Dumpster Sizes

What good is a dumpster if it’s too big or too small? Make sure you get the right roll-off dumpster for your project by getting in touch with our service center. Our team has spent countless hours working with customers with a variety of projects, including remodels, renovations, construction projects, warehouse cleanouts, and a whole lot of other jobs. If you need to remove a whole lot of trash or a big pile of rebar and concrete, we’re the company to contact. Just give us a call at 205-705-3407 and we’ll set you up with whatever dumpsters you need!

Birmingham Dumpster Rental Sizes
Size Dimensions Additional Fees Pricing
10 Yard 10 ft. (L) x 8 ft. (W) x 4 ft. (H) None. Flat Rate Please call 205-705-3407
15 Yard 14 ft. (L) x 8 ft. (W) x 4 ft. (H) None. Flat Rate Please call 205-705-3407
20 Yard 22 ft. (L) x 8 ft. (W) x 4 ft. (H) None. Flat Rate Please call 205-705-3407
30 Yard 22 ft. (L) x 8 ft. (W) x 7 ft. (H) None. Flat Rate Please call 205-705-3407

Dumpster Sizing & Pricing

One of the most common questions we get asked by our customers is, “what size should I rent?” It’s a question we hear a lot in this business, and for good reason. Very few first time customers are familiar with the different sizes that our roll-off containers are available in, as well as the primary uses for each one. Fortunately, we have a team of dedicated service representatives who are available to help any customer that comes to us with questions about which dumpster to rent. But since you are already here, let’s take a look at what we’ve got in stock.

We currently provide 10, 15, 20 and 30 yard dumpster rentals in the Birmingham area, Each of these sizes can be used for a variety of projects, but one size is probably going to be preferable over the other depending on what kind of job you have.

The 20 yard dumpster rental is best suited for light construction work as it can only hold so much bulky debris. It is a frequent choice among roofers and home remodelers as it provides enough room to hold everything from shingles to cabinets without taking up a lot of room in the client’s driveway. That leaves plenty of room for other contractors and their vehicles to come and go from the property without having to navigate around a big hulking container!

Our other size, the 30 yarder, is generally suitable for big debris removal projects. You’ll find this size most useful on new construction sites where any combination of drywall, lumber, and metal debris is in abundance. Each of these materials can be piled into a 30 yarder without running out of room very fast, leaving workers with more time to work instead of worrying about where to pile the debris.

Of course, the 30 yarder can be just as good for common household projects. If you have a lot of household debris or just random junk, then the 30 yarder might just be your ticket to a clean home. Even though it’s a larger container, we can make sure it’s parked right next to your home and as out of the way as possible. That way you can start cleaning out your home without having to lug all that junk down to the street.

What Can Birmingham Dumpster Rental Do for You?

  • We can provide you with two different sizes of dumpster rentals for both household and construction debris removal
  • Each of our containers is built for hauling multiple tons of debris, up to 4 tons!
  • If you need additional dumpsters, they are just a phone call anyway!
  • Ready for pickup? Schedule it at any time during normal business hours
  • Each dumpster is ready to roll out within 1-2 business days

With all the perks of working with Birmingham Dumpster Rental, why would you settle for any other waste hauler? No other waste removal company comes close to matching our services. Each of our dumpster rentals come with a 14 day rental period that provides you with all the time you need to get your dumpster filled up and ready for pick up.

What Happens to the Debris After Pickup?

Where your dumpster debris ends up largely depends on what it is made of. There are two main categories of wastes, one is referred to as municipal solid waste (MSW) and the other is construction & demolition debris (C&D). Municipal solid waste is composed of all the regular household debris that is thrown out every day. This includes everything from old furniture to plastic food wrappers. Most of the time, MSW is taken to a transfer station where it can be sorted. If the city mandates that certain materials be screened from the waste stream, they will do so at the transfer station.

Everything that remains after sorting through the debris is loaded up onto a long-distance truck which will take the remaining trash to the county landfill. If you’ve never been to a county landfill before (we have, and we don’t blame you if you haven’t) then you might assume that a landfill is little more than an open pit of garbage. But in reality, landfills are precisely engineered structures that incorporate discrete cells of garbage. These cells act as daily dumping grounds and are set within specified dimensions in order to form what is essentially a giant brick of trash.

At the end of the landfill’s business hours, all of the trash that is deposited into the cell is compacted by a specialized bulldozer. This helps squeeze the refuse to save space as well as to provide stable ground for more trash to be piled on top. Once a landfill has reached the number of cells it was designed to hold, it winds down its daily operations and makes preparations to cap the site. This process involves layering soil and protective plastic liners over the landfill once the final load of trash is dumped at the site.

A similar process is carried out with construction debris, only these materials are taken to a separate processing center. In many places, construction debris is recycled due to the ease with which those materials can be reclaimed and used for other projects. Any C&D materials that cannot be reused or recycled are taken to a landfill built specifically for construction debris.