If you do not have too many large, bulky items like couches, refrigerators, stoves, etc. then a 10 or 15-yard may be the ticket. 10 and 15-yard dumpsters are also great for roofing tear-offs. If the roofing project is under 30 squares (10’ x10’ to a square) of single-layer shingles, then this size dumpster would be ideal for your project.20-yard
If you are unsure if a 10 or 15-yard is big enough for your project, then Local Dumpster Rental Man suggests renting the 20-yard dumpster. Keep in mind that if the smaller dumpster is not large enough, then you would have to order another container to finish the project and it will cost twice as much. The price for a 20-yard is not much greater than for the 10 or 15-yard and may save you money in the long run. A 20-yard dumpster is great for larger remodeling projects, roofing tear-off, demolition of a larger deck, etc. A 20-yard dumpster is generally the biggest dumpster that a Local Dumpster Rental Man hauler will allow for a roofing tear-off project because of the weight of the shingles. Some dumpster companies may have larger trucks and haul more weight, but generally 12 tons is the maximum. Check with your local dumpster company to see if they will allow shingles in a larger dumpster if your roofing project is larger than 40 squares of multiple layers.30 and 40-yard If you are doing a larger clean-out project with large bulky items, a large demolition project or building or remodeling an entire home, then a 30 or 40-yard dumpster may be the one for you. 30 and 40-yard dumpsters are taller, 6 and 8 feet tall respectively. You must also keep in mind that you cannot fill the dumpster higher than the outside rim of the dumpster. Haulers must tarp the loads in order to haul them legally and heaping up the debris higher than the outside rim will prevent them from tarping the load. Your Local Dumpster Rental Man also reminds renters that there are some items that cannot be placed in a dumpster. Laws and regulations vary from state to state, so you are encouraged to contact your Local Dumpster Rental Man representative to inquire of the items that cannot be disposed of in a dumpster.
Typically any type of home pesticide or chemical that could potentially damage the environment cannot be thrown into a dumpster as common waste. Batteries, whole tires, wet paint, propane tanks, 55-gallon drums, asbestos, etc. also cannot be thrown into a dumpster. Some landfills are not licensed to accept any type of hazardous waste and if they are, they must abide by state and federal laws and local haulers must therefore abide by the same rules.