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Roll Off Dumpster Sizes to Fit Any Project

Guide to Dumpster Sizes

When renting a dumpster, selecting a size that is fit for the job is vital to keep your business or cleanup project on budget and on track. If the dumpster is too small, you may end up paying extra fees for another one; if too big, it may take up a lot of your working space, and you may end up paying extra fees for unutilized capacity.

It, therefore, makes sense to consider the scope of your cleanup project when determining the ideal sized rolloff dumpster. Here is a detailed look at everything you need to know when looking for a dumpster size that will accommodate your needs adequately.

Understanding What The Dumpster Sizes Mean

Before looking at the various dumpster sizes, it is crucial to understand how their sizes are determined. Ideally, dumpsters are measured in cubic yards. They usually come in various sizes ranging from 4 to 40 cubic yards. The most popular sizes for most of the cleanup projects are 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40-yard capacities.

Industry standards dictate that dumpsters are labeled depending on their holding capacity. For instance, a 20- yard dumpster will hold 20 cubic yards of trash or debris. A cubic yard has a volume of 27 cubic feet (i.e., 3ft x 3ft x 3 ft.). This, therefore, means that a 20 yarder would take up 540 (27 x 20) cubic feet of waste material.

The nature of your project should inform the size of the dumpster. It is important to note that you cannot overfill a dumpster as this can lead to fines and penalties. The debris or trash must be level with the lip of the dumpster. If you have more debris or anticipate bulky removals, we always advise our customers to go for an extra dump or rent a bigger sized dumpster to avoid additional charges.

10 Yard Dumpster

10 Yard Dumpster

This is a 12 feet long, 8 feet wide and 4 feet high container that can hold up to 10 cubic yards of trash or debris. To put this into perspective, a full 10 yarder can be emptied into 4 pickup trucks. A 10 yarder is ideal for small household cleanup projects such as:

  • Small basement cleanout
  • Attic cleanout
  • General household cleanout
  • Garage cleanout
  • Junk removal
  • Yard debris removal
  • Small kitchen and bath remodel

15 Yard Dumpster

This is a medium-sized 16 feet long, 8 feet wide and 4 feet tall dumpster that can take up materials from 6 pickup trucks. The 15 cubic yard dump can hold up to 1.5 tons of household trash and 2 tons of construction debris. It is a smart choice for people with more substantial remodel and removal projects such as:

  • De-cluttering your house, garage, or yard.
  • Kitchen or bathroom remodels
  • Renovating the basement
  • Medium-sized garage cleanout
  • Small deck removal of up to 250 sq. feet
  • Small roof removal with up to 1500 sq. feet of roof shingles
  • Taking off an old shed from your property
20 Yard Dumpster

20 Yard Dumpster

The 20 feet long, 8 feet wide and 4 feet tall sized dumpsters are perhaps the most rented due to their competitive pricing and huge load capacity. The 20 yarders can hold 20 cubic yards of garbage or 8 pickup truck loads of waste and can fit comfortably in most driveways. This dump is usually designed with an open top and a large rear door for improved loading and disposal.

Given its versatility, this size dumpster is suitable for a variety of projects from home junk removal projects and large scale cleanouts to preparing for a move. It is ideal for:

  • Up to 300 to 400 sq. ft. of decking removal
  • Flooring and carpet removal for a large house
  • Bedroom removals
  • Basement renovation
  • Windows or siding replacement for a medium-sized house
  • Roofing jobs that may require the hauling of up to 3000 sq. ft. of roofing shingles
  • Big landscaping jobs

30 Yard Dumpster

This is a 22 feet long, 8 feet wide and 6 feet tall dumpster that can sit on most driveways without overhanging to the sidewalk. If you have a big home renovation or whole house cleanout project, this dumpster is the right fit. It has a great height suitable to haul bulky items such as large furniture. 

A 30 yarder can hold up to 5.5 tons of material or take up to 12 pickup truck load trash. This dumpster is ideal when you’re are hauling bulky waste from:

  • Whole house cleanout
  • Small home demolitions, e.g., garage demos
  • New home rebuilds/construction
  • Major home additions
  • Window or siding replacement
  • Large deck removals
  • Large pool removals
  • Estate cleanouts
40 Yard Dumpster

40 Yard Dumpster

The 40 yarders can be filled by 14 pickups and are ideal for commercial construction sites needing bulk hauling. If you have a project that will generate a substantial amount of construction and demolition debris, the 24 feet long, 8 feet wide and 8 feet tall dumpster is your best bet. Some of the common projects for a 40- yard dumpster include:

  • Large residential or commercial cleanouts
  • Commercial roofing project
  • Residential or commercial demolition project
  • Major residential or commercial interior renovations
  • Large water and fire remediation projects
  • Large new home and commercial construction
  • Commercial landscaping and excavating
  • Warehouse cleanouts
  • Community cleanup events
Demolition Projects

Get the Dumpster Size That Is Right Fit For Your Project

When deciding on the size of the dumpster you’ll need, it is crucial that you factor in the size and weight of your waste. If you’re anticipating significantly heavy debris, it might be a good idea to go for a larger dump.

