10 Yard Dumpster
Not all waste bins need to be big, as not every job requires exceptionally large volumes of waste removal. The 10-Yard dumpster is often the least expensive; however, it’s not often the best dollar-for-dollar value, all things considered. Nevertheless, opting for a dumpster too small for the job will require extra services, so choosing the right size container is important.
Approx. Size: 8 ft. x 10 ft. x 3.5 ft.
How much can a 10 yard dumpster hold?
Of the standard roll off container sizes, the 10-Yard is considered the smallest sized roll off bin. This size dumpster holds approximately 10 cubic yards of material, a volume which approximately equates to three full truck-bed loads. Because this dumpster is the smallest, it’s typically used for smaller-scale jobs, such as attic, shed, basement, and garage clean outs; small kitchen or bathroom remodeling or renovation; disposal of up to 15 single-layer shingle squares (1 shingle square covers roughly 100 square feet; 3 bundles of shingles equals 1 square); removal of concrete, brick, cinder block, asphalt, and dirt; disposal of up to 250 square feet of decking material.
12 Yard Dumpster
A slightly larger dumpster may be just the ticket, as a few more unwanted items can be easily tossed in and hauled away. If so, we recommend this size container for getting the job done well and fast!
Approx. Size: 8 ft. x 12.5 ft. x 4 ft.
How much can a 12 yard dumpster hold?
The second smallest of the standard roll off dumpster sizes, the 12-Yard is a mere 2 cubic yards larger than the 10-Yard dumpster, with exactly 12 cubic yards of holding capacity. The 12-Yard dumpster, too, is typically used for smaller-scale jobs, such as attic, shed, basement, and garbage clean outs; small kitchen or bathroom remodeling or renovation; and removal of concrete, brick, cinder block, asphalt, and dirt; and can dispose of roughly 250 square feet of decking material and 1500 square feet of single-layer shingles.
15 Yard Dumpster
Still of a smaller capacity, the 15-Yard dumpster can handle most disposal jobs for the residential homeowner, without the hassle of a 20’+ long container. Depending on your project’s size, this container size might be the perfect solution, especially if space is a consideration.
Approx. Size: 8 ft. x 14 ft. x 4 ft.
How much can a 15 yard dumpster hold?
This dumpster size can hold exactly 15 cubic yards worth unwanted debris. Like the 10- and 12-Yard dumpsters, it’s typically used for smaller-scale projects. Using the 15-Yard container allows for disposing of approximately 300 square feet of decking material and 2,000 square feet of single-layer shingles, which is about 50 square feet more decking material and 500 square feet more single-layer shingle disposal capacity.
20 Yard Dumpster
The 20-Yard is a perfect all-around dumpster. It’s low, 4′ side walls allow for easy disposal, and its additional length provides exceptionally more space than the 10-, 12-, and 15-Yard containers. Because of the extra length, a bit more thought and preparation should be given regarding its placement, but it provides for considerable amounts of extra space for ridding the area of all that unwanted trash.
Approx. Size: 8 ft. x 22 ft. x 4 ft.
How much can a 20 yard dumpster hold?
A bit larger than its predecessors, the 20-Yard helps dispose of materials for larger-scale jobs. Although used often by contractors, this size container is perfect for large attic, shed, basement, and garage cleanouts; large bathroom or kitchen remodeling or renovation; disposal of up to approximately 400 square feet of decking material and nearly 3,000 square feet of single-layer shingles; and removal of large amounts of construction and demolition material. When disposing of heavy material, such as dirt, brick, and concrete, loading it to the container’s lip (i.e., top or water-line) is expressly forbidden, as a container with such heavy weight is difficult to haul away and manage.
It’s hard to go wrong with this size, even if it’s a bit large for most non-construction uses. And, even if you’re not swinging a hammer, it’s the perfect size bin to share with your neighbor or for transforming yourself into your life-long dream of going strictly minimalist! Well, maybe not . . .
But don’t let the 30-Yard fool you: If it’s got size, you’ve got the clutter. Get rid of your junk, once and for all.
Approx. Size: 8 ft. x 22 ft. x 5.5 ft.
How much can a 30 yard dumpster hold?
Perhaps the most common dumpster rental, the 30-Yard is the contractor’s go-to container for all major projects. As it goes, residential homeowners typically don’t require dumpsters of this size, although odd occasions do arise, such as with hoarding scenarios, moves, and natural disasters.
But, for everyday use, these massive-size containers help dispose of large amounts of construction and demolition material, aiding with large garage and home renovations or additions, new home and large structural builds, large landscaping jobs, disposal of up to 500+ square feet of decking material and 4,000 square feet of single-layer shingles. Bottom line: If you’ve got a large project, you’ll probably want this size container.
If you’re wanting a container this large, you’ve got a lot of junk to remove. And it’s been far to long since you’ve done any purging, so you’re probably in need of cure-all solution. A dumpster with 40 cubic yard’s worth of holding capacity will most certainly do the job.
Approx. Size: 8 ft. x 22 ft. x 8 ft.
How much can a 40 yard dumpster hold?
This behemoth is can hold a lot of stuff, to say the least. However, extra caution is needed when a dumpster of this size is used, because, even if it’s a large container and, therefore, has the capacity to hold lots of extra material, the container’s 8’ foot walls not only make it more burdensome to haul away and manage, but also makes tossing debris over the sides more difficult. Moreover, its high walls make it harder for complimentary usage alongside labor-saving heavy equipment, such as backhoes and skid-steer loaders.
Like the 30-Yard, it can also be used for large renovation and remodeling projects, roof tear offs and replacements, siding disposal, among many other projects. And, when not being used for large C&D jobs, the 40-Yard container provides an alternative way to recycle leftover site materials, such as cardboard, paper, and aluminum, especially if the container is conveniently placed at a loading dock.