What Size Dumpster Rental Should You Get?

dumpster rental richmond hillWhen you are taking on a home improvement, restoration, or remodel project, having a dumpster on site will make the process much more convenient and much less of a hassle. To maintain your project schedule and keep it within your budget, it is crucial that you pick the right dumpster size for your needs. You may end up paying more than necessary for a container that is too large for the task at hand, or you may end up paying additional costs if you overload a small bin. 

Dumpster Rental Richmond Hill

At Savannah Trash, we understand how important it is to have the right size dumpster rental for your project here in Richmond Hill, which is why we not only offer different size options but are also going to help you make sure you get the right size dumpster rental for your project. Here are the three things you should consider when deciding what size dumpster rental you should get:

  1. Location, location, location: The location of where you need your dumpster rental is the first thing you should consider. Even if you are taking on a huge project, if you do not have the space to fit a large dumpster, you will have to get a smaller one. There are usually swap-out services available if you know you are going to fill multiple small containers but do not have the space required to house a larger dumpster. While you want the container to be able to hold all the materials needed to finish your job, you also have to make sure that you have the space to have the dumpster set up. Measure out where you will need your dumpster rental so you know exactly what size you can work with. You want to avoid areas that will block walkways or make traffic and parking difficult while also ensuring enough space for us to back up and roll off the dumpster. You should also choose a location that is level without overhead obstructions.
  2. The volume of debris: Yards are used to represent dumpster sizes; one cubic yard is roughly equivalent to five 13-gallon trash bags. With that being said, a typical 10-yard dumpster can hold up to 6,000 pounds of debris. Typical home cleanouts require a 12-yard dumpster rental, which also conveniently fits in most driveways and can hold approximately 5 pick-up trucks worth of debris. Construction projects or remodeling will usually require a larger dumpster, so be sure to choose a size that can hold the amount of debris you will be discarding. 
  3. Type of Debris: Landscaping debris is different from remodeling debris and the same with roofing debris versus debris from a home clean-out. Dumpster rentals also have weight limits so if you are discarding cement, it is going to require a different size dumpster than if you are discarding roof shingles because of the difference in weight. There are also certain items that should not be thrown in dumpster rentals or will cost extra if placed in dumpster rentals such as mattresses and tires. In order to make sure that you have the right size dumpster rental for the type of debris you will be putting in it, give us a call. We can help you determine exactly what you need to get the job done, and then we can make sure we have it there for you when the work begins. 

For more information on dumpster rentals and to help you make sure you get the right size dumpster rental for your project, call Savannah Trash today.