How big is a 10 yard dumpster?

At first glance, the answer to this question may seem obvious. However, it is one we across fairly frequently and rightly so. Knowing a dumpster’s size in yards is not very telling of how one of our customers might best use a 10 yard dumpster.

Specifically, a 10 yard dumpster is 3.5′ high, 8′ wide, and 13′ long, and can hold 10 cubic yards of material or roughly five pickup truck loads. These dumpsters are designed to help with small construction projects or large items that are difficult to remove from your home. Some of the common projects we recommend this size dumpster for include:

  • Basement or garage cleanouts
  • Removal of a 250 square foot deck
  • Concrete demolition
  • Yard debris cleanup
  • Small kitchen or bath remodeling
  • Roofing jobs

The 10 yard dumpster is often ideal for home dumpster rentals, as it fits easily into a driveway or parking space.  Generally, this size dumpster is used for all types of cleanouts in the home. Despite being the smallest size dumpster, it isn’t necessarily the least expensive. Keep in mind that it’s more affordable to order a larger container than several 10 yard containers. If you need to dispose of more than 10 cubic yards of waste, consider a 20 or 30 yard dumpster.

For more information, be sure to check out our dumpster size guide