Should You Haul Trash to the Dump Yourself or Rent a Dumpster

Should You Haul Trash to the Dump Yourself or Rent a Dumpster?

If you’re working on a construction, remodel, landscaping, or cleanup project, you may be wondering what would be more affordable and more convenient. 

If you are debating whether or not you should take trash to the dump or rent a dumpster, there are some things to consider. Let’s break down what will work best for you.

Take Trash to the Dump

The first thing to consider is whether or not you have a vehicle that can haul a load. In most cases, this would be whether or not you have a pickup or one available. Once you know this, you should take into consideration the size of the job. 

Most pickups can’t carry much in the bed of the truck. For instance, a small dumpster can carry several pickup loads worth of trash. If you’re dealing with a small mess, it may be cost-effective for you to take the load to the dump yourself. 

You should also consider the dumping fees at your local landfill. It isn’t free to use the landfill, so make sure that you have enough cash on hand to cover the fee. You should also make sure you have the time available. Taking a load to the dump can take a lot of time, depending on how big the line is when you arrive. 

The Tulsa indoor dump has a minimum fee of $45 per load (up to 2000 pounds), with an additional $0.45 per 20 pounds. That would be around $78 for a full 15-yard dumpster, and that doesn’t include tires or mattresses, which cost $7-15 apiece depending on size.

Renting a Dumpster

Renting a dumpster is a much simpler process when compared to taking trash to the dump. When you rent a dumpster, you call the waste management company and they deliver the dumpster when you need it. You will have to pay for the dumpster, but they will haul it off and deal with the dumping. 

Even a small dumpster can carry a big load. If you’re going to be remodeling a room or cleaning out a large basement, you probably need a dumpster. You don’t want to make multiple trips back and forth to the landfill when a single dumpster will do the trick. 

Renting a dumpster won’t tie up your vehicle. You can have the driver leave the dumpster where you need it. If your truck has a load in it, you don’t want to go driving around town or running errands. The last thing you want to deal with is being fined for littering if any of the trash flies out.

What Works for You

In the end, you have to take stock of what your specific situation is. If you only need to take a few things to the dump and you have the time available, you can do it yourself. If you have a large project or one that will take a prolonged period of time, renting a dumpster is a much better option. 

If you live in the Tulsa, OK, area, you can contact On Call Services & Rentals to deliver a dumpster to your location. You can rent the dumpster for as long as you like. We will make sure to drop it off wherever you want because we are here to help make your work easier. 

If you have any questions or want to set up an appointment with On Call Services & Rentals, contact us