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Selecting the Proper Dumpster Size: A Guide to Effective Waste Management

Whether you’re renovating a home, cleaning out your garage or attic, or disposing of large amounts of yard waste, it’s important to choose the right dumpster size. It’s easy to overestimate or underestimate how much space you need, and that can be costly. Renting a dumpster that is too small will leave you with extra debris to transport and dispose of, while a dumpster that is too large will be expensive for unnecessary rental time.

In order to determine the best dumpster size for your project, you should start by doing a thorough inventory of the materials that will be thrown away. It’s a good idea to take an inventory even if you aren’t planning on throwing out any specific items, such as a washing machine or king-size mattress. These types of bulky items are a great way to give yourself a sense of how much space you need for your dumpster.

Once you have your list, it’s helpful to think about dumpster sizes in terms of truckloads. That will help you understand how many pickup trucks the dumpster can hold and give you a good sense of what size to rent.

The most popular dumpster size is the 10 yard, which can fit around 14 pickup trucks’ worth of debris. This is a great option for those looking for an affordable, spacious dumpster. It’s also a great choice for those doing smaller projects such as a home remodel, cleanout or decluttering.

Next is the 15 yard, which is slightly larger than the 10-yard dumpster and can fit around 16 pickup trucks’ worth of debris. This dumpster size offers a balance of space and affordability and is a good choice for those doing medium to large projects such as home remodeling, cleanouts or decluttering.

For the largest projects, you’ll want to opt for a 30-yard dumpster, which can hold around nine truckloads of debris. These behemoths are often used on massive construction sites, but can also be found in residential driveways or yards for those with the space to accommodate them.

When deciding on a dumpster size, you should also consider any local regulations that may apply. Some municipalities or regions have restrictions on certain types of waste, and if those restrictions aren’t followed correctly, they could result in costly penalties. It’s also a good idea to consult with your dumpster company ahead of time and request an on-site inventory. A knowledgeable dumpster consultant can assess your property and the materials you plan on discarding and recommend a size accordingly.

Choosing the right dumpster size can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. By following the tips in this article and consulting with your local dumpster experts at redbox+, you can ensure that you’ll be able to rent the perfect dumpster for your needs.