What Size Dumpster Do I Need for the Job?

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What Size Dumpster Do I Need for the Job?

Choosing the right size dumpster for your project will ensure that you get the most bang for your buck. You don’t want to overpay by ordering a giant dumpster for a small cleanout, but the more common mistake is to choose a dumpster that’s too small. When this happens, people tend to overfill the dumpster. Overfilling a dumpster instantly creates a safety hazard because waste materials are more difficult to contain. Because dumpsters are built to carry a certain amount of weight, you’ll be charged extra if you go over that limit.

When someone orders a dumpster that isn’t big enough, we typically have to deliver a second dumpster to the site, which doubles the investment. It’s always best to err on the side of caution and choose a dumpster that’s one size bigger than what you think you need.

If you need a dumpster for demolition, construction or junk removal, give us a call at 973-476- 3297 or go to www.BullNBearServices.com

Dumpster Size and Capacity

Dumpster sizes are measured in cubic yards. However, the cost of dumpster rental is based on weight because garbage disposal costs vary by county. For example, the cost is $115 per ton in Sussex County and $70 per ton in Bergen County. Keep in mind that construction and demolition waste is always heavier than general household waste, like furniture, clothes and toys.

Bull N Bear Dumpster Services carries dumpsters in four sizes – 10-yard, 15-yard, 20-yard and 25-yard dumpsters. Here’s the tale of the tape. A 10-yard dumpster is 12 feet long X 8 feet wide X 4 feet tall and can hold about three pickup truckloads of debris. A 10-yard dumpster is ideal for smaller projects, like cleaning out the garage, attic or basement, or replacing a small deck or bath.

A 15-yard dumpster is 15 feet long X 8 feet wide X 4 feet tall and can hold about four and a half pickup truckloads of debris. A 15-yard dumpster is ideal for slightly bigger junk removal projects or a small roof replacement.

A 20-yard dumpster is 15 feet long X 8 feet wide X 5 feet tall and can hold about six pickup truckloads of debris. A 20-yard dumpster is ideal for single-room remodeling projects, like a master bath or kitchen, or large roof replacement.

A 25-yard dumpster is 17-feet long X 8 feet wide X 5 feet tall and can hold about seven and a half pickup truckloads of debris. A 25-yard dumpster is ideal for larger, multi-room remodeling projects.

Still Not Sure What Size Dumpster You Need?

That’s okay. These are very general guidelines to help you get started, but every project is different. At Bull N Bear, we always ask about what kind of project you’re planning, the scope of that project, and what you plan to put in the dumpster. We can even come to your residential or commercial property to measure the space and make sure the dumpster will fit. Then we can recommend the right dumpster size so you don’t run out of space and add cost to the project. If you need a dumpster for demolition, construction or junk removal, give us a call at 973-476- 3297 or go to www.BullNBearServices.com