Choosing to include a roll off dumpster in your project, whether it’s a home remodel, reroofing project or a small or large clean out of the home or garage, is a smart decision on many levels. Most of our customers at A City Dumpsters enjoy the convenience of having a dumpster on site where they can quickly and safely dispose of rubbish.
Roll off dumpster sizes vary, which means you need to choose wisely to ensure your project runs as smoothly as possible. At A City Dumpsters, we have dumpster sizes for rent that will be a perfect match for your project.
Roll Off Dumpster Sizes
6 cubic yard Dumpster
(12'x 6'x 2.5') - up to 4,000 lbs of Debris (for small clean out, bricks, dirt, concrete.)
10 cubic yard Dumpster
(14'x 6'x 3.5') - up to 5,000 lbs of Debris (for up to 2 car garage cleanout, small remodeling job, bricks, dirt concrete, up to 1000 sq ft of single layer roof shingles, etc.)
15 cubic yard Dumpster
(16' x 8' x 3.5') - up to 6,000 lbs of Debris (for up to 2 car garage cleanout, medium remodeling job, up to 1500 sq ft of single layer roof shingles, etc.)
20 cubic yard Dumpster
(18' x 8' x 4.5') - up to 8,000 lbs of Debris (for up to 3 car garage cleanout/construction, larger remodeling job, up to 2200 sq ft of single layer roof shingles, deck removal, etc.)
30 cubic yard Dumpster
(18' x 8' x 6.0') - up to 11,000 lbs of Debris (for new construction, large remodeling job, demolition of small garage or shed, whole house window/siding job, whole house clean out/evictions, etc.)
What are the different roll-off dumpster sizes you can rent?
The most common question home or property owners have when renting a dumpster is “what are the different dumpster sizes?” Every project is different and A City Dumpsters carries the sizes that are a good match for just all of them. We offer units in the following sizes: 6, 10, 15, 20 and 30 yards.
The material you are disposing of will be a good guide for helping you what size dumpster you rent. For example, landscaping jobs where dirt, cement and bricks are being disposed of, you will need to rent one of the two smallest dumpsters, as they are designed for dense/heavy materials. For projects that include large volumes and/or bulky items, you’ll need a larger unit.
Roll-off dumpster rental sizes comparison
When considering roll off dumpster size comparisons, floor space is one factor that matters. For example, the smallest dumpster, a 6-yard unit, only takes up a space 12 feet long by 6 feet wide. By comparison, the largest dumpster takes up a space that is 18 feet long and 6 feet wide. If you’ve got limited space to fit a dumpster, you must consider the area each different sized unit will take up.
Small size dumpster rental
When room for a dumpster is limited or the project is quite small, the most popular dumpster is the 6-yard unit. Measuring 12 feet in length, 6 feet in width and only 2.5 feet deep, this unit is compact, yet is capable of holding up to 4,000 pounds of waste.
6-yard dumpster size
Small dumpsters are generally classified as 6-yard dumpsters. Most small landscaping jobs utilize a 6-yard dumpster, as they will not generate more than 4,000 pounds of debris.
Medium size dumpster rental
Medium size dumpster rentals are quite common, as many DIY projects don't generate more than 6,000 pounds of debris. Our 10- and 15-yard units are considered medium dumpster rental sizes.
10-yard dumpster size
Measuring 14’x6’x3.5’, the 10-yard dumpster size will hold up to 5,000 pounds and is perfect for most two-car garage cleanouts.
15-yard dumpster size
A 15-yard dumpster rental size measures 16' x 8' x 3.5' and will hold up to 6,00 pounds of debris. It is most often used for medium size home remodeling projects and two-car garage cleanouts.
Large size dumpster rental
When the job is a big one, bring in the biggest dumpsters. The following large dumpster sizes can handle some of the most demanding work.
20-yard dumpster size
Measuring 18’x8’x4.5’, the 20-yard dumpster size fits projects such as three car garage cleanouts and larger remodeling jobs, each of which can generate up to 8,000 pounds of waste.
30-yard dumpster size
A 30-yard dumpster size is compatible with projects where up to 11,000 pounds of debris will be tossed. These include small garage and shed demolition and new construction projects. These large dumpster sizes measure 18’x8’x6.5’.
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Compare roll-off dumpster dimensions
Roll off dumpster dimensions are important, as some jobs have tight spaces where only a smaller dumpster can be used. For projects where space isn’t an issue and the job is larger, using a dumpster with larger dimensions makes the most sense.
The size of your waste is also an important consideration where commercial dumpster dimensions are concerned. While your project might not generate 11,000 pounds of waste, if your debris is big and bulky, you will need deeper construction dumpster dimensions so the debris doesn’t exceed the height of the top of the unit.
6-yard dumpster dimensions
Six-yard dumpster dimensions, which are the smallest of A City Dumpsters’ units, measure 12 feet long, 6 feet wide and 3.5 feet deep. When your space is tight and no other dumpster will fit, this is the unit you need. It will hold up to 4,000 pounds of debris and is most often used for projects where dirt and bricks are being thrown out.
10 yard dumpster dimensions
What are the dimensions of a 10-yard dumpster? The answer is 14 feet long, 6 feet wide and 3.5 feet deep. The 10-yard dumpster dimensions are the second smallest of all of our units. This one is most often used for projects that will generate no more than 5,000 pounds of debris, which is common for a small remodeling job.
