Dumpster Sizes Selection Guide

10 Yard Roll Off Dumpster

10 yard dumpster rental10 yard roll off dumpsters are designed for the removal of debris from small construction projects or the removal of heavy, difficult to load materials. Many customers use them for concrete demolition, sod tear out, dirt removal, asphalt demolition, among other uses. There is no perfect way to choose dumpster sizes, but a 10 yard dumpster may be appropriate for a small basement or garage cleanout; removing a 250 sq. ft deck; removing 1500 sq. ft. of single layer roof shingles; yard debris cleanup, or a small kitchen & bath remodeling job. The 10 yard dumpster is a good choice when you are faced with a tight or small space. The 10 yard dumpster is delivered by a smaller truck (see image below) and the footprint of the dumpster fits neatly in a parking space.

Q: How big is the 10 yard dumpster? Approximately 3.5′ high, 8′ wide, and 13′ long.

Q: How much can the 10 yard dumpster hold? 10 cubic yards of material or approximately 5 pickup truck loads.

Q: Is the 10 yard dumpster the cheapest option? While the 10 yard dumpster is definitely less expensive than the larger container sizes (20, 30, or 40 cubic yards), it is not the cheapest option if you need to dispose of more than 10 cubic yards of waste!  It is less expensive to order a larger dumpster that will fit all of your waste in one dumpster as compared to ordering multiple smaller sized dumpsters.

Q: How much space does the 10 yard dumpster delivery truck need? A space that is 10′ wide by 30′ long should be sufficient for delivery.    

20 Yard Roll Off Dumpster

20 yard dumpster rentalThe 20 cubic yard roll off dumpster has approximately the same height as the 10 cubic yard dumpster, but it has almost twice the length.  The 20 cubic yard dumpster is typically used for medium construction projects, house or garage cleanouts, as well as landscaping projects.

Q: How big is the 20 yard dumpster?
Approximately 4′ high, 8′ wide, and 22′ long.

Q: How much can this dumpster hold?
20 cubic yards of material or approximately 10 pickup truck loads.

30 Yard Roll Off Dumpster

30 Yard Dumpster RentalThe 30 cubic yard roll off dumpster is ideal for large construction projects, house or garage cleanouts, as well as landscaping projects.

Q: How big is the 30 yard dumpster?
Approximately 5.5′ high, 8′ wide, and 22′ long.

Q: How much can this dumpster hold?
30 cubic yards of material or approximately 15 pickup truck loads.

40 Yard Roll Off Dumpster

40 yard dumpster rentalThe 40 cubic yard roll off dumpster is designed for very large construction, renovation, or cleanout projects. The walls of this dumpster are 8’ high, limiting the ability to throw materials over the top.

Q: How big is the 40 yard dumpster?
Approximately 8’ high, 8′ wide, and 22′ long.

Q: How much can this dumpster hold?
40 cubic yards of material or approximately 20 pickup truck loads.

Commercial Building Renovation

Commercial Building Renovation Dumpster RentalCommercial building renovation or demolition usually calls for the removal of large amounts of bulky material including carpet, wood, plastics, metals, furniture, and fixtures.

The 30 cubic yard roll off dumpster is the industry standard for commercial building renovation or demolition. In limited areas we may also offer the 40 cubic yard roll off dumpster Please call for availability.

Roofing Jobs

Roofing Dumpster RentalThe weight from roof shingles can add up. As a rule of thumb, we expect 8-10 squares of shingles to weigh 1 ton.

Typically shingles from a single residential roof will fit in a 10 cubic yard roll off dumpster.

Construction Projects

Construction Project Dumpster RentalRoll off dumpsters are ideal for construction and demolition projects. Construction project waste includes bulky materials such as siding waste, window replacements, drywall or sheetrock, deck material, pvc pipe, cabinets, fixtures, etc.

Learn more about construction dumpster rentals.

20 cubic yard and 30 cubic yard containers are typically used for construction projects.

Total House, Basement, Attic, Garage, or General Clean Outs

Basement Clean OutClean out projects vary widely in scope, but often include furniture, fixture, carpet, and general trash removal.  If you are debating between two roll off dumpsters of different size, we recommend selecting the larger dumpster in order to get rid of all your waste and leftovers in one trip.  It will be significantly more expensive to rent a smaller dumpster two times, as opposed to a larger dumpster one time.

10 or 20 cubic yard roll off dumpsters are typically used for one or two room cleanouts, while 20 or 30 cubic yard roll off dumpsters are used for larger general clean outs.