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January 2, 2022

Long-Term Dumpster Rental vs. Short-Term Dumpster Rental

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Long-Term Dumpster Rental vs. Short-Term Dumpster Rental

There are differences between a long-term vs a short-term dumpster rental. Renting a dumpster is necessary for many different situations. Sometimes, you simply need to toss out old furniture and other trash with a short-term dumpster rental. Other times, you need a long-term dumpster rental for an ongoing project. Whether you’re cleaning out the garage, taking on home renovations, handling a large construction project, replacing the roof, or just decluttering your home, a temporary dumpster rental can be very helpful. While you might be able to get the same dumpster for a longer amount of time or a shorter amount of time, you probably don’t want it in your driveway any longer than necessary. A big metal box full of trash isn’t exactly inviting. Let’s look at when a long-term dumpster rental is best and when a short-term dumpster rental is best, along with some of the things you should know about both.

Long-Term Dumpster Rentals for Your Project or Job Site

What is a long-term dumpster rental?

Typically, a long-term dumpster rental means you will keep the dumpster for several weeks or months and you will likely pay to have it hauled away or replaced during the job. Most dumpster rental companies offer this type of option, but you will have to speak to them about how it will work. They may charge a per-day fee after the initial rental period is up, or you may pay to start a second rental period and get a new, empty dumpster delivered. Common Projects Long-Term Dumpster Rentals Work Great for Include: Sometimes, you can even use a long-term dumpster rental as a place to store building supplies. Then, when you use those supplies, it can become a dumpster again for the trash from the job.

Short-Term Dumpster Rentals for All Types of Projects

What is a short-term dumpster rental?

Most commonly, homeowners and contractors rent dumpsters for about three to four days. They already know what they will throw away and they are ready to tackle the job as soon as the dumpster arrives. Most short-term dumpster rental companies will give you between five and seven days. They may extend your rental for a fee, but very few offer extra time. At Waste Removal USA, our short-term dumpster rentals are good for up to 14 days to ensure you have two weekends and plenty of time to complete your project. We provide you with more time for your dumpster rental than other companies do, no matter the type of project you’re working on. Short-term Dumpster Rentals are Great for Many Projects Including:
  • Home decluttering
  • Roof replacement
  • Landscaping
  • Disposing of yard waste
  • Cleaning up after bad weather
  • Handling flood-damaged or fire damage
  • Home renovations
  • And More!
Any type of project that will create more trash than your local trash pick-up can take is a good project for a short-term dumpster rental. You can rent dumpsters with sizes ranging from 10 Cubic Yards to 40 Cubic Yards giving you plenty of options, no matter how much trash you’re dealing with.

What If You Need a Dumpster for Longer Than Expected?

Maybe you rented a dumpster and it turns out, you need more time than you thought. Most dumpster rental companies will be happy to accommodate, but they will likely charge a fee for extra time. Remember, they make money by moving temporary dumpster rentals from one job to another and they only have so many dumpsters to rent out. While they will likely let you keep your dumpster longer than the rental period, it will likely come at a daily cost. Be prepared for this when you call and make sure you communicate with the dumpster rental company as soon as you know you will need your dumpster for a longer amount of time.


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