People use dumpsters for holding and hauling off debris and garbage from home and business cleanups. The dumpster size depends on what size the job is. There are dumpsters that are permanent and others that are temporary. The temporary type of dumpster is called a ‘Roll Off’ and comes in sizes of ten, fifteen, twenty, thirty, and forty yard containers.
There are dumpster sizes that are much smaller and fall around the range of three, four, six, or eight yards in measurement but they are not commonly used for any big projects. You will find many of the permanent type dumpsters and smaller containers sitting outside of a business for collecting daily trash.
Another way to differentiate dumpsters is by the job. Some are designed for household use, some for light construction like cleaning up debris from a concrete job or removing stumps and brush from a property. It is a good rule of thumb not to mix the kind of garbage you throw into a dumpster, like mixing bricks in with rocks and wood.
Here Are A Few Facts To Know About Dumpsters And Size:
- It only takes one cubic yard to represent this equation one yard wide by one yard long by one yard high, and a six foot dumpster holds six.
- A twin mattress take up about one fourth of a container that is six cubic feet.
- A seventy-two inch couch takes up about one third of a container that is six cubic feet.
- A ten-yard dumpster holds about five to ten tons.
- A twelve and twenty cubic yard dumpster is the most common rental and will accommodate small or medium residential type projects.
- A forty cubic yard dumpster is perfect for demolition and major home renovation projects.
Whenever you call your rental company to get your dumpster they have a requirement that you fit all the items into the dumpster level with the top. Certain cities will have rules that vary from one city to the next, so it is a good idea to call and ask about their rules and regulations before renting a dumpster.
You should never try to put any kind of hazardous waste into a dumpster. There are many items that should not be placed into your dumpster like:
or any other kind of toxic or chemical materials. There are proper ways of disposing of these kinds of items rather than throwing them into your dumpster. You should find out about recycling so you can minimize how much waste you will be sending to the landfill. There is always a lot of information put out by local governments concerning disposing of hazardous waste and recycling programs available in their city. The dumpster rental company should be able to help you get that information.
Greg Hoffer is a writer and artist who is fascinated with the world of home improvement. Recently he has delved deeply into topics such as dumpster rental, green renovations, and architecture.