How Big of a Dumpster Do You Need?

Embarking on a large project such as remodeling your home or deciding to get rid of a large amount of old furniture and junk you have accumulated over time can be a daunting task. Before you start on your task however, you need to decide how you are going to dispose of the items you need to get rid of. Dumpster rental is often the route many people take to solve this dilemma.

The fist thing to consider when renting a dumpster is deciding what size of dumpster will best suit your needs. Dumpster sizes are measured in yards. The size range is 10,20,30 or 40 yards. A 10 yard dumpster contains enough space to dispose of ten cubic feet of your unwanted items. A 20 yard dumpster holds 20 cubic feet. A 30 yard dumpster holds 30 cubic feet. A 40 yard dumpster holds 40 cubic feet. A full 10 yard dumpster would fill about three pick up loads. A full 20 yard dumpster would hold 6 pick up loads of material. A full 30 yard dumpster would hold about 9 pickup loads of material, and a full 40 yard dumpster would hold about 12 pickup loads of material.

Another thing to consider when deciding what size of dumpster you need is have you got enough room in your driveway or yard to put the size of dumpster you need. Keeping in mind if you put it on grass the grass will not fare well. You may also want to consider if the weight of the dumpster would damage your driveway. If it is allowed by your city you may be allowed to put the dumpster in on the road front of your residence. Before you make a final decision though, on what size dumpster will best suit your needs you should contact your city halls ordinance department to find out if they have any rules or restrictions on dumpsters or the materials you are planning put in one.

Once you have decided what size dumpster you think you will need it is time to contact a dumpster rental company. Get at least two or three quotes from local companies to make sure you are getting the best price. let the companies know exactly what type and quantity of materials you are going to be putting in the dumpster. The rental company you choose should be able to assist you in choosing the correct type and size of dumpster that will best suit your needs.