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How Big Is a 40 Yard Dumpster?

The usual dimensions of a 40 yard dumpster are 22 feet long, 7.5 feet wide and 8 feet high. It can hold up to 40 cubic yards of debris in volume, which is about 240 13-gallon trash bags.

What's the Weight Limit?

A 40 yard dumpster typically has a 5-6 ton (10,000-12,000 pounds) weight limit. Disposal costs for this amount of debris are included in our flat-rate price. As a reference point, a toilet can weigh up to 120 pounds and granite countertops average 18 pounds per square foot, so keep in mind that weight can add up fast.

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What Does a 40 Yard Dumpster Cost?

A 40 yard roll off dumpster costs between $350 and $783 on average. Our flat rates include delivery, pickup, taxes and disposal up to your container’s weight limit. But keep in mind that exact pricing for a 40 yard container will depend on your location and the type of debris you’re throwing out.

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Learn More About Our 40 Yard Dumpsters

Our biggest dumpster size, a 40 yard bin, suits a variety of large-scale jobs. Whether you’re planning a building demolition or a major home remodel, a 40 yard roll off dumpster is a simple waste management solution for contractors and property owners alike. Check out the video for more information or talk to a real person to get a quick quote.

Is a 40 Cubic Yard Dumpster Right for Your Project?

Remodeling & Construction

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Contractors and DIY-ers use 40 yard dumpsters to remove debris from remodeling projects like:

  • Building a home addition.
  • Tearing down a garage.
  • Flipping a home.
  • Renovating a large kitchen or entire floor.

A 40 yard roll off dumpster can haul a range of building materials including:

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

Typical Covered Weight Limit: 5 – 6 tons*


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If you’re tasked with clearing out a foreclosed property or decluttering for an estate sale, a 40 yard bin is perfect for:

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

40 yard containers accept a variety of items from home cleanouts including:

  • General Trash
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Mattresses
  • Box Springs

Typical Covered Weight Limit: 5 – 6 tons*

Please note that covered weight limits and accepted items may vary by location.

Not Sure a 40 Yard Dumpster Is Right for You?

If you don't think a 40 yard roll off dumpster is the best fit for your project, we have other size options. Use our weight calculator to estimate how much debris you have, or just give us a call at 844-444-DUMP.

We rent dumpsters to DIYers and contractors working on a huge range of projects. A team member will ask you questions to help you make the best choice for your specific needs. And if your needs change as the work progresses, you can schedule a swap-out or rent additional containers with just a quick call to their direct extension.

Size Information
10 Cubic YardsDimensions: 14 feet x 7.5 feet x 3.5 feet
Covered Weight Limit: 2 - 3 tons
15 Cubic YardsDimensions: 16 feet x 7.5 feet x 4.5 feet
Covered Weight Limit: 2 - 3 tons
20 Cubic YardsDimensions: 22 feet x 7.5 feet x 4.5 feet
Covered Weight Limit: 3 tons
30 Cubic YardsDimensions: 22 feet x 7.5 feet x 6 feet
Covered Weight Limit: 3.5 - 5 tons

Ask Our Team About the Best Size for Your Job

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How to Prepare for Delivery and Pickup of a 40 Yard Container

Keep the following guidelines in mind so your delivery and pickup go off without a hitch.

Designate a Delivery Area:

Decide where you’d like to place the dumpster. You’ll talk this over with a team member when you set up your rental.

Clear the Area:

For a 40 yard dumpster, about 60 feet of space is needed leading up to the drop off area and an overhead clearance of 23 feet.

Remove Obstructions:

During delivery and pickup, make sure your container isn’t blocked by parked cars, locked gates and other obstacles.

After you order your 40 yard dumpster, one of our team members will send you a follow-up email with what to expect, a copy of your invoice and a list of prohibited items to avoid placing in the rental. If you have any questions along the way, just give our team a call.