Roll Off Dumpster Tips for Stowe, VT

Roll Off Dumpsters

How much do various wastes weigh?

The weight of various wastes or debris can vary significantly.

Here are some examples:

  • Household junk and trash: 800 lbs per yard
  • Concrete or asphalt: 2,400 lbs per yard
  • Lumber: 400 lbs per yard
  • Yard wastes: 600 lbs per yard
  • Earth or sand: 2,100-3,000 lbs per yard

Exceeding the weight allowance that comes with your rented dumpster can leave you subject to overage fees ranging from $75 to $150 per ton.

What if I can’t load the debris myself?

Hiring a junk removal company may be the best solution. Some dumpster rental providers may offer to load the dumpster for an additional charge, but this isn’t the norm.

Hiring a junk removal service is a cost-effective option for smaller cleanups and may even be less expensive compared to renting a dumpster in some instances. However, very large cleanups can run into the thousands of dollars, such as cleaning up the debris from a large roofing job or demolition project.

Learn more: Comparing the Cost of Junk Removal to Dumpster Rental