The Complete Rundown on 40 Yard Dumpster Rentals

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Our largest size in most markets, a 40 yard dumpster can accommodate both residential and commercial projects.

Is a 40 Yard Dumpster Right for My Project?

Whether you’re remodeling a store or decluttering your entire house, our 40 yard dumpster rental will simplify your cleanup. This size works for most large-scale jobs, including:

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Full home remodels

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Commercial demolition

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Major decluttering jobs

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Office building cleanouts

How Much Does a 40 Yard Dumpster Rental Cost?

The average cost to rent a 40 yard dumpster is $648, but it can range between $409 - $1,147. Your flat-rate quote is determined by your location and the type of debris you’re getting rid of. To learn more about dumpster prices near you, fill out our quick online form.

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How Big is a 40 Yard Dumpster?

40 Yard Dumpster Dimensions

Our 40 yard dumpsters are typically 22 feet long, 7.5 feet wide and 8 feet tall. Exact size varies by location, but its volume will always be 40 cubic yards.

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How Much Can I Throw Away in a 40 Cubic Yard Dumpster?

Your 40 yard dumpster rental can hold between 230-250 33-gallon trash bags, or 12 pickup truck loads. The average weight limit for a 40 yard dumpster is 4-5 tons (8,000-10,000 pounds). Before setting a weight limit, we’ll learn about your job and the materials for disposal. Local landfills charge by the ton, and overfilling your dumpster will result in overage charges. To see if this size is right for your scope of work, use our weight calculators or contact our team.

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What is the Average Rental Period for a 40 Yard Dumpster?

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In most cases, you can keep your 40 yard dumpster rental for 7-10 days. However, rental periods are only 3-5 days long in some areas. We can extend your rental for a flat daily rate if you’re tackling a long-term project. To learn more about rental periods near you, give us a call.

What Else Should I Know About Large Dumpster Rentals?

Our expert team will help you decide if a 40 yard dumpster rental meets your needs. After learning about your job, we’ll determine which size can best accommodate your materials. For more information on 40 yard dumpster dimensions and our other sizes, watch the video below or call us at 844-556-4432.

How Should I Prepare for Delivery?

Before your 40 yard dumpster arrives, prepare the delivery spot with these four steps:

1. Get ready.

Your driveway must be 60 feet long to fit a 40 yard dumpster rental. Park your cars in the street or garage, open any entry gates to your property and clear other potential obstacles before we get there.

2. Check for wires.

Our driver needs 25-30 feet of vertical clearance to raise and place your dumpster correctly. Make sure the delivery area is free of low-hanging wires and branches.

3. Plan ahead.

Your 40 yard dumpster can arrive at any point during the day. Prepare the drop-off location the night before your delivery date.

4. Pay attention.

When loading your materials, make sure to stay within your dumpster’s weight limit. If you exceed it or throw away prohibited items, you’ll incur additional fees.

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