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How Temporary Dumpster Weight Limits Work

Learn How Much the Most Common Dumpster Sizes Hold

Weight limits for temporary dumpsters vary greatly based on the type of debris being disposed of and the size of the container itself. Fortunately, there are ways to estimate how much stuff can fit in your particular dumpster rental. Keep reading to learn more about dumpster weight limits and how much material each dumpster size can hold.

How We Measure Dumpster Weight

When a dumpster is taken to a landfill or another facility the truck is weighed upon entrance. After the dumpster is emptied, the truck and the now-empty container are weighed again to determine how much debris was discarded. This amount is then used to determine the total cost of disposal and reflects the amount you are billed for.

What Your Weight Limit Means

The specific weight limit included with your temporary dumpster rental refers to the amount of weight included in your quote. Any weight exceeding that limit carries an additional charge in the form of a pro-rated overage fee.

Dumpster Weight Limits by Size and Type of Material

A 10 Yard Dumpster Can Typically Hold an Average Weight of 2-3 tons or 4,000-6,000 pounds*

Type of Material:

Can Fit:**

Household Debris
Household Trash
50-60 13-Gallon Trash Bags
Loose Yard Waste
2,500 Pounds
Carpeting
2,500-3,500 Square Feet
Construction Debris
Drywall
50-70 4x8' Sheets
Roofing Shingles
48-72 Bundles
Hardwood Flooring
1,000-1,250 Square Feet
Concrete / Asphalt
70-100 Square Feet

 

A 15 Yard Dumpster Can Typically Hold an Average Weight of 2.5 tons or 5,000 pounds*

Type of Material:

Can Fit:**

Household Debris
Household Trash
70-90 13-Gallon Trash Bags
Loose Yard Waste
3,750 Pounds
Carpeting
2,750-3,500 Square Feet
Construction Debris
Drywall
56-74 4x8' Sheets
Roofing Shingles
54-78 Bundles
Hardwood Flooring
1,250 Square Feet
Concrete / Asphalt
70-100 Square Feet

 

A 20 Yard Dumpster Can Typically Hold an Average Weight of 3 tons or 6,000 pounds*

Type of Material:

Can Fit:**

Household Debris
Household Trash
100-120 13-Gallon Trash Bags
Loose Yard Waste
5,000 Pounds
Carpeting
3,000-4,200 Square Feet
Construction Debris
Drywall
62-84 4x8' Sheets
Roofing Shingles
60-90 Bundles
Hardwood Flooring
1,500 Square Feet
Concrete / Asphalt
80-110 Square Feet

 

A 30 Yard Dumpster Can Typically Hold an Average Weight of 3.5-5 tons or 7,000-10,000 pounds*

Type of Material:

Can Fit:**

Household Debris
Household Trash
150-180 13-Gallon Trash Bags
Loose Yard Waste
7,500 Pounds
Carpeting
4,200-6,000 Square Feet
Construction Debris
Drywall
84-122 4x8' Sheets
Roofing Shingles
90-120 Bundles
Hardwood Flooring
1,750-2,500 Square Feet

 

A 40 Yard Dumpster Can Typically Hold an Average Weight of 5-6 tons or 10,000-12,000 pounds*

Type of Material:

Can Fit:**

Household Debris
Household Trash
200-240 13-Gallon Trash Bags
Loose Yard Waste
10,000 Pounds
Carpeting
6,000-9,000 Square Feet
Construction Debris
Drywall
144-188 4x8' Sheets
Roofing Shingles
120-192 Bundles
Hardwood Flooring
2,500-3,000 Square Feet

*Rough estimates only, actual weight limits may vary by location and type of debris.

**All amounts are estimations. Actual amount of debris that can be disposed of is highly variable based on the type of project and materials involved.

Our Team Will Find the Right Dumpster For You

Identifying the right dumpster with the right weight limit for your project can be a challenge, but our team can help you find the right one based on your specific disposal needs. You may also use our dumpster weight calculator to determine the weight of heavier debris items, such as concrete, asphalt, drywall and shingles. Once you’re ready, simply call 844-444-3867 to speak with a dumpster rental expert and receive a professional size recommendation.

 

Need help? Talk to a Dumpsters.com Service Specialist.

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