8 Yard Dumpsters
Dimensions & Capacity
The dimensions of an 8-yard dumpster will vary between manufacturers, as do most dumpsters, but are generally 6' Long x 6' Wide x 7' High. Eight cubic yards of volume is enough for approximately 60 garbage bags, providing ample storage for any business that has a lot of trash coming and going. Most of the businesses that use these dumpsters operate out of large industrial spaces such as manufacturing centers or transportation hubs.
As with all of our dumpsters, there are some items we cannot accept. An 8-yard dumpster might have a huge amount of space, but we cannot accept any heavy materials such as concrete, asphalt, dirt, or shingles. Additional prohibited items include hazardous materials such as medical waste, industrial drums, railroad ties, solvents, and any flammable, corrosive, or toxic items.
Who uses 8-yard dumpsters?
Eight-yard dumpsters are typically reserved for big companies that either have a lot of employees (in excess of 500 employees) or occupy a large commercial space of up to 25,000 square feet. The large and voluminous form factor of the 8-yard dumpster allows customers to handle their large waste streams on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis. There is a large amount of flexibility built into this dumpster because with these units you have a lot more space to work with. If your company occasionally has bulky materials, such as small furniture or boxes of paper, they can all fit comfortably inside without resulting in an over-stuffed nightmare of a bin.
Major commercial spaces including warehouses, distribution centers, factories, large chain retailers, wholesalers, and many other large industrial enterprises use 8-yard dumpsters on a daily basis. So if your particular business falls within any of those categories, this size is going to serve you very well.
Where can I place this dumpster?
Since the 8-yard dumpster is quite big, it needs a sufficient amount of space in order to be placed on-site. These bins will generally need an area that is 49 square feet in size due to its 6' x 6' base. But equal consideration must be made for the garbage truck that has to empty out the dumpster. The truck will need about 40 feet of clearance in front of the dumpster, as well as 16 feet of vertical clearance. This is to allow enough room for the truck to lift the bin over the cabin and deposit its contents into the pickup bed.
Most large commercial spaces will have plenty of space for these dumpsters in the back area of their facility. But if you are uncertain about where exactly you should keep your large and in charge 8-yarder, just give us a call!