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Old 08-05-2011, 07:39 PM   #1
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Dumpster Rental vs. hauling service.


Recently we need to get rid of about 12 yard of dirt and rocks from landscaping project. We hired a hauling service to haul them away. The best quote I got is $800 (in SF bay area). Then I found that you can rent a 15 cubic yard dumpster for $300 to $400. Since I already hauled the waste from back yard to front yard myself, it seems I could have saved myself $400 by simply putting the dirt in a dumpster, instead of on the ground.

So it seems that the best way of getting rid of construction debris is using dumpster rental. Is that what everyone does when doing demolition himself?

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Yes, or rent a trailer and haul it to the dump yourself.

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Depends on several things---dirt usually weighs to much for a dumpster---They charge a huge overweight fee here.

Another is the neighborhood-----Some neighborhoods the dumpster will be filled by thieving neighbors.

Some city's require a dumpster permit--usually the time wasted getting the permit makes a trash hauler more appealing.
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Another is the neighborhood-----Some neighborhoods the dumpster will be filled by thieving neighbors.
I ordered a 40 yard dumpster one time and had it dropped by a house that was 300 feet from a trailer park. I showed up 2 hours after it had been dropped and it was overflowing. It was like the trailer park residents had been waiting their whole lives for that dumpster to show up.
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I rehabed a home in South Bends historic district---all street parking---The city had a dumpster permit and parking fee.

Plus I was warned that the dumpster would be filled by others if we didn't have a guard on it.

That one I called a scrapper.
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I found a local company that rents trailers in Craigslist - they drop off, you load it up, they drag it away and dump it. Was cheapest way i found to get rid of remodel debris. They heavy duty trailers for dirt, concrete, etc.

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