Roll-off dumpsters are available in a wide variety of sizes — and getting the size right is crucial. If the dumpster you rent for your construction size is too small, you may suffer delays as you wait for the dumpster to be hauled and replaced frequently. If it’s too big, you’ll end up overpaying for a dumpster that takes up an excessive amount of space.
LDR Site Services can always help you choose the right size dumpster for your construction project when you ask for a quote. Meanwhile, here’s a handy guide to help you get started.
These dumpsters are the smallest standard dumpsters; 10 cubic yard roll-off dumpsters can, as their name suggests, hold 10 cubic yards of junk or debris, and they:
These small dumpsters are an appropriate choice for modestly-sized construction projects. Renovating a kitchen or small bathroom, constructing a smaller garage or shed and performing cleanup afterward, or evacuating old flooring are all good examples.
These dumpsters represent a slight upgrade, and:
These dumpsters are, like their slightly smaller “cousins”, used for smaller residential construction projects. Repairing or replacing a driveway, remodeling a larger kitchen, laundry room, or bathroom, and hauling old flooring off are examples of projects that a 15-yard roll-off dumpster can help you with.
A 20-yard roll-off dumpster can be considered a medium-sized dumpster. These dumpsters can hold a lot of trash!
You can do a lot with a 20-yard roll-off dumpster — while a 10-yard dumpster will suffice if you’re only remodeling a small kitchen or a small bathroom, you can do both with a dumpster double the size. These dumpsters can also be used to dispose of old shingles when you’re having your roof replaced, and are perfect if you are going to remove a garden path or do a heavy landscaping job, too.
Do you have a bigger job to do? A 30-yard roll-off dumpster might meet your needs. These large dumpsters:
What kind of construction project might you need a 30-yard roll-off dumpster for? The sky is almost the limit. If you’re building an addition to your home, replacing your property’s siding, doing a roofing job, replacing windows throughout a house, or cutting down multiple large trees, a 30-yard roll-off dumpster will meet your needs.
Welcome to the big leagues! Forty cubic yard roll-off dumpsters are the largest commercially available dumpsters. You can’t go any bigger — and if your needs still exceed the capacity of a 40-yard roll-off dumpster, you’ll have to have your dumpster replaced more frequently or opt to have multiple dumpsters delivered.
These big dumpsters:
If you’re running a large-scale construction site, the 40 yard roll-off dumpster will unquestionably be your dumpster of choice. These big boys are also suitable for large residential construction projects, however. Think flipping a home or doing a complete remodel.
As you choose the right dumpster for your needs, it’s vital to consider not just its dimensions and the volume it can hold, but also the dumpster’s weight limit. Concrete, asphalt, soil, and old electrical appliances such as washing machines are indeed among the items you can dispose of in a dumpster, but make sure that you don’t exceed the weight limit!