Commercial dumpster rental is essential for building projects, construction, and general use. Without this rental, you’ll struggle to handle your business’ waste. Unfortunately, according to nrdc.org, American produces around 12% of the planet’s garbage, in spite of being only 4% of the world’s population. Thankfully, you can at least handle your trash properly by finding an appropriate dumpster to rent.
Calculating Your Cubic Yards
How much room will you need to store your trash? Start by multiplying the length, width, and height of your total trash output in a week to get your cubic feet. So, if you usually have a trash volume of 2 by 4 by 1 foot, you’d have 800 cubic feet. Divide that number by 27 to get 29.6 cubic yards. You’ll need a dumpster a little bigger than that to take care of your typical garbage needs.
Dumpster Sizes Available
Dumpsters come in many different sizes for commercial use. They typically range between 10, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yards. In the example above, you’d probably want a 40 cubic yard dumpster because you may produce more garbage than the 29.6 cubic yards you typically produce. Dimensions for these dumpsters go from 12 by 8 by 3.5 feet to 22 by 8 by 8 feet.
It’s usually better to err on the side of too big, as opposed to too small when choosing a dumpster. Why? It will cost more to haul away a dumpster multiple times than it will just one. Dumpster rental companies may also charge overfill fees if you add too much to a dumpster.
Choosing Commercial Dumpster Rental by Project
Do you only temporarily need a dumpster for a small project (like flooring and carpet removal, home remodeling, or basement cleanup)? A 20-yard container may be right for you. A 30-yard container is likely a good choice for new home construction, serious demolition, or complete home window replacement.
Anything bigger (including water and fire remediation projects) probably need a 40-yard rental. Most businesses that need weekly dumpster rentals probably just need a 10-yard dumpster. This includes any businesses that just need a dumpster for everyday use.
Follow these simple steps, and commercial dumpster rental should be a fairly simple process for you. You may need to talk to your dumpster rental company about this process to get help. They can usually find a great option that makes sense for your needs based on your project.