Available sizes

The right size dumpster for you depends on how much material you are disposing of. A dumpster's capacity is based on how much volume it can hold, measured in cubic yards. There are five dumpster rental sizes available, each with different capacities. Sizes range from 10 to 40 cubic yards, so there's a size for every project type.

The dumpster's name is equivalent to the volume it can hold. For example a 10 Yard Dumpster can hold 10 cubic yards of debris.

Browse through the dumpster sizes chart below to find the best one for your project.

10 Yard Dumpster

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Dumpster sizes - 10 yard dumpster
x 4
Pickup truck beds
x 50
Garbage bags
x 10
13ft long x 8ft wide x 3.5ft high
10 cubic yards

15 Yard Dumpster

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Dumpster sizes - 15 yard dumpster
x 6
Pickup truck beds
x 75
Garbage bags
x 15
16ft long x 8ft wide x 4ft high
15 cubic yards

20 Yard Dumpster

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Dumpster sizes - 20 yard dumpster
x 8
Pickup truck beds
x 100
Garbage bags
x 20
22ft long x 8ft wide x 3.5ft high
20 cubic yards

30 Yard Dumpster

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Dumpster sizes - 30 yard dumpster
x 12
Pickup truck beds
x 150
Garbage bags
x 30
22ft long x 8ft wide x 5ft high
30 cubic yards

40 Yard Dumpster

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Dumpster sizes - 40 yard dumpster
x 16
Pickup truck beds
x 200
Garbage bags
x 40
22ft long x 8ft wide x 7ft high
40 cubic yards

Finding the right size dumpster for you

When selecting a dumpster size you'll want to consider: the type of material you have, how long your project will go on for and the amount of debris you'll put into the dumpster. If you have a lot of heavy debris or an ongoing project you'll want to steer towards the larger sizes to make sure you have enough room.

use our roll off sizing guide to see dumpster sizes chart broken down by projects. It will help give you a better idea of what size you'll need. Or give us a call at (732) 366-9355. We're always happy to help you find the best solution for your project.

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How do you calculate dumpster sizes?

The capacity of a dumpster is calculated from the outside in. The exterior dimensions of the dumpster, it's footprint, are measured in feet which can be used to calculate the volume it can hold in cubic yards.

A cubic yard is simply a measure of volume. 1 cubic yard of space will take up a space that is 3ft long by 3ft wide by 3ft high.

The formula to calculate cubic yards is:

Length x Width x Height

So if you multiple the dumpster's length by width by height and divide that number by twenty-seven you'll get it's cubic yardage. Well it'll actually come out to be a little more than its yardage to account for the width of the dumpster's walls.

The graphic below will help you better visualize how big one cubic yard is compared to a 10 yard dumpster.

A graphic showing the relation between a one cubic yard dresser to a 10 cubit yard dumpster.

I know what size I need

Is this all new to you?

Most people only rent a dumpster once or twice in a lifetime. We're here to help you with this new experience so that it goes smoothly. If you need help at any step of the way you can contact us by:

Call (732) 366-9355
Reach out by email

No matter which method you choose our friendly Sourgum Waste team members will help you through this journey.

If you want to continue reading up on dumpster rentals you can visit our knowledge base and browse through our roll off dumpster rental guides.