Dumpster Sizes

What sort of project are you working on? Does it involve sledgehammers? Are there going to be more than a few chunks of concrete lying around the property? If you said yes to either of those questions then chances are you’re going to need a roll off dumpster handy to get all of that debris off your hands. But any old dumpster won’t do, no, you need a dumpster that’s a perfect fit for the size of your task. That’s why we offer 10 yard, 15 yard, 20 yard, 30 yard, and 40 yard dumpsters, a full inventory of waste containers to fulfill the demands of any project.

Kalamazoo Waste Dumpster Rental Sizes
Size Dimensions Additional Fees Pricing
10 Yard 10 ft. (L) x 8 ft. (W) x 4 ft. (H) None. Flat Rate Please call 269-220-3510
15 Yard 14 ft. (L) x 8 ft. (W) x 4 ft. (H) None. Flat Rate Please call 269-220-3510
20 Yard 22 ft. (L) x 8 ft. (W) x 4 ft. (H) None. Flat Rate Please call 269-220-3510
30 Yard 22 ft. (L) x 8 ft. (W) x 7 ft. (H) None. Flat Rate Please call 269-220-3510
40 Yard 22 ft. (L) x 8 ft. (W) x 8 ft. (H) None. Flat Rate Please call 269-220-3510

The Best Sizes for the Job

10 Yard Container – A great size for home cleanups, especially the garage, attic, basement, or sheds.

15 Yard Container – A great in-between size for small-medium scale residential & commercial projects.

20 Yard Container – A size that’s big enough for many roofing and general home improvement projects.

30 Yard Container – An ideal size for heavy construction & demolition work both home & commercial.

40 Yard Container – The best size for large and long-running construction projects.

When to Rent a Bigger Dumpster

Though there are numerous options to choose from, sometimes it can be difficult to plan ahead and know in advance just how much debris you are going to have at the end of your project. After all, there is a far cry between the amount of debris that can fit in a 10 yard dumpster versus a 30 yard dumpster, and you don’t want to end up a quarter of the way through your cleanup with a completely filled 10 yarder. So, how can you tell if you are going to need a bigger dumpster before the first stack of sheetrock comes tumbling down?

The best place to start with your estimation is to consider the total square footage of space that you are working with. Let’s take roofing as an example.  A relatively small residence that is being re-roofed will typically include the removal of 1,000-2,000 square feet of shingles. All told, these shingles will fit comfortably inside a 10 yard dumpster, assuming their accumulative weight does not exceed the weight limit of the dumpster. Other construction materials follow the same basic rule, though with heavier materials, such as drywall or wood, weight will become more of an issue. If you are demolishing a room or tearing up tiling or floorboards in a large area, then a 20 or 30 yard dumpster may be warranted. And if you are gutting an entire house or working in building construction, then you are going to be better off by going big with the 40 yard dumpster.

Of course, if you have trouble picking a size you can always consult our team here at Kalamazoo Waste. Our staff knows the best applications for each of our dumpsters. If you aren’t sure which one to pick out, just give us a call and we’ll be able to pinpoint the right size for you. Our offices are open every day of the week from 7am to 7 pm Mondays, 8am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday.