Renting a Dumpster or Hauling It Alone?
What Should You Do?
If you’re planning on doing some interior demolition, and you’re curious how to get rid of all the debris that will inevitably pile up, or if you plan on doing a medium to large interior demolition project – like remodeling a bathroom, kitchen, or other area of your home – one of the best ways to get rid of the debris is by renting a roll off container with Waste Solutions 123!
Don’t use a small trailer unless it’s a very small project.
8 or 10 yard trailers are common among small, local demolition companies, and they can come in handy for small debris removal jobs. But for those projects that produce more than 8 yards worth of debris, like most interior demolition projects do, renting a dumpster is almost always the more cost-efficient and convenient option.
- It’s quite common to underestimate the amount of debris a particular project will generate. This mistake can rack up the cost of debris disposal quite quickly.When you hire a company to perform the debris removal with a trailer (let’s say they quote you $200), you are signing up to pay $200 per haul, which means if it takes multiple hauls to the landfill to complete the debris removal, you’re paying $200 for each trip, on top of the disposal fees.
- This is not how dumpster rental works. You can opt for the larger container, say a 20 or 30 yarder, rather than a 10 yard trailer, and most likely you will get the disposal finished in one shot. You pay one price and it includes the cost of the dumpster, mileage, and disposal. The key is always over-estimating the amount of debris you think will be generated during a renovation or demolition project. It will ensure you don’t incur overage charges or require multiple trips to the landfill.
There are several dumpster sizes to choose from, and each size has a specific weight limit / a weight that is included in the price, that may vary.
The dumpster you rent must be big enough to hold the debris from your demo project, and it must also include a weight limit high enough to accommodate your debris in the smallest number of trips possible.
Here are few of the most common interior demolition projects to determine the dumpster size that is typically the best choice…
If you’re doing a small ½-bath remodel, you can get away with using a 10-yard container for the debris. However, for larger bathroom remodels, a 20-yard container is the smarter option.
For a small kitchen remodel, you will likely be able to use a 20-yard dumpster without going over the weight limit, but for a large kitchen remodel, you will certainly need a 30-yard container, if not a 40-yarder.
Medium to large home remodels
For general home remodels that involve demolishing medium to large amounts of the home’s interior, you will likely want to go with a 30 or 40 yard dumpster.
When it comes to demolition debris disposal, oftentimes the bigger dumpster is the better choice.
When in doubt, it is always wise to rent a dumpster one size bigger than you think you’ll need. Not only does that debris add up fast, but dumpsters also have a way of making you want to throw out other junk that you’ve been meaning to toss over the years.
Of course a 40-yard dumpster will cost more to rent than a 20-yard dumpster, but it may save you money in the long run. That way you’ll be able to get rid of all the debris in a single trip to the landfill. The cost of fueling a roll-off truck is steep, so minimizing the amount of trips to the landfill can save the dumpster company money, and those savings are passed onto you.