Understanding Dumpster Pricing

Thanks to debris building up fast, you’ve finally decided to rent a dumpster for your residential or construction site. And since you are looking to get the best deal for your budget, the dumpster pricing can leave you with more queries than answers. Whether you are doing a pre-move house clean-up, remodeling, or having a landscaping job, it is crucial to get and understand the nitty-gritty of dumpster pricing.

Depending on the roll-off company, there are different ways of setting up dumpster prices. At TKG, we provide an upfront pricing that is a bundled quote unique to your waste hauling needs. Below are different factors that directly determine your total dumpster rental costs.

The variations affecting the basic dumpster rental quote

Dumpster size

The first parameter that determines the cost of renting a roll-off dumpster is the size. In this context, it means the capacity of the dumpster you want to rent. For example, there are we have 10, 20, and 30 cubic yard roll-away containers. Each container can hold 10, 20, and 30 cubic yards of debris, respectively. The bigger the roll-off, the more the junk it can fit and the higher the costs.

Rental time

Another factor that determines the base cost of a dumpster is the rental time. This is the total period you need to actively keep the roll-off container on your site, whether on a residential home or a construction area. Again, the rental time varies depending on the project’s scope. And so the cost of keeping the container for a given time. Your kitchen remodeling may take two weeks, so you’ll need to keep the roll-off container for two weeks. Your rental company will factor in the cost of renting a container to you for two weeks.

At TKG Services, we provide a standard seven-day rental time, but you can create a custom time frame for your construction project in Illinois or Wisconsin.


The distance to your construction lot or home is also another parameter that determines the rental fees. If you live or have a project in a place far from the dumping site and the rental company, it means you will pay higher prices to get the dumpster to you. That is why you must weigh in the location before booking your container.

Type of debris

Another rental fee factor is the type of disposable debris.

There are specific costs for different junk, for example, construction debris, household trash, demolition waste, yard junk, and roofing materials. The reason we consider the type of debris is that they are different in shape and weight. Also, it helps us provide the correct container you require for the clean-up.

Weight of the debris

Lastly, the weight of the debris also comes into play when determining the cost of your dumpster. Whether you have dense waste material or light junk, you discard and pay the disposal fees per ton.

At TKG, we make the price quote easy to understand for our customers. In addition to base costs, there are other extra dumpster rental costs you need to know.

understanding dumpster pricing

The extra dumpster fees

Overweight fees

Also known as overage rental fees, these are costs you pay for the extra tons in your dumpster during hauling.

Rent time extension fees

If you extend the agreed rental period, your company will charge extension fees which cover the additional number of days you keep the dumpster on site.

Overload dumpster fees

Also known as overfilling fees, overload dumpster fees are the amount you pay for putting too much debris in the dumpster. Overloading makes it hard to move the dumpster.

Trip fee

You pay a trip fee if the roll-off rental company cannot place or remove the dumpster container on site.

Toxic items fees

If you offload prohibited items into the dumpsters, you will pay fees for the same.


At TKG Services, we strive to provide clear pricing and easy rental services so you don't have any surprising fees when you rent a dumpster. Contact us today or rent a dumpster online now.