Dumpster Sizes: How to Choose the Right Size of Dumpster for Your Home Project

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Okay, it’s project time, and you have decided to rent a dumpster. Great! Now, the question is what size dumpster do you really need? This can be a hard question to answer before getting into your project. You won’t really know the amount, the size, or even the type of debris you will be getting rid of until you start your project. So how do you answer the question of what size? Well, here are some things to consider to help you make that decision.

Dumpster Sizes: How to Choose the Right Size of Dumpster for Your Home Project

What Do the Sizes Actually Mean?

Here at Camel City Roll Offs, we offer three dumpster sizes: 13.5-cubic-yard, 20-cubic-yard, and 30-cubic-yard dumpster. The cubic yard measurement is a measurement of each dumpster’s volume. Just remember, there are 27 square feet in one cubic yard. So, if a dumpster can hold 20 cubic yards, that means it can hold 540 (20×27) cubic feet. It is the same formula for each size dumpster to envision the number of square feet: 13.5×27, 20×27, and 30×27.

What Sizes Work for Which Projects

If you are doing a smaller project that you feel won’t result in a lot of waste, then our 13.5-cubic-yard dumpster would be the way to go. Some examples of smaller projects would be general household cleaning, small renovations, yard cleanup, and other small household projects.

The 20-cubic-yard dumpster is our most frequently rented one. It holds a large amount of waste and is versatile for many different projects. This dumpster size is used for flooring and carpet removal, shingle removal, larger landscape jobs, and other large home renovations.

The 30-cubic-yard dumpster can hold up to 9 truckloads of waste. These are usually only rented for new construction, pool remodels/removals, home additions, and other very large home projects.

The Weight

Make sure you are calculating the weight of the things you are throwing out. If you you aren’t throwing out a lot, but what you are getting rid of is on the heavier side, you may want to get a bigger dumpster, so you do not go over the weight limit of a smaller one. This same rule applies to all the dumpster sizes. Keep an eye on the weight of your items along with the size.

Keep these things in mind when you are considering dumpster sizes. If you are in need of a dumpster, give us a call and we will help you find the right size dumpster for your home project.