Which dumpster size do I need?

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Determining which size dumpster is right for your particular cleanup job is critically important. Getting too small of a container can lead to overage charges and/or delays in clearing the junk material from your home or business.

Roll-off dumpster sizes are measured in cubic yards and are usually offered as 10, 20, 30 or 40 yard dumpsters. Some dumpster rental companies offer sizes in between these standard offerings. The dumpster or junk removal service can help you determine which size is right for your particular project.

10 yard Dumpster

A 10 yard dumpster can hold 10 cubic yards of material. Common dumpster dimensions for a 10 yard dumpster are: 12 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 4 ft. high, although these dimensions may vary. A 10 yard dumpster may be appropriate for projects involving removal of material from a small basement or garage cleanout, 250 sq. ft deck, 1500 sq. ft. of roof shingles, yard debris or a small kitchen and bath.Roll off dumpster size comparison

20 yard Dumpster

A 20 yard dumpster holds 20 cubic yards of waste. Its dimensions typical measure 22 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 4.5 ft. high. A 20 yard dumpster may be the right dumpster size for a large basement, attic, or garage cleanup. It may also be the right size for flooring and carpet removal in larger homes, 300 to 400 sq. ft. of deck removal or 2500 to 3000 sq. ft. of roof shingles.

30 yard Dumpster

A 30 yard dumpster holds 30 cubic yards of waste and typically measures 22 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 6 ft. high. A 30 yard dumpster may be the right choice for a major home addition, new home construction, garage demo, or replacing windows or siding on a small-to-medium sized home.

40 yard Dumpster

A 40 yard dumpster holds 40 cubic yards of waste and commonly has dimensions of 22 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 8 ft. high. A 40 yard dumpster may be the optimal choice for a cleanup involving window or siding replacement on a large home, commercial roof jobs or cleanouts, new construction or major additions or removal of massive amounts of trash.

Learn more about how dumpster pricing works, and see what others are paying for 10 and 20 yard dumpsters in your area.