What size dumpster do you need?

You’re about to start a project you know will create quite the mess. You could call up your local waste disposal service, but they’ll charge an arm and a leg. Or you could try hauling it to the landfill yourself. No thanks! The clear choice is renting a construction dumpster: cost-efficient; same day service available; customized placement for the best results from your project; with pickup scheduled in advance.


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Just make sure you pick out one big enough… So how do you know what size of dumpster to get? Here are a few guidelines for picking the right dumpster size for your next home project:

What size dumpster do you need?

Choosing the right dumpster size for your project can be tricky business. It’s like Goldilocks, you don’t want it too small and you don’t want it too large.

Here are a few examples of typical dumpster sizes (all our dumpsters come with free delivery, free pickup, and a 10-day rental period):


  • 10-yard dumpster: This is an excellent unit for small-scale projects. It holds around 4 pickup truck loads (6,000 lbs) of debris and that’s enough to fill up to 50-60 trash bags!
  • 20-yard dumpster: Three-car garage cleanouts, roof tear-off, small demolition projects and roofing jobs of around 2,200 square feet can fit in these dumpsters. Overall these units can manage around 8,000 pounds of debris.
  • 30-yard dumpster: Measuring in at 22 feet long and 8 feet wide, these dumpsters can fit up to 10,000 pounds of debris. Perfect for large home remodels, new home builds, demolitions and large roofing jobs.
  • The 40 trash container: This beast is ideal for large Construction jobs, demos, remodels, and large house cleaning. Like all of our dumpsters, it can be delivered to any residential, commercial & studio location.

How much does a dumpster rental cost, and what are some tips for saving money on your rental?

Rental fees vary depending on the rental company and the size of dumpster you need, but there are some easy ways to save money on your rental. Before we get to that, here are our standard rates (please call us as rates are subject to change):

  • 10-yard dumpster – $300
  • 20-yard dumpster – $400
  • 30-yard dumpster – $500
  • 40-yard dumpster – $700

To save money on your dumpster rental make sure you rent the right size dumpster for your project. If you rent too small of a dumpster, you’ll have to pay for an extra one or a bigger size, which can add up quickly!

Second, take advantage of any discounts offered by the rental company such as a special for first-time customers or seasonal specials.

Finally, always ask about additional fees like delivery or fuel surcharges, as these can add up quickly if not included in the initial quote.

Final Tips

Now that you know what size dumpster to rent for your project, and how to save money on your rental, here are a few final tips for a smooth and successful experience.

  • Make sure you know the exact location of your dumpster before it is delivered. This will help reduce any confusion when it is time for delivery.
  • Once you have your dumpster, make sure to check the terms of your rental agreement to ensure that you are following all rules and regulations.
  • Finally, monitor your project throughout the process and avoid overfilling it by any means necessary.

Now that you know what size dumpster to rent for your project, and how to save money on your rental, it’s time to get out there and make your home project dreams a reality! Good luck!

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