Dumpster rentals are an essential part of every business’ daily operating procedure, and the process of selecting the right dumpster for your location is often a difficult one. The wrong choice can result in your commercial trash pickup being interrupted, occurring too frequently, or even not being collectable.
Waste Industries has a team of specialty dumpster rental account managers who can help ensure you have the best option for your business, optimizing the size and placement of your dumpster at your business to ensure you’re getting the right number of hauls at the best price. Of course, we want you to be as fully informed as possible, and having the opportunity to understand what each dumpster can hold is always a good idea before you enter into a contract with anyone.
To help make your commercial dumpster experience as smooth as possible, we have provided the following information for you to review regarding what the industry refers to as a Front End Dumpster. This particular type of container is dumped at regular frequencies, balancing dumpster size with the rate at which you dispose Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).
Please find below a simplified explanation of dumpster sizes along with the estimated amount each container can hold relative to the average bag of trash.
2 Yard Trash Dumpster - Box
2 Yard Dumpsters hold about 12 large trash bags, or 24 regular trash bags.
4 Yard Trash Dumpster - Box
4 Yard Dumpsters hold about 24 large trash bags, or 48 regular trash bags.
6 Yard Trash Dumpster - Box
6 Yard Dumpsters hold about 36 large trash bags, or 72 regular trash bags.
8 Yard Trash Dumpster - Box
8 Yard Dumpsters hold about 48 large trash bags, or 96 regular trash bags.
6 Yard Trash Dumpster - Slant
6 Yard Slant Dumpsters hold about 36 large trash bags, or 72 regular trash bags.
8 Yard Trash Dumpster - Slant
8 Yard Slant Dumpsters hold about 48 large trash bags, or 96 regular trash bags.
If you’re building a new space, or you’re looking to install a new location for a garbage dumpster, it’s a good idea to call us directly and have an account manager come visit your location. A front end garbage truck is a heavy piece of equipment, and when it’s lifting a trash dumpster, it applies a significant amount of weight to the front axels of the truck. For this reason, there are special rules and guidelines when building a corral, or an enclosure for a dumpster rental.
Below you’ll find the specifications for just one type of corral, but each has different measurement requirements based on the size and number of dumpster rentals at your location, so while this is a good starting point for your understanding, it’s always best to contact an account manager first to get a detailed and location-specific explanation for a corral construction.
Please remember, dumpster rentals are for MSW only! Please follow this link for Construction Dumpsters.