When choosing the fastest and most efficient method in getting rid of your waste for any type of project, there’s always the question: how do I choose the right dumpster size? We have provided extensive tips in this article to get the best bang for your buck.
Available size options and types of debris
At National Bins, we have dumpster bins that range in size from 4 to 40 cubic yards. Choosing the right size for your dumpster will help you save money because you might pay for unused space if the dumpster is too big for your project, and you may have left over debris or may be charged fees for over-filling your bin in the case that you order a bin that is too small for your needs.
So, for a proper understanding of the dumpster, find below a mini-analysis of how to determine the right size that will fit your need:
The 4-yard bin
Dimensions: 12 feet x 5 feet x 2 feet.
Capacity: Can hold 2 to 3 pickup truck loads of waste or 25-30 trash bags.
Weight Limit: Typically can store up to 800 pounds of material.
Small but efficient, these compact units are ONLY AVAILABLE FOR CLEAN FILL. Clean Fill materials such as sod and soil, gravel, concrete pieces, block, asphalt or bricks can be disposed of in a 4-yard dumpster bin.
The 10-yard bin
Dimensions: 12 feet x 6 feet x 4 feet.
Capacity: Can hold 3 to 5 pickup truck loads of waste or 40-50 trash bags.
Weight Limit: Typically can store up to 1-2 tons (2,000-4,000 pounds)
A 10-yard bin is good for homeowners embarking on a basement, garage, and general household cleanups. It can also be used for small concrete removals and interior renovations.
The 15-yard bin
Dimensions: 14 feet x 4 feet x 7 feet.
Capacity: Can hold 6 truckloads of waste or 60-75 trash bags.
Weight Limit: Typically can store up to 2-3 tons (4,000-6,000 pounds)
This bin is the right choice for big landscaping jobs, floor removals, roofing jobs, concrete removals, and full bathroom remodels.
The 20-yard bin
Dimensions: 14 feet x 5.5 feet x 7 feet.
Capacity: Can hold 7 truckloads of waste or 80-100 trash bags.
Weight Limit: Typically can store up to 3-4 tons (6,000-8,000 pounds)
The 20-yard bin is perfect for general construction projects and demolition.
The 30-yard bin
Dimensions: 20 feet x 5 feet x 8 feet.
Capacity: Can hold 9 truckloads of waste or 135-155 trash bags
Weight Limit: Typically can store up to 4-5 tons (8,000-10,000 pounds)
The 30-yard dumpster is a perfect solution for homeowners and business managers embarking on small demolitions, new home constructions and large pool removals.
The 40-yard bin
Dimensions: 20 feet x 7 feet x 8 feet.
Capacity: Can hold 12 truckloads of waste or 180-200 trash bags
Weight Limit: Typically can store up to 5-6 tons (10,000-12,000 pounds)
Being our largest bin, when you expect a large volume of debris to be removed from your construction site; the 40-yard bin is sure to have all the capacity needed and is suitable for large construction and demolition sites.
Weight is another important consideration when it comes to hiring a dumpster. For every dumpster size, there is a maximum weight it can carry, if you are filling your bin with heavy material like bricks or concrete, you may need to go for a higher size.
After reading our concise but informative guide on how to choose a suitable bin size for whatever project you are pursuing, don’t hesitate to call us or visit our website! We will be happy to answer any other questions you may have.