A Guide To Choosing The Right Roll-Off Dumpster

Posted on: 28 September 2021

A roll-off dumpster is convenient if you have a lot of stuff you want to get rid of. You won't have to bother yourself with hauling off the junk, and also, you're assured that the litter will be appropriately disposed of. One of the things to consider when renting roll-off dumpsters is size. Here are some of the standard roll-off dumpster rental sizes.

The 10-Yard Dumpster

10-yard dumpsters are ideal for minor house renovations. 10-yard dumpsters work well for house renovations involving new kitchen countertop installations, removing a wall, removing flooring, and remodeling a bathroom.

These dumpsters are also suitable for junk removal, cleanouts, and spring cleaning. 10-yard dumpsters will help avoid accumulating construction debris at home or the office. 

The 20-Yard Dumpster

A 20-yard roll-off dumpster is used to hold a massive amount of waste. 20-yard roll-off dumpsters are mainly used for large landscaping jobs. These dumpsters are also used for large garage, attic, and basement cleanouts. You can use them for large carpet and flooring removal, deck removal, interior renovations, and single-layer roof removal.

30-Yard Dumpster

The 30-yard dumpster is suitable for large home remodeling projects. You can also use them for new home construction. Common uses for 30-yard dumpsters include garage demolitions, whole-home cleanouts, and home additions. They're also suitable for pool and deck removals.

40-Yard Dumpster

This is one of the largest roll-off dumpster rentals. The 40-yard dumpster is for massive projects that other dumpsters cannot handle satisfactorily. When opting for a 40-yard dumpster, you should ensure you have enough space for the truck to navigate when placing the dumpster. 

Alternatively, you can have the dumpster placed in the street. These containers have a door at one end that swings open to allow you to walk in while loading heavy items like demolition debris, home appliances, and furniture.

Other Considerations When Choosing a Roll-off Dumpster

When choosing a roll-off dumpster, to find the right size, you need to determine the volume and materials you want to collect. Heavy-duty containers are good for light debris, wood and shingles. Heavier materials like brick and concrete work best with an ultra-heavy-duty model.

Another consideration is how the dirt will be loaded. This minimizes the strain on the roll-off dumpster. If the dirt is machine-loaded, you can expect rougher loading. These containers need more reinforcement in parts where they're impacted by the machinery. Containers that are manually loaded have an evenly distributed load. This translates to less strain on the unit.

Lastly, determine how often the dumpster will be moved. The more a large container is moved the more reinforcement is required. Standard duty is ideal for items that are moved less frequently. Heavy-duty options are ideal for containers that are frequently handled by machines.

In Conclusion

Renting a roll-off dumpster involves getting the size right. When choosing a dumpster for your project, some considerations to bear in mind include the type of project, what you need to dispose of, and the space where you'll place the dumpster. If you're in doubt, ask the roll-off dumpster services to perform an onsite inventory to determine the appropriate dumpster for your project.

Contact a roll-off dumpster rental service for more information.