When Disposal’s a Must, Then Think of Us
Local Dumpster Rental Man has roll-off containers for any project. Roll-off dumpster sizes are measured in cubic yards. The smallest is usually the 10-yard and 15-yard, followed by 20, 30 and 40-yard. There are larger containers used by commercial companies, but for the home do-it-yourself renter, these are the most common sizes rented.
Roll-off containers, sometimes called construction dumpsters, are usually set temporarily at a work site. Open top roll off dumpsters are used by the do-it-yourselfer and are the most common. Debris can be thrown into the dumpster from the top of the dumpster or the hinged door in the rear of the container can be opened and the dumpster can be loaded from the rear.
Roll-off dumpsters are delivered on the back of a special roll-off truck that is equipped with a cable and wench. The bed of the truck consists of two rails that match slots in the bottom of the roll-off container. The rails are hydraulically lifted up in the front and the container is “rolled off” of the truck and onto the ground with the cable.
10 and 15-yard
While Local Dumpster Rental Man can’t tell you what size container to rent, there are some guidelines to follow when deciding what size container you will need. A 10 or 15-yard roll-off dumpster is a great size for smaller projects such as cleaning out a garage, disposing of a small deck and small remodeling projects.
If you do not have too many large, bulky items like couches, refrigerators, stoves, etc. then a 10 or 15-yard may be the ticket. 10 and 15-yard dumpsters are also great for roofing tear-offs. If the roofing project is under 30 squares (10’ x10’ to a square) of single-layer shingles, then this size dumpster would be ideal for your project.
If you are unsure if a 10 or 15-yard is big enough for your project, then Local Dumpster Rental Man suggests renting the 20-yard dumpster. Keep in mind that if the smaller dumpster is not large enough, then you would have to order another container to finish the project and it will cost twice as much. The price for a 20-yard is not much greater than for the 10 or 15-yard and may save you money in the long run.
A 20-yard dumpster is great for larger remodeling projects, roofing tear-off, demolition of a larger deck, etc. A 20-yard dumpster is generally the biggest dumpster that a Local Dumpster Rental Man hauler will allow for a roofing tear-off project because of the weight of the shingles. Some dumpster companies may have larger trucks and haul more weight, but generally 12 tons is the maximum. Check with your local dumpster company to see if they will allow shingles in a larger dumpster if your roofing project is larger than 40 squares of multiple layers.
30 and 40-yard
If you are doing a larger clean-out project with large bulky items, a large demolition project or building or remodeling an entire home, then a 30 or 40-yard dumpster may be the one for you. 30 and 40-yard dumpsters are taller, 6 and 8 feet tall respectively. You must also keep in mind that you cannot fill the dumpster higher than the outside rim of the dumpster. Haulers must tarp the loads in order to haul them legally and heaping up the debris higher than the outside rim will prevent them from tarping the load.
Your Local Dumpster Rental Man also reminds renters that there are some items that cannot be placed in a dumpster.Laws and regulations vary from state to state, so you are encouraged to contact your Local Dumpster Rental Man representative to inquire of the items that cannot be disposed of in a dumpster.
Typically any type of home pesticide or chemical that could potentially damage the environment cannot be thrown into a dumpster as common waste. Batteries, whole tires, wet paint, propane tanks, 55-gallon drums, asbestos, etc. also cannot be thrown into a dumpster. Some landfills are not licensed to accept any type of hazardous waste and if they are, they must abide by state and federal laws and local haulers must therefore abide by the same rules.
Pesticides, fertilizers and home cleaning products can seep into the ground water and contaminate the soil. Even at a landfill, where the landfill “cell” is lined with plastic, breakouts of leachate (water seeping out of a landfill) sometimes occur and that’s why landfill owners are as cautious as they are as to what they will allow in the landfill.
Tires can be disposed of in a landfill, but most landfills require that the tires be cut in quarters. This prevents the tires from “floating” back to the surface which mosquitos can then use as breeding grounds. Some communities provide a tire pick-up day for residents where the township will rent the dumpsters and charge homeowners a fee for each tire that is to be disposed of. Other communities will also offer a hazardous waste pick-up day to residents. Homeowners should check with local authorities to find out if this is offered in their communities.
If a homeowner is unsure if any material is considered hazardous, they should call a local Dumpster Man representative for more information.