Call now at
for a fast reliable
same day
dumpster rental
Chicagoland roll-off dumpster rental for roofing project

Having a dumpster on site during a roofing project is essential. At A City Suburban Dumpsters, we provide Chicagoland reliable dumpster rental services. We know roofing projects can differ quite a bit, which is why we offer dumpsters in five different sizes. Whether your roofing project is large or small, we’ve got a dumpster for you.

We help our customers determine which one will be the best fit, walk you through the renting process, bring your dumpster to you at the most convenient time/date and place it exactly where you need it. When you’re finished with it, we come and pick it up and get rid of all your debris for you. It’s an easy process that our customers have relied on for years.

Shingles weight calculator
Type of shingles:
Residential dumpster rental services for roofing materials removal

There is more than just a layer of shingles on a house – you’ll also find nails, flashing, vapor wrap, tar paper and various other materials, including plywood. A City Suburban Dumpsters provides you with a quick and easy way to get rid of all those materials. We’ve worked directly with homeowners taking on a big DIY roofing project and we’ve worked with professional roofing contractors who count on our dumpster rental services to hit all the deadlines in their roofing projects.

Whether you’re a roofing contractor or a person who likes to take on projects with your property, A City Suburban Dumpsters has a dumpster for you that will make the process much easier. Our flat-rate pricing and super fast delivery and pick up services have made us the go-to dumpster rental company for roofing material removal in Chicago. We’ve made the renting process really easy so you can spend more time on your roofing project.

Residential dumpster rental services for trash removal

Utilizing dumpster rental services for trash removal is a great way to keep your project on schedule, your areas clear of clutter and everyone safe. Whether it’s a whole house cleanout, a simple decluttering or a complex room remodeling project, we’ve got dumpsters that will secure all the debris your project generates and we’ll haul it away for you.

In a perfect world, you could just put your debris in trash bags and set them at the curb, but rarely is this going to be a likely scenario when you take on a project. When you generate a large volume of trash and debris, such as drywall, cardboard, household clutter, carpet, clothing and other debris associated with most spring cleaning and remodeling projects, you need a large receptacle to put it in. That’s what we offer at A City Suburban Dumpsters – dumpster rental services for home cleanouts.

Choose the right dumpster size for your shingle and waste removal

You don’t want to rent a dumpster that is too small for your project because it will fill up too fast and have to be hauled away, which means you have to put a stop to your project. You need the right dumpster size for your asphalt shingle waste removal, and that’s where the shingle weight calculator comes in handy. You also don’t want to pay for more dumpster than you need, which is why we’ve created this table. With years of experience working with customers taking on roof replacements, you can rely on our knowledge, which will help you pick the right dumpster for your specific project.

One thing that can really help you in your search for the right dumpster size is to consider the weight and density of your shingles rather than the size and capacity of the dumpster. For example, every dumpster has a weight limit, and you might rent one and exceed the weight limit before the unit is full. Look at the type of shingles you’re throwing away and get a good estimate of their weight and then you’ll be more accurate in your dumpster size choice.

Roofing shingles average weight

Architectural shingles weigh more than 3-tab shingles because they are more layered and are thicker.

  • An architectural shingle square, which is 100 square feet, weighs between 400 lbs and 430 lbs. A 2,000-square-foot roof has 20 squares. This means your shingles will weigh between 8,000 and 8,600 lbs.
  • 3-tab shingles weigh around 240 lbs per square. So, a 2,000-square-foot roof with 20 squares will weigh around 4,800 lbs.

Armed with this knowledge, you know that two roofs of the same size would require entirely different dumpsters.

Which dumpster size for 3-tab shingle removal

The most commonly used shingle today is the 3-tab shingle. These are durable yet cost-effective shingles, but they are much lighter than the more expensive and thicker shingles, such as architectural shingles.

