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.
The obvious answer is that the size of the dumpster depends on how big your home or business project is. You don't have to worry about this, though, because we can help you choose the right type or size after you tell us about the project you're working on and the kind of trash you're getting rid of. You'll want to save as much money as possible, so choose a dumpster that is neither too big nor too small. For instance, if you end up with a small container, you may have to make several trips to get rid of all the trash, which can be expensive.
You can choose from 10-, 15-, 20-, 30-, and 40-cubic yard containers when it comes to the size of the metal dumpsters. Here are just a few examples of metal dumpsters and what they are used for:
One-Room Remodeling and Demolition Jobs: If you're remodeling one room, you probably only need a 20-cubic yarder to hold all your trash. A 20-cubic yarder can hold 6 truckloads, which is supposed to be enough for a normal-sized room. If you're remodeling a larger room, like the kitchen, and you need to get rid of cabinets and kitchen appliances, a 30-cubic yarder is a better choice.
Multiple-Room Remodeling: A 20- to 30-cubic yard metal dumpster may be needed for a medium-sized project that involves remodeling more than one room. Again, the answer will depend on how big the project is. So, when you think about the size of the dumpster, you should think about the amount.
Clearing out the attic or basement: Most of the trash from your basement, attic, or garage will fit in a 10-cubic yard container or a 15-yard container. A dumpster that holds 10 yards is 12 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 4 feet high. But if you also need to get rid of big appliances, choose a bigger size, like a 20-cubic yarder.
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. These containers for the yard are big enough to store your furniture and more.
Landscaping: You should be fine with a heavy-duty container that is 10 to 15 cubic yards. If you are taking down your patio, you should get a bigger dumpster. A lot of space is taken up by plants, tree branches, and soil.
Major projects and building will need at least a 30-cubic-yard metal dumpster where you can throw away sheetrock, roof, shingles, drywall, and lumber.
So there you go. The metal dumpsters usually come in these sizes. Get in touch with us, and we'll make sure you have the right-sized container. We can sit down and talk about the size and scope of your project, as well as how much and what kind of trash you expect to get rid of. This will help us figure out what size dumpster you need. From what we've seen, customers tend to overestimate how much trash they actually have, so they end up spending more money than they should have. Give us a call and we'll help you choose the right size dumpster for your project.
Surprisingly, dumpster prices are not so high that you have to empty your bank account to pay for them. But keep in mind that the total cost can go up based on things like the size of the dumpster, what it will be used for, and other 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.
Cost of renting a roll-off dumpster is affected by:
The following uses for the dumpster are also important in figuring out the real cost:
As you can see, the actual cost of renting a trash dumpster will depend on your needs. You'll need to tell us 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.
It won't hurt to call the city office or your homeowners association and ask for advice from a professional. We can help you through the whole thing and make sure you don't break any laws. A dumpster is a big container, and you don't usually park it in your driveway, so you should check to see if you need a permit.
So, what has your city council decided about this? Most cities don't require a permit if the dumpster is put in a safe place on the property of the renter. If you want to put it outside, however, you may need a permit. You might have to pay the fees for the permit. You might also want to talk to your homeowners' association (HOA) or the rental company in your area to make sure you aren't missing anything important.
If you decide to rent a roll-off metal dumpster, you should have no more questions. If you still have questions, give us a call and we'll talk about them at length.