Roll Off Dumpster

A roll off dumpster is a dumpster that literally rolls off of the truck. It has metal wheels on the bottom of the rectangular-shaped container, which allows it to be versatile and is the reason that most roll off dumpsters can fit in nearly any spot for junk hauling.

What is a Roll Off Dumpster Used For?

Roll offs are typically used for demolition projects and construction projects, as well as other types of junk removal. You have probably seen a roll off dumpster by buildings or homes going through renovation or demolition. They can also be used for clean out projects such as:

  • Kitchen, garage and basement clean out
  • Cleaning out a shed

Typically, the junk that is loaded into the roll off dumpster rental will be dumped at a nearby landfill for disposal and recycling. A roll off dumpster is rented by both residential and commercial customers and the typical rental period is usually 1-2 weeks but as you talk to your roll off dumpster rental service, you can decide on this time period.

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Roll Off Dumpster Sizes

There are 5 common roll off dumpster sizes which include:

  1. 10 yard roll off dumpster
  2. 15 yard roll off dumpster
  3. 20 yard roll off dumpster
  4. 30 yard roll off dumpster
  5. 40 yard roll off dumpster

All of these dumpster sizes are unique in their own ways and are tailored for specific projects. But before we go into the different projects they are used for, let’s talk about how the junk volume is calculated for each dumpster. Roll off dumpster companies charge by the weight of each container.

There is a certain amount of ‘tons’ that each dumpster size can hold, and if you go over the weight limit, they will charge you extra. The unit of measure that they go by is called a “cubic yard.” For example, a 10 yard dumpster can hold 10 cubic yards of waste.

Now, here are the types of projects used for each dumpster size

Final Notes on the Roll Off Dumpster

1 Common Problem

One of the problems that customers encounter is the damage that they can cause to the surface they are laid on. Because roll off dumpsters are rolled off at such a high angle, they tend to scratch and crack the surfaces they are placed on but there is a solution to this.

The Solution

Use a large sheet of plywood that is big enough to cover the entire space that the roll off dumpster will be placed on. This will eliminate potential dumpster damage to your driveway and instead apply the damage to the plywood.