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My son ordered a trash container online for a large demo project we were working on. I stayed out of it—until he told me how much he paid: $512 for a 20-yd. container. It seemed like way too much, but it was too late to do anything about it. But when we needed a second one, I went online and searched for “dumpster” along with our city and state. Then I scrolled down until I found an actual company in the area and called them. The same size trash container cost us only $350. If you want to shop online for a trash container, fine. But you might want to call a local supplier directly as well to make sure you’re not overpaying.
— Travis Larson, Senior Editor