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How Much Weight Can a 20 Yard Dumpster Hold?

When it comes to residential waste management, nothing beats the effectiveness of a dumpster. This is because you do not have to worry about where to dump the waste, nor do you have to concern yourself about the weight. Dumpster sizes come in multiples of 10 and sizes include 10, 20, 30, and 40-yard dumpsters. In terms of dimensions, a 20-yard dumpster is approximately 22ft long, 7.5ft wide and 4.5ft high. The rough estimate weight capacity for a 20-yard dumpster is 2-3 tons, which equals 120-130 trash bags.

The amount of weight a 20-yard dumpster can hold varies depending on the type of waste you are clearing from your yard. The rental cost for a 20 yard is approximately between $300 and $633. This article looks at different weight types a 20-yard dumpster can hold.

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  • Cleanouts Waste

For a good number of people, the garage, basement, and attic are the least visited places in their house and for this reason, they are the best place to toss old items, appliances, furniture, and appliances. The same case applies to other parts of the house like the attic and basement where old items are easily and frequently tossed, waiting for the final cleanout. However, the bitter truth is that in the fullness of time, the garage will eventually become so crowded and stuffed to a point it cannot hold any more waste. At that point, the cleanout will produce a lot of waste and this is where a 20-yard dumpster comes into play.

Cleanout projects include clearing the attic, basement, and DE cluttering when moving. Cleanout produces different types of waste that include old appliances, electronics, old furniture, and general trash. Due to their weight, a 20-yard dumpster can hold between 2- and 3 tons of cleanout waste.

  • Remodeling and Construction Waste

No matter how good your house was built, it will at one point in time need some renovations and remodeling. Among the places that often require remodeling include the kitchen where old cabinets are replaced with bigger and recessed ones. Old bathroom tubs are also replaced with modern walk-in or combined shower and bathtubs. In this process, the existing floor and drywall may be torn. An old roof may also be replaced with new shingles, thereby producing brick waste.

Among the waste produced during remodeling and construction projects include; wood, old countertops, cabinets, flooring and carpet, drywall, and plaster. All these types of waste are usually very heavy and the most a 20-yard dumpster can take is about 2-3 tons.

  • Heavy Debris Jobs Waste

Heavy debris jobs are those that produce a lot of heavy debris waste. Such jobs include lawn makeover, trimming trees overhanging the house, repairing the driveway, and other large-scale yard cleanups. During such jobs, heavy-duty waste produced includes concrete, asphalt, brick, yard organic waste, tree branches, stumps, dirt, and blocks. A 20-yard dumpster can hold up to 10 tons of waste produced during heavy debris jobs since they are usually not that heavy. The best thing about dumpsters is that they do not come with commitment fees and you can rent them only when you have such projects that come like once or twice a year. At times, some contractors and landscapers are responsible for hauling the waste, which means they will pay for the rented dumpster.

The type and amount of waste that goes into a roll-off dumpster varies from company to another and from city to another, depending on their policies. It is always wise to first contact your dumpster company to find what type of waste is allowed in the roll-offs so that you do not incur unnecessary hefty fines. Some companies also require that dumpsters be filled up to a certain height so beware of such requirements before renting one.

Since renting a dumpster involves a lot of money, you can do a few things to enjoy fair prices and discounts. First, ensure to rent a dumpster of a size that you only need. Renting a big dumpster than the size of your waste is a waste of your hard-earned money. Also, ensure to vet a few rolls off companies to compare prices since they charge different flat rates for different dumpster sizes. When renting a dumpster, it is also critical to go for a company that is not only efficient in providing the dumpster but also quick to haul it away when it is full of waste. If you are still not sure the kind of dumpster that can hold your specific waste, be sure to reach out to an expert for assistance.