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How big of a trash bin do you need?

Here are the four most common dumpster sizes in Rockford, as well as some common projects that call for each size. Check it out, and if you still have questions, you can call us and we'll be happy to answer them.

10 Yard Dumpster


About four pick-up trucks' worth of trash can fit in a 10 yard roll-off container. They are often used for small projects like remodeling a bathroom or kitchen, cleaning out a garage or basement, replacing a small roof up to 1500 square feet, or taking down a small deck up to 500 square feet.

20 Yard Dumpster

About eight pick-up trucks' worth of trash can fit in a 20-yard roll-off container. They are often used to remove carpet or flooring from a large house, clean out a large garage or basement, replace a roof up to 3000 square feet, or take down a deck up to 400 square feet.

30 Yard Dumpster

About 12 pick-up trucks' worth of trash can fit in a 30 yard roll-off container. They are often used for big home additions, building a new house, tearing down a garage, replacing siding or windows on a small to medium-sized house, and so on.

40 Yard Dumpster

About 16 pick-up trucks' worth of trash can fit in a 40-yard roll-off container. They are often used for big projects like building or remodeling a big house, cleaning out a business, or replacing the siding or windows on a big house.

How much does it cost in Rockford to rent a rolloff?

There are a number of things that affect how much it costs to rent a dumpster in Rockford. These include the size of the dumpster, the type of debris, the weight of the debris, how long you rent it for, and how much your county charges for landfill fees. Most of the time, though, the price will be between $300 and $750. Give us a call if you want to know the exact price for everything.

How to Answer Questions We get asked a lot of questions about how to choose a roll-off dumpster. They are great for spring cleaning, getting rid of yard waste, cleaning out a house before moving, and getting rid of building debris. Also, they come in different sizes, from 10 cubic yards to 40 cubic yards, so it's easy to choose one that fits your needs. After saying that, here are some helpful tips:

How to get a roll-off container on rent

It's best to call a company in your area that takes care of trash disposal and ask for a dumpster rental estimate. This will give you information like rental rates for different sizes of roll off bins. After you get the quote, choose a dumpster that you can afford and will hold the trash you want to get rid of. For example, a 40-cubic-yard trash can can hold most of the trash from a home remodel without any problems.

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After that, pay what you need to and set up a delivery day to the place you want. Keep in mind that if you want to put a trash can in the street, you may need to get a permit from the city of Rockford. When the roll-off bin is full, call the company you rented it from to come get it.

What it costs to rent

The cost of renting a roll-off container will depend on where you live, how much trash you have, how much trash you have, how long you rent it for, and how much it costs to get rid of trash in Rockford. Also, if you want to keep the rental longer, you may have to pay an extra fee. Most of the time, fees to extend a rental range from $3 to $10 per day. When the amount of trash in the dumpster you've rented is more than the maximum allowed, you may have to pay an extra service fee, which usually ranges from $30 to $100 per additional ton.

Things You Can't Throw Away

There are some things you can't throw away in containers you rent. Some of the things that aren't allowed are paint, batteries, gasoline canisters, computers, car parts, fatty food waste, and fridges.

Most service providers charge extra for bed mattresses that are put in their trash bins. It is also against the law to put poisonous or dangerous things in a container that wasn't made for them. Asbestos, paint thinner, and used oil filters are all examples of these kinds of things. If you need to get rid of hazardous waste, choose the right unit that is approved for this kind of waste. If you aren't sure how to get rid of dangerous waste, you can ask the offices in Rockford that deal with environmental protection for help. Last, don't put too much trash in your roll-off container.

How to Choose the Right Size Dumpster

Choosing the right size roll off container for your specific project or job site can be hard. Because of this, we've put together a small guide to help you get a general idea of how big a canister should be for your job.


  • Changes to the kitchen and bathroom (smallish)
  • Deck removal (250 square feet)
  • Taking off roof shingles (1500 square feet, single layer)


  • Clean out the cellar, garage, and attic
  • Taking up carpeting or flooring (big house)
  • Deck removal (400 square feet)
  • Taking off roof shingles (3000 square feet, single layer)


  • Any big changes you make to your home
  • Construction of a new house
  • Taking down a garage
  • Change the siding or windows (small to medium house)


  • Change the siding or the windows (large house)
  • Debris from construction, trash, and cardboard
  • Large-scale home building or remodeling
  • Clean up a business or office
  • Take off siding on a business or a house

As with any set of rules, you should use your best judgment. But if you have any questions or are still not sure about the right size bin for your project, give us a call and we can help you figure out what will work best for you.

What Determines the Cost of a Dumpster in Rockford?

If you want to rent a canister and want to know how much it costs in Rockford, you might want to compare prices from different rental companies in the area.

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But when you compare things, you should be sure to compare apples to apples. To do that, you'll need to know how rental prices are figured out. Here are the most important things that will affect your price:

1. Place

The price can change based on where you live. Most of the time, prices in Michigan's largest cities are higher than those in the state's smaller towns.

2. Distance from the place of drop-off and disposal

When the rental company has to drive a long way to get to where you want the unit set up or where the trash will be dumped, you can probably expect to pay more than someone who lives close by.

3. Size and how much

The size of a canister is measured in cubic yards. The more yards you need, the more you will have to pay. Containers with the same yardage but different side heights can hold different amounts of stuff. It costs more to have more total capacity.

4. Disposal prices

The company you rent the roll-off container from has to get rid of the trash you put in it. The cost to do this can vary. The price to rent can also be affected by the type of trash.


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