What Dumpster Size Do I Need for My Home Project?

Here’s an issue with renting a dumpster…

Homeowners often don’t know what size of dumpster is required for their home project.

You might not know it, but dumpsters come in a variety of sizes. There’s one for almost every budget and any size home project. There are other options such as making regular dump runs, but these bins are not only convenient they’re also quite affordable. If anything, it’s surprising that more homeowners don’t take advantage of using one on their home renovation or landscaping project.


The Garage Clear Out

Pretty much every home owner has a project they’ve been thinking about tackling, but never quite get around to. Cleaning out the garage is just such a project. We spend years accumulating all kinds of junk and when we’re not quite sure what to do with it, these things inevitably find their way into the garage. In most cases, they end up there years before we finally realize we have no use for them at all.

Making the conscious decision to do something about it is the first step, but after that, you have to figure out what to do with it. For small garage clean ups, such as a single car garage, renting a 4-yard dumpster is the ideal solution. These compact bins don’t take up a lot of room in your driveway, but they will make your life easier. All you have to do is fill it up with all that unwanted junk and the dumpster rental company hauls it away for you. Nice and simple.


Small Landscaping Jobs

The 4-yard dumpster is also a great option for small landscaping jobs. It’s not a large bin, so if you’re planning on a complete redesign it may not be what you’re looking for, but for some modest changes and backyard clean up it’s perfect.


Large Landscaping Jobs or Serious Home Projects

Moving up from a 4-yard dumpster to a 10-yard dumpster can make a big difference. Instead of trying to pack a garage clear out and the debris from a landscaping remodel into a small dumpster, using a 10-yard dumpster is probably a better idea. They’re more than double in size and they can hold a lot of leftover material or unwanted junk.

These dumpsters might be considered the Goldilocks of the industry. They can be used on a wide range of projects. They’re great when you’re cleaning out a larger garage, your basement, a bathroom remodel, a kitchen remodel, and even for replacing shingles on your garage. Other than a complete remodel, you can probably get away with using a 10-yard dumpster for most jobs.



15-Yards for Double Duty

If you have a couple of projects on the go, or if you’re cleaning out a large home and getting ready to make the move to something smaller, a 10-yard dumpster may not be quite enough. That doesn’t mean you have to opt for one of the largest bins on the market. There is another option. The 15-yard dumpster can hold a lot of material, but it still comfortably fits in the average sized residential driveway without taking up too much room.

Most homeowners will find a 15-yard dumpster can fit everything they need to dispose of. It’s a large dumpster at about 11 feet long, 8 feet wide and 4.5 feet high. That’s a lot of waste disposal space and enough for most basement renovations, garage clean outs and kitchen models. In most cases, you’ll be able to use it for more than one of these projects at the same time.


Major Projects and Large Scale Restoration Calls for a 20-Yard Dumpster

Some projects are large. If you’re completely replacing all of the cabinetry and countertops in a large kitchen you’re probably going to need one of the largest dumpsters you can find. You’ll definitely need a large dumpster if you’re putting an addition on your home. That kind of project leaves a lot of waste behind. In a situation like this, a 20-yard dumpster is typically the best way to go. These bins are usually about 6 feet high and that means you can pile a lot of waste in there. The great thing about opting for a dumpster that big is that you probably won’t have to second-guess yourself wondering if it’s all going to fit.


Choose Wisely

You probably have a god idea at this point about how to choose the right size dumpster, but if there are any lingering doubts it’s best to talk to the rental company you plan on renting the dumpster from. They have years of experience helping homeowners in choosing a dumpster that fits the project and they can help ensure you don’t underestimate your needs.


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