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Dumpster Sizes For Any Project

What Size Dumpster Do You Need?

Determining the right dumpster for your project depends on how much waste you have to get rid of.  Dumpsters sizes are measured in cubic yards.  For example, below you will see a chart that includes sizing for 20 to 40 yard dumpsters.  Each one has an illustration of how many pickup truck loads it would hold.  SteelSmith has dumpsters to accommodate all of your cleanup, yard debris, or commercial waste project needs.  

Please use the dumpster size chart below to compare sizes, and then give SteelSmith a call to schedule your dumpster delivery.

SteelSmith Has The Perfect Dumpster Size for Any Job

We have a large inventory of different sized dumpsters ranging from 20 to 40 cubic yards. Below are the different sizes and approximately how many pickup loads each size can hold.  You can use this chart as a guide to help you choose the right sized dumpster rental for your project.  Learn more about roll-off dumpsters. 

Commonly Used For:

  • Attic/Garage Clean up
  • Flooring/Carpet Removal
  • Kitchen/Bathroom Renovations

Approximate Size:

22 feet long by 4.5 feet high by 8 feet wide

How Much Can a 20 Yard Dumpster Hold?

20 cubic yards of material.  This is roughly equivalent to 9 pickup truck loads of debris.  

Commonly Used For:

  • Large Scale Home Demolition Projects
  • New Home Construction
  • Window Replacements

Approximate Size:

22 feet long by 6 feet high by 8 feet wide

How Much Can a 30 Yard Dumpster Hold?

30 cubic yards of material.  This is roughly equivalent to 14 pickup truck loads of debris.  

Commonly Used For:

  • Large Scale Renovations
  • Roof Replacement
  • Whole House Cleanout

Approximate Size:

22 feet long by 8 feet high by 8 feet wide

How Much Can a 40 Yard Dumpster Hold?

40 cubic yards of material.  This is roughly equivalent to 18 pickup truck loads of debris.  

An image of a 20 yard dumpster and an example of how 9 pickup truck loads will fit into it.
An image of a 30 yard dumpster and an example of how 14 pickup truck loads will fit into it.
An image of a 40 yard dumpster and an example of how 18 pickup truck loads will fit into it.

How Do You Calculate Dumpster Size?

The exterior of our dumpsters are the same length and width. However, the thing that makes each bin capable of holding more waste is the height of the container.  The height significantly increases the volume it will hold.  To calculate the size of a dumpster, multiply the length x width x height.  This will give you the volume in cubic feet.  Then divide that number by 27 to convert cubic feet to yards.

Use the illustrations above to help you visualize how many cubic yards will fit into a dumpster.  Each pickup truck load is just shy of 2 cubic yards. 

If you have more questions or unsure of what size dumpster you need, please give us a call, and we will help you find the perfect size dumpster for your project.

 
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SteelSmith 40 yard dumpster in Tampa, FL on a job site

SteelSmith Has a Dumpster for Your Job.

A 20 yard dumpster illustration showing the comparison to a man standing beside it.
20 yard Dumpster
A 30 yard dumpster illustration showing the comparison to a man standing beside it.
30 yard Dumpster
A 40 yard dumpster illustration showing the comparison to a man standing beside it.
40 yard Dumpster
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