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  • What does it cost?
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How big of a trash bin do you need?

Here are the 4 most common dumpster sizes in Washington and some of the most 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 Washington to rent a rolloff?

There are a number of things that affect how much it costs to rent a dumpster in Washington. 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's landfill costs. 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 renting a trash bin.

If you're thinking about renting a roll-off dumpster but aren't sure what it can be used for, the tips below should help. Renting a container is a good way to get rid of large amounts of trash that can't be taken away by your normal trash service. If you're doing spring cleaning at your home or business, remodeling, or renovating your home, renting a can will make the job go more smoothly. But it's usually a good idea to call the local government office before having a canister sent. For what? Because you might need a permit if you want to put the dumpster on the street or near a house.

If you want to rent a roll off canister, these tips should help you a lot.

1. Don't put these things in a roll-off container until you've checked with your rental company:

  • Ovens, fridges, deep freezers
  • Mattresses
  • Any cans of oil or paint
  • Gasoline or antifreeze
  • Gasoline or propane
  • Batteries
  • Grease or leftover food 

2. Make sure you get a container that is the right size for the job.

3. Don't put anything next to, behind, or on the trash can.

4. Put the unit in a place that is easy to get to.

5. Don't fill the container too much. This means you would have to watch the "fill line."

6. Keep the area around the trash can clean to keep mice away.

What size container do you need?

Before you rent a roll-off container, you should think about what size you need based on your needs. Different sized roll-off bins will work best for different tasks.

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You need a roll-off container that is neither too small nor too big for the job you want to do. There are four main sizes: ten, twenty, thirty, and forty yards. Each is better for different-sized projects.

Ten Yards

This is the smallest size you can get, and it can hold ten cubic yards of trash. It will be great for a lot of different jobs.

  • Garage of basement debris.
  • Removal of a deck that is as high as 250 square feet.
  • 1,500 square feet of roof shingles that need to be taken off.

Twenty Yards

Here's the next-biggest canister on the market. It's good for projects that aren't too big or too small.

  • Larger cellar or garage debris removal.
  • Taking up the floor and the carpet in a big house.
  • Getting rid of between 300 and 400 square feet of deck.
  • Taking off between 2,000 and 3,000 roof square feet of roof shingles.

Thirty Yards

This size is usually thought of for much bigger remodeling jobs.

  • Putting in big changes to a house.
  • Taking a garage down.

Forty Yards

Here is the standard size that is the biggest and can be used for commercial work.

  • Taking off the roofs of business buildings.
  • Cleaning out places of business.
  • Adding very large additions to a large house.

It can be hard to choose the right size, especially for someone who has never done it before. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you can't figure out what size would work best for you.

How the District of Columbia's dumpster prices are set

Dumpster companies will bring empty bins to the place you specify. Once you've filled the bin with trash, they'll take it to a dump or recycling center. The cost of renting a roll-off container depends on a number of factors, such as the size of the container needed, the weight of the trash, the location of the landfill, and the cost of transportation.

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The main factors used to figure out how much a dumpster costs in DC are:

  • Places to drop off and throw away
  • Waste of space and weight
  • Costs related to transportation
  • Rental duration

What kind of trash

Costs depend on the type of trash because waste management companies in the District of Columbia have to send out the right-sized container and find a good place to dump it. The fees at landfills and recycling plants are lower for things that break down and can be recycled than for things that don't break down or can't be recycled or are dangerous. Your price is directly affected by these things.

Prices related to transportation

Gas and driver costs are included in the rental price. More fuel use, mostly because people have to drive farther to drop off items and get to landfills and recycling transfer stations, means that transportation costs will go up. Prices for canisters are also affected by the cost of fuel, since high fuel prices mean that gas costs will also be higher.

Garbage volume and weight

The overall size of the can depends on how much trash is in it, while the equipment on the hauler changes based on how much trash is in it. Costs are much higher for big dumpsters and complicated equipment than for small containers and simple equipment. You will need to know how much and how big your job's trash will be so you can ask for the right size roll-off container.


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