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Dumpster Sizes

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Construction projects generate lots of waste materials. This makes it necessary that the construction crew drafts a plan for the disposal of the debris during and after the project. The best solution for your waste disposal needs is to rent a dumpster. Dumpsters are the number one choice for contractors due to mobility and large capacity. They make the containment and transportation of debris much easier. Depending on your needs, you can choose between renting a 10-yard, 15-yard, 20-yard, and 30-yard dumpster. Below, we have provided a guide on the different sizes of dumpsters and their uses.

10 Yard Dumpsters

The standard 10-yard dumpster is 14 feet long, 3.5 feet high, and 7.5 feet wide. It has a capacity of 10 cubic yards i.e three pick-up truck loads. The dimensions of a 10 yarder make it a great choice for short-term projects such as renovations, cleanouts, and outdoor projects. It can be used to haul remodeling debris such as flooring, drywall, plaster, cabinets, and countertops. It is also suitable for hauling off items like furniture, appliances, and general trash during cleanouts. Finally, it is useful in the removal of yard waste like concrete, brick, and asphalt.

15 Yard Dumpsters

A 15-yard dumpster is right for you if you are dealing with waste materials slightly larger than a 10 yarder can handle. The container which is usually 16 feet long, 4.5 feet high, and 7.5 feet wide has a load capacity of 15 cubic yards. It can fit approximately 6 pickup truck loads of waste. You should rent a 15 yarder if you are remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, laundry rooms, or other interior spaces. It is also suitable for cleaning out homes, garages, and yards. Its versatility makes it good for disposing of all kinds of residential waste.

20 Yard Dumpsters

The 20-yard dumpster is the standard dumpster. The typical 20 yarder is 22 feet long, 4.5 feet high, and 7.5 feet wide. It can fit up to 20 cubic yards of waste materials. This highly versatile dumpster can be used for a wide range of projects including residential cleanouts, renovations, and large landscaping jobs. The features of a 20 yarder include an open-top and a huge door at the rear. This design allows users to utilize space better by walking around the dumpster while during the early stages of loading junk. The 20-yard dumpster is easy to fit on a driveway.

30 Yard Dumpster

This dumpster is an excellent choice for both contractors and DIYers. 30-yard dumpsters take waste removal to another level. They are usually 22 feet long, 6 feet high, and 7.5 feet wide with a capacity of 30 cubic yards. The size of the 30 yarder makes it suitable for large scale construction projects such as full house renovations, demolitions, new additions, and landscaping. The increased weight limit of a 30-yard dumpster makes it easy to dispose of bulky waste such as roofs, windows, and sidings, and huge trees. It is also great clearing out a home before moving.

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