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2 Yard Dumpsters

Dimensions & Capacity

The average 2 yard dumpster is 3' Long x 6' Wide x 3' High, making it a very small and compact bin. This makes it ideal for commercial properties that have very limited space. The average 2 yard dumpster can accommodate up to 400 lbs. of trash, but this varies between manufacturers & service providers. In terms of volume, these bins can hold roughly 15 trash bags. These dumpsters are typically used by those with very low-volume waste streams, but not low enough to get by with just a couple of trash bins instead of a full-on dumpster rental.

2 yard commercial dumpster

In general, these dumpsters can contain common recyclables and waste materials such as plastics, cardboard, aluminum, paper, and food waste. It is important to note that appliances, computers, industrial waste and medical waste are not allowed in the dumpster.

Who uses 2 yard dumpsters?

Most 2 yard dumpsters find work outside of small businesses, such as convenience stores and single offices with up to 10-20 employees. Most of these commercial enterprises generate low amounts of waste in the form of plastics, cardboard, and office paper; essentially non-bulk materials which make their overall waste stream very small, and therefore very amenable to the size of a 2 cubic yard dumpster.

The small form of the 2 yard dumpster makes it easy to place in even the tightest parking lots or loading areas; a particularly useful characteristic for small restaurants and clinics, two places that tend to fill their parking lots quickly and often. Fortunately though, most restaurants and clinics will have no problem keeping their dumpster in the back of their building or in a designated corral. The only thing to keep aware of when keeping a dumpster out back is that traffic remains unobstructed on your scheduled collection day.

Other organizations that make use of 2 yard dumpsters include small apartment complexes and convenience stores. Apartment dwellings of 6 family units or less are generally suitable for a 2 yard dumpster, but bigger complexes will require either a 4 or 6 yard dumpster. As for convenience stores, a 2 yard dumpster should fit their waste stream very well.

Where can I place this dumpster?

A 2 yard dumpster can be placed almost anywhere, so long as there is adequate space for the garbage truck to pick it up. This particular size is small enough that you really don't need to worry about where to put it once we bring it out. Generally, any place will do, whether it's by a loading dock, in a back alley, next to your restaurants backdoor, or even placed in its own gated area.