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"It was an excellent experience. I don't know if the person who brought the dumpster was the owner or not but he certainly was cheerful, engaged, and careful" to put the dumpster where I wanted it. I wish I knew his name because I would like to thank him for his additional kindness in helping us move three heavy wooden flats. We are seniors. By the way, the dumpster was in excellent condition and had a door which made it easy to load. When I had questions and needed to call, I might leave a message. If the receptionist had been serving another customer, she or the owner would get back to me quickly and have the answers I needed.

-Kimball M.

"When I called the women on the phone was very nice. The price was the same as others that I called except you got more weight (garbage) included in that same price." Where others were only including 1 ton of garbage in the price (which frankly was plenty for our job) they included 4 tons. I scheduled the date and she verified that they would have one available. When they dropped off the
, they arrived right when they said they would. He showed me how the door on it worked and dropped the
right where I asked him to, The only reason I gave them a "B" in Punctuality column is that they picked it up two days late. But they didn't charge me any extra for having it longer than scheduled. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them to anyone.

-Emily L.

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Angie's Answers

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 Cambridge


The dumpster was delivered right on time. It was in good condition and they placed it on wood boards so it didn't damage our driveway. The driver called before he arrived and was very professional.
- Andrew B.

I definitely will not use them again. It was before the
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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 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.

Everything went as expected. I extended the rental period for the
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for a week, which was an additional cost. I also went over on the weight of the garbage, so i was charged additional dump fees. I had not anticipated this in my budget, especially after the woman I spoke with on the phone recommended the smallest
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size based on my demo project. They were pleasant and provided their service as advertised/expected. I wish I had rented a larger size so that I would not have been charged dump fees; I will know better in the future.
The reason I would not use this service again in the future is because a
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can be rented through the city for a small fee, kept for an unlimited amount of time, and then pay the dump fees only. (no additional charges for time or weight overages). However, should need arise in the future, I would use this service again.
- Thomas W.

This company could not have been nicer or more accommodating. They went out of their way to make sure I had what I needed when I needed it. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. I would absolutely recommend them! Thank you...thank you...thank you!!!!!
- amy elizabeth K.

I've dealt with
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numerous times during a remodel and every time they were very helpful. Each time they left the dumpster where I needed it and picked it up on the arranged date (working around my schedule). Their containers are almost new, easy to open, and clean. Drivers were very helpful and punctual.
- Robert C.

This dumpster company was used by
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Roofing. The dumpster company put the dumpster on my driveway. After the dumpster was removed, I noticed a rust stain and a huge crack that was caused by the dumpster. I called
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and she said she will not fix the damages that was caused by her dumpster. As a former
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candidate, I believe in accountability. This company does not believe in accountability. Please DO NOT use this company. They are a disgrace to the city of Jacksonville and should be put out of business. I have filed a complaint with the BBB and looking into filing a lawsuit against this company.
- James M.

I called the office on a Wednesday and left a message that was responded to later in the day. The dumpster was delivered on Friday (my request) and placed exactly where I wanted it even though it was likely not the easiest location. A quick email on Sunday night to say the dumpster was ready for pick up was responded to first thing Monday morning and the dumpster was gone Tuesday.
If I am ever in need of a dumpster again,
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will definitely get my business.
- Ann E.

It was an extremely hot and humid day and the guys didn't let it slow them down one bit. Not only did they take everything I had set outside for them, they came inside and gathered things and disposed of them as well. They don't bring a dumpster - they have a big truck that has a big enclosure on it, so its basically a dumpster on wheels. Everything was loaded and gone in less than 2 hours. There was no dumpster in my yard for a week or more, it was cheaper than renting a traditional dumpster, and they helped me load the materials.
I can't say enough good things about this company. The owner himself was one of the guys who came to do the work, they gave me referrals for other reliable service providers in the area (I am new to the area), and they took the time to get to know me and my project. I would highly recommend using
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and will actually be using them again next week!

- Sara K.

Dumpster Rentals in Cambridge, MA

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1-800 Got Junk - Boston West

161 Kuniholm Dr

A Cut Above


A&M Disposal LLC

98 Charter rd

ABC Demolition & Removal

800 Main St

Advanced Gutter Systems Inc

50 Tyler Drive

Advantage Enterprises Inc

128 Freeman Rd

Affordable roll off container

16 Davis Ave

Al's Rubbish and Container Services

556 Central Turnpike

All Star Dumpster Rental Boston

678 East 3rd St


PO BOX 376

American Junk Removal

134 spectacle pond rd

Anthony's Cleaning Inc.

56 Magoun Ave

Arbor Tree Service

11 Spring Ave

Arwood Waste of Boston

1 City Hall Rd

ASAP Tree Care

2 Water Wheel Ln

Barisano Brothers Disposal

50 Pembroke St

Barnard Landscaping Inc

3 Allen St

beacon disposal

60 olympia ave



Bostonian Property Services

33 Prescott Street

C.R. O'Neill Inc.

PO BOX 581



College Hunks Hauling Junk

300 Brickstone Sq

Complete Property Care

8 Alton Place Suite 4

Courtney Services, Inc.

116 Robbins Street



DePaolo Disposal Inc

4 E St
West Bridgewater

Discountdisposal.Com Inc

423 Brookline Ave

Dispro Disposal

221 Jackson St
Newton Center

DNS Services

8R Tigertail Circle

Dumpsters R Us, Inc

58 Lowell Junction Rd

E-Z Disposal Service Inc.

20 Railroad St



Federal Environmental Group

168 Humphrey Street

Fish Window Cleaning

PO Box 257
Newton Upper Falls

forrest hill disposal

po box184

G L Clark Construction

177 Jenkins Road

Go Green Junk Removal

34 Farwell Street

Go Green Waste Services

Main Street



Halliday Construction

1408 Centre St

HandyMan Sean Home Services

41 Mount Vernan St

Home Valet, Inc

PO Box 1182

Homestead Disposal, Inc

335 weatherbee dr

J & L Demolition and Cleaning

18R Hensaw St.



J.C. Construction

288 Brown Street

Jim's Clean Up & Haul Away

411 Franklin St

JJ Calnan and sons Contractors

17 Reservoir Road

John's Clean Out and Removal

35 Tomahawk Drive


86 Holliston St

Junk King - Middlesex County

216 Tyngboro Rd

Just Call Me LLC

177 River Rd


476 Windsor St # 1



L & D cleaning Services

96 Pearl St #1


PO Box 45745


PO BOX 376

LMC Disposal



16 Wadsworth Rd

Matthew Johnson Construction

20 Adams Street


PO Box 59

metrowest removal services

343 old central st

MP Property Maintenance

11 Richardson rd

New England Enterprises

278 W Main St

New England Star

255 Whipple St
Fall River

Precious Cargo Moving

19 West Shore Drive

Pride Landscaping Corp

143 Bow St

RM Rubbish Removal

82 Havre St
East Boston

Skinner Demolition

155 Bodwell St.

Soojian Services

1640 Main Street

Sousa's Disposal

493 Winthrop Street

T & D Remodeling

North Billerica

TAB rubbish removal

218 east main

Terra Landscape & Construction Inc

138 Fisher St

The heat guy on call 24 hrs.

Essex street

The landscapers inc

92 sycamore

The O'Keefe Group Inc

PO Box 1240



The Veron Company


Top Notch Transitional Services

3 Boulevard St

Total Restoration

158 Summer St.


PO BOX 238

United Remodeling

PO Box 35466

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