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How Much Does Your Concrete Weigh?

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How to Calculate Concrete Weight

When disposing of old concrete, it’s important to get the right size dumpster for safe hauling. Use our weight calculator to determine the best size for this project.

  • Multiply the length by the width to calculate the square footage of concrete.
  • Keep in mind that concrete is typically poured to be 3-4 inches thick.

Note that this calculator does not account for rebar and gravel that may be part of your project. To get a more specific recommendation, including the number of containers you’ll need, give us a call at 844-282-4253.

Concrete Weight Calculator

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How Much Does Concrete Weigh?

The weight of concrete is calculated based on the length, width and thickness of the slab.

Remember: A cubic foot or yard of concrete weighs less once it’s broken up due to the empty spaces between the pieces.

Concrete Weight per Cubic Foot

• A solid slab of concrete weighs 150 pounds per cubic foot.
• A cubic foot of broken concrete weighs 75 pounds.

Concrete Weight per Cubic Yard

• A solid slab of concrete weighs 4,050 pounds per cubic yard.
• A cubic yard of broken up concrete weighs 2,025 pounds.

Diagram of Concrete Weight per Cubic Foot and Cubic Yard
Dumpster Filled With Concrete on a Job Site

How Much Concrete Can Fit in a Dumpster?

In most locations, you can load up to 10 tons (20,000 pounds) of concrete into one of our concrete disposal dumpsters.* Since just one cubic yard adds up to over 4,000 pounds, we recommend calculating the weight of your concrete before you rent a dumpster.

Concrete generally cannot be hauled in containers larger than 20 yards. Most areas place a legal limit for how much weight can be safely transported on the road. If you have a lot to get rid of, rent more than one dumpster to avoid overage fees and ensure the debris can be hauled safely.

Keep in Mind: Heavy debris cannot be collected through curbside pickup or in front load containers.

*Weight limits can vary by location.

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How We Streamline Concrete Removal

Expert Advice

To help you avoid going over the 10-ton weight limit, we may recommend only filling your container half-way.

Careful Placement

We use cutting-edge mapping software to identify the most convenient place for your dumpster for efficient loading.

Simple Scheduling

Let us know your project timeline to easily coordinate dumpster service with your other equipment rentals.

Concrete Weight FAQS

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More Concrete Disposal Resources

Use these helpful resources to guide your concrete removal project and learn more about the dumpster rental process.