How to Choose the Right Dumpster Sizes in Colorado Springs

If you’re getting ready to tackle a project to remove a large amount of household items, construction or landscape debris, you may be wondering what your options are for dumpster sizes in Colorado Springs. You’re probably going to need a roll off dumpster delivered to your home or construction job site. Roll-off dumpsters are measured in cubic yards and come in various sizes, in the United States they commonly range from 5 cubic yards all the way to 40 cubic yards. While it can seem difficult to estimate what size dumpster to choose from understanding the various dumpster size options, their given dimensions, and common weight restrictions will help you choose the right size dumpster or combination of multiple dumpsters to utilize for your debris removal project.

Companies such as Cubic Hauling specialize in the smaller to medium sized dumpsters and are very versed on helping you to choose the correct size. The #1 question commonly asked by Cubic Hauling to inquiring dumpster rental customers is, what type of debris are they planning to dispose of into the dumpster? Based on the answer and various types of debris or junk given, this allows Cubic Hauling to estimate both the volume and weight of these materials, and narrow in on a properly sized dumpster for the project.

It is important to have enough space but also not exceed the dumpsters weight limitations. For larger jobs it is common that multiple dumpsters may need to be rented. Dumpsters are rented for a vast range of uses from construction projects like a small bathroom renovation all the way to cleaning out a large 4,000 SF home of household items/junk in preparation for a move.

Three Primary Factors Determining the Right Dumpster Size for You

Dumpster Weight

In most instances, dumpsters filled with general household items or common types of construction demo material will remain within a dumpster’s weight limits. There are times dumpsters are rented specifically to haul away larger amounts of heavy materials such as dirt, concrete and bricks. Since these materials are extremely heavy and can weigh in at up to 1 ton per cubic yard, a smaller roll-off dumpster is typically recommended to be certain it will not become overfilled or exceed weight and that it can be safely lifted onto the truck and hauled away for disposal or recycling.

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Dumpster Volume

Dumpsters are measured in cubic yards. A cubic yard is equal to a 3x3x3 foot shaped box, this is equivalent and about the same size as your standard clothes washer or kitchen oven. Based on your description of the type and amount of junk needing to be disposed we can make a recommendation on dumpster size. In most cases a dumpster filled with general household items or most types of construction demo material will not exceed our dumpsters weight limits.

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Dumpster Footprint and Vertical Clearance

Usually one of Cubic Hauling’s dumpsters will fit easily into the designated area at your home or business. In the driveway, yard, street, parking lot, construction zone, or other areas.

However, if you need the dumpster delivered to a small driveway or alley, be sure to check on the dimensions of the dumpster and compare it to the space you have available on the ground. Be sure to consider the footprint of the dumpster, as well as the vertical clearance required for delivery.

Most roll-off containers are 7-8 ft wide. The length and height of the dumpster is larger with the bigger dumpsters and decreases with smaller dumpsters. When considering the space you need, keep in mind that roll-off dumpsters have a door on the back that swings open to utilize for easy walk-in loading of heavy items.

Estimate the footprint and space on the ground available where you wish to place the dumpster. Be sure to note narrow driveways, walls, bushes, trees, vehicles, boats, other structures affecting the footprint, and overhead obstructions that can interfere with the vertical clearance needed such as tree branches or limbs, power lines, overhangs from buildings or homes. These will help determine what size dumpster you should or can use in the space available.

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Dumpster Sizes Offered by Cubic Hauling

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5 Yard Dumpster

5 Yard Dumpsters (10’L x 7’W x 2′-6″H) are ideal for:

  • 10′ X 10′ Deck Demolition
  • Bathroom Demolition
  • Roofing Material (12.5 Square Max)
  • Small Basement or Garage Clean Out
  • Holds approximately 2.5 pick-up truck loads of waste
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10 Yard Dumpster

10 Yard Dumpsters (10’L x 7’W x 4′-6″H) are ideal for:

  • 10’ X 18’ Deck Demolition
  • Medium Kitchen Demolition
  • Roofing Material (25 Square Max)
  • Medium Basement or Garage Clean Out
  • Holds approximately 5 pick-up truck loads of waste
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15 Yard Dumpster

15 Yard Dumpsters (12’L x 8’W x 4′-10″H) are ideal for:

  • 10’ X 26’ Deck Demolition
  • Medium to Large Kitchen Demolition
  • Roofing Material (Not Accepted)
  • Large Basement or Garage Clean Out
  • Holds approximately 7.5 pick-up truck loads of waste

Other uses:

  • Flood Restoration
  • Fire Restoration

Contact Cubic Hauling

Now that you are better educated about dumpster sizes in Colorado Springs, please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a dumpster delivery and pickup, or for more information. We provide mini dumpster rental services in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. We provide 5, 10, and 15 yard dumpsters. See our Dumpster Service Areas.

Cubic Hauling – Dumpster Rental
(719) 649-1417

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