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.
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.
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.
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.
When renting a roll-off container, the size of the project is the most important thing to think about. You don't want to get a yarder that is too big or too small for what you need. The question is how do you figure out how big it is?
Dumpsters can be as small as 10 cubic yards or as big as 40 or even 45 cubic yards. Each of these sizes is good for a different project, so keep reading to find out which size is best for your project.
One-Room Remodel: For a one-room remodel, you probably won't need more than a 20-cubic yarder. This is because a 20-cubic yarder can already hold 6 truckloads, which is supposed to be enough for a regular-sized room. If it's a larger area, like the kitchen, and you need to get rid of cabinets and kitchen appliances, a 30-cubic yarder will be better.
Multiple-Room Remodel: You can use a 20-yard or 30-yard metal dumpster for general construction or for renovating and remodeling more than one room. It looks like your choice will mostly depend on how big the project is.
One Storage Area Cleanup: Storage spaces don't take up much room. You can rent either a 10-cubic yard or a 15-cubic yard metal container if you are remodeling your attic, basement, or garage.
Whole House Cleanup: To clean up your whole house, you'll probably need a 15–20-cubic-yard dumpster, which is big enough to fit your furniture. But if the house is big, the 30-cubic yard dumpster might be better.
Landscaping: Debris from landscaping can fit in a 10- to 15-cubic-yard dumpster, but if the project is big and involves other outdoor areas, you should get the next size up.
Construction and Demolition: Construction and demolition are medium-sized projects that usually require a 30- to 40-cubic yarder to hold construction waste like drywall and lumber. But if most of what you want to throw away are bricks, you should be able to fit them in a smaller specialty dumpster.
Please keep in mind that these are meant to give you an idea of what size dumpster to rent, but if you want to be sure, call us and talk to our experts. Tell us about the project, like what it's about and what kinds of trash you'll be getting rid of, so we can give you the right advice. Our hotline is staffed by experts, so please don't be afraid to call.
You might be happy to hear that the cost of a garbage roll-off is not that high. But there are many things that can make the price of a dumpster go up. These include the size of the dumpster, what it will be used for, and in some cases, even landfill fees. The price could be anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, depending on what's in it, its size and type, how long it will be used, and any fees for permits or disposal.
Here are the things that will affect how much it costs to rent a container:
Here are some other ways that dumpsters can be used that can affect how much you pay:
As you can see, the actual cost will depend on your needs, so you'll need to tell us about the size of the project, what it's for, and other details before we can tell you how much it will cost. Use our number to reach us.
Check with the city office in your area to see if you need a permit to rent a metal dumpster. Most of the time, you don't need to ask permission from the council to park the container on your own land.
Whether or not you need a permit will depend mostly on the rules in your city. In fact, most cities in the US don't require this if the dumpster is safely parked on your property. But if you don't have much room on your property or need to put the yarder outside, you will probably need a permit. Think about this if you are planning to do something big that will make a lot of trash. If you don't want to go through the trouble of getting a permit, make sure your property has enough room for the dumpster. This is because you are already blocking the way for people and cars. When you put a dumpster on the sidewalk next to a busy road, you are putting pedestrians in danger by making them walk in the street.
We have a friendly staff that is ready to help you at all times, day or night. Feel free to give us a call. We're just waiting for a chance to help you in any way we can, so you can get the most out of your money and still enjoy your dumpster.