Dumpster Size FAQs

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Dumpsters come in different sizes. If you are new to dumpster rentals, it would be quite difficult to select the right size for you. We provide you with an overview to assist you in selecting the right dumpster size for your needs.

How big is a 10-yard dumpster?

blue dumpsterA 10 yard dumpster is perfect for homes. It measures 10 feet long, around 4 feet tall and 8 feet wide. It can carry a maximum of three tons or around 6,000 pounds of material. Approximately, the 10-yard dumpster can accommodate loads of three pickup trucks. One other advantage is that the dumpster is small enough to fit into a driveway.

What can a 10-yard dumpster accommodate?

A 10-yard dumpster is more for residential projects. It is recommended for general household clean outs, removal of dirt and concrete debris, scraps from interior decorations, trash and junk in the attic, garage and basement, and demolition of small structures.

Other rubbish and debris that can fit inside a 10-yard dumpster include 20 to 25 roof shingles, 250 square foot deck, and 1 cubic yard of concrete debris.

How big is a 20-yard dumpster?

A 20-yard dumpster can hold 20 cubic yards of waste. The average 20-yard dumpster can hold around three tons or 6,000 pounds of material. This is approximately eight to 10 pickup trucks of waste. Some 20-yard dumpster though can accommodate as much as five tons of waste.

What can a 20-yard dumpster accommodate?

A 20-yard dumpster is good for garage or shed demolition, yard waste removal, bathroom and kitchen renovations, major home cleanups, demolition or removal of ground swimming pool, construction debris from a small home, cabin, barn, or cottage, junk accumulated after moving out or moving in, 40 to 50 square roof shingles, removal of a 400 to 500 square foot deck, real estate clean outs, and foreclosure wastes.

How big is a 30-yard dumpster?

A 30-yard dumpster can hold 30 cubic yards of waste. A 30-yard dumpster can fill a maximum of 16,000 pounds of waste or about 15 pickup trucks of waste. This size of dumpster is appropriate for large, bulky items such as furniture and appliances.

What can a 30-yard dumpster accommodate?

A 30-yard dumpster can accommodate medium to large removal projects such as a 500 to 1,000 square feet large deck, major bathroom and kitchen renovations, demolition of a small home, garage, shed or barn, demolition of an indoor pool, construction debris from a new house, cabin or cottage, large yard waste removal, offloading of waste from moving in and out, major cleanups of a large house, foreclosed homes and estate homes.

How big is a 40-yard dumpster?

A 40-yard dumpster can accommodate 40 cubic yard of waste. That translates to about 12 to 20 loads of pickup truck waste. Typically the largest dumpster size, 40-yard dumpsters are commonly offered to major demolition projects, construction jobs and major community cleanups.

What can a 40-yard dumpster accommodate?

A 40-yard dumpster can accommodate just about anything. Commercial constructions, clean outs of estates and foreclosures, major residential and commercial roofing replacements, large deck removals, renovations of the entire home, new constructions of offices and large homes, entire building and house demolition and offloading of junks during moving in and moving out.

When choosing the right sized dumpster, always provide as mblue dumpsteruch details as you can so our sales representative in Atlanta, North Carolina and South Carolina would be able to assist you in determining the most appropriate size for you.

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