This way, you’ll not risk having to go for an extra dumpster to clear off your site.

At EZ Clean Up, we are a full-service company offering dumpster rental services and junk removal services at unbeatable prices. We have a track record that is hard to match. 

Whether you’re a DIYer tackling a home remodel or a contractor looking for a suitable waste management solution for your site, our dumpster services are your best bet. 

We have various sized dumpsters that are a fit for any project and budget.

Call us today to get advice on the ideal dumpster size for your project. We will also guide you on the most environmentally friendly waste removal and disposal strategies fit for your project.

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00:46 22 Jun 22
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18:27 04 Jan 22
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17:25 18 Oct 21
This was the second time I used them to cart away a bunch of construction debris. The entire team from the receptionist to the workers were first class. The workers showed on time, honored the price quoted, and left the place clean. I’d use ez cleanup again without hesitation
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21:37 26 Jul 21
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18:16 29 May 21
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Debbie P.
20:10 17 Mar 21
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21:08 15 Mar 21
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Fran O'Kane
20:18 15 Mar 21
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19:32 15 Mar 21
The crew removed literally tons of debris and left it looking like it was never there. They were professional and the price was fair. The mess was was off my mind and out of my yard in just over an hour. I’d recommend them in a heartbeat.
David Sullivan
David Sullivan
19:13 15 Mar 21
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LINDSEY KIRBY
LINDSEY KIRBY
18:55 15 Mar 21
Lewis and Manny didi an excellent job on removing trash and junk from house. Thank you!
Ericka Lowe
Ericka Lowe
17:57 14 Feb 21
True to their name, they take everything and are really easy to work with. Were very nice on the phone and in-person. I called on Sunday, they were here...
Daniel O.
Daniel O.
17:52 19 Jan 21
Very thankful for the great and thorough service!- they came out promptly the day after our call- they took everything we wanted them to without a problem (A lot of heavy waste too)- they sweeped the garage to take away all the tiny debris- and left us with a garage we could be happy about
Adeena Toll
Adeena Toll
11:10 07 Jan 21
Lewis and his partner was awesome quick, friendly and he even broke my furniture down for me to get it out of the house. I will be calling them again for any removal needs that I will have. Thank you.
Debra Brady
Debra Brady
17:40 21 Dec 20
Quick, efficient, friendly and a good price. Second time I've used these guys and will do so again for sure. I really enjoy paying just for the amount of...
Scott M.
Scott M.
14:19 16 Dec 20
Alex and Jose did a great job with the material removal. Not only did their service save me money from going to a dump paying the fee and renting a truck but also saved me time, which is more important. The area wasn't spotless when they left, and that shouldn't be the expectation with these services. All the debris was in the back yard and they had to go through an alley 30" wide to get the job done and did so, being pleasant and without complaint. I also appreciated the ability to move up the appointment to a day earlier than previously scheduled.
Benjamin Stuart
Benjamin Stuart
01:45 16 Dec 20
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Curtis Thompson
Curtis Thompson
20:57 08 Dec 20
Good & reliable, doing the job fast & on time
Eli A
Eli A
19:25 19 Nov 20
Great customer service, prompt, and affordable. I will use them again!!
Cynthia Mauger
Cynthia Mauger
03:01 08 Nov 20
They were responsive and picked up the phone during off hours. The guys were on time and very hard working, fast and professional. Highly recommend!
Beth Bokunewicz
Beth Bokunewicz
12:26 06 Nov 20
This is my first time using this conpany and it was rhe best experience EVER!! The manager, Shana, was extremely accommodating, polite and professional. The workers, George and his partner were nothing less than stellar and also extremely polite, professional and accommodating. I can't rave enough about this company!! 5 STARS!!!!!! HIGHLY RECCOMEND!!!!!!!!!
angela charles
angela charles
02:59 05 Nov 20
Team came on time, and they called before hand. They were fast and affordable. Thank you
Sade Dockett
Sade Dockett
19:06 04 Nov 20
