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We often have people who call us to hire the largest dumpster we have available so that they have enough space for when they need it. In reality, unless they are responsible for a large demolition project, the 30-yard dumpster will serve the purpose. Though the 40-yard dumpster is also an option, it may be too large for most homes, making them impossible to place on the property.
In our opinion, the 30-yard and 40-yard dumpsters are primarily ideally suited for contractors working on large projects that will generate a lot of waste.
If this is your first time renting a roll-off dumpster, below is a short description of each size that will aid you in choosing the right one.
The 10-yard dumpster
Dimensions: 6-feet wide by 12-feet long by 4-feet tall
The 10-yard dumpster may be the smallest size dumpster available, but it is the best size for most DIY projects. Almost 80% of homeowners will find the size adequate for disposing of most household items.
You will want to choose the 10-yard dumpster to:
- Discard concrete and drywall
- To discard demolished drywall and concrete chunks
- Dispose of landscaping waste
- It can also handle the waste from a small remodeling project.
The 20-yard dumpster
Dimensions: 8-feet in width by 20-feet long by 4-feet tall
Now, if the 10-yard dumpster isn’t large enough, then the 20-yard dumpster is twice its size. If you are remodeling multiple rooms in the home, perhaps the 20-yard dumpster will be a good choice.
You should choose the 20-yard dumpster if:
- You need to discard waste generated from a reroofing project
- Need to dispose of broken or unwanted furniture
- Debris from a living room or bedroom remodeling project
The 30-yard dumpster
Dimensions: 8-feet in width by 22-feet by 6-feet tall.
The 30-yard dumpster is an excellent choice for discarding waste generated by a medium-sized project. It can accommodate debris from all types of demolition projects. It is large enough to accommodate most types of waste.
The 40-yard dumpster
Dimensions: 8-feet by 22-feet by 8-feet tall
The 40-yard dumpster happens to be the largest one and often the size of choice for most contractors. However, the 40-yard dumpster is large, which is why you will want to have enough space on the site before renting it. That’s why it is ideally suited for commercial projects, where space isn’t an issue.