Renting A Dumpster Vs. Hauling Trash Yourself

If you have a lot of garbage in your home that you need to dispose of, you might consider looking for dumpsters for rent as a place to store your garbage so it can then be hauled to a landfill. However, you might also wonder why you can't simply load your car up and haul the garbage to the landfill yourself. 

Space Considerations

One of the problems is that you might not have enough space in your car. You might have to take several trips. This is not only inconvenient, but can also cost you more money. 

Wear and Tear

Another problem is that you might damage your car by hauling debris. The garbage you're hauling might be too large and place strain on your car. Also, the act of moving old furniture or an old bicycle into the back of your car can lead to the interior being scratched. 

Waste Transport Laws and Rules

Learn about the waste transport and disposal laws in your state. In some cases, you might not be allowed to transport the garbage without the appropriate permits. Additionally, make sure to research the type of debris that the landfill will accept so you know if they will be able to take your debris. You'll not want to be forced to travel too far to dispose of the waste. 

Saving Money

In some cases, hauling debris yourself is not cost-effective. You'll have to take into consideration the cost of gas, the time lost as a result of you not being able to use that time to work, any dump fee, and the cost of any wear and tear done to your vehicle. When carrying small amounts of debris for short distances, this isn't as expensive. However, the costs can add up the more that you need to transport. With a dumpster company, the ability to make only one trip with a larger amount of debris is a money saver.


When you rent a dumpster, it will be parked on your property in a convenient location. You will have a place to put your debris until it is time for the dumpster company to come and remove it. You do not have to worry about securing the load and you also don't have to empty it out. Your time is best spent engaging in activities that you are more skilled at performing and that can make you more money.