Before we tell you how to save money on renting a dumpster, you need to understand how the rental rate is determined. At first glance, it can seem like renting a dumpster has a hefty price tag. Several things, however, determine the rate. First, fuel costs. We’re happy to drop off and pick up your rental dumpster, but we feel the pinch at the pump just like you do. So we have to include that in the rental price. Second, overhead prices. This includes paying our employees, equipment purchases and upkeep, compliance and licensing and other business expenses. Third, disposal fees. This is usually the most expensive part of the cost. And, of course, we need to include a profit margin.

Now that you understand what goes into dumpster rental rates, let’s look at some ways you can save money on your next rental. Keep in mind, the length of time doesn’t play a role. Think about the factors that go into determining the rate. They’re the same whether it’s one day or one week. However, if you’re renting a dumpster that’s limited inventory, discounts on a shorter term rental may be possible.

In general, these three tips will help you save money on your next dumpster rental.

Go Small

We don’t mean dumpster size. Renting a dumpster from a Sussex County/Orange County local small business like us is beneficial. Because we’re smaller and local, we’ve got a connection to the community and want to serve everyone’s needs. We keep our rates low to serve you and ensure we always have dumpsters on hand for your neighbors too

Rent Midweek

Just like there are cheaper days to fly, there are also better days to rent a dumpster. Weekends tend to be high-demand, so if you rent midweek, you’re more likely to get a deal. Why? By renting midweek, you help us have more dumpsters to rent on hand for the busy weekend. As a thank you, we’ll help cut the cost of your rental dumpster, if we can.

Leverage Your Location

Do you live near the landfill? Let us know when you call. That saves us in fuel costs and, if we can, we’re happy to pass those savings on to you! Same thing if you live near our dumpster inventory storage.

The next time you’re looking to save money renting a dumpster in Sussex County or Orange County, give us call.