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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Dumpster Rental
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Dumpster Rental?

What is the average price of Dumpster Rental?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Dumpster Rental. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Dumpster Rental been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Dumpster Rental yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Dumpster Rental?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Dumpster Rental with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The top four vendors of dumpster rental (Waste Management, Republic Services, Rumpke Consolidated Companies and Waste Connections Inc.) account for more than 30.0% of market revenue, indicating a medium level of concentration. Moreover, the market for dumpster rentals has become more concentrated during the past three years as merger and... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?


How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Product Selection

How large is your inventory?

What size dumpsters are available for rent?

Do you ever run into inventory shortages?

How do you minimize the risk of inventory shortages?


Do you offer discounts on delivery charges for large-volume orders?

What is the typical delivery time for your dumpsters?

How often do you experience shipment delays?

What do you do to minimize the risk of shipment delays?


How have regulations affected your operations and prices in the past three years?

How do you communicate changes in regulations to your customers?

As regulations change, how do you train your staff, so they remain up to date with rules and procedures?

What safeguards are taken to ensure that regulated waste is accepted?

What protocols are in place to mitigate the health and financial risks

Group Membership & Reputation

Do you have any certifications from industry groups?

What is your reputation like among customers, and how have you developed it?

Do you offer any incentives to repeat customers or those that refer businesses to your company?

What is your rate of repeat business?

Service Flexibility

How are your resources allocated during times of increased demand?

What is your success rate for adhering to a buyer's delivery and pick-up schedule?

How easily can pick-up times be changed during the contract period?

Are fees applied when requests to chance pick-up dates are made?

How have you been handling demand fluctuations in the market as a result of the pandemic?


How do you determine fuel surcharges? Do you place limits on fuel surcharges?

How have the growing costs of disposal fees, insurance, energy, fuel and other expenses altered your pricing?

How do you control increases in costs?

What kinds of controls are placed on price increases?

Will dumping at a landfill that you do not own increase my costs?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when award information results will be provided.

Buyers should disclose the total value of the contract for dumpster rental.

Buyers should indicate what their expectations for payment are, including preferred billing schedule.

Buyers should disclose their expectations for additional costs, such as drop-off fees.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for suppliers that have been in business for a long time and have direct experience providing service for similar companies.

Buyers should ask for a list of references from current and former customers.

Buyers should give preference to local suppliers because it will cut costs related to transportation and simplify communication.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when award information results will be provided.

Buyers need to provide due dates for any ongoing or scheduled projects.

Buyers should provide general expectations with regards to response time and customer service.

Buyers should list the expected rental schedule once a prospective supplier is chosen.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk in the dumpster rental market is moderate. Upstream vendors have a significant influence on dumpster rental providers because market vendors are forced to accept price increases from their suppliers, particularly local firms that do not have the capacity to make high-volume purchases. Market providers depend on... Subscribe to learn more.