If you have an upcoming project that will require a roll-off dumpster to get rid of debris, you're likely wondering what size to get. Rent one that is too small, and you'll have to pay to swap out the full dumpster with a new one. Rent one that is too big, and you'll be paying money for dumpster space you don't need. Here are some tips to decide on what size dumpster to get.
If you are doing a cleanout of a fairly small space, such as a basement or a garage, a 10-yard dumpster should be just enough space for you to get rid of your debris. It is typically one of the smallest sizes you can get, and you likely won't risk running out of room. A 10-yard dumpster is also great for small demolition projects, like replacing your old wood deck.
If you are planning a bathroom or kitchen remodeling job, you'll need a dumpster to get rid of all those old cabinets and fixtures. A 20-yard dumpster will work great for renovating either of these rooms with the amount of debris that you will need to get rid of. It is also a perfect size if you are planning to rip out all of the old carpeting in your home or replace old hardwood flooring and need to get rid of the original floorboards.
You'll need a 30-yard dumpster when you are planning a larger renovation, such as a bathroom and kitchen that are being renovated at the same time. It can also be used for the construction material waste that is created when putting a small addition onto a home, replacing all of your old windows, and ripping off an old roof for a new installation. This size can also work great for a siding replacement project where you need to get rid of all the old material.
Chances are you will not need a 40-yard dumpster unless you are performing one of the previous projects on a much larger scale. This often means having a very large home where you are removing much more roofing or siding material when compared to the average home. You may also be flipping a regular-sized home and simply be getting rid of much more construction material than the typical homeowner would.
To learn more about renting a roll-off dumpster, contact a waste service in your area.