Choosing the Right Dumpster Size For Your Home Renovation Project

Choosing the Right Dumpster Size For Your Home Renovation Project

Renovation projects can be oddly satisfying.  You get to feel the energy and excitement in the hustle while seeing your home transform.  That is until you realize all the necessary clean-up afterward!

A dumpster like one from Redbox+ Southwest Las Vegas helps, but how do you know which dumpster size to use?

Looking for the right waste bin for your home renovation project can be tricky.  You don’t want to end up with too much waste or not enough space for your debris.  In this blog post, we will help make the process a little easier for you by discussing the different sizes of dumpsters available and by providing tips on how to choose the right one for your project. Let’s get started!

Common Dumpster Sizes and Dimensions

Waste bins come in various sizes and dimensions, but the one you will need must fit the amount of debris your renovation project will have.

Here are a few common sizes and their corresponding dimensions:

Volume (in Cubic Feet ft3) Length (Inches “) Width Height
20 ft3 23” 22” 27”
30 ft3 26” 25” 30”
40 ft3 29” 28” 34½”
50 ft3 32” 30” 37½”
60 ft3 35” 33” 41”

In addition to these sizes, larger size containers are also available.  Let’s see which one you will need for your project:

10-yard dumpsters are commonly used for little-scale home activities involving dirt and minor concrete slabs disposal.  Dumpsters of this size can hold up to 70 trash bags.  Activities like garbage removal, small bathroom facelifts, or garage clearances are typical applications for this size.

If you are working on moderate-scale projects bathroom construction and repair, landscaping, or spring clean-up that involves your attic and your garage, then the 20-yard dumpster is just right for you.  With the maximum capacity of a hundred trash bags, this container needs a bit of storage space, but it can handle bulky and heavier debris.

Now if your home renovation project requires a major overhaul, like more than three rooms, a wing, or just one big and multi-story home, then either a 30-yard or a 40-yard dumpster will work.  A 30-yard dumpster can carry up to 190 bags, while a 40-yard container maxes out at 250.  These bins require a lot of space, so be sure you have an area to keep them.

There are also variations among each yard-size of dumpster.  For example, there is a 20-yard container that measures 6’ H x 8’ W x 16’ L  as well as 4’ H 8’ W, and 22’ L, which is perfect for low-ceilinged, longer spaces.

Keep in mind that these are just general guidelines – if you’re not sure which size dumpster is right for your project, give us a call and we would be happy to help!

Sounds confusing?  Don’t worry, as here are some factors to help you consider the right dumpster size for your renovation project:

Factors in Choosing the Right Size

The size and type of dumpster you choose will also depend on factors including the scope of your project, its duration, and the area of storage, which we will go over one by one.

Renovation Project Matters

When choosing the right size for a dumpster, one of the first things you need to consider is the scope of your project.  What type of renovation are you doing?  How much debris will be produced? These are just some considerations you need to work out before picking a dumpster size of your choice.

For example, if you’re doing a small home renovation project, a 20 cubic yard dumpster should be sufficient. This size can hold approximately 12 pickup truck loads of debris.  It’s thus perfect for home improvement activities like painting or refinishing cabinets or remodeling a single room.

Doing a larger renovation project, on the other hand, might require you to use a bigger dumpster.  Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, for example, will need a 30 or 40 cubic yard dumpster would be more appropriate in this case.   This is because the type of materials you’re working with also affects the amount of debris you need to clean up.  Tearing down walls will create more rubble than sanding wood floors.

Essence of Time

Another thing to keep in mind is how long your renovation project will take.  If it’s a short-term job, you can probably get away with using a smaller dumpster.  But if your renovation is going to take several months, you’ll need something that can hold more waste.

Time is also not limited to the duration of your home improvement activities; it also includes work and waste management schedules.  For example, engaging in your renovation project during the weekends with a twice-a-week waste management system in your neighborhood will require a different dumpster size than a daily home renovation project in an area with a once-a-week garbage collection.

Convenience of Location

Is your renovation project done in the garage?  Is it done in one of those rooms on the second floor of your house?  Or do you happen to be working outdoors, maybe with the sidings or the roof, instead of indoors in one of the rooms?

It is also essential to consider the location of your project.  If you are renovating a room on the second floor of your house, you will need a dumpster that can be brought to the site easily.

Mind the Storage

Keep in mind that the dumpster size you choose will also depend on the amount of space available at your home. If you don’t have a lot of space to store a dumpster, opt for a smaller size. Conversely, if you have plenty of room to store a dumpster, go for a bigger size.

Other Factors

Choosing the right dumpster size for your home renovation project also includes pricing and additional conveniences.  Typically, dumpster rentals range between $300 and $700, with the average cost around $420, depending on the size of the container being rented.  Certain differences in pricing may have something to do with the area, as well as additional services.

In addition to these factors, you may also want to check out the company that rents them out.  For one, you will definitely want a local company that provides the ideal dumpster size you’ll be using for the project.  This ensures timely delivery and pick-up, as well as ease in communication for any important points in your project you may want to let them know about.

With these in mind, you may want to check for additional perks that come with the dumpster you are about to acquire for the project.  For example, your home renovation project may mean that the toilet is temporarily off-limits in the meantime, or that you will need quick and regular disposal and transport.  You will definitely want to get a dumpster rental company that has a good track record on pick-up and delivery, but also comes with these additional perks and conveniences!

Now that you know which dumpster size is right for your project, it’s time to start shopping around! Be sure to ask your local waste management company about availability and pricing. They should be able to help you select the perfect dumpster for your needs. Good luck with your renovation project!