You may have seen large construction dumpsters in your neighbor’s driveway from time to time. Roll-off dumpsters may be utilized during renovations, significant yard work, or even when moving out of the home. Because all of these activities are likely to generate a large amount of debris, ordinary trash receptacles are not large enough for the job.
The main reason for roll-off dumpsters, however, is that most communities do not allow the disposal of many construction materials in normal garbage pickup. Therefore a roll-off container is a practical choice, not only for collecting the debris, but for hauling it away.
Roll-Off Dumpsters – FAQs
The terms “container” and “roll-off” are both interchangeable, and both refer to large metal containers located temporarily on a property for a project. Containers can be rented in standard cubic yard sizes, most often referred to as cubic yards, yard, or yarder. For example, a 10 cubic yard container may also be called a ten yarder.
- Can a homeowner rent roll-off dumpsters without a contractor? Yes, homeowners can rent the containers directly for a home improvement project, and typically pay the same as contractors.
- Where can I park the dumpster? Most HOAs will require prior approval for having a dumpster onsite on your property. They will also typically limit the amount of time the dumpster can remain. Parking the container on the street most likely also involves city permits and extra costs. The Sarasota building permit office can give you information about permits in Sarasota County. Call the Manatee County, Hillsborough, or Pinellas County building permit authorities if applicable.
- What size dumpster should I rent? Professionals recommend 20 to 25 yard containers for a home remodeling project, but a 10 yard container should be sufficient for most yard projects. Keep in mind that concrete, rock, and dirt are heavy and hard to hoist up in the air, so ask if there are differing wall heights available.
- Does it matter where I position my container? Whether roll-off dumpsters are positioned on the street, on your driveway or on your property, the truck dropping off and picking up the container requires room to operate. If the truck driver cannot easily access the container for pick-up, you may get charged extra, wither for additional labor or time.
Basic Container Sizes
10 Cubic Yard containers: 12 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 4 feet high.
20 Cubic Yard containers: 18 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 4.5 feet high.
30 Cubic Yard containers: 18 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 6 feet high
40 Cubic Yard containers: 22 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 8 feet high
Larger roll-off dumpsters are generally used for commercial grade home improvement projects and construction. For DIY projects and yard work, a 10 cubic yard container will probably suffice, but you should consult with a professional regarding the scope of your job and requirements.
Big Earth Landscape Supply has 10 cubic yard roll-off dumpsters available for drop-off anywhere in the Tampa Bay area. For more information regarding rental, delivery and capacity for your specific project, call us today. Big Earth Landscape Supply is your one-stop shop for all landscaping and small home improvement projects, from gardens to sod, patios to pavers, mulch to garden tools. No matter your need, you’ll find it at one of our 4 area locations.