September 1, 2017

Choosing the Right Dumpster Sizes

Many people don’t know much about renting dumpsters or even the sizes they will need when undertaking a project. In most cases, a lot of people will not realize they even need a dumpster until it’s almost too late. Top reasons for needing a dumpster include home renovations, a new construction projects or remodeling.

You will be happy to know that dumpsters come in all types of sizes. You can check out the sizes here. The most important factor is to make sure you get a size that is bigger than you think you will need. It’s going to be more cheaper than having to refill the dumpster. It’s hard to make the decision on what size dumpster to order so we have created this guide to make it easier for you.

Picking the Right Dumpster Size

Roll off dumpster are measured by the amount of cubic yards they can hold. We offer 10 yard, 20 yard, 30 yard and 40 yard dumpster sizes for you to choose from. For reference, a cubic yard can hold around 2 full regular sized garbage cans.

If you can figure out a way to figure out how much debris you will be using, this can be helpful in choosing a dumpster size. Remember that not everything you throw in a bin will fall evenly on top of each other. Bulky objects such as crates and boards will take up more space than you think so overestimate this part.

Lastly, think about the space where you think the dumpster will be delivered. You will want to clear away a space big enough for the bin to be placed. Do not let it lay on top of your grass because a dumpster will kill the grass underneath it. Most people will rent a dumpster for around a week on average.

Gather Opinions

Getting opinions is the best decision you can make before renting a dumpster. Ask friends, family or neighbors if they have ever rented a dumpster and if they had a good experience with a specific company. If you are working with a contractor, they will have the best idea and estimates for you regarding the size and the price.

You can also ask the dumpster hauler directly. They have seen every type of project and can give you the best possible estimate for the size you will need. Just remember to always ask them about potential fees or restrictions because you don’t want to be bombarded with extra costs. Also make sure to clear an area where the dumpster will be placed.