Dumpster Rental Sizes
Choosing the right sized dumpster for your project is important to not only stay on budget, but to also avoid hassles. If you are trying to decide between two dumpsters it's a good idea to choose the larger one, as there's nothing worse than realizing you can't fit everything you want into the dumpster. When trying to decide what size dumpster you should get it's a good idea to put all of your stuff in one place to get a better idea of what size you will need. One important thing to consider is that most people underestimate how much stuff they are actually going to throw out.
Common Dumpster Sizes
- 3 Cubic Yard Dumpsters - these are usually used for weekly commercial dumpster service or one time small scale home cleanups.
- 10 Cubic Yard Dumpsters - 10 yarders are ideal for small home remodeling projects. They hold about the same amount of stuff as a normal sized bedroom. 10 cu. yard containers are usually 12 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 4 ft. high.
- 20 Cubic Yard Dumpsters - these are a good option for small construction projects and they can fit about the same amount of stuff as a standard 2 car garage. 20 cu. yard containers are usually 22 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 4.5 ft. high.
- 40 Cubic Yard Dumpsters - these are the largest size available and can be seen at warehouses, manufacturing plants and construction sites throughout the United States. 40 cu. yard containers are usually 22 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 8 ft. high.