The average cost of a dumpster is around $400, as of 2015. Variables that determine the rental cost of a dumpster include the size of the dumpster, the rental time and the type of garbage in the dumpster.
Typical dumpsters range from 10 to 40 cubic yards in size, and they are available for temporary use and for an indefinite amount of time with regular disposal pick-ups. The monthly rental price of a temporary dumpster is generally more than the price of a permanent one.
Disposal fees, part of the overall rental cost, are generally less for recyclable or green trash. Fees for the disposal of appliances, electronics and toxic material are considerably higher.