Dumpster sizes – it’s not a glamorous topic, but it’s an important one to get right. Renting one or more roll off dumpsters can make a DIY remodeling project or house cleanout project less stressful. There’s no need for someone to keep driving to the dump. In fact, you don’t even need a pickup truck if you have a dumpster!

Construction companies and contractors we work with know exactly how much will fit in each dumpster we rent, but as a homeowner, you may be wondering how you’re supposed to choose the right size for your project. The good news? We’ve put together some information to help you get just what you need.

We’ll be discussing the 3 dumpster sizes that we rent. The sizes are based on the cubic yard capacity of each unit. To make the most of any dumpster rental, if you can break down larger items, you should. This will allow you to fit more in.

10-Yard Dumpster

This is the smallest size roll off dumpster you can rent. Its compact size allows it to easily fit in most driveways. The exact dimensions vary from company to company, but ours measure
12’ long x 8’ wide x 3.5’ tall. The lower sides allow you toss stuff in from all sides. You can also wheel heavier items in at the start.

The estimated capacity for this size is 50-70 33-gallon trash bags. That also equals about 3 pickup truck loads. In general, this size is good for a basement or garage cleanout, a bathroom remodel, or for heavy debris such as concrete or brick.

15-Yard Dumpster

This size will also fit in most driveways, and holds about 4.5 pickup truck loads of debris. Dimensions may vary based on who you rent from, but ours measure 14’ long x 8’ wide x 4’ tall. The sides are still low enough that you can toss or place things in from all sides. It’s recommended to wheel in larger, heavier items first.

Our customers typically choose this size for larger home cleanouts, smaller renovation projects, and landscaping projects.

20-Yard Dumpster

This size will fit in your driveway as well, making it very convenient for larger projects. The 20-yard dumpster is suitable for projects such as roofing, flooring and carpet removal, and whole house cleanouts.

The ones we rent measure 14’ long x 8 x wide x 5.5’ tall. The higher sides increase the capacity, but means for the most part, you will need to wheel items in or toss them up and over the sides as it fills. Of course, with roofing, the material can be dropped from above.

The capacity is roughly equivalent to 6 pickup truck loads.


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Larger Dumpster Sizes

There are larger roll-off dumpster sizes, which are mainly for large construction projects. If you have a particularly large project but don’t have room for a 30 or 40 yard dumpster, you can rent two or more smaller roll off dumpsters at a time, or you can arrange it so that when one dumpster is full, we bring a new one and haul the full one away.

Renting two 10-yard dumpsters might be a good solution if you are taking out a concrete slab patio and revamping your landscaping. This would help ensure you don’t face overage charges due to the weight of the concrete. Then the landscaping debris could go in the second dumpster.

Call Now to Schedule Dumpster Rental

If you’re still not sure what size dumpster you need, we’ll be happy to make a recommendation after talking with you about your project. Just call or text us at 443-286-3284. We work with construction companies, contractors, and homeowners in Harford County and Baltimore County. Please give us at least one day’s notice before you need your roll off dumpster delivered.

Did You Know?

Did you know we make every effort to recycle as much of your debris as we can? This includes metal, concrete, landscaping debris, and more. We encourage you to rent a separate dumpster for concrete, not only because of weight issues, but because we can take it for recycling, thereby leaving it out of a landfill.