Spring Cleaning? What Size Dumpster Do You Need?

Written on: May 22, 2023

PRO Hauling makes it easier!

dumpster rental Tunkhannock, pa When it comes to cleaning and organizing your home, you have so many ways to do it these days.

Marie Kondo’s KonMari method sparks joy with many people. Others find The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning makes their lives easier. Some watch shows like Get Organized with The Home Edit, Legacy List, and Hot Mess House looking for tips to help them make sense of decluttering, cleaning, and organizing.

However you are doing your spring cleaning, if you have a lot of stuff to get rid of, make it easier with residential dumpster rentals from PRO Hauling!

PRO Hauling’s dumpster rental service is user-friendly and cost-effective. We show up with the dumpster when you need it and leave it on wood planks to protect your driveway from damage. When you are done, call us and we’ll haul the full one away.

Instead of losing time schlepping waste to the dump, you can stay home and focus on the tasks at hand. Also, since our dumpsters have a swing gate opening, you can safely and easily place items in it without having to heave stuff over the sides of the dumpster.

Choosing the right size dumpster for your spring cleaning

If you’ve never rented a dumpster before, you may be wondering about how to choose the right size. Our expert team will help you with that, going over the scope of work in your spring-cleaning project to make sure that you get the right size for your needs.

Here are our residential dumpster sizes so you can get a general idea on what you may need for your spring-cleaning project.

10-yard dumpster – The smallest dumpster we have available for rent is the 10-yard size. It measures 3 feet in height, 8 feet in width, and 12 feet in length, with an average capacity equivalent to four pickup trucks’ worth of waste. If your cleaning work is focused on purging in one space like the basement or attic, this may be the size you need.

12-yard dumpster – If you need to clear out multiple spaces like your basement and attic, this dumpster that measures 3 feet high, 8 feet wide, and 12 feet long can hold around the same amount of waste as five pickup trucks.

15-yard dumpster – Is your project larger in scale and involve furniture and other bulky items? The dimensions of this dumpster are 4 feet in height, 8 feet in width, and 14 feet in length. It has the capacity to hold materials equivalent to that of approximately six pickup trucks.

20-yard and 20-long dumpsters – As the spring-cleaning work gets more involved, the dumpsters get bigger. If the kids are outgrowing their furniture and have a lot of toys they no longer use, you may need this size. Both dumpsters can hold approximately eight pickup trucks worth of material. Your choice should be based on your project’s requirements and the space you have available for the dumpster. The 20-yard dumpster has dimensions of 5½ feet in height, 8 feet in width, and 14 feet in length. However, for those who prefer a shorter height, there is a 20-yard dumpster that measures 4 feet in height, 8 feet in width, and 23 feet in length.

30-yard dumpsters – This size dumpster is for big spring-cleaning projects, like when you’re facing an empty nest and want to de-clutter and organize your home for the next chapter in your life. It measures 6 feet high, 8 feet wide, and 23 feet long. It can hold about 12 pickup trucks worth of waste.

40-yard dumpsters – You’ll need this for major de-cluttering and purging projects, like if an elderly relative lived with you and has passed away or moved into long-term care, or if you are preparing to eventually downsize and sell your home. This dumpster is the biggest size available for rent. It measures 7½ feet in height, 8 feet in width, and 23 feet in length. It can hold approximately the same amount of waste as 16 pickup trucks.

Declutter your home by renting a dumpster from PRO Hauling! Get a FREE quote today.