Debris Weight Guide

To help estimate the weight of the contents of your dumpster, please refer to the list of common debris types and their accompanying weights per cubic yard.

Debris

Weight (lbs)
per Cubic Yard

Weight (tons)
per Cubic Yard

Bricks

2,500 – 3,500

1.25 – 1.75

Concrete & Asphalt

3,500 – 4,200

1.75 – 2.1

Dirt

2,000 – 3,000

1 – 1.5

Drywall

500 – 750

.25 – .375

General Household Debris

150 – 400

.075 – .2

Sand

3,000 – 3,200

1.5 – 1.6

Shingles (asphalt)

2,400 – 2,600

1.2 – 1.3

Shingles (slate)

9,000 – 10,000

4.5 – 5

Stone

2,600 – 2,800

1.3 – 1.4

Wood

300 – 500

.15 – .25

Yard Waste (no dirt)

400 – 700

.2 – .35

Please refer to our FAQs for additional information regarding the recording of debris weight, potential additional costs based on debris contents, and prohibited items. We may be reached via telephone (weekdays 8am to 5pm) or via our Contact Form to assist with any questions you may have.