20-Yard Roll Off Dumpster Rental

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Key Aspects of a 20 Yard Dumpster

20-yard dumpsters are great for most home projects. Easily load over the top or through the rear door. Perfect for medium-sized renovations and clean outs.

The 20-yard dumpster is best suited for

  • Medium kitchen or full bath renovations

  • Multi room cleanouts

  • Yard cleanup projects

  • Concrete & heavy debris removal

How Much Does It Cost to Rent a 20 Yard Dumpster?

The cost to rent a 20 yard dumpster rental depends on three factors: location, material, and weight.

Each county can set its own disposal rate, so dumpster pricing changes from county to county. Location is the biggest factor as it is the main driver of the price.

Different materials have different disposal rates. Pricing will change based on the type of material you have. It is often more cost-effective to separate concrete from construction debris if you have a large amount.

Finally, the weight of the material you put into the dumpster can change the price. Pricing is primarily structured around disposal rate multiplied by ton limit.

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dimensions for a 20-yd roll-off

How Big Is a 20 Yard Dumpster?

20-yard dumpsters are usually 20 feet long by 8 feet wide by 3.5 feet tall. Every 20 cubic yard dumpster rental will have the same capacity and volume of 20 cubic yards, but exact dimensions may vary slightly.

A 20 yard roll off dumpster can hold 20 cubic yards of material. Which is equivalent to about 8 pickup truck loads. The average person orders a 3-ton weight limit (6,000 lbs) with a 20-yard roll-off dumpster. Depending on the type of material you have this may change. Use our online ordering to select a ton limit that matches your project. With Sourgum Waste you get unmatched flexibility.

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How Long Can I Rent a 20 Yard Dumpster For?

All of our dumpsters come with a complimentary rental period. If you need your 20-yard dumpster for a longer amount of time you can extend your rental with flat rate daily pricing. If you finish with your dumpster before the rental period ends you can call anytime for a pickup.

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We plant a tree for every single dumpster

A Tree for Every Dumpster

For every 20-yard dumpster rental, Sourgum Waste has a tree planted in a forest undergoing reforestation!

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Trees planted so far: 16,362

How Does Renting a 20 Yard Dumpster Work?

All this dumpster rental jargon may be new to you. We’ll help you understand the processes so there are no surprises. Check out our full guide on how to rent a dumpster for even more information.

For starters let's estimate how much weight you'll be putting into the dumpster. If you need help you can always give us a call (732) 366-9355 and we'll happily help find the right weight limit for your project. Weight limits are based on US tons, where 1 ton is equal to 2,000 pounds. A weight limit is a pre-purchased amount of material that you can put into the dumpster at a discounted disposal rate.

If you're ready, our online ordering process will take you step by step to get the best weight limit for you.

Once you place your order the next step is delivery. Before every dumpster delivery, we check Google Maps to make sure that we send the right size truck. This way your deliveries always go smoothly. Not on Google Maps? Don’t worry we’ll contact you to ensure you don’t experience any hiccups or delivery delays.

Here are a few tips to help out with your dumpster:

  • Placement: Roll-off trucks need about 60 feet of space in front of your desired drop location. Please move cars out or to the side of the driveway and remove all items from the path of the truck.

  • Vertical clearance: A standard roll-off truck needs about 23 feet of vertical clearance in order to raise the dumpster to place it. If you think there will be an issue please call us. We have more compact trucks which don't need as much clearance that we can send.

  • Go about your day: Due to wait times at disposal sites and changing traffic conditions it is difficult to determine when your dumpster will arrive. No one needs to be home for the delivery though. You can sign up for text message updates to know when to expect your dumpster.

  • Load mindfully: Placing prohibited items in the dumpster can result in contamination fees. Also be mindful of the rim, loading above the rim can pose a hazard when the dumpster is being transported. Loading above the rim is not allowed.

Pick-up is simple. Contact us when you are done loading your dumpster and we'll promptly remove it for you. No one needs to be home for the pickup.

We then bring your dumpster to the appropriate disposal facility where they weigh the material you put into the dumpster. If your dumpster is within your weight limit you’re all set! If the material does exceed the weight limit the appropriate and agreed-upon overage disposal fee will be automatically charged.

You’ll receive your payment receipt by email.

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Not Sure if a 20 Yard Dumpster Rental Is Right for You?

If you think you may need a size smaller or larger than a 20-yard dumpster you can look at our dumpster rental sizing guide.

Or call us. Or shoot us an email. We're easy to get in contact with and are always happy to help you find the best solution for your budget and needs. A friendly Sourgum team member will go over your project with you and recommend the best dumpster rental size, weight limit, and options.