Dumpster rental and junk removal basics

Understanding junk removal and dumpster hire is basically a matter of understanding the dumpster and the waste.

The dumpster

Basically, dumpsters are categorized according to their sizes. However, there are different varieties to choose from. The most common types are the roll off ones. If you are looking for a roll off dumpster or Junk Removal Portsmouth VA, you will likely have to choose between the following size varieties;

10-15 cubic yard: these are ideal for small construction jobs, renovation or landscaping projects. They are normally about 3 yards tall and measure between 15 and 20 yards long and 8 yards wide. They have open tops that hold about 5-6 pickup truck loads.

20 cubic yard: this one is ideal for small to medium construction projects and garage clean out operations. It is 20’ long x 8’ wide x 3.5 tall. It also has an open top and can carry about 10 pickup truck loads of junk.

30 cubic yard: this is ideal for large commercial construction jobs or large residential renovations that produce a lot of junk. They typically measure 20′ long x 8′ wide x 6′ tall. They also have an open top and can hold up to 15 pickup truck loads of trash and junk.

40 cubic yard: this is the largest of the open top roll off dumpsters, normally reserved for new home constructions and large cleanout projects. They can hold up to 2 pickup truck loads.

The trash

The nature of the trash will affect the cost and type of dumpster you buy or hire. For instance, if you need to haul a large amount of trash, you will likely have to reserve a large space for a large dumpster. Most junk removal companies will provide clear guidance when it comes to the types of junk they can handle. If, however, you are likely to produce waste that is hazardous then you should consult your waste removal service provider.

The most common waste types that are classified as serviceable include household debris, clean construction debris, dirt or soil and clean concrete. Most companies do not allow mixing of two types of waste.

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