The Complete Rundown on 20 Yard Dumpster Rentals

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A 20 yard dumpster can haul away most debris types, from yard waste to roofing shingles. Learn more about the dimensions, cost and capacity of our most popular size.

Is a 20 Yard Dumpster Right for My Project?

With a 20 yard dumpster rental in your driveway, cleaning up after home cleanouts and remodels couldn’t be easier. This size can accommodate a wide range of jobs, including:

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Roof removal and disposal

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Top-to-bottom home cleanouts

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Large yard cleanups

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Light demolition projects

How Much Does a 20 Yard Dumpster Rental Cost?

The average cost to rent a 20 yard dumpster is around $472, but can range between $279 - $795. Your flat-rate quote is determined by your location and the type of debris you’re tossing. To learn more about dumpster prices near you, fill out our quick online form.

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How Big is a 20 Yard Dumpster?

20 Yard Dumpster Dimensions

The dimensions of our 20 yard dumpsters are typically 22 feet long, 7.5 feet wide and 4.5 feet tall. The exact size of your bin will vary by location and hauler, but its volume will always be 20 cubic yards.

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How Much Can I Throw Away in a 20 Cubic Yard Dumpster?

Your 20 yard dumpster rental can fit 110-130 33-gallon trash bags, or 6 pickup truckloads. The average weight limit for a 20 yard dumpster is 2-3 tons (4,000-6,000 pounds). Your dumpster rental weight limit will depend on your scope of work and the materials you’re getting rid of. Local landfills charge by the ton, and exceeding your dumpster’s set limit will result in overage charges. To see if this size is right for your project, use our weight calculators or give us a call.

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What is the Average Rental Period for a 20 Yard Dumpster?

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You can typically have a 20 cubic yard dumpster on-site for 7-10 days. However, your rental period can be as short as 3-5 days depending on where you’re located. Cleanup taking longer than you thought? For a flat daily rate, we can extend your rental for an extra day or two. Contact our team to learn more about rental periods near you.

What Else Should I Know About 20 Yard Dumpster Rentals?

Not sure if a 20 yard dumpster can accommodate your job? Our friendly team is happy to help. Just tell us about what you’re working on, and we’ll determine if this size is right for your materials. For more information on 20 yard dumpster dimensions and our different sizes, watch the video below or contact our team at 844-556-4432.

How Should I Prepare for Delivery?

Before we drop off your 20 yard dumpster, prepare the delivery area with these four steps:

1. Get ready.

Your driveway must be 60 feet long to fit a 20 yard dumpster rental. Move your cars to the street or garage and clear any potential obstacles before we get there.

2. Check for wires.

For a successful dumpster delivery, our driver needs 25-30 feet of vertical clearance. Make sure the drop-off location is free of low-hanging wires and branches.

3. Plan ahead.

We schedule deliveries around the most fuel-efficient routes, so your 20 yard dumpster can arrive at any point during the day. Prepare the area the night before your delivery date.

4. Pay attention.

Take note of your dumpster’s weight limit and stay within it. If you overload your dumpster or throw away prohibited items, you’ll incur additional fees.

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