15 yard dumpster dimensions
The 15-yard dumpster dimensions are 16 feet long, eight feet wide and 3.5 feet deep. If you’re tearing off a single layer of shingles with your roofing project, this unit will be perfect for the job. This dumpster can be used for other projects that will generate no more than 6,000 pounds of debris.
20 yard dumpster dimensions
What are the dimensions of a 20-yard dumpster? The answer is 18 feet long, eight feet wide and 4.5 feet deep. Classified as a large dumpster, this one will hold 8,000 pounds of waste and is most often used in projects like larger home remodeling projects and deck removals.
30 yard dumpster dimensions
The largest dumpster in A City Dumpsters’ fleet is the 30-yard dumpster, the dimensions of which measure 18 feet long, eight feet wide and 6 feet deep. Capable of handling up to 11,000 pounds of waste, this unit is popular with large home remodels, new construction and whole house window and siding jobs.
Rent the right size roll-off dumpster for your waste removal project in Chicagoland
Having a dumpster on-site while you take on your project is going to give you a big advantage in keeping your project on track, but it’s important to rent the right size waste dumpster. It’s important to remember that when you fill a dumpster, the waste can only go as high as the top of the dumpster and not exceed that height. It is illegal to transport dumpsters with debris going over the top, as it poses a safety risk.
Projects involving voluminous or bulky waste should utilize a larger dumpster to avoid exceeding the fill requirements. Furthermore, our online size guide should give you a good indication of which dumpster will be a great fit for your waste.
Residential trash dumpster sizes for small cleanout projects
Ideal residential dumpster sizes for small cleanout projects are usually the 6- or 10-yard dumpsters. These are the smallest garbage dumpster sizes and will hold between 4,000 pounds and 5,000 pounds of waste, respectively, but are only 2.5 feet and 3.5 feet deep, respectively, which means if you have bulky waste in your small cleanout, you’ll need to consider larger trash dumpster sizes.
Construction debris dumpster sizes for home improvement and remodel projects
Home improvement and remodel projects vary greatly in their size and scope, but fortunately, construction debris dumpster sizes also vary in size. For example, a small bathroom remodel might only require a 6-yard dumpster (the smallest), yet a whole house remodel project will most likely require our largest dumpster, the 30-yard unit that can hold up to 11,000 pounds of construction debris.
Commercial trash dumpster sizes for big projects
Commercial waste dumpster sizes are most commonly in the 20 yard and 30 yard range, which are the largest and can handle the waste generated by these large projects. Whether it’s a house flipping project or a whole house window and siding removal, commercial trash dumpster sizes are made to accommodate these projects and offer a safe and effective way of keeping clutter out of the way.
How big of a dumpster do you need for your project?
Some of the most common questions we get at A City Dumpsters include “how big of a dumpster do I need for shingles?” and “what size dumpster do I need for a kitchen remodel?” Whether you’re tearing off a roof or taking on a small bathroom remodel, there is a dumpster that will fit your needs.
The following are some of the most common projects our customers take on while heavily relying on our roll-off dumpster services:
Dumpster sizes for home cleanout projects
Whether your home cleanout project is small or large, A City Dumpsters knows what size dumpster you need for your specific project.
Dumpster sizes for garage cleanout projects
Garages are known for gathering clutter that eventually needs to be hauled away. Most customers will choose a dumpster no smaller than 10 yards. Larger garages will require a larger unit.
Dumpster sizes for roof shingle removal projects
A 10-yard dumpster will hold a single layer of shingles on a 1,000 square foot roof. If your roof is 2,200 square feet, you’ll need to use a 20-yard dumpster.
Dumpster sizes for construction and demolition debris removal projects
New construction and demolition projects are known to generate lots of debris and usually require our larger units, such as the 20- and 30-yard dumpster.
Dumpster sizes for post-storm damage cleanup projects
When big storms rip through the Chicago area, the landscaping can take a big hit and require removal. Whether the storm is devastating or presents only a minor inconvenience, we’ve got the dumpsters that will handle your cleanup.
Dumpster sizes for moving trash removal projects
The process of moving reveals the amount of junk that is no longer of any value and needs to be thrown out. For residents that have been in a home for decades, the larger dumpster units are usually the most suitable. Smaller home or apartment moving projects generally require smaller dumpsters.
Dumpster sizes for home renovation trash removal projects
It’s often amazing how much refuse is generated during a home renovation project. From drywall to wood dust, old nails to floor and ceiling tile, it all adds up. For smaller renovations, we recommend the 6 and 10-yard dumpsters. If you’ve got a whole house remodel underway, go with our larger units, perhaps even the 30-yard dumpster.
Dumpster sizes for landscaping debris removal projects
Landscaping projects often require the removal of dense materials, such as dirt, rocks, bricks and concrete. If this is the case with your project, we recommend our six or 10-yard dumpsters, as these are the heavy material dumpsters of choice.
Every project is unique, so if you have questions regarding the type of waste you’ll be removing and which dumpster is the most suitable, contact us and we’ll work with you to find the one that will help you complete your project without disruption.
Contact A City Suburban Dumpster Rental company in Chicagoland and surrounding areas
At A City Dumpsters, we make renting a roll off dumpster the simplest part of your project. Our online renting process is thorough but fast, ensuring that you get the dumpster you need on the day you need it. We also offer same day rental services at no extra cost. The price for each rental includes drop off and pickup!
From renting the right size dumpster to knowing what can and cannot be placed in it, we will answer all your questions. We can also help you with the permit process. If you can’t find what you need in our online guide, contact us and we’ll guide you through the process of renting a roll off dumpster.