Are you trying to figure out what size roll-off dumpster you should rent for your next cleanup or project? You can always call us at Waste & Water Logistics to talk to an expert who can help you, or you can use this handy guide. If you’re a first-time dumpster renter, this can be particularly useful.
We offer three sizes of dumpsters. We chose these three because we found that they were the most popular since they are perfect for most projects. Dumpsters are sized by the square yard, and that number indicates how much debris they can hold (not how long they are, or anything else…). A square yard is approximately the size of a traditional range with the oven below. Thus, a 15-yard dumpster could hold 15 ranges, etc. This can help you visualize exactly how big each dumpster is, since different sizes work best for different projects.
These dumpsters fit in many driveways, so they can be perfect if you are having the dumpster delivered to a home. They are great for:
- Basement or garage cleanouts
- A small-to-medium deck removal
- A small kitchen or a bathroom remodel
- 2250 sq. feet of single-layer shingles
- Flooring or carpet removal
- Bedroom remodels
- Landscaping work
- Dirt and/or concrete removal
These dumpsters are significantly larger. While still appropriate for many home projects, they usually require street parking, which may mean getting prior approval from your HOA. They are good for:
- Major home remodeling projects, like adding on a room
- New home construction
- Garage demolition
- Window and siding replacement over an entire small-to-medium house
- Pool removal
- Whole-home cleanouts
- Small home demolition
These are the largest of the large roll-off dumpsters and should only be rented when the 30-yard version is just too small. Ours are bear-proof since the animals are prevalent in Utah, and they also offer walk-in access. They are most often used for:
- Extensive construction
- Highway demolition and cleanup
- Community cleanup events
- Whole-home demolition
- Commercial roof tear-off
Getting the Right Size Matters
Ordering a dumpster that’s too small can be a headache and a waste of your money, too. If you have to get a second dumpster delivered or you have to have your dumpster emptied, then returned to you, you’ll spend quite a bit more than you would have if you had simply rented a larger dumpster in the first place.
If you’ve read through this guide and you still aren’t sure what to rent, call and talk to one of our dumpster experts. We’ll talk to you about the details of your project and help you choose the dumpster size that will be perfect for you.
If you need dumpsters for a large construction site or an industrial site, we provide those services, too. Let us know what you need and we’ll be there, ready to help you get your work done.
Call us to order your dumpster today. We’ll get you what you need so you can start your next project in Utah ASAP.