What Is a 6 Yard Bin?
A 6 yard front load dumpster is a permanent container for locations like apartment buildings and warehouses that produce a large amount of waste and have enough space on-site to place it. Call to see if a 6 yard bin is right for your organization.
Looking for a temporary rental for a home project? Browse through our various roll off dumpster sizes.
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Need to ask a question about an invoice or change your pickup frequency? Reach out to your account manager for anything waste-related.
Our flat-rate, transparent dumpster prices bundle all related costs together — including disposal and environmental fees — so it’s easy to budget.
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More Size Details:
6 Yard Dumpster Dimensions
A 6 yard container is typically 5 feet long, 6 feet wide and 6 feet high. Dumpsters this size hold 6 cubic yards of trash, which is comparable to about 36 33-gallon trash bags or 12 96-gallon garbage cans.
6 Yard Dumpster Rental Price
A 6 yard dumpster rental costs $195 per month on average at a once-a-week pickup frequency, though prices can vary from $165 – $225. The cost of your rental includes your delivery, regularly scheduled collections, recovery charges and more.
Prices will differ depending on the debris type, your location, local disposal fees and how often you want your bin serviced.
Weight Limit of Your Bin
A 6 yard container holds 6 cubic yards of garbage, but usually no more than 1,200 pounds.
Keep in mind that the weight of your trash adds up fast. Discuss your regular waste stream with your account manager to decide on a bin with the capacity you need to avoid overage charges.
Available Features for Your Container
Add a lock to your bin to keep your trash inside it, keep animals out and
prevent illegal dumping.
Liquid waste that leaks out of your dumpster can be a health hazard. Protect your container by adding a drain plug.
Not Sure What Size to Choose? Request a Waste Audit
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3. Save Cash on Your Trash
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6 Yard Dumpster FAQs
What size is a 6 yard bin?
A typical 6 yard dumpster is 6 feet long x 5 feet wide x 6 feet high. Note: Though the total volume is always the same, the exact dimensions may vary by manufacturer.
How wide is a 6 yard dumpster?
A 6 yard container is usually 6 feet wide depending on the manufacturer. Due to its width, you’ll want to make sure you have enough room around your bin so haulers can safely access it any time.
How many tons does a 6 yard dumpster hold?
6 yard bins can hold about 0.6 tons (1,200 pounds) of trash. This works well for businesses with larger waste streams like hotels and warehouses.
How much weight can a 6 yard dumpster hold?
You can place up to 1,200 pounds of trash in a 6 yard dumpster. It’s important that you don’t overload your container – be mindful of the weight limit set in your agreement to avoid overage fees.
How much does it cost to rent a 6 yard commercial dumpster?
The national average cost to rent a 6 yard bin is $195 per month at a 1x weekly pickup, with prices ranging from $165 – $225. Remember that the exact price will depend on your location, debris type and trash pickup frequency.
What does a 6 yard dumpster look like?
A 6 cubic yard dumpster is one of the biggest front load sizes available. It is usually made out of steel, and at 6 feet high, it will probably be taller than many of your employees. The opening is lower than 6 feet, though, so loading trash is easy no matter how tall you are. These permanent bins also have lids for convenient business trash disposal.
Commercial Trash Pickup Tips
Enclose Your Dumpster
Build a corral around your bin out of wood, concrete, metal or chain link fencing to keep trash from blowing around your property.
Don’t Toss Hazardous Waste
Need to dispose of items like fuel or batteries? These materials are prohibited in 6 yard bins. Bring them to a hazardous waste drop-off site instead.
Don’t Overload Your Bin
Make sure all of your trash fits inside your dumpster and that you can close the lid. If it’s overflowing, you may have to pay an overloading fee.