What Size Dumpster is Right For Me?

Looking to rent a dumpster for your next project but don’t know what size you need? From figuring out weight limits to dimensions, dumpster rentals can be confusing. Whether planning a home renovation or backyard cleanup, this article outlines everything you need to know before renting a dumpster.

Selecting the Right Size Dumpster Size

To determine the correct roll-off dumpster size, the most critical factors to consider are the size of your project and what you are disposing of. WasteNow offers a variety of roll-off dumpsters for everything from house renovation to construction projects, and we can help you determine what size dumpster is right for you.

How Big is Your Project? 

Figuring out how big your project will be and how much waste you will have is the first step to determining what container size you need. Are you planning a weekend basement cleanout for your household junk or a much larger home renovation project? Dumpster service is available for long-term projects and short-term projects alike. 

Type of Debris

Unfortunately, not everything can be tossed in just any dumpster. Many dumpster rental companies do not allow rubber tires, liquids, flammables/hazardous materials, or pesticides. Materials like demolition and construction debris need to be disposed of in a specific container. Luckily, WasteNow offers particular bins for heavy materials like dirt and concrete. Additionally, some household items, like TVs and mattresses, have their own disposal protocol. 

It is critical to make sure the dumpster you choose can hold the weight of your debris. If your project is small, you may only need a 6 or 10-cubic-yard dumpster. Larger residential projects may require a 20-yard container. Making sure your dumpster is the correct size will save you money and help keep your project on track. Renting a dumpster that is too small can result in exceeding the weight limit and accruing additional fees. Renting a dumpster that is too large will also cost you unnecessary money. 

Total Volume

It’s necessary to consider both the weight and volume of your materials, and it can be challenging to guess how much debris you will have before your project starts. Dumpster sizes are measured in cubic yards. A general rule is that one cubic yard equals 5 or 6 13-gallon trash bags. 

Keep reading for a brief overview of different dumpster sizes and what they are most commonly used for:

6 to 10 Yard Dumpsters

6 and 10-yard dumpsters are the smallest available to rent, so it makes sense why these are the most common sizes for small jobs. A 6-yard or 10-yard dumpster would work well for a garage cleanout or remodeling of a single room in your house.

15 Yard Dumpster

15-yard dumpsters are often used for residential or business jobs. 

20 Yard Dumpster

A 20-yard dumpster is the largest residential size we offer, and it can do a lot. A 20-yard dumpster can handle something as big as an estate cleanout, large room remodels, deck removal, roofing job, or landscaping.

30 Yard Dumpster

30-yard dumpsters are containers commonly used for furniture disposal, small demolition jobs, and commercial cleanups.

40 Yard Dumpster

A 40-yard dumpster is a heavy-duty container that can handle the biggest of jobs. One 40-yard dumpster can handle long-term projects like home renovation and construction or demolition. The weight limit on a 40-yard dumpster allows for the disposal of heavy materials like roofing shingles and construction debris. 

WasteNow Dumpsters

WasteNow offers a wide variety of affordable dumpster rental options. Whether you are dealing with construction or yard cleanup, we have the right size dumpster for you.

WasteNow Residential Dumpster Rental Sizes

WasteNow offers 5 different sizes of roll-off containers for residential use:

WasteNow Commercial Dumpster Rental Sizes

Rolloff containers for commercial use:

Call Us Today

There are many benefits to working with a local dumpster rental company. With WasteNow, you can feel confident knowing you’re working with a trustworthy local team, avoiding middlemen, and getting the best prices. Our expert staff is ready to answer all your waste removal questions. WasteNow will help you choose the right size dumpster to save money and best fit your needs. If you live in Louisville, KY, or Southern Indiana and are looking to rent a roll-off dumpster, visit us here or call us at (502) 684-2252.