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"I am a rehabber and they are my go-to dumpster company. helped me with sizing my boxes and saved me money by providing a separate one for" all the clean masonry fill. They showed up on time and picked them up promptly when I was finished. I appreciated the care they took when placing and picking up in my driveway. He even helped me figure out an environmentally safe way to dispose of the old tires left on my property.

-Eddie S.

"Called and spoke with the lady in the office and she was very nice and very insightful when it came to the sizes of the Dumpster as I did not quite know what I needed." The whole process was very . They had the Dumpster there when they said it would be and picked up the same day I called to let them know it was ready for pick up. I will definitely use this company again in the future and would highly recommend them.

-Chad E.

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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 Indianapolis


I definitely will not use them again. It was before the 4 holiday and it was supposed to be picked up on the 9th, but they did not pick it up for two weeks. They called almost every day and kept promising they would come tomorrow to pick it up. They finally picked it up after two weeks but they sent me another invoice. I paid ...More it promptly but they had kept billing me during the two weeks I waited. I called them about it and they said I did not have a balance with them. They brought the container on time but after that everything was absolutely a disaster. The price was expensive. We had to load everything in the container ourselves, but a competitive company has several people who take things away for us. I can pay my bill online so I don't know why they kept billing me during the two weeks they left it here.
- Olga G.

We requested a 15 yard size bin for one week and filled it with almost 3 years of accumulated yard waste (we have a 1/2 acre) and even had a room for our neighbors pile of yard waste! In 2013 we ordered a 20yd sized bin from and were so pleased with their service we called on them again. Their website shows pictures of the ...More different sized bins to help you decide what you need to tackle your job. Our bin was delivered and picked up promptly. It was clean and in great shape - inside and out. They were careful to place the bin where we wanted it, laid down wood railings to protect our driveway, cleaned up after the bin was picked up to assure the driveway was in the same condition it was in when the bin was delivered. We will definitely use their service again.

We rented a 20 yard dumpster for 3 days. The driver called about a half hour before arriving, dropped it off neatly in the driveway, where we wanted it. It was picked up a day later than promised, due to lack of an addtional drive, which was no problem. Everything went very well, and we will definitely use again!
- Debbie H.

Dumpster was delivered on time and in a professional manner. Left here all week, as previously agreed. I was told at the time that I paid for the first week and inquired about a second week, that all I had to do was call the day before the dumpster was due to be picked up and I could have it for as long as I needed it for an additional $10.00 a day. ...More I called today, the day before it was due to be picked up. I was told by a man I had never previously spoken with that my request was denied. I was told that the person who had told me I could keep it was fired and no longer with the company. I was essentially told that this company does not stand by their word. My take? He makes more money off of initial dumpster rentals and would much rather make that money now than make any money or customer base long-term by conducting business in an ethical manner.
- Melody S.

Very good customer service from the start. I used their online ordering system. They called me within 5 minutes to discuss the arrangements. The dumpster was delivered on time and set up in about 5 minutes. They are careful not to damage your driveway with their wood platform that goes under the dumpster. The driver asked good questions and helped ...More decide where to place the dumpster that made the job easier. The company called ahead of the agreed upon removal date to coordinate the removal and clean up process. Excellent experience.

If you are planning any large scale projects and you wonder if you can afford a dumpster for the mess that normally ensues I emphatically say "You can't afford not to get a dumpster from and his team". The cost is reasonable and the convenience of having a "HUGE" dumpster available to you, place on your ...More drive perfectly, and then on the pick up day, It's gone, no , no fuss. I automatically figure in the cost of a dumpster from these guys the second I decide on undertaking any project bigger then planting a flower bed. I have been tossing tree limbs, stumps, household trash, broken furniture, brush, etc all week into this dumpster and I still have room for more. don't need a 20 Yard behemoth sized dumpster? they have smaller ones! My Wife goes out of town a few times a year and while she is gone I like to surprise her with something new for the house. In the past that has been laminate floors, a deck, new furniture, a room edition... and each and every time has worked with me to help me make sure I can pull off my surprise before the wife gets home, and with the use of a dumpster to dispose of all the trash and wreckage that ensues, she never knew what I was doing until the moment she walks in the door. I can not give these guys enough credit! I have used multiple contractors for various services and it can be hit or miss. is always consistent and that has earned him my business again and again.

- Lori E.

was quick to respond and very helpful. Advised me to get the slightly bigger bin after I told him what I was looking to do. Good thing I did as we managed to fill the 15 yard to the top. Easy drop off process and pick up. He even checked to make sure that he didnt block anyone in the garage before he dropped it off in the driveway.
- Christopher S.

The guys that dropped off the were very helpful and courteous. They arrived on time and clarified the few questions that I had. The gentleman on the phone that I worked with to setup the reservation was very helpful. The price was good and when I was done with it early they had no problem arranging to have the ...More taken away before the scheduled day. I would happily use this company again as they are professional, helpful and offer a variety of other services that I will likely try if I need them. (moving services and the like) Highly recommended. Outstanding service!
- Matt B.

Dumpster Rentals in Indianapolis

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American Quality Waste Removal

9702 E 30th St

Best Way Disposal

2577 Kentucky Ave

Bin There Dump That - Indianapolis

7995 W 21st St

Budget Dumpster Rental

517 S. Warman Ave.

Casey Construction

7131 1/2 E 46th St

Crawlspace Doctor

1435 Topp Creek Dr



DC Construction Services, Inc.

9465 Counselors Row

Drive Away Dumpers

PO Box 426

East Side Hauling Services

2632 N Boehning St

Fire Dawgs Junk Removal

4339 West 71st Street

Foerster Construction

13830 Painter Ct

Great Clean of Indianapolis

3420 N Grant Ave

Greenway Dumpsters

1010 Galliten Ct

Hoosier Hauler

2351 Kentucky Avenue



Peak Exteriors

One Court Place

Perkins Management Services LLC

5314 N Michigan Rd

PRO Waste Systems

829 S East St

Ray's Trash Service Inc

3859 E US Hwy 40



Schott Services LLC

3711 S Pennsylvania St

South Side Landfill Inc

2561 Kentucky Ave

Troy's Hauling

1849 Westview Dr

W R Beach Inc

820 W Sumner Ave

Waste Management Inc

10000 E 56th St

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