Buy or Rent a Shipping Container in Chicago, IL

Affordable Shipping and Storage Containers for Living in or Moving to the Windy City


Chicago is more than franks doused in Red Hot and Cloud Gate. The place where jazz grew up is also the most populous city in Illinois and 3rd most populous in the country. Though the larger metropolitan area shrank during the pandemic era, Chicago’s Loop is the fastest growing downtown in the nation. Chicago is also an important center for the manufacturing, healthcare, and education industries – not to mention its most famous product, the cheesy, flaky crusted goodness that is deep dish pizza. Whether you’d like to add a shipping container office to your Chi-Town residence or you’ve decided to make the seat of Cook County your new home, Rent-A-Container sells and rents a variety of affordable shipping containers for whatever you might be moving or storing.

Cost-effective, convenient, and versatile. Get a quote now!

Shipping containers are becoming the go-to storage solution for individuals and businesses. Rent-A-Container makes buying or renting exactly the right container for your needs easy. Just fill out this form and get a personalized quote sent to your inbox within the hour!

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Special Promotions in Chicago

Interested in buying or renting a shipping container in Chicago at the lowest price? Rent-A-Container is for you! As a leading shipping container retailer, we provide a wide range of container promotions across the state of Illinois. Plus, save on shipping by renting or buying containers close to your location.

Check out our special promotions in Chicago and other cities in Illinois. Just enter your zip code here on our website, or subscribe to our email newsletter to stay informed about all of our deals and discounts!

Other cities served near Chicago:

  • Joliet
  • Aurora
  • Cicero
  • Champaign
  • Moline
  • Oak Park
  • Waukegan
  • Decataur
  • And more!

How Chicago Uses Rent-A-Container Containers

With our full line of temporary steel shipping containers available for Chicagoans to buy or lease, the possibilities are endless. Our versatile options, industry low prices, and superior customer experience make us the best choice for storing and shipping containers.

Use them for storage, turn them into a coffee shop, office space, or unique backyard project. Whether it’s one container or 1,000, businesses from education to construction choose Rent-A-Container. Take a look at just a few of the industries in Chicago that can take advantage of affordable shipping and storage containers.



Struggling to find space for all your stuff in the big city? Not to worry! With Rent-A-Container’s convenient storage solutions, you can live in Chicago and store all of your bulky items with ease. And if you live in the city proper – you might be dealing with diminutive square footage. The average Chicago apartment is just 749sqft.

So whether you don’t have enough closet space in your apartment for your Blackhawks gear during the off season or need to store away your festival garb until Lollapalooza rolls around again,, Rent-A-Container makes it easy to pack away anything you don’t have room for until next season.

But it’s not just residential storage – Rent-A-Container also has large containers for construction storage. Whether it’s a small construction project or a huge renovation, whether you need to store furniture or equipment or raw material, our storage containers get the job done.


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Some of the things Chicago is best known for are its contributions to the culinary world – Chicago hot dogs, deep dish pizza, jibarito sandwiches, the original rainbow cone – so it’s only natural that Chicagoans are also on the forefront of innovation in creating sustainable restaurants. 

Recess is just one of several, an elevated American eatery with a shipping container kitchen and huge patio for guests to enjoy. 7323 Chicago Cafe is another shipping container – the up-and-coming Black-owned restaurant serving healthy, seasonal grab-and-go meals.

Using a storage container like the ones we sell at Rent-A-Container is the perfect low cost, sustainable way to start out your culinary endeavor. Because they are reusable and cut down on the waste of constructing a new building, shipping containers are a great choice for local spots like Humble Pie that have the environment at the forefront.   

Freight Shipping


Chicago has long been one of the nation’s preeminent hubs for intermodal freight. With ship, train, truck, and air access, it’s no surprise that nearly 50% of intermodal freight trains pass through the city. Containers don’t just support Chicago’s thriving economy – shipping the variety of goods that pass through Chicago accounts for nearly a quarter of jobs in the region as well. What will you ship or store in Chicago?

Office Space


With a variety of co-working spaces and affordable apartments available for short-term rent, it’s no surprise that Chicago is a thriving hub for digital nomads. After all, who wouldn’t want to work from one of the country’s most iconic cities for a few months? And for born and raised Chicagoans who work remotely, isn’t it nice to be able to work where and when you want?

But if you need some additional dedicated space around the home – away from distractions and without the loooooong commute that comes with navigating to coworking spaces at rush hour – a storage container office can be a great solution. So whether you need your own space to get the remote job done or need to establish an office on a warehouse site, shipping containers make a great solution for extra space.

With Rent-A-Container’s custom container options, you can customize your future workplace exactly to your liking – like convenient windows and doors.

People who’ve used Rent-A-Container can barely contain themselves!

With Rent-A-Container’s custom container options, you can customize your future workplace exactly to your liking – like convenient windows and doors.

Get a Quote on Containers in Chicago, IL

New or used, buy or rent, we have containers available to fit your needs. Rent-A-Container offers the widest selection of standard, specialty, high cube, and office containers in Chicago. Combined with our flexible delivery options, it’s the reason we’re a leading steel shipping retailer in Illinois.

Why People Love Shopping With Rent-A-Container

Maximum Choices

We have a huge inventory of steel shipping containers for sale or rent! Shop height, conditions, doors, and layouts at the best prices.

Buyers Trust us

Our customers trust our experts and support staff to deliver high quality, affordable containers when and where they need them.

Easy Delivery

We deliver to our customers in as little as five days after placing an order. Or, when they have a specific day and time in mind, we coordinate to meet their needs.

Expert Guidance

Our customers trust our experts and support staff to deliver high quality, affordable containers when and where they need them.

Want To Speak With a Rent-A-Container Expert?

Keep in mind that some container types are not always available at every depot in our network. To check on the availability of containers in Chicago, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re available via call center, email, and live chat!


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Ready to Buy or Rent a Storage Container with Rent-A-Container?

There are plenty of shipping containers for rent or buy across Illinois. But there are few shipping container companies that make the purchasing or rental process as easy, affordable, and fast as Rent-A-Container. We are your one-stop shop for shipping containers, converted containers, and container accessories.


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At Rent-A-Container, we pride ourselves on being synonymous with quality products and friendly customer service. We have the widest selection of steel containers for sale or lease in Chicago and other cities in Illinois. All you have to do is browse our offers, select container type/size/condition, and add it to the cart. Online transactions are handled fast, transparently, and securely. There are no hidden costs to worry about.

Whether you need one container or the entire fleet, we ensure the lowest prices and a one-click purchasing experience. Contact our staff today - we are committed to guiding you throughout your container-buying or leasing process!

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