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What Is a 12 Yard Dumpster?

A 12 yard dumpster rental makes cleanup quick and easy, whether you’re planning a one-room junk removal job like a basement cleanout or need to throw away heavy materials like dirt, asphalt or concrete. Call our team to get a personalized size recommendation and a free quote in minutes.
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12 Yard Dumpster Dimensions

12 yard dumpsters measure 14 feet long, 7.5 feet wide and 4 feet high. The exterior dimensions may vary by manufacturer, but the total volume will remain the same. This size can hold up to 12 cubic yards of debris in volume. That's the same as 12 average-sized ovens or 65-85 33-gallon contractor-size trash bags.

Price of a 12 Yard Dumpster

The average national cost to rent a 12 yard dumpster is $373.12, but prices generally range from $259 to $492 depending on your exact location and type of debris you're tossing. When you call, we’ll give you a bundled rate that covers delivery, pickup, a rental period and disposal with a generous weight limit.

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Weight Limit Included in Our Rate

A 12 yard container typically holds about 2-3 tons of trash. That's equivalent to 4,000-6,000 pounds of household trash, or approximately 20 couches weighing an average of 300 pounds each. Remember the maximum weight limit is 10 tons if you're throwing away heavy debris such as dirt or concrete. For your convenience, disposal costs for your specified tonnage are included in your rate.

Check out our dumpster weight guide for more information.

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Is a 12 Cubic Yard Dumpster Right for Your Project?

Remodeling & Construction

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Homeowners and contractors often rent 12 yard dumpsters to get rid of debris from residential projects such as:

  • Tearing down a deck.
  • Removing a tile floor.
  • Replacing old countertops.
  • Removing a concrete patio.

We accept a variety of remodeling debris*, including:

  • Drywall
  • Flooring
  • Plaster
  • Countertops
  • Cabinets

Typical Weight Allowance: 2-3 tons


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If you need to remove junk from your home, a 12 yard container is ideal for:

Our 12 yard dumpsters can haul a range of items from cleanouts, including:

Typical Weight Allowance: 2-3 tons

Outdoor Projects

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From general landscaping debris to heavy materials like concrete, a 12 yard container can handle outdoor jobs like:

  • Removing a fence.
  • Trimming trees or shrubs.
  • Tearing down a retaining wall.

Many types of heavy debris can be thrown into our dumpsters, including:

Typical Weight Allowance: 10 tons

Please note that covered weight limits and accepted items may vary by location. Call us to check accepted materials in your area.

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Delivery and Pickup Tips

When you rent a 12 yard dumpster, keep in mind that you'll need to provide placement instructions for the driver. No one needs to be onsite when the container is dropped off or picked up, but remember the following guidelines:

Select a Location:

Clear a spot where you'd like your dumpster placed without low-hanging wires or tree branches. You'll typically need a permit from the city to place the bin in a public space like the street.

Remove Obstacles:

The truck requires about 60 feet of space to approach and about 23 feet of vertical clearance to raise and place the dumpster.

Avoid Overloading Your Bin:

Remember that we won't be able to safely haul the container away if there is debris sticking out of the sides, resulting in a trip fee.

Schedule Removal:

Call or schedule a pickup online on or before your last rental day specified in your agreement.

Remember to Ask About Dumpster Permits

If you don't think the dumpster will fit in your driveway, you'll need a permit approved by the city to place the container in a public right-of-way like the street or sidewalk. We can take care of the permit application and include the cost in your bundled price in select cities. However, most cities require the homeowner or contractor to handle permits.

Not sure if you need a permit? Give us a call. Our team is ready to help with your debris removal needs.