What Size Dumpster Do You Need?

Whether you need a dumpster for construction debris after a home renovation or to get rid of junk when facing a move, it’s important to begin your search for a provider with this question. What size dumpster will you need? This will be different for everybody. To make the best decision, consider intended usage above all, as well as timeline, budget, weight and material.

Here at Big Box Disposal, we offer the following dumpster sizes:

  • 10 yard
  • 16 yard
  • 20 yard
  • 30 yard

In addition, we have some ground rules about renting dumpsters:

  • Additional overage charges @ $60 per ton
  • Loading labor supplied if needed at extra charge
  • Delivery charges may apply

Big Box Disposal Dumpster Rental Sizes

How to Choose the Right Size

Whether you need a dumpster for your home or work site, choosing the right size is of paramount importance. Too big and you’re paying for more than you need. Too small and you’ll end up having to order another one or have it dumped more frequently. Remember, overloading your container will incur additional charges to your bill. To keep your budget on track, make sure you fully explore which size you need, whether for temporary or permanent use.

In your decision, consider these factors:

1. Type of Service

If you need a one-time rental for a large amount of debris, such as after a home renovation project, you should go with a roll off container. If you need ongoing dumpster rental services for your business, you may want to choose from a cubic yard front load dumpster, typically available in two to eight cubic yards.

2. Type of Debris

The type of waste you are throwing out should also be considered. The larger the amount and size of the material, the larger the container you need. Different sizes are ideal for different types of materials, such as:

  • Yard waste
  • Roof tear-offs
  • Construction and demolition
  • Office and house junk removal
  • Home cleanouts
  • Estate cleanouts
  • Concrete disposal

What Can’t You Put in a Dumpster?

The list is pretty consistent across the board for all providers, but here at Big Box Disposal, we do not allow the following materials to be placed in our dumpsters.

  • Hazardous Material
  • Air Conditioners
  • Full Paint Cans
  • Tires
  • Asbestos or Appliances Containing Gases or Freon
  • Batteries
  • Propane Tanks
  • Oil
  • Medical Waste
  • Refrigerators
  • Computer Monitor or TVs

Contact Big Box Disposal in Lockport, IL

To learn more about our dumpster sizes and to get advice on which size is best for your needs, contact us at 815-838-2800 or for fastest service text 312.699.4000.