See the table below for weight estimates on 3-tab shingles:


3-tab roofing squaresAverage size of roof removalMax shingle debris weightBest dumpster size

3-tab roofing squares Average size of roof removal Max shingle debris weight Best dumpster size
20-22 2,000 – 2,200 sq ft 5,000 lbs 10 cubic yards
25 2,500 sq ft 6,000 lbs 15 cubic yards
30-35 3,000 – 3,500 sq ft 8,000 lbs 20 cubic yards

The average size of residential roofs in Chicago is between 2,000 and 2,2000 square feet. So, if 3-tab shingles are being torn off, expect 5,000 lbs of weight from those, which means a 10-yard dumpster would be a great fit, but this assumes that it’s the shingles alone going into the dumpster.

Similarly, if the roof is 2,500 square feet, expect the 3-tab shingles to weigh 6,000 lbs, requiring a 15-yard dumpster. A roof with 30 to 35 squares can be up to 3,500 square feet in size, which means you’ll need a 20-yard dumpster to handle the 8,000 lbs of 3-tab shingles.

Which dumpster size for architectural shingle removal

Growing in popularity is the architectural shingle, which has a more modern look and is thicker, therefore it weighs more than the 3-tab shingle. Some customers underestimate their weight and rent a dumpster that is too small for their project, so check out the table below for estimates on weight and the dumpster size for architectural shingles:

Architectural roofing squares Average size of roof removal Max shingle debris weight Best dumpster size
12 – 13 1,200 – 1,300 sq ft 5,000 lbs 10 cubic yards
14 – 15 1,400 – 1,500 sq ft 6,000 lbs 15 cubic yards
18 – 20 1,800 – 2,000 sq ft 8,000 lbs 20 cubic yards

As you can see, a roof almost half the size of the 2,200-square-foot roof in the 3-tab table requires the same size dumpster due to the added layers in an architectural shingle, which adds more weight.

Don’t be tempted to overfill your dumpster. Even though you haven’t filled it to the top, you can be at your weight limit. If you have questions about getting the right size dumpster, contact us at A City Suburban Dumpsters and we’ll make sure you get the information you need to make the right decision.


What common roofing debris can go into a dumpster?

There are many different types of materials that go into a roofing system. Most people only see the shingles or tiles on a roof, but underneath the shingles lie crucial elements that keep the home free of moisture and keep everything in place. These items need to be replaced during a reroofing project, so the following is a list of the most common roofing debris that can go in a dumpster:

Roofing debris that can go in a dumpster
  • Felt
  • Lumber
  • Nails
  • Terracotta tiles
  • Concrete tiles
  • Slate tiles
  • Cedar shake
  • Wood
  • Felt paper
  • Underlayment
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Gravel
  • Wooden shingles
  • Flashing and trim

These are just some of the most common waste types generated in the average roofing project. Roofing projects can vary from one property to another, so there is a chance you will have more unique items to throw away. As long as they can go into a landfill, they can go into one of our dumpsters, but if you have questions about various types of acceptable waste, contact us.

How much does roofing dumpster rental cost?

We keep roofing dumpster rental costs simple at A City Suburban Dumpsters. You get the dumpster of your choice for five days for one flat fee, which includes delivery and pick up. There are no hidden costs. Should your roofing project extend beyond the five days you’ll have your dumpster, let us know and you can keep it longer, but there is a day fee of $100/additional week. Should you go over the weight limit on your dumpster, there is a $68 fee for each ton of overweight.

Finally, Chicago permits cost $50 for three days and $100 for 30 days, but these are only required if the dumpster is placed on public land, such as the curb next to your property.
The base rate for each dumpster is as follows:

Our fees are among the most competitive in the market. But just because we have a competitive price doesn’t mean we skimp on service. A City Suburban Dumpsters is fully committed to assisting our customers with all of their rental dumpster needs.

Rent a dumpster online for roofing waste disposal needs in the Chicago area

A City Suburban Dumpsters has created an online dumpster rental platform that provides everything you need to rent your dumpster for roofing waste disposal. The first step is to figure out which dumpster fits your roofing project and click on “order” under that dumpster and enter your zip code. From there, you simply fill out the form with all the pertinent information.

If your roofing project presents you with challenges, contact us and we can make sure your waste disposal dumpster needs in the Chicago area are fully taken care of. At A City Suburban Dumpsters, we have a history of serving the Chicago area with timely dumpster services and we can assist you with yours.

Call to order
Contact Us