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13 Yard Dumpster

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70 - 90 Trash Bags

A 13 cubic yard dumpster works great for attic, basement or garage cleanouts. This size dumpster can accommodate small to mid-size construction jobs such as single-room remodels or flooring removal.

17 Yard Dumpster

15 yard roll off dumpster with dimensions

90 - 110 Trash Bags

A 17 cubic yard dumpster is spacious enough to handle a substantial amount of volume. This size is great for a variety of projects with bulky debris, from home renovations to garage cleanouts.

20 Yard Dumpster


110 - 130 Trash Bags

A 20 cubic yard is best for tackling large-scale home or commercial cleanups. It can accommodate projects like home additions, demolition jobs or an estate cleanout.

What is a dumpster's volume?

The volume, or amount of space in your dumpster, is measured in cubic yards (e.g., 13 cubic yards). Cubic yards are a measure of volume, not a measure of weight. Depending on what you’re throwing away, a completely full 13 yard dumpster could have drastically different weights. For example, one cubic yard of mulch weighs about 1,000 pounds, while one cubic yard of concrete weighs about 4,000 pounds.


What is a dumpster's weight limit?

Your weight limit, measured by tonnage, depends on what size dumpster you choose. The price for a 13 yard dumpster includes up to 4,000 pounds, the price for a 20 yard dumpster includes up to 5,000 pounds. If you have heavy materials such as dirt, rock, ash, plaster or concrete let us know, we can refer you to someone who can help you dispose of those items in a more efficient manner

Remember, the weight limit may not be the full capacity of your dumpster, depending on what you’re throwing away. For example, two cubic yards of concrete in a 20 yard dumpster is only 10% of the volume capacity, but likely over 100% of your weight limit.


  • 1- 2 tons: 2,500 - 3,500 square feet of carpeting
  • 2-3 tons: 3,500 – 4,200 square feet of carpeting
  • 3-5 tons: 4,200 – 6,000 square feet of carpeting

  • 1- 2 tons: up to 250 square feet of hardwood flooring
  • 2-3 tons: up to 1,500 square feet of hardwood flooring
  • 3-5 tons: 1,750 – 2,500 square feet of hardwood flooring
  • 1- 2 tons: 270 - 405 square feet of household junk
  • 2-3 tons: 335-475 square feet of household junk
  • 3-5 tons: 475-680 square feet of household junk

If you go a little over the amount of weight included in your rental, don’t worry, it happens! The rate for additional weight is $25 per 500 pounds.

If the dumpster is extremely overweight our number one concern is safety. If the dumpster is too heavy/overloaded, we cannot pull the dumpster without risking the safety of our driver and the others on the road with him. If you are concerned about the amount of weight in your dumpster feel free to give us a call!