What Size Dumpster Do I Need?
Choosing the right dumpster rental size for your home or commercial project depends on several factors we’ll talk about here. It’s important to get the right size because overloading your dumpster can result in additional charges to your bill. Dumpster rental sizes start at 10 yards and go all the way up to 40 yards.
Whether you’re a homeowner doing some Fall or Spring yard work or a landscaper installing a lawn a roll-off dumpster can make your job easier and more cost effective. For most yard waste removal jobs a 10 yard or 20-yard dumpster will usually get the job done. If you’re removing a lot of brush and tree limbs, a dumpster rental is probably the right choice. Landscapers can utilize dumpsters for dirt and sod removal.
If you’re moving or selling and need to declutter your home a 10 or 20-yard roll-off dumpster should work for you depending on how much you’re getting rid of. Cleaning out a garage, basement, or attic can quickly accumulate a lot of debris and junk items that are no longer of use. If you’ve done some minor construction projects in or outside of the home, a dumpster rental could be a great option to get rid of the debris and trash.
Contractors and even homeowners will need a 20 to 40-yard dumpster for major construction and demolition projects. A roof replacement or any major home renovation would call for a larger sized roll-off dumpster. Larger capacity dumpsters for construction can take everything from large sections of walls, plaster, bricks, cement, flooring, and old appliances.
Choosing the right dumpster rental size is all about accurate estimation. One cubic foot is equivalent to 3ft. x 3ft. x 3ft. or about the same size of a standard kitchen stove. It’s easy to underestimate the capacity you need. The safe choice is to always go a little bigger than you think so you have room to work with. Going bigger also helps you avoid being charged for weight and capacity overages.