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What Size Dumpster is Rented the Most?

Last Updated: March 29, 2024

What Size Dumpster is Rented the Most?

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If you’re in the market to rent a dumpster for your next home project, you’re in the right place. We’ll give you three guesses as to what the most popular dumpster rental size in major cities is. It’s either:

  1. 20 yards
  2. 30 yards
  3. 100 yards

We’ll tell you the answer further down, but if you guessed 100 yards, we dig your enthusiasm.

Your Ideal Dumpster

In major metropolitan areas, like Denver, Chicago, and Houston, you’ll find a wide range of sizes in large quantities. However, as you get further out, you may find it more difficult to find the size you want.

Your ideal dumpster size should include these three things:

  1. Enough physical space to toss all your waste
  2. Enough weight allowance so you’re not charged overage fees at the landfill
  3. Be able to fit where you need it to sit

And all of that should be considered before we even start thinking about renting in your area.

Some places may only have the smallest or largest dumpsters available. However, we guarantee that it is not an impossible situation. With an over-large dumpster, you may end up paying extra for unneeded space and weight, but you know you’ll be able to toss all your waste without a doubt.

With the smallest dumpsters, haulers may need to make a few round trips to pick up your full dumpster and bring you a new one so you can keep working seamlessly, but that an also incur extra costs.

Which Dumpster Size is Rented the Most?

The answer to our quiz up there is *drumroll please*…

20 yards!

The most popular size we see rented is a 20 yard dumpster. A 20-yard dumpsters are about 8 feet wide, 4 feet tall, and 22 feet long. It can hold around 8 pickup trucks worth of trash, or 120 standard trash bags.

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What Can You Do With a 20-Yard Dumpster?

The possibilities are endless and fully up to you, your creativity, and your weekend warrior vibe.

People use dumpsters for event cleanups, like weddings, family reunions, conference waste, and work events. We also see a lot of home updates, like single-room remodeling, basement renovations, window and door replacements, and large landscaping jobs.

You also don’t have to be doing a major renovation in order for a dumpster to be useful. If you’re simply cleaning out your home, a 20-yard dumpster will be able to take the waste of a full family.

These dumpsters can also be used to toss out bulky materials that could be a hassle to bring them to a landfill, like old furniture and construction waste.

However, when you’re tossing out bulky items, you’ll still want to be aware of the weight limit for a 20-yard bin. Heavy items can push the bin over the weight limit at the landfill and cause overage fees

Where Can You Find a 20-yard Bin?

The most popular cities for 20-yard dumpsters, for any type of work, are Denver, Phoenix, Chicago, Houston, and Kansas City. If you live in or around these cities, chances are, you’ll be able to find a 20-yard dumpster without issue.

If you live further out from these areas, or, for example, in Nashville, you don’t have to fret about finding a great 20-yard dumpster at the best rate on the market. Just give a call to your local dumpster rental companies and they will be able to help you figure out a solution.

How Do I Rent a Dumpster?

20-yard dumpsters are incredibly versatile and very handy when it comes to tossing everything you need to toss without any extra hassle. Renting a dumpster does come with rules and specifications, of course.

You can call a dumpster rental company during business hours to reserve one! They help you figure out if a 20-yard dumpster is indeed right for you, or if they recommend a different size for your project.

Give Us a Call!

So are you feeling ready to embark on your cleanout? When you’ve got waste to toss, you can count on Discount Dumpster and our reliable services.

We’ll take you through the whole process in a short call, we’ll give you a quote that includes ALL fees, from rental, delivery, pickup, landfill fees, and taxes, and you’ll get a quote that you can count on.

Give us a call today!

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