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Top 5 Dumpster Rental Hidden Fees

Updated: Apr 7, 2022

These dumpster rental “hidden” fees can add significant charges to your final invoice.

Extra fees and surcharges, on top of yearly rate increases, make a good waste collection

rate balloon into an unmanageable expense for your business.

1. Fuel surcharges

It makes sense to charge for fuel, right? Helping recover the cost of diesel, natural gas and other hydrocarbon-based fuels is one thing but extra charges is another. Many will charge an additional 10% to 18% of the total bill. But some dumpster rental companies have even been known to charge up to 35% in extra fees! Read your bill and ask about these fees.

2. Environmental charges

The environmental charge allows waste operating companies to cover enterprise-wide costs and expenses to operate collection, transfer, landfill, and recycling operations in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Currently, the baseline is between 13% to 19% of the total bill. If you don’t see an environmental or fuel charge on the initial quote, ask for their rate.

3. Dry Run

Charges from the dumpster rental company to come out to your location but does not perform a ‘pick-up,’ such as when you are exceeding the height restrictions of the trash in your dumpster.

4. Clean-out fee

Charges when they have to wash-out dumpsters, or a dig-out fee in the winter months when they have to shovel snow out and around a dumpster so they can haul it, or dig-out frozen items in the dumpster.

5. Insurance coverage

You may or may not want dumpster rental insurance, but some haulers require it. If insurance isn’t mentioned at the outset of your rental agreement, be sure to ask about it. If you don’t, you may be surprised to find that line item on your final

invoice. Always ask for upfront pricing, especially on insurance, so you clearly understand what you’ll be paying.

At Monster Smash, we help you save money on hidden fees by reducing the amount of trash in your dumpster by up to 70%, resulting in LESS HAULS and LESS FEES!

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You keep your dumpster/hauling company! Monster Smash simply SAVES YOU CASH! Give us a Call for a FREE Demonstration, just mention “hidden fees” and we will come to you and show you how we smash down your trash in your own dumpster!

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