Should I Rent A Dumpster Or Haul Trash To The Landfill Myself

When deciding whether to rent a dumpster or take your trash to dump, you should think about three important things: hauling capacity, convenience, the amount of work required.

Hauling Capacity

1. Renting A Dumpster

Choose from a number of different dumpster sizes that, on average, can carry anywhere from 2,000 to 20,000 pounds.

2. Going To The Dump

Make use of the pickup truck, which normally has a carrying capacity of up to a half tonne (1,000 pounds), so that you can move more stuff.

Amount Of Work

1.Renting A Dumpster

You should dispose of all the debris at once using a container that is located in your driveway. When you are done working on it, simply toss or walk all of your debris into the dumpster, and it will be removed from your property for you.

2. Going To The Dump

If you have more waste than one thousand pounds, you will need to make multiple trips.


1. Renting A Dumpster

You can get rid of the debris without ever leaving your house if you fill your dumpster while you work on it. The typical rental time for a dumpster allows you to keep it for a week, or with a longer rental period

2. Going To The Dump

You should take some time out from your work to go to the garbage dump. Take note that you are required to schedule your visits with the landfill’s operational hours.

How Much Does It Cost To Go To The Dump On Your Own

When deciding whether or not to haul your trash to the landfill on your own, the cost is another crucial consideration to take into account. The charges that are charged by the landfill in your area and the way that the pricing structure works will determine the exact amount that it will cost you to go to the dump.

Most landfills charge their fees on the weight of the waste they collect, although there are several other possible pricing structures:

Assumption #1: Charging a price related to a specific weight of waste.
As an example, the cost is $60 for every 200 pounds.

Assumption #2: After the base fee is charged, extra fees will be charged for each additional pound over base weight.

For example, the first 200 pounds cost $100; each additional pound cost 10 cents.

Assumption #3: Charging a fee based on the weight of the waste.
Example: 10 cents per pound.

Be aware that regardless of the pricing structure that is used, if you do not know the exact weight of your junk, you will not know the final price until you are already at the dump, and at that point, you are already obligated to pay whatever the total is. If you do not know the precise weight of the debris, you will not know the final cost.

When you have only one and two pickup truck loads of waste to get rid of, don’t mind pausing your job to make more than one trip, and you can be comfortable with not knowing the complete cost of disposal in advance, taking your trash to the dump yourself is a viable option for you.

If, on the other hand, you are working on a project that will generate more waste than can be hauled away in couple of pickup trucks loads, renting a dumpster will not only save you effort and time, but it will also provide you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing the total cost of the job before you begin.

How Dumpster rental company helps

You need to make sure that you know how much waste you are going to need to haul away. The dumpster rental company will advise you on the size and type of dumpster that you need.

A dumpster that is too small for the type of waste you plan on getting rid of will cost you more and will result in you being charged for overage. The rental company will also help you in determining how long you will need to rent the dumpster, the time you can have the dumpster on the property and allow you to schedule delivery and pick up the dumpster. And it will help you with recycling concerns.

If you live in the Charleston area, check our local dumpster rental services.