Because this 10-yard dumpster is the smallest, it’s typically used for smaller-scale jobs, such as attic cleanouts; shed cleanouts; basement decluttering; garage cleanouts; small kitchen and bathroom renovations, remodeling, repairs, and home improvements; disposal of up to 15 shingle squares (1 shingle square covers roughly 100 square feet, and 3 bundles of shingles equal 1 square); removal of concrete, brick, cinder block, asphalt, and dirt; disposal of up to 250 square feet of decking material.
Not all waste bins need to be big, as not every job requires exceptionally large volumes of waste removal. The 10-yard dumpster is often the least expensive; however, it’s not often the best dollar-for-dollar value, all things considered. Nevertheless, opting for a dumpster too small for the job will require extra services, so choosing the right size container is important.
Approximate size: 8 ft. x 10 ft. x 3.5 ft.
The 12-yard dumpster is also used for smaller-scale jobs, such as attic cleanouts; shed cleanouts; basement decluttering; garage cleanouts; small kitchen and bathroom renovations, remodeling, repairs, and home improvements; disposal of up to 15 shingle squares (1 shingle square covers roughly 100 square feet, and 3 bundles of shingles equals 1 square); removal of concrete, brick, cinder block, asphalt, and dirt; disposal of up to 250 square feet of decking material.
A slightly larger dumpster may be just the ticket, as a few more unwanted items can be easily tossed in and hauled away. If so, we recommend this size container for getting the job done well and fast!
Approximate size: 8 ft. x 12.5 ft. x 4 ft.
The 15-yard roll off dumpster allows for disposing of approximately 300 square feet of decking material and 2,000 square feet of single-layer shingles. The 15-yard container provides about 50 additional square feet of decking material and 500 square feet more single-layer shingle disposal capacity than the 10-yard and 12-yard roll off dumpster sizes.
Still of a smaller capacity, the 15-yard dumpster can handle most disposal jobs for the residential homeowner, without the hassle of a 20’+ long container. Depending on your project’s size, this container size might be the perfect solution, especially if space is a consideration.
Approximate Size: 8 ft. x 14 ft. x 4 ft.
The 20-yard dumpster aids in the disposal of debris for larger-scale jobs. Although often used by contractors, the 20-yard roll off container is suitable for large attic cleanouts, large shed cleanout, large basement decluttering, and large garage cleanouts; large kitchen and bathroom renovations, remodeling, repairs, and home improvements; disposal of approximately 400 square feet of decking material and nearly 3,000 square feet of single-layer shingles (or 30 single-layered shingle squares); and removal of large amounts of construction and demolition material. The 20-yard is commonly used for heavy waste disposal, such as concrete, brick, cinder block, asphalt, and dirt.
The 20-yard is a perfect all-around dumpster. It’s low, 4′ side walls allow for easy disposal, and its additional length provides exceptionally more space than the 10-, 12-, and 15-Yard containers. Because of the extra length, a bit more thought and preparation should be given regarding its placement, but it provides for considerable amounts of extra space for ridding the area of all that unwanted trash.
Approximate size: 8 ft. x 22 ft. x 4 ft.
The 30-yard roll off container is massive and helps dispose of very large amounts of construction and demolition debris; higher-end, large commercial or industrial projects, such as home renovations, repairs, improvements, and additions; new home and large structural builds, large landscape projects, disposal of up to 500+ square feet of decking material and 4,000 square feet of single-layer shingles (or 45 single-layer shingle squares). Bottom line: if you’ve got a large project, you’ll probably want this size container. Further, this container often comes with a longer rental period, usually 2 weeks to 1 month, unlike the 10-yard, 12-yard, and 15-yard roll off dumpster sizes.
It’s hard to go wrong with this size, even if it’s a bit large for most non-construction uses. And, even if you’re not swinging a hammer, it’s the perfect size bin to share with your neighbor or for transforming yourself into your life-long dream of going strictly minimalist! Well, maybe not . . .
But don’t let the 30-yard fool you: If it’s got size, you’ve got the clutter. Get rid of your junk, once and for all.
Approximate size: 8 ft. x 22 ft. x 5.5 ft.
The 40-yard roll off dumpster is much like the 30-yard. It can be used for large renovation and remodeling projects, roof tear-offs and roof replacements, siding disposal, and much more. When the 40-yard dumpster isn’t being used for large construction and demolition jobs or complicate industrial projects, the 40-yard open top container provides an alternative route to recycling leftover site materials that are usually lighter weight, such as cardboard, paper, and aluminum, especially if the roll off dumpster is conveniently placed at a loading dock.
If you’re wanting a container this large, you’ve got a lot of junk to remove. And it’s been far to long since you’ve done any purging, so you’re probably in need of a cure-all solution. A dumpster with 40 cubic yard’s worth of holding capacity will most certainly do the job.
Approx. Size: 8 ft. x 22 ft. x 8 ft.