Choosing whether to rent or buy your storage containers is a subject that should be covered in great detail. In a perfect world there would be one answer for all, however in reality it's not that easy. I know you're sitting there reading this and your dying to know exactly what you should do in regards to buying your containers or choosing a storage container rental service.
The reality is both options (renting and buying) have their pros and cons. Before we get into the pros and cons in detail, I want you to have a good hard think about what you're trying to achieve with these containers you plan on acquiring. Now obviously you are trying to store or transport something (usually trash/rubbish/shrubs) from your home to another location - the dump being the most likely setting.
You could rent a storage container if you don't see yourself needing them often. There are several container for hire services locally and many online as well that you can contact. The process for container hire is quite straightforward. You either go pick it up with your trailer or the company will deliver it to your home for an extra fee. Please bear in mind, it may be difficult to hire a container for a short period of time, most companies only offer weekly or monthly time slots.
On the other hand if you feel you would make use of storage containers on a more regular basis, it's probably worth buying them instead. This will work out cheaper in the end, as you wont be paying hire fees and won't need to travel up and down to the container hire location.
You can buy storage containers online for a discount price, and to be honest the range that you'll find online is unmatched.