Whether you’re doing some home improvement or hosting a big event, having the right size dumpster is key to helping you dispose of unwanted garbage. According to statistics, the market size of the dumpster rental industry was an incredible $557.6 million in the U.S. in 2022.

There are several dumpster options available, and they come in an assortment of different sizes.

Read on to determine which size dumpster is right for your project so you’re able to dispose of everything effectively.

Dumpster Rental: Factors to Remember

As you search the variety of dumpster options, there are a few important factors to keep in mind. First, think about the type of debris you’re getting rid of. If it’s simple household items or trash, you may not need a large dumpster like you would if it’s construction waste or appliances.

When renting a dumpster, they’re usually listed in total volume by yards or cubic yards. One cubic yard is approximately the same as around five or six 13-gallon trash bags for reference. Use this comparison to help you gauge how many cubic yards you think you’ll need.

Some dumpster rental companies also charge more depending on your location, especially since they’ll deliver the dumpster directly to your address. The size you’re able to rent can also depend on how much open space is available. If you need a large dumpster but you’re located in a cramped alley, you may have to order a smaller size and have it emptied several times.

Home Cleanouts and Remodels

Perhaps you’re ready to so some serious spring cleaning, but you need something larger than a standard trash can. A small dumpster is a great option for simple home cleanout projects.

This dumpster size is typically around 10 cubic yards and should easily fit in most driveways. You can use the dumpster to dispose of everything from trash to appliances. Just make sure if you’re throwing out a refrigerator, it cannot have any Freon inside due to current laws and regulations.

Your housecleaning dumpster rental is also a great way to dispose of yard waste and old furniture. This small size typically suits most home cleanout projects.

For a home remodel, you’re going to need something a bit larger to house bulkier debris. A 15 to 20-yard dumpster should suffice depending on the type and scope of the remodeling you plan on doing.

The dumpster works well to get rid of waste from construction like old kitchen or bathroom cabinets, flooring, and drywall. It’s also a perfect size for most other forms of standard household debris from remodeling. Renting a dumpster helps you (or your contractors) keep the work area clean and open during the remodeling process.

Construction Projects

Construction sites produce a lot of waste, so they need a much larger dumpster size. In most cases, a 30-yard dumpster provides plenty of room to dispose of waste and debris.

These larger dumpsters work well for new home builds, commercial building projects, landscape projects, roofing or demolition, and bigger home remodeling projects. Not only do they work great for construction, but this size is also appropriate for industrial and warehouse sites, too.

Using a large dumpster helps you dispose of debris safely and efficiently. It also helps to prevent injuries and accidents. Dumpsters may also be required in order to meet certain environmental regulations. 

If you’re only working on a roofing project, you may only need a 15 to 20-yard dumpster. These two sizes work well for containing most roofing materials like shingles, old gutters, and roofing plywood. 

Landscaping projects might also only need to use a 10 to 20-yard dumpster. These average-sized dumpsters can handle bags of leaves and grass, tree limbs, shrubbery, and other common yard waste.

Large Commercial Projects

Large, ongoing commercial projects may need a bigger dumpster than those for a standard construction project. A 40-yard industrial dumpster can hold the same amount of volume as 16 standard pickup trucks.

These ultra-large dumpsters are recommended for projects that will need to dispose of construction debris on an ongoing basis. They’re also a good choice for major commercial builds and renovations.

Aside from new construction, large dumpsters are also excellent for total demolitions. The massive size makes disposing of large debris like windows, walls, and other items easy and efficient. 

Special Events

If you’re hosting an event, it’s important to look at several dumpster options. In most cases, the smallest size should suffice, but you may need to rent several dumpsters if the event covers a large area, or if the event will host a large number of people.

These convenient dumpsters make it easy for attendees to throw their trash away. They also help event hosts and coordinators combine all of the smaller trash bags collected throughout the day into one single location.

Not only does renting a dumpster make trash removal easier, but it also helps to keep the event clean. It’s a great way to make cleanup afterward much easier, too.

In most cases, one or more 10-yard dumpsters work best for event cleanup. Choose your quantity based on the number in attendance or the location size to make sure you have plenty of them available.

Find Your Dumpster Today

Use the information from this guide to help with your next dumpster rental. Whether you’re remodeling, building, or hosting a special event, choosing the right dumpster size will make cleanup a whole lot easier.

If you’re ready to rent a dumpster or if you’d like more information, contact the team at A Sani-Can today!