Doing A Home Remodel? Tips for Renting A Dumpster

If you are doing a home remodel, this will result in a lot of left-over materials and garbage. To help take care of this, you need to rent a dumpster. It is important that you choose the right size dumpster, however, so you can be sure it can fit everything you are throwing away. Below is information about renting a dumpster so you can get started working.

Dumpster Size

You will find a variety of dumpster size available to you including:

10-Yard Dumpsters 

A 10-yard dumpster is small enough to fit just about anywhere. This will work well if your home is small or if you are only remodeling one room, such as the kitchen. You may be removing a few bad shingles or tiles from the roof. All of this will not result in a lot of waste.

Smaller dumpsters will cost less to rent, and they are not as tall as larger dumpsters. This makes it much easier to throw things into the dumpster. You also do not have to worry about having a lot of room in your yard to put the dumpster.

20-Yard Dumpsters

If you are doing a remodel that requires you to clean an entire room, such as if you are clearing out an attic that you haven't touched in years or cleaning out a large basement that you have been using for storage, you will likely have a lot of waste. You may be removing fencing, decking materials, sections of old carpeting, and more.

A 20-yard dumpster is both taller and longer. This makes long things like lumber, carpet rolls, etc., fit much better inside the dumpster without having to cut anything down to make it fit. This will save you a lot of time and allow you to fit more in the dumpster.


If you are Eco-friendly, you need to recycle the waste if it is recyclable. If you decide to do this talk with the dumpster rental company. They may have dumpsters available that you can separate out things like glass, plastics, paper, and more.

In a case like this, the dumpster rental company will need to bring more than one dumpster, or they may have dumpsters that have different sections for the recyclable items you have. The dumpster rental company may even offer to take the items to the recycling company in your area for you.

Talk with a dumpster rental company in your area to learn much more about renting a dumpster.