What Are the Common Dumpster Sizes?

Written on: October 31, 2022

PRO Hauling helps you get the right dumpster for your residential or commercial project!

dumpster sizes pennsylvania If you have never rented a dumpster, you likely have many questions. Fortunately, PRO Hauling is here to make the process as easy as 1, 2, 3! Those three steps are:

  1. Using our fast, simple Get a Quote online form. We’ll swiftly get back to you and discuss your project, and give you a FREE quote on your dumpster.
  2. We arrange delivery for when you need your dumpster, and are known for on-time delivery.
  3. When you’re done with your dumpster, call us and we’ll pick it up. You don’t need to be home when we do. Not only do we haul your dumpster away, but we also sweep your driveway so you don’t come home to debris you have to clean up.
  4. One important issue we’ll go over with you is the size of your dumpster. We’ve put together this primer on our dumpster sizes so you have an idea of what you may need for your project.

10-yard dumpster

Our 10-yard dumpster is the smallest size we offer for rental. At 3 feet high, 8 feet wide, and 12 feet long, it can hold on average about four pickup trucks worth of waste. It is perfect for small projects, such as cleaning out an attic or basement. If you are disposing of heavier debris such as concrete or bricks, this is the size to use.

12-yard dumpster

Your project may be a little bigger, like clearing the basement and attic both at once, or renovating a single room. This dumpster is 3 feet high, 8 feet wide, and 12 feet long and may be the one for this kind of job. It can hold about five pickup trucks worth of waste.

15-yard dumpster

If you’re tackling a medium-size renovation like redoing your bathroom or primary suite, you’ll need a bigger dumpster to accommodate bulkier items. This dumpster measures 4 feet high, 8 feet wide, and 14 feet long and can hold approximately six pickup trucks worth of materials.

20-yard and 20-long dumpster

These two dumpsters hold the same amount of material, about eight pickup trucks worth. Which one you choose depends on your needs for the project and your available space for the dumpster. The 20-yard dumpster measures 5½ feet high, 8 feet wide, and 14 feet long. Some people prefer a shorter height, so the 20-long measures 4 feet high, 8 feet wide, and 23 feet long.

30-yard dumpster

Got a big job ahead of you? You may need this size dumpster. It’s designed for larger projects such as a kitchen renovation, a bathroom renovation, or a major house decluttering and cleanout ahead of moving. It measures 6 feet high, 8 feet wide, and 23 feet long. It can hold about 12 pickup trucks worth of material.

40-yard dumpster

This is the largest dumpster we rent. At 7½ feet high, 8 feet wide, and 23 feet long, it holds about 16 pickup trucks worth of stuff. We recommend this size dumpster for major projects, such as a major, multi-room home renovation or emptying out a home after a loved one has passed away or has moved into long-term care.

Do you have questions about renting a dumpster? Contact us and we’ll give you a FREE quote!