The Complete Rundown on 12 Yard Dumpster Rentals

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Our small but mighty 12 yard dumpster rental will help you clean up after any home improvement or decluttering project.

Is a 12 Yard Dumpster Right for My Project?

If you’re clearing out your garage or tearing up carpet in your bedroom, consider using our 12 yard dumpster rental. This size works best for small to mid-size residential jobs like:

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Shed and garage cleanouts

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Floor removal and disposal

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Single-room renovations

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Asphalt, concrete and dirt disposal

How Much Does a 12 Yard Dumpster Rental Cost?

The average price for a 12 yard dumpster is $382, but it can range from $210 - $551. Your cost will vary based on your location and the type of debris you’re tossing. For more information on dumpster rental rates in your area, request a quote from our team.

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How Big is a 12 Yard Dumpster?

12 Yard Dumpster Dimensions

A 12 yard dumpster is usually around 14 feet long, 7.5 feet wide and 4 feet tall. Exact dimensions of your roll off container will vary by location and hauler, but its volume will always be 12 cubic yards.

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How Much Can I Throw Away in a 12 Cubic Yard Dumpster?

Our 12 yard dumpster rentals can fit anywhere from 60 to 85 33-gallon trash bags, or 3.5 pickup truckloads. Before setting a weight limit, we’ll learn about your scope of work and the materials for disposal. Local landfills charge by the ton, and overloading your dumpster will result in per-ton overage charges. Your dumpster should weigh between 1-2 tons (2,000-4,000 pounds) when you're finished working, but it can be as heavy as 10 tons depending on what you’re throwing away. To see if this size can accommodate your debris, use our weight calculators or get in touch with our team.

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What is the Average Rental Period for a 12 Yard Dumpster?

You can usually keep your 12 cubic yard dumpster for 7-10 days. Rental periods vary by location, and may be 3-5 days in some areas. If you’re tackling a longer project, we can extend your dumpster rental for a flat daily rate. For more information on rental periods near you, give us a call.

What Else Should I Know About 12 Yard Dumpster Rentals?

Still not sure if a 12 yard dumpster is right for your project? Our knowledgeable team is happy to help. Just tell us what you’re working on, and we’ll determine if this size meets your disposal needs. To get a better idea of our different dumpster dimensions, watch the video below or contact our team at 844-556-4432.

How Should I Prepare for Delivery?

Before we deliver your 12 yard dumpster, prepare the drop-off area in four simple steps:

1. Make room.

Your driveway must be at least 60 feet long to fit a 12 yard dumpster rental. Make sure the drop-off area is clear and any cars are parked on the street or in your garage.

2. Look up.

We need 23-25 feet of vertical clearance to raise your dumpster and place it correctly. It’s important to choose an area that’s clear of overhead wires and branches.

3. Plan ahead.

You don't have to be present for delivery, but make sure our truck can reach the drop-off location. Open any entry gates to your property and clear other potential obstacles in advance.

4. Take note.

Pay attention to your 12 yard dumpster’s weight limit and stay within it. If you don't, you’ll incur additional fees.

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