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"First two drivers were punctual and efficient; last driver was a bit more inexperienced than the first two, but still got the job done. First driver was there at" 7:00 a.m. and dropped off the first dumpster within 10 minutes (a 10 cu ft one). I called the office for a pickup of the first dumpster and request for a second one, bigger this time (40 cu ft). The office staff, Crystal, in particular, was just great! Professional, efficient and helpful. The second driver was earlier than the projected time; and he was extremely efficient in getting the filled-up dumpster out of the way and the new one in place. It took about 20 minutes or so for the exchange to take place. I called the office again the next morning for another exchange and delivery of the dumpsters. Crystal and Amber were both great-helpful, professional and efficient. The third driver came within the time frame forecasted, but was not as knowledgeable about exchanging the dumpsters. He was good, though, and it only took about 30 minutes for the exchange and delivery to take place. This is a good company; responsive, prompt and professional. I would not hesitate to call them again if I had the need for a dumpster.

-Molly D.

"Called for the bins to be delivered at 9:00am Saturday morning. The bins arrived at 11:00am, which was not a problem on the job. Still, it would have been nice to" have them as scheduled. I filled the bins in one day, and called for them to be picked up. There was some confusion with the first call, I had to call again 4 days later to get them picked up. Again, this did not present a problem on the job. But, I can always do without confusion.

-John G.

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had

I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.

I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.

That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.


You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.




Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

Dumpster Rental reviews in San Diego


Very prompt service, reasonably priced. I ordered a second dumpster after the first was picked up and they got it out the same day I called. The driver placed the dumpster where I requested it with my order. Both pickups also happened very fast (the same or next day from when I called for pickup). Great service!
- Marc L.

They picked up the low-boy and took it to the landfill where it was classified as "refuse." They then sent me a bill for double the agreed upon price and refused to acknowledge that they could have made a mistake. I asked repeatedly what exact contents of this load of dirt caused this to be classified as "refuse," but they could ...More not answer. All they had was this one word on the landfill manifest, and refused to believe my assertions that there was nothing but dirt in that dumpster. After dozens of calls and letters, they left me with no option but to pay the bill for their error. I will never use this horrible company again.

I have used before, and they have always been very prompt about delivery and pickup of the rollout I use when cleaning a rental house. Since I only kept the rollout a few days, my price will actually be lower than the deposit they requested in advance.

The pick up of the dumpster was scheduled on a thursday. When the pick up did not occur, the secretary called on friday and was told someone would be dispatched to handle the pick up. On saturday morning the dumpster was not empty. A phone call was made and a message left for a return call. Ninety minutes later there was no phone call and so another ...More call was made and the dumpster got emptied almost 2 complete days late.

They were $10 less per week than any other company and yet provided the best service. They even extended our service for one day w/o an extra charge. They delivered and picked up on time. The driver was very helpful as to what items were acceptable.

they were very helpful in choosing a bin for
what I needed to throw away and correct size
to fit my driveway.
also, prompt with delivery and pick up.

- Diane W.

Horrible unprofessional people. They were rude, asked for more money and when we refused they put ut all back in the yard and left.
- Milica S.

Nothing was done but they keep my money and I will have to go to court to get back my money which they got for not delivered the 3 yard trash bin. I will most likely not take them to court because it will cost me more time and money to get back $108.00 dollars for something they never did. As a home owner and Contractor I NEVER USE this company and ...More any one who want to get good service should stay away from .
- David F.

Dumpster Rentals in San Diego

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1-800 Haul Out

1519 Grand Ave
San Diego


San Diego

All Cities Hauling Service

957 Woodlake Dr

Arwood Waste of San Diego

5180 Convoy St
San Diego


San Diego


225 La Mesa Dr
La Mesa

Brian Thomas Consulting Inc

396 Eddie Dr.


PO BOX 880838
San Diego

Clean Green Hauling

1664 Diamond St
San Diego

Diamond Environmental Services

807 E Mission Road
San Marcos

Dr. Detail

Long Beach

E-Z Clean

Chula Vista

Edco Disposal Corp

6670 Federal Blvd
Lemon Grove



Famiglia Construction

5981 Trojan Ave
San Diego

Fred's Junk Removal

409 Hidden Vista Dr
Chula Vista

Happy Hauling

870 Nolbey St.

Home Handyman

PO Box 461888

Junk King - North San Diego

2790 Loker Ave West

MC Construction

1412 Marline Ave
El Cajon

North County Building Services

125 Shelby Ln.

Pacific Cleaning Services

3334 East Pacific Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar

Pressure Kings LLC

PO Box 120573
San Diego


10800 Foothill Blvd
Rancho Cucamonga

Protek Flooring & Construction Corp

1073 Ardmore St

Restoration Management Co

8340 Camino Santa Fe
San Diego

Salerno's Bobcat Service

4478 Swift Ave
San Diego


603 Seagaze Drive

Steven's Hauling

1400 Madera Street
Lemon Grove

Stockers Bobcat

780 La Rochi Way
El Cajon

Surfside Developers, Inc.

4502 Milton street
San Diego

Temecula Bobcat & Backhoe

Lake Elsinore


El Cajon

Whillock Construction Inc

346 Front St
El Cajon

World Wide Construction, Inc.

415 Laurel St. PMB #126
San Diego

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