• Samantha Stewart

    Price competitive- fast delivery and pick up

    • Damian Gillette

    Great! On time and easy to deal with.

    • Dave B

    Needed a 20 yard dumpster at my house. Had a lot of scrap from remodeling most of house. Fast process to arrange drop off and pick up. Courteous phone service and driver. Very convenient start to finish. Just make sure to follow their rules and it will be a pain-free experience

    • Richard Lincoln

    The service provided by Danny (x2019) and staff was excellent customer service was excemplerary. I would recommend your company to all my friends and family.

    • Jay Tak

    Fast and simple.

    • Daniel Aguillon

    Fast fast super fast good good

    • Patricia

    Make sure you order the right size. The people there are there to help you get the right size. Kind and courteous.

    • Kevin Preston

    Needed a dumpster for my kitchen renovation. Called on a Tuesday had it delivered Thursday. Filled it in 2 days, called Monday, it was gone Tuesday morning. I would say you can't beat that kind of service.

    • Suzanne Vickory

    Dumpster.com staff were friendly and efficient. Delivery and pick up were prompt. We had two dumpsters delivered. The first was in very poor condition and probably frightened the neighbors. But it got the job done. The second appeared to be brand new and was great advertising for the company’s green Program, which I appreciate. Thank you.

    • Myrna Deleon

    Reasonable price n efficient...

    • Larry

    Dumpster arrived with no problems. And schedule pick up was quick. All staff I dealt with get a Grade A, explained everything, will rent again in future and thank you

    • Debbie Lynch

    The dumper was there when I got home and it was in the right place. Like that I wasn't charged any more money because they couldn't get here on the pick up date.

    • George Brooks

    I contacted Rodger about a dumpster to clean out my basement . He was very helpful in helping me determine the right size and informing me as to what should not be put in it and what was a extra charge. The driver was very professional and careful as to where he placed the dumpster. You are the best will recommend you to others

    • Kenneth Townsend

    Very satisfied with this company..

    • Ryan M.

    I recently ordered a dumpster through dumpsters.com it was easy and convenient! Customer service was excellent, very helpful assisting me on the size and type of dumpster I needed. Delivery was right on time and once you get the dumpster all you have to do is tell them it's full and ready for pickup! I will definitely use dumpsters.com again!!

    • Lynne F

    both the customer service rep to the driver provided professional service! Very polite and thorough.

    • Christy

    Thank you for such great fast service. Customer service associate was very nice and explained everything no hidden charges. You Have a great business

    • Mark Dominguez

    great service

    • Denice Smith

    The company was very professional, Randy made the experience very pleasant. The dumpter was delivered early on a Friday, and was picked up the following Tuesday afternoon. Many thanks!

    • Sonia Rodriguez-Hernandez

    The dumpsters always show up as scheduled. While the Friendly and professional staff make ordering quick and easy.
    - Palatine, US

Dumpster Size Calculators

Calculate the Weight of Your Debris to Choose the Right Dumpster

Use the dumpster weight calculators below to estimate the weight of your debris and determine which size construction dumpster is right for your project. When in doubt, give us a call at 844-444-DUMP. One of our expert team members will help you identify the right dumpster based on the type and amount of debris you’re disposing of.

Concrete and Asphalt Weight Calculator

How Much Does Concrete and Asphalt Weigh?

Concrete typically weighs approximately 150 pounds per cubic foot, calculated based on the length, width and thickness of the concrete. Use the concrete weight calculator and the table below to estimate what size concrete dumpster you need. These dumpsters can also be used to dispose of asphalt, brick, dirt and gravel.

Concrete and Asphalt Weight Calculator  

How many square feet of debris need to be disposed of? sq ft
What is the approximate thickness? inches
Drywall Weight Calculator

How Much Does Drywall Weigh?

The weight of drywall is calculated based on the square footage and thickness of the walls you’re removing. For instance, one square foot of ½-inch thick drywall weighs approximately 1.6 pounds. Use the drywall calculator and the table below to determine the right dumpster for your construction job.

Drywall Weight Calculator

How many square feet of debris need to be disposed of? sq ft
What is the thickness of the plaster? (Gypsum or plaster board)

Shingles Weight Calculator

How Much Do Shingles Weigh?

Shingles typically weigh about 230 pounds per square – or 100 square feet. Shingles are packed or wrapped in bundles, and one bundle of asphalt shingles typically weighs between 60 and 80 pounds. Cedar shingles, on the other hand, typically weigh between 40 and 80 pounds a bundle. Use the shingles weight calculator and the table below to determine the right roofing dumpster for the job.

Shingles Weight Calculator

What type of shingles? Asphalt
Enter number of squares:
1000 sq ft= 10 sq
OR number of bundles:
How many layers?


Find the Right Size Dumpster for Your Debris Weight

Weight of Debris Recommended Dumpster Size
  • Tons: 2 - 3 
  • Pounds: 4,000 - 6,000
10 Cubic Yards
  • Tons: 2 - 3 
  • Pounds: 4,000 - 6,000
15 Cubic Yards
  • Tons: 3
  • Pounds: 6,000
20 Cubic Yards
  • Tons: 3.5 - 5
  • Pounds: 7,000 - 10,000
30 Cubic Yards
  • Tons: 3.5 - 5
  • Pounds: 7,000 - 10,000
40 Cubic Yards

For more information about our temporary containers, visit our dumpster rental sizes page.

Please note: For concrete, shingles and other heavy debris, you should avoid anything larger than a 20 yard dumpster. Due to their weight, you’ll need to rent multiple dumpsters to ensure your debris can be transported safely and without overage fees.

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Plan Your Project Smarter With Our Dumpster Weight Calculator

Dumpsters.com offers a variety of dumpster sizes to suit nearly any type or amount of debris. Be aware that the weight of your debris can add up fast. So, if you’re unsure which size dumpster will be able to handle it all, use our dumpster size calculators or call 844-444-DUMP to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.

Why Dumpsters Have Weight Limits

Each of our dumpsters is designed to carry a specific amount of waste in order to meet safety regulations and local road weight restrictions. This means that each dumpster size has a weight limit that represents the amount of debris you can place inside it without making it unsafe to haul. Please be aware that if you fill your dumpster past its weight limit, you’ll be charged an overage fee. When you call, your representative will suggest the right size dumpster based on your amount of debris to help you avoid going over the weight limit.

How Your Debris Is Weighed  

After pickup, the driver will haul your dumpster to the landfill where a scale will measure the total weight of the dumpster, truck and debris. After emptying the dumpster, the truck stops at a second scale to be weighed empty. The exact weight of your debris is determined by taking the difference between these two scale readings. 

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

Call 844-444-3867