When you are tackling a project that will end up with a lot of waste products, whether it’s a total home cleanout, a garage cleanout, or an addition to your home, it helps to have a garbage dump service in St. Louis to remove the debris for you. Roll-off dumpsters come in different sizes for different-sized jobs.
What Exactly Is a Roll-Off Dumpster?
A roll-off dumpster usually has an open top to it and is a rectangular shape with wheels under it, so the dumpster can be rolled into place. The container is transported on a special truck from one area to another, and often the container has one end that can open so you can carry larger and heavier items into the dumpster with ease.
What Sizes Do Roll-Off Dumpsters Come In?
There are many different roll-off dumpster sizes that you can rent for debris removal. The smallest are usually 10 to 12 yards, medium-sized are 15 yards, and large sizes hold 20 yards. A square yard is one yard wide, 1 yard tall, and 1 yard deep in an actual cube shape. Dumpsters are sized by cubic yards, whereas a 12-yard dumpster is 12 cubic yards.
Dumpsters each have common dimensions to help you to decide what size works best for you, especially if you can’t visualize a size in cubic yards.
A 12-yard roll-off dumpster is usually about 14 feet long, 7.5 feet wide, and 4 feet tall. A 15-yard roll-off dumpster is 15 feet long, 7.5 feet wide, and 4.5 feet tall. A 20-yard dumpster in the roll-off style is 22 feet long, 7.5 feet wide, and 4.5 feet tall.
What Size Roll-Off Dumpster Do I Need?
The size of the dumpster that you need to rent is not only decided by the cubic feet of debris it will hold but also by what you are putting in it and what type of job you are doing as well as the size of the job.
A 12-yard roll-off dumpster will hold about 65 to 85 contractor-sized garbage bags. This works well for smaller scale projects, or to load heavy materials like dirt or shingles, and still have a safe load when it’s transported. Common projects for this size dumpster are roofing jobs, home cleanouts, heavy debris disposal, and landscaping projects.
A 15-yard roll-off dumpster will hold about 70 to 90 33-gallon garbage bags. This size works well for smaller projects with heavier items. Common projects for this size are roofing jobs, home cleanouts, landscaping projects, and minor remodeling jobs.
A 20-yard roll-off dumpster can hold about 120 contractor-sized garbage bags. It can handle debris from a large variety of construction and home projects, such as roofing shingles and old flooring. It is used for larger jobs of roofing, construction, remodeling, home cleanouts, and landscaping projects.
When in Doubt, Order a Larger Size
All rental dumpsters have a weight limit on them. If you go over the weight limit, you are charged additional fees. If you choose a dumpster that is too small for your job and you need to have it picked up and another delivered, it’s more expensive than choosing a larger size in the first place.
Trust The Experts in Dumpster Rentals
If you still aren’t certain what size roll-off dumpster you need for your job, contact us at Tidy Bug Dumpsters. Our expert staff will ask you about your project and then can recommend a size that works best for you without overspending on it. We offer competitive pricing with no surprise fees, and our drivers can navigate the hardest-to-place areas for your dumpster rental with ease. Contact us today for your garbage dump service in St. Louis and the surrounding areas!