How to Choose the Right Dumpster for Your Project

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How to Choose the Right Dumpster for Your ProjectThe experts here at Mile High Roll-Off Waste Systems, Inc. know it is so important that you understand how to choose the right dumpster for your project. While waste disposal is not a fun topic, it’s something that we can’t ignore as it can often involve sanitation concerns and public health. Here, we’ll break down a few example projects so that you can better estimate your needs and ensure all waste is disposed of properly.

First things first, it is necessary to understand how dumpsters are measured to know what size dumpster you need to rent for your project. Dumpsters are measured in cubic yards and are typically available in different sizes starting from 10 cubic yards, about three pickup truck loads worth of debris, on up to 40 cubic yards, which is roughly equivalent to 12 pickup truck loads.

Single-Room Cleanout

To give you an idea what size dumpster you will need for a project, you can read through the following estimates. If you are planning to clean out an attic, basement or garage, you will probably find that a 10 or 15-yard dumpster will be sufficient. However, that does depend on the size of the room, how much junk is crammed into it, and how much of that junk needs to be carted off! But, in general, 10 or 15 yards should be good. 

Whole-House Cleanout

But what if you are looking to clean out an entire house? Well, in that case, you’re probably going to want to jump up to a 15 or 20-yard dumpster. If the house is rather large, you might even need a 30-yard dumpster to ensure you have enough space, particularly if you have a lot of large items.

Remodeling

What about a remodel project? Well, of course, dumpster size is going to depend on the extent of the remodel. For an average remodel of one room in which you plan to be removing flooring, a wall, windows, or something similar a 20-yard dumpster should suffice. Keep in mind that kitchen remodels in which you plan to remove big items like counters and appliances will probably require the extra room that a 30-yard dumpster offers.

If you are remodeling multiple rooms, again it depends on the extent of the remodel project. If you are planning to renovate just one aspect of each room, for example just the floors, then a 20-yard container might be enough. If your remodel is more extensive, such as ripping everything out down to the studs, you will most likely need a 30-yard dumpster, to be on the safe side.

Of course, this quick overview of how to choose the right dumpster for your project isn’t as valuable as the expertise of one of our staff members. Feel free to contact us here at Mile High Roll-Off Waste Systems Inc. for more tailored advice for your particular project. With over 20 years of operation, we have plenty of experience when it comes to helping our neighbors get rid of unwanted debris efficiently.

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