Common Uses for Each Roll-Off Dumpster Size
10 yard container
: These compact roll-offs are ideal for smaller cleanups
, concrete, dirt, and garage cleanouts.
20 yard container
: These versatile bins can be used in a variety of applications, including home cleanouts, roofing jobs, small demolition, and deck/patio removal projects
30 yard container
: These are good for disposing of up to two layers of roofing shingles on an average size home, large kitchen or bathroom renovation, large deck removal, or complete two-stall garage cleanout.
40 yard container
: Typically the largest container choice, 40 yard boxes are ideal for the biggest cleanups
, including new construction, demolition, whole-home renovation, roofing projects, and business cleanouts.
Read more: The Ultimate Guide to Dumpster Sizes
Projects That 20 Yard Roll-Off Containers Can Accommodate
20 yard boxes are often the most popular choice due to their versatility.
They’re a good choice for most cleanups, including renovations, home cleanouts, roofing repairs, and deck or patio removal.
A 20 yard container can typically hold about 3 tons of debris, although some rental companies may allow more weight
The dimensions of these containers may vary but is generally about 22 ft x 8 ft x 4.5 ft.
Since a standard refrigerator measures about two cubic yards, a 20 yard container can hold the equivalent of 10 refrigerators.
Because densities of debris varies, the volume of waste you can fit in a 20 yard dumpster will also vary.
For example, concrete weighs at least three times more than general household junk, so you can place far less concrete in the dumpster compared to household junk.
Discuss your project with your rental provider to make sure a 20 yard dumpster is the right size for the project
This is important to avoid incurring overage fees or having to rent a second container in cases where a 20 yard bin wasn’t big enough.
Learn more: How Much Does a 20 Yard Dumpster Hold?