A common search phrase on Google is “rent a dumpster near me.” While this feels like it might be especially true this time of year, the search is relatively steady. It seems that people are always moving, renovating, cleaning out, or building.
We seem to always be generating the kind and amount of garbage that exceeds the capacity of our streetside containers.
So what is involved in renting a dumpster?
How much will you be throwing away?
Obviously, your first concern is the amount of garbage that you will be throwing away. With almost every home project it is self-evident that an extra trash can is not going to be enough to contain your waste.
By the time you’ve stripped wallpaper, taken out old drywall, thrown away old and now replaced plumbing or wiring, set a room up to be painted, and replaced furniture, you know your needs are great.
Most home renovations like this only require the smallest available dumpster.
But what if you’re redoing a whole floor, or a whole house? Or what if you’re doing new construction? Then you will need a larger dumpster, or a regular schedule for switching out dumpsters to keep your project moving.
What is “near me”?
The other important part of the calculation of renting a dumpster, and of this specific Google search, is the words “near me.”
Because we are used to running our own errands and tracking down our own supplies, many people who use Google to search for items, naturally add the words “near me” to every search as a habit. We might look for a “Home Depot near me” or to “buy a spud bar near me” or “find a paint store near me.”
However, renting a dumpster is very different. You don’t have to go get it. You don’t have to empty it. You don’t have to take it back when you’re done.
The words “near me” in this search are helpful because they give you a range of local options, but they shouldn’t really affect your search too much. This is because the dumpster company you choose, like Big Daddy Dumpsters, will bring the dumpster to you.
And the transportation to and from your location will be covered in the standard cost, and will emptying it in the right landfill.
Sure, some dumpster companies will limit their work within a certain distance, but it is far further than you would think to drive for a good price on linoleum or a particular stone for your next project.
So the next time you ask Google “rent a dumpster near me,” remember that the terms are relative.