America's #1 Source for Dumpsters

Dumpster Rental Tips

Roll Off Dumpsters

How much weight am I allowed with my container rental?

Usually, the larger the container the more weight you're allowed to load into it. Below is a rough guide you can reference:

  • 10 yard: 1-3 ton weight allowance
  • 20 yard: 3 ton weight allowance
  • 30 yard: 3-4 ton weight allowance
  • 40 yard: 4-6 ton weight allowance

Read more about dumpster sizes.

Some rental companies offer unlimited weight rental packages, although you still have to abide by the rules against overfilling the dumpster. For instance, is often times a “fill line” painted inside the dumpster that specifies how high you can fill it.

A number of rental providers charge by how much weight you load into the bin rather than charging an upfront price. This would be an affordable option for loading of lightweight debris, such as household trash or junk.

On the other hand, heavy debris can rack up significant costs with this sort of payment strucutre, so a more standard "base rate with an included weight allowance" may be the more cost-effective way to go in this case.