.


Renting a Dumpster vs. Dumping Trash Yourself: The Verdict

Taking trash to the dump yourself makes sense if you have only one or two pickup truck loads of debris to get rid of, don’t mind pausing your work to make more than one trip and are comfortable with not knowing the total cost of disposal ahead of time.

But for any project with more than a couple of pickup truck loads of debris, a dumpster rental will save you time and effort, and give you peace of mind, knowing what the final cost will be from the start.

If you’re considering a dumpster rental, get a quote to learn about available sizes and pricing in your area.