NJ Dumpster Types & Sizes
These are typical dumpster types and sizes. Note that they could vary by the manufacturer. Dumpster capacity is stated in cubic yards, and this is figured by taking the length times the width times the height (or depth). However, the measurements of these containers is usually stated in feet. When you call to order your dumpster, you will be able to learn the dimensions and the capacity.
Do you need a very large dumpster for a big project with a lot of waste? If so, you probably will end up with a type of unit called a roll-off dumpster. They get their names because they are rolled on and off the back of trucks. They have metal wheels, so you may have to take some care that the wills do not scratch or damage the surface that you place them on. In some cases, you may want to set plywood or a similar base down for the roll-offs to sit on.
These are typical roll-off dumpster sizes:
10 to 15 yard: These are good for smaller construction jobs, landscaping crews, or renovations. They should be about 15 to 20 feet long, eight feet wide, and three feet tall. The open top holds about 5 to 7 pickup loads full of debris.
20 yard: These are good for medium-sized construction jobs, cleaning out a home, garage, or attic, or similar projects. Figure that the capacity is similar to the load 10 pickup trucks can haul.
30 yard: These are typically ordered for larger construction jobs, busy commercial areas, or large cleanouts. Figure they can carry the load of about 15 pickup trucks.
40 yard: Typically, this is the largest size that you can order. They are used for new construction or very large events. Figure they can hold the amount that the beds of 20 pickup trucks could contain. They should be about 20 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 8 feet high.
Commercial Business Dumpster Types and Sizes
These are generally rented for long-term use by businesses. Typical customers include restaurants, stores, and shopping centers. If you plan to order a long-term dumpster rental, you should consider several factors. These include recycling options, methods of reuse, the terms of the contract, and the equipment that is needed. Of course, price is an important consideration too. The space you have to store your dumpster is also a consideration.
Commercial dumpsters usually range from 2 to cubic yards of storage capacity. For example, a 2 cubic yard dumpster holds about 30 kitchen-sized garbage bags of waste. An 8 cubic yard dumpster can hold about 120 regular garbage bags full of refuse. These dumpsters are all about six feet wide. Capacity varies by height.
You may also wish to rent one of these smaller dumpsters or bin on a short-term basis. They might be used when you are cleaning out your home for a move or sale. They could also be used for apartment cleanouts.