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Home Depot Offers Dumpster Rentals

By January 20, 2009

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This is interesting. Home Depot sells dumpster (rolloff) rentals. They come in 14 day increments, ranging from 15 yarders to 40 yarders (cubic yards, that is).

In reality, the dumpster service is provided by Oakleaf Waste Management, and branded under the Home Depot name. Nothing alarming about that. Big companies do this all the time...

What is alarming is that the price does not include any weight. You can get that giant 40 yarder for only $240. But that price is based on an empty rolloff. For every ton you add to the rolloff, you pay another $93. Do you have any idea how fast and easy it is to add a ton to a dumpster? Answer: Fast and easy. This means that you'll be adding ton after ton to your rolloff, and thus close to a $100 with each ton. Cha-ching! I praise Home Depot and Oakleaf for trying to standardize a Wild West-type of business. But perhaps they could include at least some starter weight in there.

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January 21, 2009 at 2:51 pm
(1) Marc Okrant says:

Lee,

Thank you for your report and your suggestion. I totally agree, and in fact our pricing typically does include tonnage (up to an allotted amount)for each dumpster. In what zip code did you find that tonnage was not included? Upon your response, I’ll provide specific feedback.

Regards,

Marc Okrant
OAKLEAF Waste Management, exclusive service provider for The Home Depot Dumpster Rentals

September 23, 2009 at 9:44 am
(2) Ralph says:

Yep, they got me once and never again!! $181.00 was added to the bill for 2 tons!!!!!! Total rip off!!

October 11, 2009 at 2:07 pm
(3) homerenovations says:

Thanks for the great comment. Some roll-off companies (not all) know that consumers know next-to-nothing about renting a roll-off, because they maybe only do this once or twice in their entire lives.

November 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm
(4) N.Meade says:

HIGHWAY ROBBERY!!! When you know what you had does not amount to 6 tons overage you realize that you
are at the mercy of the landfill. Whatever they say,it’s
your word against theirs. Home Depot tells you that your
credit card company can fight the landfill charge for you.
(Yeah, right) I will advise everyone I know against this
rip-off.

February 5, 2010 at 9:54 pm
(5) Bob says:

240 for a bin is a great deal. Think about it this company has to pick up the bin at their yard , drive it to you, come back pick it up and dump it , then take the bin back to their yard. If they included 2 ton@ 93 per ton they would be left with 60 bucks for a 4 hour job. Trucks, fuel, employees, bins, cell phones, advertising, taxes, work yards and insurance are not cheap. UNLIKE THE CHEAP PEOPLE MAKING IDOTIC COMMENTS ABOVE.

BIN COMPANY- JUST ADD 2 TON AND MAKE YOUR PRICE 450 PER BIN AND JACK THEM THE EXTRA 24 BUCKS

WHOEVER THINKS THIS SHOULD BE A FREE SERVICE- TAKE IT TO THE DUMP YOURSELF AND PAY YOUR OWN DUMP FEE.

February 27, 2010 at 10:25 am
(6) Regis says:

I totally agree with Bob, pricing is good.
Other people above, those making idiotic comments, have no idea what there are talking about.
Hauling waste to the dump is expensive, landfill fees are high and are getting higher every year.
Where I leave landfill charges $85/ton, so a $180 bill for 2 tons is fair, and that goes to the city, not the bin guy!
Hey Ralph, next time you have 2 tons to haul to the dump take your own car! It will still cost you the same landfill fee anyway…

March 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm
(7) Ernie says:

As we all know the cost of waste removal will continue to increase into the future.

One method for reducing the high cost of “trips” to the landfill is to maximize the volume per trip. Check out this company “www.wesmash-it.com”

March 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm
(8) homerenovations says:

Is this available for residential use, too, or just commercial?

March 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm
(9) Jack says:

Yes, Home Depot is always having the lowest price in comparison to similar service providers like Dumpster Direct, Dumpster Source & Book a Dumpster etc. Whereas all the others have some initial weight limit that is included in the rental period. I would prefer Dumpster Direct as their support team clarify all the doubts & they don’t have any hidden cost. If you are looking for a dumpster make sure to visit Dumpster Direct before taking any decision.

April 2, 2010 at 5:27 pm
(10) Hometown Dumpster Rental says:

I don’t believe Home Depot is offering dumpster service anymore. They had a falling out with Oakleaf at the end of their contract.

The important thing about any companies pricing is just to make sure you understand all the potential charges. Most local haulers do add an additional fee if your dumpster exceeds the “included weight” for that dumpster. That just protects the local hauler from losing money on an extremely heavy dumpster.

Booking your dumpster directly with a local hauler is almost always cheaper than booking with some of the brokers mentioned above. Brokers are taking 10-15% of the cost of the dumpster… so local hauler working with the broker usually price that into their rates.

April 15, 2010 at 11:41 pm
(11) josh says:

I get reasonable pricing for personal use when I pay cash to a small waste company that I have built up a relationship with through work. They generally charge me 360 for a 15 with 2 tons. If I was not paying cash they would hit me up for another $30 I believe. So anyone who feels a charge of 93 per ton plus the cost of transportation and rental is a rip off doesn’t know what They are talking about.

