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Finding the Right Residential Dumpster Rental for Your DIY Home Project

How big is your planned DIY home improvement project, and where will you put all the waste? At the very least, the waste is an eyesore, but it can also pose a health and safety hazard for your family and neighbors.

You will need a residential dumpster big enough to store the waste from your home improvement DIY project. This guide will help you choose the right residential dumpster size for your needs.

Choosing the Right Dumpster Size 

Residential dumpster rentals come in varying sizes. The ideal dumpster size for your project will depend on several factors, most importantly the nature and size of your home DIY project. The rule of thumb is to get a dumpster with a bit more space than you expect you will need, but not too much. Here is an overview of the most appropriate sizes for different DIY projects:

15-Yard Dumpster 

A 15-yard dumpster measures 13 feet in length, 8 feet in width, and 5 feet in height. It is ideal for small DIY projects such as:

  • Garage cleanouts.
  • Attic and basement cleanouts.
  • General household cleanouts.
  • Dirt and concrete removals.
  • Dirt and concrete removal.
  • Interior renovations.

A 15-yard dumpster is equivalent to about 4.5 pickup truck loads. It can hold up to 100 trash bags measuring 33 gallons each, equivalent to 3,300 gallons of waste. A 15-yard dumpster is relatively small and will not take up too much space on your compound.

20-Yard Dumpster 

A 20-yard dumpster measures 15 feet in length, eight feet in width, and six feet in height. It is ideal for small-to-moderate DIY projects such as:

  • Roofing projects.
  • Landscaping jobs.
  • Concrete and dirt removals.
  • Deck and floor removals.
  • Bedroom remodeling.

A 20-yard dumpster is equivalent to about six pickup truck loads. It can hold up to 130 33-gallon trash bags, equivalent to about 4,290 gallons of trash. A 20-yard dumpster is versatile because it is relatively small and can hold rough types of waste, including roofing shingles, asphalt, and concrete.

30-Yard Dumpster 

A 30-yard dumpster measures 22 feet in length, eight feet in width, and six feet in height. It is ideal for most large DIY home improvement projects, including:

  • New home construction.
  • Major remodeling and reconstruction.
  • Small demolitions.
  • Whole house cleanouts.
  • Major interior renovations.
  • Large pool and deck removals.

A 30-yard dumpster is equivalent to nine pickup truck loads. It can hold up to 190 trash bags measuring 33 gallons each, equivalent to 6,270 gallons of trash. It makes up for its relatively large size with its large capacity to hold waste. It can also hold rough debris, including 70 squares of roofing shingles.

40-Yard Dumpster 

A 40-yard dumpster measures 22 feet in length and eight feet in width and height. It is recommendable for exceptionally large home improvement DIY projects expected to generate a lot of waste. The recommended applications for this dumpster include:

  • Large home cleanouts.
  • Large-scale demolitions.
  • Large-scale reconstructions and interior renovations.
  • New constructions.
  • Roof replacements.

A 40-yard dumpster is equivalent to 12 pickup truck loads. It can hold up to 250 trash bags measuring 33 gallons each, equivalent to 8,250 gallons of trash. It can hold all types of waste, including up to 90 squares of roofing shingles.

NowRush: Residential Dumpster Rental Services Made Easy 

NowRush is the go-to commercial and residential dumpster rental service provider in Atkinson, NH. We offer dumpster rentals in all of the four sizes discussed above. We also offer drop-off and pick-up services and can help you estimate the ideal dumpster size for your upcoming project. Get in touch today to request a free quote and learn more about our dumpster rental solutions.