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Trash Daddy offers 10 yard, 12 yard, 15 yard, 20 yard, 30 yard and 40 yard dumpster sizes.

Roll off dumpsters come in a wide variety of sizes and can be used for just about any type of junk removal.  A small number of dumpster rental companies have dumpster sizes smaller than you see here; however, that is not the norm in this industry.  At Trash Daddy Dumpsters, we only rent the large most common dumpster sizes.  Below you will see all of the sizes we have available, along with approximately how much trash or junk they can hold.  

This is a list of all dumpster rental sizes we offer, including all residential dumpster sizes. Remember that not every size is available in every area.  Click the service areas link above and find the area nearest you to see exactly what sizes and weight allowances are available there.   If you aren't sure what size you need, our experts at Trash Daddy can help you choose the right dumpster size for your project.  Reach out to us to rent a dumpster easily and quickly!

Roll Off Dumpster Sizes Dimensions & Details

10 yard dumpster dimensions

10 Yard Roll Off Dumpster

A 10 cubic yard dumpster is the smallest we rent in any area.  It's got a very small "footprint" being only about 11 feet long.  This makes it ideal for small properties or driveways, or anyplace where space is tight.  Keep in mind - when throwing things away, it's very common to have more than you realize.  This makes the larger sizes usually a better option.  However, if you don't have room for a larger size, a 10 or 15 yard can be a good option for trash removal and small projects.

12 yard dumpster dimensions

12 Yard Roll Off Dumpster

The 12 yard dumpster is the 2nd smallest size we rent.  There are not as many available as 20s and 30s, but there are more of this size than 10s and 15s in almost every area.  A 12 yard will hold 12 cubic yards, which is about 6-7 pickup truck loads of material.  This is a little bit longer, but it's not real tall and can also fit into tighter spots.  This size also comes in a "heavy can" option for contractors or heavy material (see details below).  It's perfect for yard waste or any landscaping project, small home clean out jobs, and more.  

15 yard dumpster dimensions

15 Yard Roll Off Dumpster

The 15 cubic yard dumpster is a popular size, but it's not available in every area.  It's a smaller size and will hold a little bit more junk than a 12 yard.  This is a popular size with contractors, especially if the debris is heavy material like concrete, brick, or dirt.  This size will also have a "heavy can" option for heavier material. This just means it will have a much higher weight allowance for the price than a standard rental.

20 yard dumpster dimensions

20 Yard Roll Off Dumpster

The 20 yard dumpster is one of our most popular sizes everywhere.  A 20 yard will hold 20 cubic yards, which is about 8-10 pickup truck loads of material.  What makes it so popular is it's large enough to dispose of a lot of junk, but it will still fit in most driveways.  Also, customers like that it's not real tall, making it easy to throw trash in over the side.  This size dumpster is readily available in every area and is a great value.   The 20 yard is perfect for any remodeling project, roofing projects, a garage cleanout, deck removal, and much more.

30 yard dumpster dimensions

30 Yard Roll Off Dumpster

A 30 yard dumpster is another very popular size, especially among contractors.  A 30 yard holds 30 cubic yards, or about 12-14 pickup truck loads of material.  It can handle any job, large or small.  It has a higher weight allowance to help keep the total cost down.  This size is one of the best options for the price, because there are so many available.  A larger size like this allows for the removal of a lot more construction debris.  A 30 yard is great for flooring removal, home demolition jobs, home renovation, bathroom remodels, home cleanouts, an estate cleanout, and more. 

40 yard dumpster dimensions

40 Yard Roll Off Dumpster

A 40 yard dumpster is the largest size dumpster we rent in any area, holding 40 cubic yards of material.  This is a popular size for larger jobs, but it is not as readily available in many areas as a 20 or 30 yard.  The 40 yard has a higher weight allowance and is for larger clean up jobs like large remodeling projects or home demo projects.  It's still affordable and is the same length as the 20 and 30, making it another popular dumpster size.

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Weight Allowance vs Weight Limit

All roll off dumpster sizes can haul a very heavy load of debris.  Even a 10 yard roll off dumpster rental is capable of hauling well over 10 tons.  Even though any size dumpster can technically handle a very heavy load, it's not advisable or even legal in most areas to haul them weighing more than approximately ten tons.  One way that many haulers address this is by providing a flat rate with a weight allowance for each size, often called the "weight limit".  This weight limit is simply the amount of weight the hauler includes in the flat rate price.  It helps to keep the dumpsters at safer hauling weights, and also helps keep customers total cost down for all dumpster rental sizes.

Here we list the most common weight allowances for all common roll off dumpster sizes.  Keep in mind, this not the total hauling weight.  It's what many haulers include in their flat rate pricing.

The weight allowances below are the most common for each size.   See local service areas for specifics.

10 cubic yard - 1 ton

12 cubic yard - 1 ton

15 cubic yard - 1.5 tons

20 cubic yard - 2 tons

30 cubic yard - 3 tons

40 cubic yard - 4 tons

overloaded dumpster

Don't let this happen to you!

We often get customers asking about smaller sizes in an effort to try to keep the cost down.  With a dumpster rental, that actually can work against you.  More often than not, when you start throwing away old junk, most people end up having a lot more than they realize.  It's very easy to over fill the dumpster. 

For Dumpster Rentals, Bigger is Usually Better

Dumpsters should never have any debris sticking up over the edge.  If they do, in most areas legally they cannot be hauled on the road.  You can learn more watching our short video of dumpster rental guidelines everyone should be aware of when renting a dumpster.

Typically there are not as many of the smaller sizes.  They have a lower weight allowances and cannot carry as much debris.  Also, the price difference from the smaller sizes to the larger sizes is very small.  So the larger dumpsters are a much better value.  The higher weight allowance, load capacity, value and availability make the 20s, 30s and 40s a better option usually, which is why they are so popular.

The "Heavy Can"

concrete dumpster

Need to dispose of heavy materials like rock, brick, concrete or roofing shingles? Trash Daddy offers a "12 yard heavy can".

Typically used by contractors, the 12 yard and 15 yard dumpsters are commonly used for very heavy debris.  This is because the larger sizes will be often too heavy for a truck to pick up if filled with any heavy debris.  The flat rate is higher, but the weight allowance is also much higher. This helps to keep your overall costs lower.  Ask us about a "heavy can" if you need to dispose of anything extremely heavy.