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10 Yard Dumpsters

How much debris can fit inside a roll-off container?

This quick guide will give a few examples of the types and amounts of waste/debris that will fit into each of the most commonly sized dumpsters.

10 yard dumpster

20 yard dumpster

  • Garage or barn cleanout
  • 400 sq. ft. deck or patio removal
  • Up to 30 square of roofing shingles

30 yard dumpster

  • House siding replacement
  • Garage demo and debris removal
  • Estate cleanouts (medium-size home)

40 yard dumpster

  • Residential or commercial roofing job
  • Home or commercial building construction
  • Window or siding replacement on a large home

Dumpster permit requirements

A dumpster permit, sometimes called a “temporary occupancy permit,” is required in cases where the dumpster is to be placed in the public right-of-way. This includes placing the container on the side of a city street or blocking the sidewalk.

If the debris box will be placed in the driveway or on your private property, a permit is typically not needed. Check with your dumpster rental provider to be sure all permitting requirements are met.