What Factors Determine Your Optimal Dumpster Size?

Choosing the Right Dumpster Size

Choosing the right dumpster size means balancing two competing considerations. On the one hand, you want your dumpster to be big enough to be able to accommodate all of your waste, but on the other hand, you want your dumpster to be small enough so that you don’t have to spend money on unnecessary space. Fortunately, there are a number of factors that you can use to figure out what dumpster size you should get.

The Factors That Determine Your Optimal Dumpster Size

Here are some examples:

  • You need to be able to come up with an estimate for the volume of your waste. If you don’t know how, you should not hesitate to consult someone with more expertise and experience. For example, if you are renting a dumpster for a construction project, don’t hesitate to consult the construction contractor. Please note that a lot of waste use up more space than what their volumes would suggest because they can’t be put in neat pile.
  • On a related note, you need to take your waste’s weight into account as well, since dumpsters come with a weight allowance. For example, roofing tiles are surprisingly heavy for their size, meaning that they can approach a smaller dumpster’s weight allowance even when there is a seemingly small number of them.
  • Finally, you should get more space than what you believe you will need. This is because even the best estimates can be wrong, meaning that you should have some extra space to keep you covered in case your estimates are wrong. After all, while paying for unnecessary space can be irritating, it is still much better than having to rent a second dumpster because your first dumpster cannot handle all of your waste.

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