We've used this company twice this year to remove demo debris from our basement. They are very easy to schedule with, always pick up the phone, and their crews are great! No fuss- they just take out the junk and sweep up after and make sure you're happy with the job before they head out! And they are priced very fairly. We will definitely use them again. Highly recommend!
Anita Lantz
Anita Lantz
16:26 22 Sep 20
I’m currently rehabbing my childhood home i plan on moving back into. The guys have been nothing short of amazing. This whole process is very overwhelming and just the precision and quickness has made the whole ordeal 10xs easier. I would recommend them 100%
The Collar Club
The Collar Club
20:29 17 Sep 20
Clear and friendly communication throughout the process. The removers showed up on time and were friendly and worked quickly. Price was also very fair. Would definitely use again.
Scott Bissell
Scott Bissell
18:10 10 Sep 20
They were great very professional it was a great team,I had them demo a wall They clean up game is amazing, I would recommend them and I would use them again
Stace Mcbride
Stace Mcbride
17:43 10 Sep 20
I had to have my long-neglected basement cleaned out in a hurry. I needed a new HVAC system installed ASAP and I didn't even have room for the installation...
Lori C.
Lori C.
18:30 25 Aug 20
Great! Time frame was a bit wide but they did a great job when they showed up. Thank you.
Cameron K.
Cameron K.
13:30 20 Aug 20
very courteous and professional. Worked fast and cleaned up afterward. Disassembled an old pool table in the process. I'd hire them again.
Ray Kimber
Ray Kimber
18:20 11 Aug 20
Very helpful place and the ppl were always making sure everything was done and clean the right way before they leave Highly recommend them for your business and I sure will do business with them againThanks for your help
Luis Zetino
Luis Zetino
14:05 31 Jul 20
Great service with best value! Team is very responsive, professional, reasonable cost! When I hired them, I need them to provide the permit as the township required, they are so helpful working with the township and get it done immediately. I highly recommend them, I'll definitely hire them again!
Suzanne A
Suzanne A
14:43 30 Jul 20
Ez cleanup handles a clean- up and tear out quite well. It was a larger job that caused some scheduling issues, but all ended up well in the end. The crew was responsive and communicated with me regularly to keep me informed of the progress.
david heagerty
david heagerty
15:29 24 Jul 20
I used the EZ Clean Up services to remove junks from my lot. The service was professional, on time, no issues at all, the fair price. Very recommended 👌
Itamar Levi
Itamar Levi
14:53 16 Jul 20
Very good service. They did a great job. Good price.
Debbie Andrews
Debbie Andrews
22:34 26 Jun 20
Great service. My yard was cleaned up spotless. Never been more grateful. Thank you ez cleanup for your amazing work!!!
Noa D.
Noa D.
18:21 10 Jun 20
Very efficient cheap and reliable
Simha Sharaby
Simha Sharaby
01:18 09 Jun 20
I had so much junk piling up in my basement so I called ez cleanup and they came and removed it all! I even got a free estimate before hand and a 10%...
Abi T.
Abi T.
17:57 08 Jun 20
Amazing service!!!! Cleaned everything up right away! Loved the results!!! Totally recommend
Sarah D.
Sarah D.
17:51 08 Jun 20
Great! Would definitely recommend and use again. Very helpful to have online scheduling and quoting thru yelp
Jay A.
Jay A.
12:37 13 May 20
Total pros. Literally came up and picked up items same day and also told me how to save money. Could not recommend them more highly!
Brendan Walsh
Brendan Walsh
14:25 16 Apr 20
Good quick work
Bruce Myers
Bruce Myers
19:43 02 Mar 20
I have used them many times for house cleanouts. They are very responsive and professional, and their prices are wet competitive! Can’t beat that...
Simon/ David
Simon/ David
02:22 01 Mar 20
Thanks Meir and Jason. Came and picked up my junk within the hour of me needing them last minute. Support local businesses!
Maria G.
Maria G.
07:56 25 Nov 19
Thank you for the quick responses and turn around time. I appreciate how quickly you responded to my request for a quote and how quickly you did the work....
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Lady E.
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Brandi H
Brandi H
22:55 01 Jun 22
Guys were quick and very thorough. Good communication, showed up on schedule and were very pleasant. Will definitely use them again!
Re Buff
Re Buff
01:04 18 Mar 21
They was on time fast but still left things behind did not turn the gas off when they took the dryer had to call Peco to turn it off.
Frances Johnson
Frances Johnson
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