Is a 20-Yard Dumpster Sufficient for your Project’s Waste Disposal Needs?

Starting any project is overwhelming, whether it is a commercial venture or a DIY home endeavor. While planning your new project, be sure to keep in mind the cleaning process and waste disposal to ensure that your project runs as smoothly as possible.

If you move ahead with the project without proper planning, it can turn into a chaotic, time-consuming, and exhausting process. Make sure that you start with proper planning – and a key component of that includes choosing a suitable dumpster rental service to best handle all your project waste safely and efficiently.

20-yard dumpster is the most often requested size, as it is of sufficient magnitude to manage a medium-sized project or home renovation. Renting a dumpster is a stress-free option, as you can schedule its drop-off and pickup without using your own precious resources. It will help you manage time in the best possible way and wrap up the project on time without any unfortunate incidents.

Determine Your Waste Disposal Needs

It is best to determine as accurately as possible how much waste your project will produce before booking a dumpster rental for your waste disposal needs.

If you skip this step, you may end up paying much more than anticipated for an unnecessarily large dumpster by overestimating your disposal needs. Or you can end up booking a dumpster that does not suffice your needs and face frustrating project delays as you juggle disarray.

If you are considering renting a 20-yard dumpster, you need to consider a few key elements before you finalize your order. However, it is a popular size choice for good reason, as it is suitable for the vast majority of projects ranging from home remodeling to landscaping tasks.

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Specifications of a 20-Yard Dumpster

The dumpster generally measures approximately 20ft x 8ft x 3.5ft in size. This means it can carry the amount of waste equivalent to roughly eight pickup truck loads. It can handle a massive amount of debris, in turn freeing up great space for working more safely and efficiently on the project site or in your home.

It can hold up to 130 gallons of trash bags, equal to 20 cubic yards of material. It can house anywhere from 7000 to 8000 pounds of debris. However, always confirm the specific size and capacity with an individual business, as there may be a bit of variability based on brand.

Why are 20-Yard Dumpsters Common Choice for so many Projects?

A 20-yard dumpster offers easy packing as it comes with an opening that provides ease in loading large, bulky items like appliances, demolition debris, furniture, and concrete. It is no wonder that it is a common choice among homeowners for renovation projects.

The size offers enough flexibility for oddly-shaped waste to fit easily, while not being so large that it is difficult to accommodate at your site.

Where Should You Place Your 20-Yard Dumpster?

The placement of the dumpster is an essential decision to ensure your ease in disposing of your waste, as well as your ability to have the dumpster placed and hauled away safely. If you are a homeowner, then the best place is usually beside your garage or another convenient spot in your driveway. Its pickup can become a hassle if you place it in your yard or on other soft ground or patio surfaces. It is a rather heavy structure, and when filled with waste, it can be difficult to maneuver. It could also cause damage to your grass or underlying surfaces.

Place the dumpster in a location where it can be easily picked up by the dumpster rental provider, even on a project site, without interrupting your ongoing venture. You can also opt for a 20-yard roll-off dumpster to gain mobility. But be warned, given its size, it will still certainly be heavy but easier to move around with wheels at the bottom.

Rental Period of a 20-Yard Dumpster

The rental period of a 20-yard container differs from one company to another due to individual policies. An average rental period can range from 3 days to 10 days.

Large construction projects often require dumpster rental for a longer duration at a daily flat rate after the initial rental period. However, at Cobblestone Container Services, we offer affordable and flexible pricing, as we understand that construction projects often hit unexpected road bumps and we want to make the road to your completed project as smooth as possible for you.

We consider our customer needs, provide the best advice based on our vast experience, and take pride in the excellent service we are providing.

Best-Suited Projects for a 20-Yard Dumpster

A 20-yard dumpster is most suitable for small-scale construction projects, as well as medium-sized home improvement projects.

You can use it for re-roofing jobs, large-scale yard cleanups, remodeling, basement, garage, or attic cleanouts, house renovations, repairing a driveway or a sidewalk, etc.

1. Home Renovation

If ever there is a project that you want a timely end to, it is the renovation of your own home. Home remodeling can be disruptive and stressful as you try to live in a construction site. Rather than scaling down your project, it is best to find the right dumpster size to help expedite the waste disposal process and streamline your project and your home. Prompt, easy, and safe waste disposal is the secret weapon to completing a project as expediently as possible.

Many people overlook or minimize the role of waste disposal, but they will find that doing so will delay them in wrapping up the project and increasing the timeline of that project. A 20-yard dumpster is generally the best fit for such projects, and you can also extend its rental period as needed to take the full benefit. It can easily cope with the waste from any home remodeling project you can dream up, from kitchen renovations to bathroom overhauls.

2. Disposing of Bulky Furniture

There is a misconception among homeowners that dumpsters aren’t big enough to dispose of particularly large or oddly-shaped items. But that is just not the case with the 20-yard dumpster.

If you want to dispose of old bulky pieces of furniture, then we recommend that you rent a 20-yard dumpster right away. You can easily dispose of your eyesore couch and much, much more without one inconvenient trip to the dump. We promise, that fitting these large items into our 20-yard dumpster is vastly easier than trying to cram them into your vehicle, safely transport them and dispose of them yourself! Let us take the ugly couch, and let us take the hassle of waste disposal off your hands!


Before booking your dumpster rental, always do your best to estimate the amount and type of waste your project will generate to best approximate your needed dumpster size. Remember, 20-yard dumpsters are our most popular for a reason – they are an ideal choice for small to medium-sized projects ranging from construction to a DIY home projects.

Do you need help with estimating the right size dumpster for your project? Contact Cobblestone Container Services at 877-853-2922 today.

Or you can fill out this form to let us know about the project size so that we can help you make the right decision.

Get in touch for any and all of your waste disposal needs now!

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