If you’re doing a home remodelling project, the one thing that you must need is a rental trash dumpster. 

Well, these trash dumpsters come in different sizes and weight capacities. Now the big question is what size of trash dumpster you need. 

And this is where we came in!


This article is going to be your ultimate guide for trash dumpster sizes, dimensions, and weight limits. So, sit back and keep on reading.

What Size Dumpster Do I Need?

A standard rental dumpster comes in many sizes, i.e., 5, 10, 15, and 20 yards. Here’s what you need to consider to determine the suitable size:

  • The type of your project
  • Material type
  • Your property size

Suppose you’re doing a quick bathroom remodelling job, then a small 2 or 4-cubic-yard dumpster is fine for you. While if heavy construction is included, you need a big rental dumpster.

Trash Dumpster Size Chart

Have a quick look at the table given below and find out the size and dimensions of different rental dumpsters.

Size Dimensions (LxWxH)Weight Limit Truckload EquivalentBest For
1 Yard4’ x 2.3’ x 2.9’ 300 lbs¼ Moving single appliance
2 Yard6’ x 3’ x 3’500 lbs½ It can hold one refrigerator
3 Yard6’ x 3’.5” x 4’700 lbsAround 16 regular trash bags
4 Yard6’ x 4’ x 5’850 lbs2Small renovation job
5 Yard6′ x 4’6” x 5′1000 lbs2.25Suitable for bathroom junk, i.e., toilet
6 Yard6’ x 5’.5” x 6’1200 lbs2.5Small construction job
7 Yard6’ x 5’.8’’ x 6’1400 lbs330 – 35 junk bags
8 Yard6’ x 6’ x 7’1600 lbs3.5Small appliances and furniture
9 Yard10’ x 7’ x 6’1800 lbs4Sofa, bed, and regular refrigerator
10 Yard12’ x 8’ x 3’2000 lbs4.5Up to 50 trash bags
15 Yard16’ x 8’ x 5’.5’’3000 lbs6Yard furniture and appliances
20 Yard22’ x 8’ x 4’.5”4000 lbs8Construction debris
25 Yard16’ x 8’ x 6’6000 lbs10Commercial renovation debris
30 Yard17’ x 8’.5” x 6’9000 lbs12Large furniture and yard trimmings
35 Yard20’ x 8’.5” x 6’12000 lbs14A full load of construction junk
40 Yard22’ x 8’ x 8’15000 lbs1610 full large items
50 Yard24’ x 8’ x 8’20000 lbs2015 full large items

It is worth mentioning that different junk removal companies have different trash dumpster sizes. It is best to confirm the dimensions and weight limit first before renting the dumpster.

Waste Management Dumpster Sizes

When it comes to renting dumpsters, undoubtedly, waste management is second to none.


They have three different types:

  • Construction Dumpsters
  • Commercial Dumpsters
  • Residential Dumpsters

All these are different in size and dimensions, ranging from 10 yards to 40 yards.

Size Dimensions (LxWxH)Can Hold (Pickup Loads)Best For
10 Yard15′ x 8’0″ x 2’0″4Heavy materials
12 Yard12′ x 8’0″ x 3’5″5Concrete and asphalt
15 Yard10′ x 7’11” x 4’7″6Home construction debris
20 Yard21’11” x 7’0″ x 3’6″8Home clean-outs and remodelling cleanup
30 Yard21’11” x 7’0″ x 5’2″14Large home renovation projects
40 Yard21’11” x 7’0” x 7’0”16Large construction & remodelling project

Republic Services Dumpster Sizes


Republic Services is yet another famous trash in Las Vegas. They also offer rental dumpsters of different sizes, 10 yards, 15 yards, 20 yards, 30 yards and 40 yards.

Size Dimensions (LxWxH)Can Hold (Pickup Loads)Best For
10 Yard12’8″  x 8’3″ x 4’4″3Removing heavy material like concrete
15 Yard15′  x 7’8″  x 5’1″6Perfect for smaller cleanouts
20 Yard22’9″ x 8’3″  x 4’4″8Ideal for seasonal yard cleanouts
30 Yard23’1″ x 8’3″ x 6’1″ 10Whole-room remodels
40 Yard23’1″  x 8’3″ x 7’9″14Well-suited to large renovations

Republic Services dumpsters are large enough to hold your seasonal cleanouts, small renovation material and a pile of construction debris.

Trash Dumpster Sizes FAQs

How big is a 10 yard dumpster?

A 10 yard dumpster usually has 12’L x 8’ W x 3’H dimensions. You can adjust up to 50 trash bags in it. It can be used for removing small construction debris.

What size dumpster do I need for a roof?

For a 1,500-square-foot roof, 10 yard dumpster is enough. You’ll need a 20-yard dumpster for the 2500-square-foot roof. In general, it mainly depends on the size and material of your roof.

What size dumpster do I need for a kitchen remodel?

For a small kitchen remodelling job, it is best to rent an 8 – 10 yard dumpster. If you’re planning for full remodelling that involves heavy construction, then go for a 20-yard rental dumpster. 

Wrapping It Up!

Dumping trash in a dumpster is illegal unless you have permission or it’s your own. So, if you’re planning to do a quick construction or seasonal cleanout, it is best to rent your own dumpster.

Usually, 20 yards of space is enough for home, attic cleanouts and yard trimmings. For commercial use, the more suitable option is either a 30 or 40-yard dumpster.


Jimmy Carter specializes in providing up-to-date information on trash schedules for cities and states across the USA. With a passion for community service and sustainability, Jimmy is committed to helping people reduce their environmental impact and keep their neighborhoods clean.

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