Dumpster Sizes to Fit Any Project

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What Roll Off Dumpster Size Do I Need?

 
 
Choosing the right dumpster rental for your cleanup can depend on a few factors:

  1. Your scope of work, specifically, how much debris you’re getting rid of.
  2. What type of materials you’re getting rid of.
  3. Where you’ll be placing your dumpster rental.

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About Our Dumpster Rental Sizes

It can be tricky to estimate how all your debris will stack up in a dumpster. It’s important to consider both the volume and weight of your materials. Check out the descriptions below for a dumpster size comparison to see our various containers and how much they can hold.

10 Cubic Yard Dumpster

The 10 yard dumpster is our smallest dumpster rental size. It can accommodate small-scale cleanups since as an attic or basement cleanout and is often used for getting rid of heavier debris, such as concrete or brick.

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Man Standing in Front of a 12 Yard Dumpster with a Wheelbarrow

12 Cubic Yard Dumpster

Our 12 yard dumpster can help you clean up after any decluttering or single-room remodel project. It can accommodate small to mid-size jobs like a single-room home renovation, flooring removal or disposing of heavy debris like asphalt or dirt.

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15 Cubic Yard Dumpster

A 15 yard dumpster is great for small to mid-size residential and commercial jobs with bulkier materials. It can accommodate projects like a bedroom remodel, basement cleanout or community cleanup.

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Man in Hardhat Standing in Front of a 15 Yard Dumpster
Woman in Apron and Rubber Gloves Standing in Front of a 20 Yard Dumpster

20 Cubic Yard Dumpster

The 20 yard is our most popular dumpster rental size. It can haul away a variety of debris types from yard waste to roofing shingles. It can accommodate jobs from home cleanouts to light demolition projects.

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30 Cubic Yard Dumpster

Our 30 yard dumpster is best for tackling large-scale home or commercial cleanups. It can accommodate projects like a home addition, demolition job or estate cleanout.

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Man Wearing a Toolbet Standing in Front of a 30 Yard Dumpster
Man Wearing Toolbelt and Hardhat in Front of a 40 Yard Dumpster

40 Cubic Yard Dumpster

A 40 yard dumpster is our largest size container in most markets. This size is a great fit for large-scale or long-term projects. It can accommodate jobs from commercial cleanouts to major home remodels.

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Dumpster Size Comparison

SizeTypical Dumpster DimensionsEstimated Capacity*
10 Cubic Yards14' long x 7.5' wide x 3.5' high50-70 trash bags
12 Cubic Yards14' long x 7.5' wide x 4' high60-85 trash bags
15 Cubic Yards16' long x 7.5' wide x 4.5' high80-100 trash bags
20 Cubic Yards22' long x 7.5' wide x 4.5' high110-130 trash bags
30 Cubic Yards22' long x 7.5' wide x 6' high170-190 trash bags
40 Cubic Yards22' long x 7.5' wide x 8' high230-250 trash bags
*Estimated capacity is measured in 33-gallon trash bags. Please note, exterior dimensions shown may vary, but total volume is accurate.

How Are Dumpster Sizes Calculated?

A dumpster’s exterior is typically measured in feet, while its total volume is measured in cubic yards. To calculate the capacity of a dumpster, multiply its interior dimensions in feet (length x width x height) together to get its volume in cubic feet. Then, divide that number by 27 to convert the measurement to cubic yards. We offer a wide range of residential dumpster sizes, so we can customize a recommendation specifically for your needs when you order.

Example Chart of How Many Standard Dressers Fit in a 10 Cubic Yard Dumpster

Additional Roll Off Size Resources

Trying to visualize how much each dumpster size can hold? Check out this infographic to quickly compare how household items and construction debris stack up against our most common sizes.

Roll Off Size Comparison Chart

All of our dumpster rentals come with a set weight limit, based on an estimate of how much you’ll be throwing away. Learn more about how your weight limit matches up to the capacity of your dumpster.

Dumpster Capacity & Weight Limits

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