Common Costs Added to A Dumpster Rental

When you buy any product or service it is not unusual to have additional costs added at the end.

However, most people don’t usually rent a dumpster. so those extra costs might surprise you if you aren’t prepared.

In the best-case scenario the company you rent from offers a single price that includes everything.

However that company takes on multiple costs in the process Falling Away what remains of your project.

Here are some common costs you might see added to your dumpster rental.

Common Dumpster Rental Costs

Taxes

Taxes are the most predictable cost with any purchase. and your locality these may include a sales tax and perhaps a service or Usage Tax. Even for companies that claim to provide one low price, the tax will be added as a separate final cost. They want to remind you that Uncle Sam, and not the company, is getting that money.

Distance Fees

Depending on the location of your project and the distance between your dumpster rental company and that project, you may be charged a distance fee. You should be informed of this upfront and it should not be a surprise that shows up on your bill later. The company must haul the dumpster to and from your location, and to the dump or landfill, so there are multiple considerations in assessing these fees.

Hazardous Materials Fees

A common pass-along fee that dumpster companies charge depends entirely on the type of materials you are placing in your dumpster. Every municipality has its own rules and costs for disposing of certain types of materials. For instance, some materials might have to go to a separate location that is further away, or that might require additional sorting. These items include concrete.

Insurance Coverage or Damage Protection

Another common expense that sometimes is billed separately is insurance coverage or damage protection. The insurance protects you in the case of something going wrong with the dumpster. This should generally be included in the price, but some companies will offer that to you as an additional cost. This may be required to be an additional cost, so the insurer knows that you have been informed and can collect the money directly.

The damage protection shields the dumpster company from liability in case there are deep scrapes or gouges when the dumpster is delivered or removed, or if other damage happens on the property that needs to be repaired.

Excess Weight

Even if everything goes as planned, a “one-price” company might surprise you with a final upcharge for excessive weight.  although your company May advertise their dumpsters on the basis of size, they typically are build at the junkyard based on weight. If you exceed the anticipated weight many companies will pass that charge on to you. You can ask as you rent if that could happen to you.

Typically companies take all of these things  into consideration when they are renting a dumpster to you. Being prepared and asking these questions upfront helps make sure there are no surprise additional costs to your project.

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