How to Choose the Right Dumpster Size
Unless you are in the commercial industry, you shouldn’t need to buy a dumpster. However, when it comes to your yearly renovation project at home, you can’t start without renting a dumpster in Denver. When most people think of dumpsters, we think of smelly, old garbage that really needs to be cleaned out. However, dumpsters are much more useful! Dumpster rentals are a great way to put all the waste coming out of a home renovation, big cleanup, construction or even yard work.
One of the biggest factors when it comes to renting out a dumpster is knowing the size of your project. Dumpsters do vary in size, so it’s important to maximize your waste removal, while saving money on a smaller size. The best you can do is to estimate how much waste you will have throughout your project, but there are ways to make sure that your guess is an accurate one.
Why Are There Different Sized Dumpsters?
A roll-off dumpster is measured by the amount of waste in can hold in cubic yards. Here at Green City Waste & Recycling in Denver, our options are 10 yards, 20 yards, 30 yards, and 40 yards. While these sizes seem very lengthy and hard to find a spot to place it, they actually aren’t! Keep in mind that the measurements are in cubic yards, so don’t stress about half a football field of a dumpster ever being set on your front lawn.
Taking measurements of just how much debris you have is a rough task. If you don’t have much debris at the start of your project prior to getting a dumpster, the best thing you can do is take a tape measurer, and measure from wall to wall, floor to ceiling, and find the cubic area of the room. Much of the same can be said about an outdoor project as well. Note that not all debris fits inside a dumpster the same. While boxes, foam and dirt can all be compressed inside a dumpster through flattening and being placed at the bottom, other items such as an old couch cannot be broken down so easily. It’s always better to learn more to a bigger sized dumpster, rather than picking a smaller size and not having room later.
Get an Opinion
To avoid any misunderstandings, it’s always welcoming to seek out another’s opinion. Do you have a contractor for your construction project? If you do, you can always ask them what size dumpster rental you will need. A contractor if often able to give you a precise estimate as to how much debris you will be needing to throw away.
You can also get an opinion from the dumpster rental company. Green City Waste & Recycling in Denver has been around long enough to have seen every type of project out there, and know what sized dumpster is best for you. Our trucks are not able to pick up an over-loaded dumpster, so it is very important that you choose a dumpster that you are able to fill up without overflowing at the top.
It’s also good to contact Green City Waste & Recycling in Denver about your project. Besides being able to tell you what sized dumpster rental you need, we can also tell you what can and cannot be disposed of in a dumpster. There are certain restrictions that even dumpster companies have to follow. This includes disposal of e-waste, rubber, and chemicals. As those materials can be hazardous to the environment, they cannot be dumped at a landfill. It is important that you be upfront about what you are disposing of so we can prevent any surprises from occurring, as well as keep the environment safe.
Need a Dumpster?
Green City Waste & Recycling is an affordable, family owned dumpster rental company in the Denver Metro Area. For more information, or to schedule a dumpster rental, contact us today!