The Pros And Cons Of Renting A Dumpster For A Construction Project

Justin Ross

If you are planning a construction project, you will need a sufficient disposal system for the waste and other materials. Many people choose to utilize a dumpster company for the duration of the project. For some people, the cost of using a dumpster isn't worth it. This guide goes over the advantages and disadvantages of using dumpster companies for your construction projects so you can make an informed decision towards renting one for your project.


  • Convenient

For medium or large sized construction projects, the convenience of a dumpster is a must. The dumpsters hold a large amount of waste, which saves you a lot of time when it is time to discard garbage associated with the project. The dumpster company will deliver the dumpster directly to your site and then pick it up when you are finished.

  • Neater

The appearance of the project site is typically a lot neater when you are throwing all the waste materials directly into the dumpster. It looks like a lot better than piles of junk or trash bags sitting around the site waiting for garbage removal companies to discard of it.


  • Cost

The cost of dumpster rental will vary by the length of the rental, the size of the dumpster, and the company that you are using. For longer projects, you may end up spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars for the dumpster rental. If you have a smaller project or one that's short term, you may do better using local garbage services.

  • Size

Not every site has the room to fit a dumpster on it. This can be a huge disadvantage in some cases. You may end up placing the dumpster on the local street, which means you need to get approval from the city first. The inconvenience of placing the dumpster that far away from the site turns into another disadvantage of using the dumpsters.


If you think that your construction project would benefit from a dumpster, then you can contact local waste companies, like Michael's Rolloff Solutions, and inquire about their available sizes and the costs for using them. Measure out a spot on the site to see which size dumpster will work the best. Plan a route for the delivery of the dumpster once the company arrives to place it on your site. This will make it a lot easier and quicker for the company to safely deliver the dumpster to the property.