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How to Choose the Right Dumpster Size

Selecting the correct dumpster size is important to keep your project or business on track and on budget. Too large of a container can take up valuable work space, while overloading a small bin may result in additional fees. Our team will help you choose a container that’s just right. Let’s go over the different sizes of dumpsters.

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Top 3 Factors to Determine What Size Dumpster You’ll Need

There are many reasons to rent a dumpster – what’s yours? The first step in deciding what size dumpster you need is to ask yourself which type of service you're looking for, what kind of debris you’re tossing and roughly how much it weighs.

1. Category of Service

If you’re looking for a one-time rental for household junk or remodeling debris, you’ll need to choose from our roll off container sizes. If you need ongoing trash pickup for your business, you’ll select the right size front load bin.

2. Type of Trash

Depending on what you’re tossing, you may need a special container. We offer dumpsters for dirt, yard waste, roof shingles and more. For food waste and regular trash at your business, a front load dumpster will do the trick.

3. Weight of Debris

Whether it’s a roll off or front load, each of our dumpsters comes with a generous weight limit. Use our handy Weight Calculators to help estimate the right size for your amount of debris, or call our team for more specific advice.

How Much Our Roll Off Dumpster Sizes Hold

If you need a roll off dumpster, think about what you're tossing and the scale of your project. A small 10 cubic yard dumpster will get the job done if you’re cleaning out a spare bedroom or remodeling a half bath, while large home cleanouts and demolition jobs may require a 40 yard container.

Our roll off dumpsters are commonly rented by:

  • DIYers
  • Contractors
  • Homeowners
  • Project Managers
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Roll Off Dumpster SizesTypical Storage CapacityTotal Volume
10 Yard Dumpster2-3 tons10 cubic yards
15 Yard Dumpster2-3 tons15 cubic yards
20 Yard Dumpster3 tons20 cubic yards
30 Yard Dumpster3.5-5 tons30 cubic yards
40 Yard Dumpster5-6 tons40 cubic yards
Please note: Sizes and capacity may vary by location.

See How Big of a Dumpster Your Project Needs

Our roll off boxes streamline cleanups from a wide variety of jobs, from drywall and shingle disposal to furniture and appliance removal. Find your project and see the typical dumpster size that we recommend to manage the debris.

Home Cleanouts

Common size: 20 yard

From home junk removal projects and estate cleanouts to preparing for a move, we offer containers that fit comfortably in most driveways.

Remodeling

Common size: 30 yard

Whether you’re a DIYer tackling a kitchen remodel or a contractor working across multiple job sites, our dumpster service makes it easy to handle the debris.

Roofing

Common size: 10 or 20 yard

We offer prompt delivery for roofing jobs, plus expert advice to help you avoid exceeding the weight limit.

Demolition

Common Size: 10 or 40 yard

Our containers are built to handle the biggest messes. When you're tossing heavy debris like concrete and shingles, our team will set you up with a dumpster size that saves you from overloading or going over the weight limit.

Construction

Common size: 30 or 40 yard

Whether it’s a residential or commercial construction job, we’ll deliver and pickup your container fast. We also offer empty-and-return service for ongoing jobs.

Landscaping

Common Size: 10 or 20 yard

Need to toss lots of landscaping debris? Our yard waste dumpsters make it easy to get rid of leaves, weeds and more. And if you're getting rid of a lot of dirt, we have special containers for that too.

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Not sure how many dumpsters you need? Our team can coordinate multiple container deliveries to keep your project rolling without interruptions. Just ask us about our empty-and-return service and we’ll get you on the schedule.

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How Much Our Front Load Dumpster Sizes Hold

Need ongoing waste collection at your business? Our front load bins are the right choice. Whether you need a 2 yard container for a small office or an 8 yard dumpster for a bustling warehouse, our team will set up the right trash pickup schedule for you.

Our front load dumpsters are frequently rented by:

  • Business Owners
  • Property Managers
  • Building Operations
Front Load Dumpster SizesTypical Storage CapacityTotal Volume
2 Yard Dumpster24 kitchen-sized trash bags2 cubic yards
4 Yard Dumpster48 kitchen-sized trash bags4 cubic yards
6 Yard Dumpster72 kitchen-sized trash bags6 cubic yards
8 Yard Dumpster96 kitchen-sized trash bags8 cubic yards
Please note: Sizes and capacity may vary by location.

Find Common Dumpster Sizes for Your Business

Our commercial dumpster sizes simplify waste removal for a wide range of organizations, whether you run a small startup or a large corporation. Find your business type below to see what bin size we usually recommend.

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Restaurants

Common size: 4 or 6 yard

From coffee shops and diners to bakeries and bars, we’ll design a pickup schedule based on your establishment. We also offer locks to keep unwelcomed guests from using your dumpster.

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Retail Stores

Common size: 6 yard

Whether you own a small boutique or manage a big box store, we make renting a dumpster easy. Our flexible agreements let you update your container size during holidays or busy seasons.

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Apartments

Common size: 8 yard

Our services will make the daily trash from your apartment complex, rental property, military housing or student dormitory the least of your worries.

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Hotels

Common size: 8 yard

On top of everyday trash collection, your representative will provide their direct extension to help you plan extra pickups for event waste from weddings, festivals and more.

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Schools

Common size: 6 Yard

With just a quick call, you can modify your pickup schedule when school is out of session or when you’re planning this year’s Homecoming festivities.

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Offices

Common size: 2 or 4 yard

We’ll make waste management at your business simple. Our containers are available with wheels so you can move your container when needed.

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Get the Right Size Dumpster With Top-Notch Service

Consistency

When you rent a roll off dumpster from us, you can expect it to be delivered when and where you want it. And for businesses, we tailor our front load pickup schedules to your unique needs.

Versatility

Our team will make sure you have as many dumpsters as you need. And if you need to update your service as your project or business expands – all it takes is a quick call.

Reliability

Whether you need a roll off or front load dumpster, our knowledgeable team is easy-to-reach. Your time is valuable to us. We won’t make you waste time pressing buttons with a recording – we’ll pick up the phone fast.