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40 Yard Roll Off Dumpster Rental

A 40 yard dumpster can typically hold 5-6 tons of debris or up to 250 contractor-style trash bags.

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Rent Our Largest Dumpster Size

The 40 yard dumpster is our highest-volume size in most markets. Whether you’re planning a building demolition or a major home remodel, a 40 yard box is a convenient waste management solution for contractors and property owners alike.

40 Yard Size Details

What Are the Dimensions of a 40 Yard Bin?

40 yard dumpsters typically measure 22 feet long, 7.5 feet wide and 8 feet high. The exterior dimensions may vary by manufacturer, but the total volume will remain the same. It can hold up to 40 cubic yards of debris in volume, which is about 230-250 33-gallon trash bags.

Price of a 40 Yard Dumpster Rental

A 40 yard dumpster averages $635.57, but prices generally range from $396 to $928 depending on the location and the type of debris that’s tossed. Our all-inclusive prices cover delivery, pickup, a rental period and a covered weight limit.

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Weight Limit Included in Our Rate

A 40 yard roll off dumpster can typically hold 5-6 tons, or 10,000-12,000 pounds. The exact weight limit depends on the type of container you’re renting and the materials you’re tossing. Special-use containers for debris like dirt or concrete will typically have a higher weight limit specified in your agreement. 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 40 Cubic Yard Dumpster Right for Your Project?

Remodeling & Construction

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Contractors and DIYers often use 40 yard containers to remove debris from remodeling projects like:

This bin can haul a range of building materials, including:

  • Plaster & Drywall
  • Wood
  • Carpet & Other Flooring
  • Cabinetry
  • Countertops

Typical Weight Allowance: 5-6 tons


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If you’re clearing out a property or decluttering for an estate sale, a 40 yard dumpster size is perfect for:

  • Cleaning out an entire home.
  • Decluttering attics, basements and garages.
  • Removing materials from hoarding situations.

This container accepts a variety of items* from home cleanouts, including:

Typical Weight Allowance: 5-6 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 40 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 put the bin in a public space like the street.

Remove Obstacles:

The truck requires about 60 feet of space to approach and roughly 25-30 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.

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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 can help you figure it out your debris removal needs.