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Choosing a Dumpster Size

What is the right dumpster size for my project? How do I choose the suitable roll-off size for my debris? Well, we expect questions about dumpster sizes since it is one of the most crucial parameters when customizing a dumpster rental. 

A roll-off dumpster size is its cubic dimensions that, when you multiply it give you the capacity in cubic yards. For example, our ten cubic yard dumpster is 12 feet long, eight feet wide, and three feet high. When you multiply the dimensions of the dumpster, you will get the size in cubic feet. 

To change into cubic yards, you will need to divide the total results by 27. 

The figure you get, i.e., ten cubic yards, means that the dumpster can hold only ten cubic yards of debris.

Once you figure out the nitty-gritty side of dumpster sizes, it will be easy for you to select an option every time you need to order. Below is a guide to our dumpster sizes. 

Guide to our dumpster sizes

Our dumpster containers here at Dump A Box start with the smallest six cubic yard roll-off to our most giant container, 20 cubic yards. Let’s go over each of these sizes one at a time. 

  • Six cubic yard dumpster. This is our smallest roll-off in the inventory, and it is 12 feet long, eight feet wide, and 1.8ft high. If you do the calculations, you will get six cubic yards. You can dump in up to six cubic yards of construction or demolition debris. 
  • Ten cubic yard dumpster. This specific dumpster is 12ft long, 8ft wide, and 3ft high. It can fit in up to ten cubic yards of debris and is suitable for residential jobs and tight driveways. 
  • Fifteen cubic yard dumpster. This container is 12 feet long, eight feet wide, and 4.2 feet high as a medium dumpster. This size is ideal for medium remodels, roofing shingles, demolition waste, green waste, and household junk. 
  • Twenty cubic yard dumpster. This is our large dumpster size, and it is 12 feet long, eight feet wide, and 5.8 feet high. You can load and haul up to 20 cubic yards of C&D with this dumpster size.

Now that you understand each of the unit sizes we offer here at Dump A Box, what factors do you consider when choosing a dumpster size?

Choosing your dumpster size.

When choosing any of the above dumpster sizes, you need to think about your debris type. Some construction debris is light and enormous; thus, it needs a bigger dumpster. Such junk tends to take up a bigger space, so you don’t want to underestimate renting a smaller container.  

However, some types of debris are dense and will take up a small space, and that’s when you can consider a smaller container size.

Also, when choosing your dumpster size, you need to consider the scale of your debris. If you are having a medium house remodel, for, example, you will need to rent a fifteen cubic yards roll-away. Putting these aspects into consideration will help you avoid expensive dumpster rental mistakes.

Lastly, consider the placement space. Choose a dumpster size that can fit the area you intend to place when it arrives. Thankfully, we offer residential containers that can accommodate small driveways.  

Remember, you can rely on the Dump A Box pro team to help you estimate your debris and help you choose your perfect bin.

Avoid dumpster rental mistakes. 

No matter the situation, always do not overfill or overload your roll-off container. You risk causing accidents with an overloaded roll-off container. If you think that your container is too small, you can give us a call, and we will provide an alternative solution. Contact Dump A Box today.