20 Yard Dumpster

Medium Sized Roll Off Dumpsters for Rent

A 20 yard dumpster is an open top rectangular dumpster, typically with wheels at the bottom to enable rolling. People rent 20 yard dumpsters for a variety of reasons- construction, renovation, demolition, or a clean up work. These dumpsters are called 20 yarders based on the cubic yards of material they can hold. The basic variations of roll off dumpsters are 10 yard, 20 yard, 30 yard, and 40 yard dumpsters.


20 Yard Dumpsters - The Most Common

Among the various sizes of roll off dumpsters, the 20 Yard Dumpster is the most popular one due to its compactness and ease of use. Holding around 20 cubic yards of waste, the standard dimensions of a 20 Yard Dumpster are 22 ft. x 8 ft. x 4.5 ft. These kinds of dumpsters are ideal for large basements, attic or garage cleanup, removal of flooring or carpet of a big house, removal of deck measuring around 300 - 400 sq. ft., or removal of a single layer roof measuring around 2500 - 3000 sq. ft. If you are worried about any driveway damage, we recommended using some plywood bottom under the wheels of a 20 yard dumpster for protection.

If you are unable to get a picture of how much a 20 yard dumpster can carry, think of it like this: An average car can carry a load of up to 1.6 cubic yards of waste per trip. Thus a 20 Yard Dumpster can carry a load of about 12.5 - 16.5 carloads amount of waste.

If you are planning to rent a 20 yard dumpster for your project, ensure that you get the appropriate permit from the local authorities as some municipalities do not allow their placement without permission.