What Size Dumpster Should You Rent for Spring Cleaning?


A roll-off dumpster can be a major asset to many types of junk and waste removal projects. ABH Services Inc. can deliver a roll-off dumpster to your residential or commercial property to help make it easy to dispose of whatever junk or waste your project requires. When considering which size of dumpster to rent, it’s important to fully estimate how much refuse your particular project may create. If you’re cleaning out an entire attic, for example, with many items that you’re planning to dispose of in the trash, you’ll need a bigger dumpster than if you’re just performing a small remodeling job.

Spring cleaning can range from a small, weekend venture to a major project that takes several weeks and extra pairs of hands. Whatever the case, a dumpster rental can make the process much easier than having a curbside full of trash or having to lug everything to a recycling center.

Choosing a Size

Of course, it’s often difficult at the outset to estimate the amount of waste and junk you will be disposing of. Some projects, such as carpet replacement, are easier to estimate than others, such as clearing out your garage. When in doubt, in most situations, it’s best to get a larger dumpster than a smaller one. That’s because it’s prohibited to fill the dumpster above the top due to safety regulations. It makes it impossible for the company to haul the dumpster away until the level of waste is lowered below the top.

Roll-off dumpsters can provide easy cleanup of:

  • Carpet Demolition
  • Roof Shingles
  • Basement Cleanouts
  • Attic Cleanouts
  • Small Remodeling Jobs
  • Siding Replacement

Our recommendations may help you decide which dumpster size is right for your residential or commercial project. For a smaller project that involves just one room or area, such as a basic attic cleanout or stripping roof shingles before you replace them, a smaller 10-15 cubic yard dumpster is recommended. For large projects that involve multiple areas of your home, investing in a 20-25 square foot dumpster is best.  

Renting a dumpster that is on the larger side initially is more financially practical than having to rent an additional dumpster if you’ve already filled one up. Such a situation would necessitate renting an extra dumpster as you can’t upgrade once the dumpster is in place.

Placement & Access to the Dumpster

A very important consideration when you are renting a dumpster is where you are going to place it on your property. If you have a significant amount of space or a good location in mind, then it will be easy to direct the company to place the dumpster in the ideal location. If your driveway is the area in which you want to have the dumpster, ABH Services Inc. makes sure to place padding on the driveway to keep it protected.

If you have a smaller area to work with, such as a narrow driveway or alleyway in between your commercial property and your neighbor’s, it’s important to make sure you have enough space to put the dumpster. Our team can work with you to ensure that we find the right location for your dumpster rental. It’s crucial that the location be easy to use for back and forth trips of junk and waste between your building and the dumpster for convenience. You don’t want to have to walk far with your hands full, which will make the entire process inefficient.

If you’re interested in renting a dumpster or want to weigh your options between dumpster rental or a junk removal service where our technicians would perform the hard work so you don’t have to, give ABH Services Inc. a call at 781-941-2422. For more information about choosing the dumpster that is right for your project, visit ABH Services Inc. on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/abhservices.

2018-04-18T10:49:40+00:00 May 14th, 2018|News|