When you rent a dumpster, you should know exactly how much it will cost you prior to booking.
If a company tells you it can’t estimate the correct price until the rental is complete, either demand transparency or go to their competitor. The point is that you shouldn’t be charged unfair fees simply because a rental company can sneak them in. Some “cheap” companies claim to be the best deal in your area but may tack on fuel surcharges or even tips for the drivers and jack the price up. By the time you’re finished, you get stuck with an outrageous bill and have little recourse but to pay it or the dumpster might sit on your property until the issue is resolved.
This is LUDACRIS. You should never be charged more than what was quoted unless you exceed limits stated in the contract or printed on the dumpster itself. There are weight and overfill limits on each dumpster and passing those can cause a safety issue to crew members as well as any public using the roadways. If you go over these limits, you will likely be charged a fee. This is understandable and expected if you break the limits.
What is NOT okay is being charged additional fees when you are completely within the rules and not violating any terms. A dumpster rental company should not make it difficult for you to obtain a price. If they say they can’t determine rental pricing, avoid the question or seem to be searching for an answer, you may want to shop elsewhere.
You have the right to transparency in your rental and fair pricing. Don’t be fooled into thinking you aren’t.
Our Dumpster Tip of the Week is Courtesy of the Palos Hills Dumpster Rental Service! Thanks, Gang!