Dumpster Rental Information
Choosing a dumpster size is not an exact science, but that’s were experience comes in. Give us a call, we can discuss your project and recommend an appropriate sized dumpster. Here are some specifications and broad guidelines for each dumpster size we provide.
10 Yard Dumpsters
Approx. outside dimensions: 150" long x 78" wide x 58" high
A 10 yard dumpster is usually appropriate for small remodeling projects and medium sized clean up projects. Here are some examples:
medium sized basement, attic, or garage cleanouts
deck removal up to 250 sq ft
single shingle roof debris up to 1,500 sq ft.
small kitchen or bath remodeling project
20 Yard Dumpsters
Approx. outside dimensions: 22.6′ long x 8′ wide x 4.5′ high
A 20 yard dumpster is going to be considerably longer than a 10 yarder. 20 yard dumpsters are generally best for medium sized renovation projects and large home clean up projects. Here are some examples
large basement, attic, or garage cleanouts
flooring or carpet removal for a large house
deck removal from 300 to 400 sq ft
single shingle roof debris from 2,500 to 3,000 sq ft.
30 Yard Dumpsters
Approx. outside dimensions: 22.6′ long x 8′ wide x 6′ high
A 30 yard dumpster is going to have considerable higher walls than a 20 yarder. 30 yard dumpsters are generally larger than what is necessary for any but the largest home cleanout projects, the are generally used for larger remodeling and renovation type projects. Here are some examples:
major home additions
construction of a new home
demolition of a two car garage
small to medium house complete siding or window replacement
40 Yard Dumpsters
Approx. outside dimensions: 22.6' long x 96" wide x 92" high
A 40 yard dumpster is going to have even higher side walls than a 30 yarder. 40 yard dumpsters are normally only used for the largest of projects. Here are some examples:
complete window or siding replacement for a large home
commercial roof tear off
commercial building clean out
new construction or major additions
As we said, choosing the right dumpster size isn’t an exact science, if you have any questions about which size dumpster would be best for your project give us a call and we will help pick the right dumpster size for your job.
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COMMON SIZES & USAGE
Larger dumpsters are preferable for construction debris and materials while smaller dumpsters are usually sufficient for residential use and landscaping projects.
Only solid trash and debris is to be disposed of. Do not dispose of chemicals, liquids, or hazardous materials in any dumpster. For more information on acceptable and unacceptable waste disposal visit the EPA's website.
Gauging what size dumpster you will need is not always simple; however, as a rule a standard dumpsters fits about 6 large trash bags per cubic yard. If you are unsure of the size to request just give us a ring and we'll help you out. We'll even drop by your sight to have a look if needed.