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Waste Containers & Dumpsters | Sizes & Capacity

Waste Connections offers a full range of dumpsters/containers for your waste & recycling needs. Each of our containers is built to offer as much capacity as possible, which allows debris from small home projects to large scale commercial & industrial projects. Below is a quick overview of each type of container size available and the approximate capacity of each:

Container size

Approximate Capacity

35 Gallon Containers

2 Kitchen Bags

64 Gallon Containers

4 Kitchen Bags

96 Gallon Containers

7 Kitchen Bags

1 Yard Dumpster

10 Large Bags

2 Yard Dumpster

20 Large Bags

3 Yard Dumpster

30 Large Bags

4 Yard Dumpster

40 Large Bags

6 Yard Dumpster

60 Large Bags

8 Yard Dumpster

80 Large Bags

10 Yard Dumpster

100 Large Bags

20 Yard Dumpster

200 Large Bags

30 Yard Dumpster

300 Large Bags

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Waste Connection Dumpster Sizes

Waste Connections is here for our customers when large dumpster rentals are needed for either residential or commercial projects. Our roll-off dumpsters are available throughout the USA & Canada, simply use our location search tool​ to find your closest Waste Connections location.

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Need a dumpster for Home or Business?

10 Yard Roll-Off Dumpster

How Much Does a 10 Yard Dumpster Hold?
A 10 yard container typically holds 2 to 3 tons, or 4,000 to 6,000 pounds. 10 yard dumpster rentals are used when removing heavy material like concrete, bricks, and sand. The sides are low for easy loading, but it’s big enough to hold entire driveways and patios, depending on their size. Waste Connections also offers customers the ability to rent a special heavy debris dumpster with a 10 ton weight limit.

Household Debris Examples for a 10 Yard Dumpster:

  • 50-60 13-gallon trash bags
  • 2,500 pounds of loose yard waste
  • 2,500-3,500 square feet of carpeting

Construction Debris Examples for a 10 Yard Dumpster:

  • 50-70 4x8-feet sheets of drywall
  • 48-72 bundles of roofing shingles
  • 70-100 square feet of concrete or asphalt
Contact Waste Connections today to rent a 10 Yard Dumpster.
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20 Yard Roll-Off Dumpster

How Much Does a 20 Yard Dumpster Hold?
A 20 yard dumpster container typically holds 3 tons, or 6,000 pounds. 20 yard dumpster rentals are perfect for seasonal yard cleanouts, small remodels, roofing projects, and decluttering. Sides are low for easy loading, and it’s big enough to hold all kinds of waste.

Household Debris Examples:

  • 100-120 13-gallon trash bags
  • 3,000-4,200 square feet of carpeting
  • 1,500 square feet of hardwood flooring

Construction Debris Examples:

  • 62-84 4x8-feet sheets of drywall
  • 60-90 bundles of roofing shingles
  • 80-110 square feet of concrete or asphalt
Contact Waste Connections today to rent a 20 Yard Dumpster.
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30 Yard Roll-Off Dumpster

How Much Does a 30 Yard Dumpster Hold?
A 30 yard dumpster container typically holds 3.5 to 5 tons, or 7,000 to 10,000 pounds. 30 yard dumpster rentals are used for mid-sized cleanouts, light demolition debris, and whole-room remodels. It’s big enough to hold a variety of material, including bulkier household items like furniture and appliances.

Household Debris Examples:

  • 150-180 13-gallon trash bags
  • 7,500 pounds of loose yard waste
  • 4,200-6,000 square feet of carpeting

Construction Debris Examples:

  • 84-122 4x8-feet sheets of drywall
  • 90-120 bundles of roofing shingles
  • 1,750-2,500 square feet of hardwood flooring
Contact Waste Connections today to rent a 30 Yard Dumpster.
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Commercial Dumpster Sizes

The right commercial dumpster size for your business may depend on the space available and the frequency of pick-ups. Contact one of our professionals or fill out our Request a Commercial Dumpster Rental Quote form for a quote.

2 Yard commercial dumpster

holds around 400 pounds or 12 trash bags. Recommended for small businesses.

4 Yard commercial dumpster

holds around 800 pounds or 25 trash bags. Recommended for mid sized businesses and small apartment complexes.

6 Yard commercial dumpster

holds around 1200 pounds or 40 trash bags. Recommended for mid to large size businesses and apartment complexes.

8 Yard commercial dumpster

holds 1600 pounds+ or 50 trash bags. Recommended for large businesses, remodeling projects, and construction projects.

Rent A Dumpster From Waste Connections Today

Waste Connections is your local commercial dumpster solution. Set up your service today. Call Waste Connections or fill out our Request a Commercial Dumpster Rental Quote form!

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Acceptable Materials for Dumpster Rental

For safety, legal, and environmental reasons, not all materials can be placed in the trash or recycling containers for collection. ​ These guidelines vary by location. Please review the Acceptable and Unacceptable lists below.

Acceptable MATERIALS FOR DUMPSTER RENTAL
  • Bricks and masonry material (20 Yard container only - approximately 1/3 full)
  • Bulk amount of leaves and grass clippings (Yard Waste must be separated from all other materials
  • Clean rubble (rock, dirt), (20 Yard container only – approximately 1/3 full)
  • Clothing
  • Common garbage
  • Construction related packaging from builders
  • Electrical wiring and components containing no hazardous material
  • Furniture Mattress and box spring
  • Metal scraps
  • Mobile homes and trailers with tires and fuel tanks removed
  • Motor vehicle glass Non-asbestos insulation
  • Painted or coated wood
  • Plaster and drywall
  • Plumbing fixture
  • Plywood Sheets, towels, pillows or other bedding items
  • Roofing materials
  • Toys
  • Trash bags
  • Treated wood
  • Trees, brush and sod (Yard Waste must be separated from all other material)
  • Untreated wood and sawdust
  • Vegetation disposal guidelines vary by location, check Recycle Guide​ or call to verify
  • Vegetation from land clearing or grubbing (Yard Waste must be separated from all other material)
  • Vegetation from seasonal or storm cleanup (Yard Waste must be separated from all other material)
  • Vegetation from utility maintenance (Yard Waste must be separated from all other material)
  • Wall and flooring coverings
  • Waste from food consumption at construction or demolition site
  • Wood pallets
Unacceptable Materials for Dumpster Rental
  • Appliances (all white goods)
  • Buckets with paint, solvents, etc.
  • Computer monitors or other computer components
  • Drums and containers
  • Electrical equipment containing hazardous material
  • Friable asbestos
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Lawnmowers with oil and gas
  • Liquid Waste
  • Outdoor grills with propane tank
  • Paint cans
  • Propane tanks (all sizes)
  • Spray paint cans or containers
  • Tires (whole, cut, or baled)
  • TV's, VCR's, stereos or similar electronic waste

Containers should never be positioned underneath overhead power lines to avoid danger of electrocution

Toxic, hazardous, liquids, or flammable materials are not allowed in the containers

Do not overload the containers. If can is filled over the top, we cannot dump.

Containers can be placed on a driveway or concrete slab

Keep children away from all containers

Before ordering a container, it is wise to measure the area where you want the roll-off driver to unload the container and to check that there are no overhead hazards like power lines and tree branches.

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