Dumpster Size

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What Size Dumpster Do You Need?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how to rent a dumpster. The sort of garbage, the amount of trash, the rental weight of the junk, and your budget all play a role in figuring out what size container you need for a specific waste removal project. The following information about dumpster size might help you make a smart choice about whether or not to rent one.

The Most Common Dumpster Size

Before choosing a size, you should know what your options are. Dumpsters for rent range in length from 10 to 40 yards. The standard unit of measurement is the cubic yard, which is used to describe how much they can hold. Below, you can see all the size of dumpsters that Fayetteville Dumpster Rental Bros has to offer.

  • A 10-yard container that is 11.5 by 8 by 4 feet (L x W x H)
  • For a 20-yard job, the size of the container is 22 inches by 8 inches by 4 inches (L x W x H)
  • A 30 yard container is 8 feet by 6 feet by 22 feet (L x W x H)
  • A 40-yard container is 22 inches tall, 8 inches wide, and 8 inches deep (L x W x H)

Don’t worry if you don’t know how often your product will make a cubic yard of trash. We’ve put together a list of some of the most common ways to use each size of dumpster, which you can see below.

The Roll Off Dumpster Size for Your Project

The size of the dumpster you need will depend on how much and what kind of trash your home improvement project will make. Because roof shingles are all the same size and shape, a garbage can can hold a lot more of them. But if your job makes a lot of heavy stuff, like concrete, you might need a bigger dumpster. Use the information below to figure out what size dumpster you’ll need for your project:

Dumpsters with 10 cubic yards

There are harder things to do than cleaning out your garage.

A 6-yard dumpster won’t be enough when it’s time to fix your roof. If the whole thing needs to be replaced, you’ll need something bigger. The most common size dumpster is 10 yards, which is what most roofers use. This is the size dumpster you’ll need to rent if the consultant you hired doesn’t already have one. Cleaning and remodelling can be done much more quickly and easily with a dumpster. It’s important to know how big a dumpster is before you rent one. If there is too much or too little space, many things could go wrong.

The following jobs are great for a 10 yard dumpster:

  • Small renovations
  • Minor excavation
  • Light cleanups

These small dumpsters are only good for small projects, most of which are related to home building.

Dumpsters with 20 cubic yards

Our 20-yard dumpster is among the most popular size we offer for rent. This is due to the fact that they can carry a lot of trash and are cheaper than larger dumpsters. It is estimated that a 20-yard dumpster can store the equivalent of six truckloads of trash or waste. These are some of the most common applications of our 20-yard dumpster:

For these projects, a 20-yard dumpster is a good choice:

  • Building waste removal
  • Moderate excavation
  • Furniture removal

People often use these medium dumpsters for small to medium-sized demolition projects.

Dumpsters with 30 cubic yards

The majority of our 30-yard dumpster customers are renovating or building a new house and need a large waste disposal solution. Approximately 9 truckloads of rubbish and debris can fit in our 30-yard dumpsters. This is a popular dumpster size for the following tasks:

The following are good times to use a 30 yard dumpster:

  • Roofing material removal
  • Significant excavation
  • Large-scale cleanups

These dumpsters are often used to take off roofs, but they are also great for larger excavation projects where a lot of dirt needs to be taken away.

Dumpsters with 40 cubic yards

Construction and demolition projects that result in a large amount of waste are good candidates for a 40-yard container. This is roughly equivalent to 12 pickup truck loads with trash and garbage.

These jobs are great for a 40-yard dumpster:

  • Substantial waste removal
  • Massive earthmoving
  • Large-scale demolition

Because they are big and can hold a lot of weight, these dumpsters are good for moving a lot of dirt and construction waste when building or tearing down.

If you choose a dumpster that is too small, you may end up having to pay more for it over time.

There is no way that 15 yards of trash can fit into a 10-yard container. If you have to pick up and drop off before the project is done, the total cost will go up. Since the rental fee is based on one load, the company that provides the roll-off dumpster will have to pay twice as much to pick up the trash. Don’t ask for a discount because they have to pay a driver again for the time it takes to deliver and pick up the dumpster. At first, it will cost less to order a 20-yard container.

Don’t put too much in the junk can

You might be tempted to try to get around a dumpster that is too small if you pile trash up to the top of the rim. Don’t do it! The dumpster company is not allowed by law to take the container away if there is trash on top of it, which is dangerous. Most vehicles will leave a job site before the debris is cleared, and the container won’t be picked up until then. Some trash collectors can jump up and throw trash into the dumpster to level it. Adding an “overloading service charge” and getting rid of the extra stuff will cost more money.

✓ No hidden fee simple contract roll-off rentals
✓ Servicing Fayetteville, NC and the region
Get a quote now, call (910) 778-5196
✓ Customer friendly experienced staff
✓ Fastest service in North Carolina
✓ Join hundreds of satisfied customers