Cash or credit, I get nailed $96 per ton over because that is the cost from the dump.

April 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm
(12) homerenovations says:

Goes to show 2 things: 1.) Rolloff costs vary regionally, since the costs at transfer stations vary regionally; 2.) It pays to build up a relationship with a company, so they know they’ll be dealing with a straight-shooter. Thanks for the input.

April 24, 2010 at 10:27 am
(13) Town and Country Hauling Services says:

Its always cheaper to rent from a locally owned company thats family owned. You get better pricing and on time service. We work 7 days a week because thats how we support our families.
All our fees are upfront. No added charges.
Ask around and get 3 estimates for THE TOTAL PRICE.

June 6, 2010 at 1:21 pm
(14) Annie says:

Check out http://www.BlueSkyDisposal.com and speak directly with a live person. View Dumpster types, sizes and Order Online. You simply pay a flat fee and there are no extra charges. Great Company to work with. Lowest Dumpster Rental Price GUARANTEED!

June 14, 2010 at 10:19 am
(15) Jack says:

Hi All,

I just came to know Home Depot is now no longer with Ocaleaf Waste people, There is some issue going on. By the way Hddumpster.com is also not working.

July 2, 2010 at 10:08 am
(16) Marc Segel says:

Home Depot is no longer in the dumpster rental, rolloff rental, or container rental business. Be weary of big box providers and national chains as service failures are common. Dumpster Rental is easy and affordable with Local Dumpster Rental. They screen local service providers in your area and connect you directly to them.

July 6, 2010 at 6:37 pm
(17) Dumpster Rentals says:

Yah the 2 comments above me are spot on. They had a falling out at the end of their contract. For a while the website would just go to Oakleaf’s main page, but now it just goes nowhere. Goes to show you the fickle nature of the big companies partnering up and brokering out their name, because really that’s all your paying for.

I’d go local every time if you could. Sometimes it’s nice to pay a little extra for the convenience of a broker because they seem head and shoulder’s above local companies in handling customers. But if you’re going strictly prices based, local all the way.

July 8, 2010 at 12:51 am
(18) homerenovations says:

Yes, good point. You have to wonder if it was OakLeaf providing dumpster service to The Home Depot…or if it was simply the Home Depot name lending value to OakLeaf. Either way, it’s dead as a door nail now.

July 15, 2010 at 12:02 am
(19) Steve and Carol Hellman says:

Here in Phoenix we just used Town and Country Hauling. They are a small company with just 2 guys. They were fair in the price and was right on time. The guy even swept my drive off when they picked up the dumpster last Sunday.
Trash is trash but it was nice of them boys to treat us fairly.

August 7, 2010 at 11:03 am
(20) Steve says:

My neighbor Ed owns an automotive repair shop and receives survey feedback on a regular basis that he shares with me. Now, we all know that auto mechanics are all crooks, right? (Sorry Ed). Reviewing survey data and related comments gives you an understanding of how the blog game is played on a website like this. You gain insight. What is VERY obvious in this website is that you see business-owner based comments arguing for & defending their extreme fee schedules. It’s very childish and trite to see these people digress to name-calling to make their point. Isn’t that right Bob & Regis? I’ll bet their are buddies.

August 10, 2010 at 4:35 am
(21) Ping says:

You can also find best and discounted dumpster rental prices available at http://labelle-wastesystems.com and I am very sure you’ll like the discounts and privileges it offers. You will obviously see there original prices that they lowered down to make it more economical and affordable.

September 8, 2010 at 10:09 pm
(22) J.E.Chapman says:

My feelings are that of the writer of the article,for that price I can have neat sweep bring in a dumpster,a large dumpster and fill it to the rim with junk ,and for one price,I believe its between $150.00 and #200.00 for a month,before this idea will take off good theyll have to do something about price.

September 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm
(23) Dumpster Rental says:

There are a ton of different companies out there that provide roll-off service for your house or business. 1-800-Junk is one of them I have used in the past and they were good and cheap. Just a thought.

September 26, 2010 at 7:11 pm
(24) Dumpster rentals says:

Home depot and Oak Leaf were working together? What happened to hddumpster.com. They spent a fortune on advertising??

September 30, 2010 at 1:03 am
(25) Dumpster Rental says:

I started shopping around for a dumpster, but it seems there are a ton of online dumpster brokers. It is hard to find a local company to deal with. I might just have to go back to the yellow pages!

October 17, 2010 at 10:26 pm
(26) michael says:

if you live in chester county,pa you can get a local company to service your account.cheap. deliver & remove dumpster is $165.00 and disposal is $70.00 per ton. if you go with a real dumpster company you do not pay the middle man. a family
owned and operated company.they don’t charge fuel or have any hidden fees,and you get a copy of the landfill slip for every load.some times i call in the morning and the dumpster is dropped off four or five hour in.we did a flood job in exton, pa and need 8 40yard dumpsters and they got the job done.

October 25, 2010 at 1:21 pm
(27) Tanya says:

Well at least I know a company in the new jersey and Philadelphia area that charges one price for container rental with weight/trash included. Summit Waste System

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