What Is The Best Size For A Dumpster Rental?

September 15, 2021

So you are looking for a dumpster rental? Maybe you have never rented one before. If so, you might not have any idea about the size options, or how big "big" really is, or what a "cubic yard" is. That's ok. Trash Daddy is here to help you, and we hope to clear that up in this article. One of the reasons we started this company is to make it easier for people to rent a roll off dumpster, and our customers agree if you take a look at our reviews! If you call one of the large national dumpster rental companies, it can be a nightmare even getting someone on the phone that knows what they are talking about, believe it or not. There are a variety of sizes of dumpster, but what is the BEST size for a dumpster rental? Let's talk about the different sizes, and which sizes are best for various types of clean up jobs.

10 or 12 Yard Dumpster

10 yard dumpster size

Holds about 4 pick up truck loads of junk

A 10 yard dumpster is the smallest we rent. We also have 12 yard dumpsters in some areas, which are only slightly larger. This size would be ideal for fitting into tighter spaces, and would only be for small clean up jobs. This is great if you have a very small driveway, or you live on a narrow street, for example. The small footprint makes it easier to get them in and out of tighter spaces.

Best use: homeowners with limited room for a dumpster; very small clean up jobs; one small room or area, small yard clean up; throwing out just a few things

15 Yard Dumpster

Holds about 6 pick up truck loads of junk

In some areas, we have 15 yard dumpsters. These are a little longer than the 10 yard and are a good "in between" size. They aren't super tall, and still can fit into a little bit smaller areas. There are not typically as many of these around, because the larger sizes tend to be more popular. However, if you have maybe one room, a small landscaping project or a small basement to clean out, this can be a great option.

Best use: homeowners with shorter driveways or limited space; one room clean out or a small garage; small landscaping jobs

15 yard dumpster size

20 Yard Dumpster

20 yard dumpster size

Holds about 8 pick up truck loads of junk

The 20 yard dumpster is one of the most popular sizes in all areas. It's about 22 feet long, but it still fits in most residential driveways. Also, it's not real tall, so it's easy to throw junk in over the side. It holds a fairly large amount of debris which makes it great for almost any project, and you can still put heavy material in a 20 yard like concrete, rock or brick.

Best use: medium size clean up jobs; good for homeowners and very popular with contractors; roofing jobs, landscaping clean up, basement or garage clean outs, or moving and just getting rid of old junk

30 Yard Dumpster

Holds about 12 pick up truck loads of junk

A 30 yard dumpster is also very popular and available almost everywhere. It is also 22 feet long, so it still fits in most residential driveways. It's just taller than a 20 yard. The 30 yard is popular due to the fact it can hold a large amount of debris, and the price difference for a larger dumpster like this is very minimal compared to the smaller sizes, so it's a great value for the money.

Best use: larger clean up jobs, residential or commercial; good for moving out of a house getting rid of old junk, or multiple room clean outs, demolition jobs, or pretty much any junk removal job you have

30 yard dumpster size

So, what is the best size for a dumpster rental?

Of course it depends on the size of the job. However, for the best "bang for your buck", the best size for a dumpster rental is a 20 yard or 30 yard dumpster! Maybe renting a dumpster is new to you. Maybe you have never heard of a roll off dumpster. That's just the word for a dumpster that is delivered and "rolled off" the truck in front of your house (or business). It's the most convenient, affordable, and simple way to get rid of old junk that has accumulated over the years and you no longer need but is too big to just put out with the weekly trash. At Trash Daddy Dumpsters, we have been in the trash and dumpster rental business for over 15 years, and we have the most experienced team in the industry by far. We hope this article helps you when considering what is the best size for a dumpster rental. Give us a call if you need to rent a dumpster, or if we can help answer any questions.